The Decemberists Announce Additional Spring U.S. Tour Dates

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“Make You Better”—the lead single from The Decemberists acclaimed new album What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World—has reached the #1 spot on the Triple-A radio charts this week, marking the band’s second #1 song at the format following the chart topping success of “Down By The Water” from 2011’s The King Is Dead. What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World also marked the band’s second Top 5 debut on the Billboard Top Albums Chart. Watch the “Make You Better” video starring Nick Offerman.

The Decemberists have also announced additional Spring U.S. tour dates across the Midwest and Southeast including a May 24 performance in lead singer Colin Meloy’s home state of Montana, and a June 4 appearance at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland. See below for a full itinerary or visit

See what the critics are saying about What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World:

“The first masterpiece of 2015… one of the most important bands of the last decade and a half”—Sound Opinions

“The Decemberists’ first LP since 2011 ups the hooks and deepens the emotions…a band refreshed, enriching its trademark folk rock with Seventies pop plushness”—Rolling Stone“What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World sees singer and songwriter Meloy in peak form… Meloy's new songs have a precision that suggests Gordon Lish had taken his editing knife to them…the rest of the band expands and contracts at will, using banjos, mandolins, bowed strings, surprising rhythms and lots of guitars”—Los Angeles Times

“What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World strikes a note of pop concision and maturity, building on what worked on The King Is Dead”—New York Times

“One of the indie-rock band’s most enjoyable and lively efforts in recent memory… their latest loosens Meloy’s grip to explore casual grooves and universal themes in his lyrics… It’s refreshing, almost novel, to hear an album so at peace with life’s ups and downs”—Boston Globe

“The stripped-down songs on Terrible World are its best. After years of extravagance, dressing down turns out to be The Decemberists' strong suit.”—Billboard

“The Decemberists sound liberated… the overall breadth is breathtaking”—RELIX

The Decemberists – Tour Dates:

February 11 – Vicar Street – Dublin, Ireland

February 13 – O2 Academy Glasgow – Glasgow, UK

February 14 – O2 Academy Leeds – Leeds, UK

February 16 – O2 Academy Bristol – Bristol, UK **SOLD OUT**

February 17 – Manchester Academy – Manchester, UK

February 18 – The Institute – Birmingham, UK

February 20 – Brighton Dome Concert Hall – Brighton, UK **SOLD OUT**

February 21 – O2 Academy Brixton – London, UK **SOLD OUT**

February 23 – Paradiso – Amsterdam, Netherlands

February 24 – AB – Brussels, Belgium

February 25 – Doornroosje – Nijmegen, Netherlands

February 26 – Astra Kulturhaus – Berlin, Germany **SOLD OUT**

February 28 – Kaufleuten – Zürich, Switzerland

March 1 – Magazzini Generali – Milan, IT

March 21 – Keller Auditorium – Portland, OR **SOLD OUT**

March 24 – Northrop Auditorium – Minneapolis, MN **SOLD OUT**

March 25 – Riverside Theater – Milwaukee, WI

March 27 – Chicago Theatre – Chicago, IL **SOLD OUT**

March 28 – Royal Oak Music Theatre – Royal Oak, MI **SOLD OUT**

March 30 – Massey Hall – Toronto, ON **SOLD OUT**

March 31 – Benedum Center – Pittsburgh, PA

April 1 – UB Center For The Arts – Buffalo, NY

April 3 – House of Blues – Boston, MA **SOLD OUT**

April 4 – House of Blues – Boston, MA **SOLD OUT**

April 6 – Beacon Theatre – New York, NY **SOLD OUT**

April 7 – Academy of Music – Philadelphia, PA

April 9 – The Fillmore Charlotte – Charlotte, NC **SOLD OUT**

April 10 – The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA **SOLD OUT**

April 11 – The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA

April 12 – Rhythm N’ Blooms Festival – Knoxville, TN

April 13 – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN **SOLD OUT**

April 29 – Mesa Performing Arts Center – Mesa, AZ

April 30 – North Park Theatre – San Diego, CA **SOLD OUT**

May 1 – Greek Theatre – Berkeley, CA

May 2 – Greek Theatre – Los Angeles, CA

*May 22 – Les Schwab Amphitheatre – Bend, OR

*May 24 – Big Sky Brewing Company – Missoula, MT

May 27 – Red Rocks – Denver, CO **co-headlining with Spoon**

*May 29 – Sumtur Amphitheatre – Papillion, NE

*May 30 – Peabody Opera House – St. Louis, MO

*May 31 – The LC Pavilion – Columbus, OH

*June 1 – nTelos Wireless Pavilion – Charlottesville, VA

*June 3 – Red Hat Amphitheatre – Raleigh, NC

*June 4 – Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD

June 5-7 – Governors Ball – New York, NY

July 10 – Edgefield – Troutdale, OR **SOLD OUT**

Opening Acts:

Serafina Steer: February 13-March 1

The Minus 5: March 21

Alvvays: March 24-April 13

Lucius: May 1-2

Spoon & The Districts: May 22

Courtney Barnett: May 27

Father John Misty: June 4