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    Fri, 20 Apr 2007 10:41:59

    The Decemberists Tour With (and Without) Orchestra - The band is finding it hard to be pretentious with only five members

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    Oh, those literate Decemberists with their witty tour names. The Portland, Oregon band has announced the "A Bit of Grass-Stain Does Not a Ruined Pair of Jeans Make" summer tour, beginning in Los Angeles on July 7th. The five-city outdoor tour will feature a full orchestra and newly arranged Decemberists songs from the band's back catalog.

    The lit-rockers will then travel to Europe for the "A Great Smiting of Chavs" tour, beginning in Amsterdam on September 22nd ending in Leeds, England on October 13th. Sadly, the European dates will be played sans orchestra.

    These are the dates:

    July
    Sat 7 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl
    Fri 13 - Atlanta, GA - Chastain Park
    Sat 14 - Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavillion
    Sun 15 - Philadelphia, PA - Mann Center
    Wed 18 - Chicago, IL - Grant Park Music Festival (Free)

    September
    Sat 22 - Amsterdam, Holland - Paradiso
    Sun 23 - Köln, Germany - Live Music Hall
    Mon 24 - Frankfurt, Germany, Batschkapp
    Tues 25 - Karlsruhe, Germany - Substage
    Thurs 27 - Vienna, Austria - Arena
    Fri 28 - Munich, Germany - Muffathalle
    Sat 29 - Berlin, Germany - Postbahnhof
    Sun 30 - Hamburg, Germany - Grosse Freiheit

    October
    Tues 2 - London, England - Royal Festival Hall
    Weds 3 - Cambridge, England - Junction
    Fri 5 - Wolverhampton, England - Wulfren Hall
    Sat 6 - Bristol, England - Anson Rooms
    Sun 7 - Oxford, England - Academy
    Tues 9 - Dublin, Ireland - Vicar Street
    Weds -10 Liverpool, England - Academy
    Thurs - 11 Newcastle, England - Academy
    Fri 12 - Glasgow, Scotland - Academy
    Sat 13 - Leeds, England - Metropolitan University

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff
    04.20.07



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