The Decemberists announce second leg of US tour; April to be a month of sun-fleck’d bonhomie ‘midst the hoarfrost

The Decemberists announce second leg of US tour; April to be a month of sun-fleck'd bonhomie 'midst the hoarfrost

Okay, Decemberists junkies, we get it. You love words. You find them “bewitching.” Your “mental lexicon” is all that saves you from the “gnarled bracken” of the “coming day.” A typographical mistake sends you into “conniptions,” while a “ripe turn of phrase” sets your “bejeweled cockles aflame.” You are a descendent of both Strunk and White. You sleep with a dictionary under your pillow, a thesaurus at your feet, and six stitched-together volumes of World War I poetry as your blanket. God bless you.

Nevertheless, until Colin Meloy decides to release his songs as some sort of “nouveau roman”, you’re still forced to “stalk the profligate racks” of a modern record store whenever a Decemberists album is “consummated and sent forth.” We know it’s not easy to have this “albatross” around your neck, but according to sales figures for The King Is Dead (TMT Review), you’ve done so this time around with “heretofore unexpected alacrity.” Nicely done.

In lieu of “ducats,” Meloy and co. have decided to reward your “foolhardy spending” with a newly announced second leg of US tourdates, starting on April 16 in Colorado Springs and ending in Atlanta on May 2. They’ll even be “setting the lay of Nebraska alight” on April 17! We “beseech” you: go see ‘em.

Tourdates:

02.09.11 - Boulder, CO - Boulder Theater *
02.10.11 - Denver, CO - Ogen Theatre *
02.12.11 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern *
02.13.11 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues *
02.14.11 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater *
02.18.11 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Ballroom *
02.19.11 - Portland, OR - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall *
03.04.11 - Dublin, Ireland - Vicar Street
03.05.11 - Glasgow, UK - ABC
03.07.11 - Birmingham, UK - Birmingham Institute
03.08.11 - Bristol, UK - Bristol Academy
03.10.11 - Manchester, UK - Manchester Academy
03.11.11 - Leeds, UK - Leeds Academy
03.12.11 - Bexhill, UK - De la Warr Pavillion
03.13.11 - Antwerp, Belgium - Trix
03.14.11 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
03.16.11 - London, UK - Hammersmith Apollo
04.16.11 - Colorado Springs, CO - University of Colorado #
04.17.11 - Omaha, NE - Holland Performing Arts Center #
04.18.11 - Iowa City, IA - University of Iowa #
04.19.11 - Madison, WI - Overture Hall
04.21.11 - Pittsburgh, PA - Benedum Center #
04.22.11 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
04.23.11 - Columbus, OH - LC Pavilion #
04.25.11 - Grand Rapids, MI - Calvin College #
04.26.11 - Louisville, KY - Iroquois Amphitheater #
04.27.11 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant #
04.29.11 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
04.30.11 - Austin, TX - Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre
05.01.11 - New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
05.02.11 - Atlanta, GA - Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre #

* Mountain Man
# Justin Townes Earle

• The Decemberists: http://decemberists.com
• Capitol: http://www.capitolrecords.com

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