The Decemberists Release First New Song in Six Years

    The Decemberists have returned with their first new song in six years. ‘Burial Ground’ features the Shins’ James Mercer on backup vocals, and it accompanies the announcement of a lengthy North American tour. Take a listen and find the list of tour dates below.

    “‘Burial Ground’ is in that time-honored pop song tradition, a paean to hanging out in graveyard,” vocalist Colin Meloy shared in a statement. “The melody hook came to me in a dream and I hummed it into my phone on waking. Most dream-songs are bad; this was the exception.”

    Since the Decemberists’s last album, 2018’s I’ll Be Your Girl, Meloy has written several children’s and YA novels. His Wildwood series is currently being adapted into an animated film starring Carey Mulligan, Mahershela Ali, Angela Bassett, Jermaine Clement, Tom Waits, and more.

    The Decemberists 2024 Tour Dates:

    Apr 30 – Kingston, NY – Ulster Performing Arts Center*
    May 2 – Boston, MA – Roadrunner*
    May 3 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Paramount Theatre*
    May 6 – Toronto, ON – Exhibition Place – Queen Elizabeth Theatre*
    May 7 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE*
    May 8 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore Philadelphia*
    May 10 – Washington DC – The Anthem*
    May 11 – Durham, NC – Durham Performing Arts Center*
    May 12 – Atlanta, GA – The Eastern*
    May 14 – Dallas, TX – Majestic Theater*
    May 15 – Austin, TX – Bass Concert Hall*
    May 17 – St Louis, MO – The Pageant*
    May 18 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater*
    May 19 – St Paul, MN – Palace Theatre*
    May 21 – Chicago, IL – Salt Shed*
    May 22 – Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Music Theater*
    May 24 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium*
    Jul 12 – Bend, OR – Hayden Homes Amphitheater^*
    Jul 13 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater*
    Jul 15 – Los Angeles, CA – The Bellwether*
    Jul 18 – San Diego, CA – Humphreys*
    Jul 19 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theater*
    Jul 20 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren*
    Jul 22 – Santa Fe, NM – The Bridge at Santa Fe Brewing*
    Jul 23 – Denver, CO – The Mission Ballroom*
    Jul 24 – Sandy, UT – Sandy Amphitheater*
    Jul 26 – Missoula, MT – Kettlehouse Amphitheater*
    Jul 27 – Spokane, WA – Spokane Pavilion*
    Jul 29 – Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Theatre*
    Aug 3 – Troutdale, OR – McMenamins Edgefield

    * with Ratboys
    ^ with The Head and the Heart

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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