The Decemberists Celebrate 20 Years With Three Streaming Concerts

The Decemberists has announced a series of streaming concerts to celebrate their 20th Anniversary, April 11, April 18, April 25 at 8:00 PM ET.

Decemberists frontman Colin Meloy described the concerts in a note to fans below:

It was with truly heavy hearts that we announced the cancellation of this summer’s tour. We really had hoped that we’d be able to play in front of you sweaty, singing thousands when we postponed the dates initially — and while there is every reason to believe that this pandemic may soon be a strange and bitter memory (yay vaccines! yay science!), it just isn’t wise to gather together in our sweaty, singing multitudes *quite* yet. 

So no: it’s time to move on, to better and stranger and newer things. Something will go down in summer 2022, but it will be the ushering in of a new era and not so much recognizing the eras that have passed.

BUT HAVE NO FEAR: In its place, we have decided to host a special celebration of our twenty or twenty one orbits ‘round the sun in a series of STREAMING CONCERTS! We’ve assembled a career-spanning setlist, the ups and the downs, the longs and the shorts, the quiets and the louds, and plan to perform them live over the course of three evenings, streamed directly into your living room, parlor, bunkhouse, or observatory. Announcing: TWENTY (OR TWENTY ONE) YEARS BEFORE THE MAST: THE INTERNET CONCERTS!

These will be three special shows, each with their own unique setlist that span our entire career, happening on April 11th, April 18th, and April 25th, each at 5 pm PDT. You’ll be able to get tickets for individual shows or for all three if you want the *complete experience*. 

General advance tickets begin at $25. There’s also VIP ticket options, which includes a post-show Q&A and exclusive three-song performance.

Tickets can be purchased at

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