The Decemberists Announce North American Tour, Revisit Colbert

The Decemberists Announce North American Tour, Revisit Colbert
Bookish indie rock troupe the Decemberists have announced a second round of North American tour dates. Along with a few new U.S. shows, this summer the band will now hit up Vancouver on July 21 and July 22, Montreal on August 2 and Toronto August 3, all of which are guaranteed to get a hefty dose of poetry, prose and well-mannered rock.

As previously reported, the Decemberists will be serving up the rock-opera tactics of The Hazards of Love during the tour. In fact, they will be playing the album in its entirety before following it up with a second set of back catalogue material. And considering the mixed reception the new record is receiving, this may be a good thing or, if you're this guy, a bad thing.

Also, the group are slated to pay a visit to "arch-nemesis" Stephen Colbert and appear on The Colbert Report on April 27.

Here's what the band's full tour schedule now looks like:

5/19 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium *
5/20 Oakland, CA - Fox Theatre *
5/21 Eugene, OR - McDonald Theater *
5/23 Quincy, WA - Gorge Amphitheatre (Sasquatch Festival)
5/24 Missoula, MT - Wilma Theatre ^
5/26 Denver, CO - Fillmore Auditorium ^
5/27 Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater ^
5/29 Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater ^
5/31 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant ^
6/1 Columbus, OH - Lifestyle Communities Pavilion ^
6/3 Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle ^
6/4 Raleigh, NC - Memorial Auditorium ^
6/5 Richmond, VA - The National ^
6/6 Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theatre
6/8 Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion %^^
6/9 Boston, MA - Bank of America Pavilion ^^
6/10 New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall ^^
6/11-14 Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
6/20 Minneapolis, MN - Walker Art Center (Rock the Garden)
7/17 Seattle, WA - Marymoor Park %^
7/18 Portland, OR- Edgefield Winery %^
7/19 Portland, OR- Edgefield Winery %^
7/21 Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theater ^
7/22 Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theater ^
8/2 Montreal, QC - Parc Jean Drapeau (Osheaga Music & Arts Festival)
8/3 Toronto, ON - Kool Haus #
8/5 Madison, WI - Orpheum Theatre #
8/8 Indianapolis, IN - Murat Theatre #
8/10 Louisville, KY - W.L. Lyons Brown Theatre ^
8/11 Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Theatre #

* with Other Lives
^ with Blind Pilot
% with Andrew Bird
^^ Robyn Hitchcock and the Venus 3
# with Heartless Bastards