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The Decemberists announce UK tour dates (2018)

The Decemberists

Story by Jack Foley

THE Decemberists have announced a series of UK tour dates for November 2018, including a night at the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith.

The band have also released Once In My Life, the second single from their new album I’ll Be Your Girl, which is available now on Rough Trade Records.

By embracing different influences (Roxy Music, New Order) and working with a new producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Lana del Rey), the acclaimed Portland, Oregon-based band broadened their sonic range and explored new approaches to making music.

“When you’ve been a band for 17 years, inevitably there are habits you fall into,” says the band’s lead singer and songwriter Colin Meloy. “So, our ambition this time was really just to get out of our comfort zone. That’s what prompted working with a different producer and using a different studio. We wanted to free ourselves from old patterns and give ourselves permission to try something different.”

The band has announced the details of I’ll Be Your Girl: The Exploded Version, a limited edition vinyl box set that features an expanded track listing with four exclusive tracks presented on eight 7” coloured records housed inside an extravagant package adorned with full color artwork by Carson Ellis, each one signed by the band.

The album will also be released on a multitude of other formats, including 180gm LP, 180gm Limited Edition Orange LP, 180gm Limited Edition Blue LP (available at indie record stores), 180gm Limited Edition Purple LP (available at Barnes & Noble in the US), 180gm Limited Edition White LP (available via Rough Trade Records in Europe), softpak CD, cassette, and digital download.

The UK leg of the world tour will see The Decemberists play the following dates in November 2018…

4 – Vicar Street – Dublin, Ireland
5 – O2 Academy – Glasgow
7 – Eventim Apollo – London
8 – O2 Academy – Bristol
10 – O2 Academy – Leeds
11 – Rock City – Nottingham
12 – Albert Hall – Manchester

Tickets are on sale now.