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    Thu, 27 Jan 2011 14:34:28

    The Decemberists Score a #1 - The band is currently on tour

    The Decemberists Photos

    • The Decemberists - BOSTON, MA - MAY 24: Colin Meloy of the indie band The Decemberists performs to a sold out audience of 22,000 fans during a torrential downpour at the 2014 Boston Calling Music Festival at Boston City Hall Plaza on May 24, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.
    • The Decemberists - BOSTON, MA - MAY 24: Colin Meloy of the indie band The Decemberists performs to a sold out audience of 22,000 fans during a torrential downpour at the 2014 Boston Calling Music Festival at Boston City Hall Plaza on May 24, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.
    • The Decemberists - PORTLAND, OR - APRIL 24: Colin Meloy frontman of the indie band the Decemberists performs at the recording of radio show Q With Jian Ghomeshi live at Aladdin Theater on April 24, 2014 in Portland, Oregon.

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    The Decemberists have earned the first-ever #1 chart position of their career with the impressive first-week showing of their widely acclaimed new album The King Is Dead, which was released by EMI's Capitol Records on January 18th. ARTISTdirect.com reviewed the album last week as one of our picks of the week and awarded it four stars because we already knew of is awesomeness. We are glad that the public responded at the record store/iTunes.

    The album scanned 93,567 units in the U.S. in its debut week, landing it at the top of the Billboard Top 200 chart. I am also happy to report that this week's #1 doubled last week's #1 sales which is good for the music industry.

    The King is Dead is a profoundly simple set of 10 concise country-inflected songs produced by Tucker Martine and featuring guests Gillian Welch and Peter Buck—The Decemberists have reached music's top spot entirely on their own terms.

    The band is currently on tour, with most dates already sold out.

    TOUR DATES:
    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# SOLD OUT
    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# SOLD OUT
    February 12, The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA# SOLD OUT
    February 13, House of Blues-San Diego, San Diego, CA# SOLD OUT
    February 14, Fox Theater, Oakland, CA# SOLD OUT
    February 18, Paramount Ballroom, Seattle, WA#
    February 19, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR# SOLD OUT
    * with Wye Oak
    # with Mountain Man

    Have you checked out The King is Dead yet?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    01.27.11




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