Alt-pop eccentrics The Decemberists, who spent the summer performing in front of full orchestras, will launch another unusual tour late this fall, with multiple shows in each city.
The Portland, OR-based group will play at least two shows in each town it hits through early December on "The Long and Short of It Tour," alternating performances consisting of the band's longer, more progressive-oriented material with shows comprised of the group's shorter, pop-geared compositions.
The tour kicks off with a two-night stretch, Oct. 28-29, in Chicago, and stops are planned in a dozen cities. Singer Laura Veirs, who guests on the band's most recent album, last year's "The Crane Wife," will provide opening support during the tour.
Presale tickets for each show were made available on 8/25, through the band's website. Additionally, a limited number of custom tickets designed by the band's illustrator, Carson Ellis, were made available on a first-come, first-served basis to fans who purchase presale tickets.
The group will release a new EP, "The Perfect Crime #2," on Sept. 25, featuring remixes of the title song by A Touch of Class, Diplo and Junior Boys. A free MP3 of the Junior Boys' version of the cut is being given away by Capitol Records and can be obtained through the band's website.
Tour dates are below:
10/28 - Chicago, IL - Vic Theater 10/29 - Chicago, IL - Vic Theater 11/01 - New York, NY - Terminal 5 11/02 - New York, NY - Terminal 5 11/03 - Boston, MA - Orpheum 11/04 - Boston, MA - Orpheum 11/06 - Winston-Salem, NC - Millennium Center 11/07 - Winston-Salem, NC - Millennium Center 11/09 - Washington, DC 11/10 - Washington, DC 11/11 - Washington, DC 11/12 - Washington, DC 11/15 - Columbus, OH - Lifestyle Communities Pavilion 11/16 - Columbus, OH - Lifestyle Communities Pavilion 11/18 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater 11/19 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater 11/23 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore 11/24 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore 11/25 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore 11/26 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore 11/29 - Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern 11/30 - Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern 12/01 - San Diego, CA - Spreckels Theatre 12/02 - San Diego, CA - Spreckels Theatre 12/05 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom 12/07 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom 12/08 - Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre 12/09 - Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre