Decemberists: Live NPR/OPB Video Webcast The Decemberists tour ates

THE DECEMBERISTS ANNOUNCE LIVE NPR/OPB VIDEO WEBCAST OF PERFORMANCE FROM PORTLAND, OREGON ON JANUARY 19 BAND FEATURED IN TIME MAGAZINE, WALL STREET JOURNAL, NPR “ALL THINGS CONSIDERED”; EARNS RAVE RAVIEWS; SET TO PERFORM ON NBC “TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO”

THE IMPOSSIBLE PROJECT PRESENTS NYC GALLERY EXHIBITION OF
AUTUMN DE WILDE PHOTOS FROM ALBUM’S DELUXE BOX EDITION

The Decemberists have announced a live video webcast hosted by NPR Music and Oregon Public Broadcasting taking place tomorrow Wednesday, January 19 at 12:00pm PT/3:00pm ET. The hour-long set will include a very special performance and interview before an intimate audience at OPB’s studios in the band’s hometown of Portland, Oregon, and will be webcast at http://www.npr.org/music/. This will mark the first extended live performance of material from The Decemberists’ acclaimed new album The King Is Dead, which was released today on EMI’s Capitol Records, and yesterday on Rough Trade Records in the UK and Europe.

After celebrating the album’s release in Portland, the band will head to Los Angeles to perform “Down by the Water” on NBC’s “Tonight Show with Jay Leno” on January 20. The song has become the highest charting radio single of their career thus far, cracking the top 10 on the AAA radio charts and still climbing. The band then heads to New York City to kick off the first leg of their North American tour with an impressive three-night stand at New York City’s Beacon Theater (January 24-26). Shows in New York, Boston, Chicago, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Oakland, and Portland have already sold out. See a full list of dates below.

TIME Magazine features The Decemberists in their current issue, writing that “with critical buzz building behind it, The King Is Dead could mark their crossover to the realm of important American rock groups alongside the likes of Wilco and the White Stripes.” Colin Meloy was interviewed this weekend on NPR All Things Considered, as well as The Wall Street Journal. An A- album review ran in Entertainment Weekly, in addition to rave reviews from USA Today, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, New York Post, New York Daily News, and more.

The Impossible Project will be presenting a special gallery exhibition from January 26 to February 29 at the Impossible Project Space (425 Broadway, 5th floor) in New York City to celebrate their collaboration with The Decemberists and photographer Autumn de Wilde on the Deluxe Box Edition of The King Is Dead. Each of the 2,500 limited edition box sets contain a one-of-a-kind original Polaroid photo by de Wilde taken during the album’s recording sessions at Pendarvis Farm outside of Portland, and in de Wilde’s hometown of Los Angeles. The Impossible Project provided de Wilde with several hundred boxes of the last remaining original Polaroid film stock for her to embark on the project, and will present 50 of the photos at the exhibition. Band members and the photographer will be present to discuss the project at the exhibition’s opening on January 26.

TOUR DATES:
January 24, Beacon Theatre, New York, NY*
January 25, Beacon Theatre, New York, NY* SOLD OUT
January 26, Beacon Theatre, New York, NY* SOLD OUT
January 28, House of Blues, Boston, MA* SOLD OUT
January 29, House of Blues, Boston, MA* SOLD OUT
January 31, Olympia De Montreal, Montreal, Canada*
February 1, Sound Academy, Toronto, Canada*
February 2, Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak, MI*
February 4, Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL* SOLD OUT
February 5, Riverside Theatre, Milwaukee, WI#
February 6, State Theatre, Minneapolis, MN# SOLD OUT
February 7, Uptown Theatre, Kansas City, MO#
February 9, Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO#
February 10, Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO#
February 12, The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA# SOLD OUT
February 13, House of Blues-San Diego, San Diego, CA#
February 14, Fox Theater, Oakland, CA# SOLD OUT
February 18, Paramount Ballroom, Seattle, WA#
February 19, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR# SOLD OUT
March 4, Vicar Street, Dublin, Ireland
March 5, ABC, Glasgow, UK
March 7, Birmingham Institute, Birmingham, UK
March 8, Bristol Academy, Bristol, UK
March 10, Manchester Academy, Manchester, UK
March 11, Leeds Academy, Leeds, UK
March 12, De la Warr Pavillion, Bexhill, UK
March 13, Trix, Antwerp, Belgium
March 14, Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands
March 16, Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK

* with Wye Oak
# with Mountain Man

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