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The Decemberists

20 Years Before the Mast

20 Years Before the Mast

The Decemberists

20th Anniversary Tour

rescheduled

$69.50 / $49.50 / $39.50

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Twenty Years Before The Mast, now in summer 2021. We are sorry to share that due to the ongoing pandemic, The Decemberists’ 20th Anniversary Tour has been rescheduled to next summer, August 21, 2021.


For 20 years The Decemberists have been one of the most original, daring, and thrilling American rock bands. Founded in the year 2000 when singer, songwriter, and guitarist Colin Meloy moved from Montana to Portland, Oregon and met bassist Nate Query, keyboardist Jenny Conlee, and guitarist Chris Funk, The Decemberists’ distinctive brand of hyperliterate folk-rock set them apart from the start with the release of their debut EP 5 Songs in 2001. After making their full-length debut with Castaways and Cutouts in 2002, the band signed with Kill Rock Stars for the release of the acclaimed albums Her Majesty the Decemberists (2003) and Picaresque (2005). The 2004 EP The Tain – an 18-minute single-track epic – made the band’s grand creative ambitions clear.

Over the past 20 years The Decemberists have toured the world, performed at countless major festivals, and even founded Travelers’ Rest a festival of their own curation in Missoula, Montana. The band has appeared on The Simpsons, collaborated with Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda, and released their own crowd-funded board game Illimat.

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