Proving that they are the nicest band in the world, the Decemberists announced that they will be doing a presale of tickets for their upcoming Rout of the Patagons Tour. The tour, which coincides with the release of the band's major label debut, The Crane Wife
, kicks off in hometown Portland with two dates at the Crystal Ballroom, Oct. 17 and 18.
Chris Funk, the band's appropriately-named multi-instrumentalist tells Local Cut
that the fees the band will be charging are "way cheaper than Ticketmaster" (nice). Funk also says that the band will be giving $1 of the service charge from each ticket to the Ethos Music Center, a non-profit focused on offering music education to students whose music programs were cut for lack of funding (super-duper nice).
See the dates for the tour below. And check out the link for presale tickets super-duper below.
8.23 - Woodland Park Zoo - Seattle, WA
08.26 - NRK Festival - Salem, OR
Rout of the Patagons Tour:
10.17 - Crystal Ballroom - Portland, OR
10.18 - Crystal Ballroom - Portland, OR
10.19 - Warfield Theatre - San Francisco, CA
10.21 - The Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA
10.22 - Rialto Theater - Tucson, AZ
10.24 - Stubb's - Austin, TX
10.25 - Gypsy Ballroom - Dallas, TX
10.26 - House of Blues - New Orleans, LA
10.27 - Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA
10.29 - 9:30 Club - Washington D.C.
10.30 - 9:30 Club - Washington D.C.
10.31 - Calvin Theatre - Northampton, MA
11.01 - Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA
11.03 - Hammerstein Ballroom - New York, NY
11.04 - Orpheum Theatre - Boston, MA
11.05 - Metropolis - Montreal, Quebec
11.06 - Kool Haus - Toronto, Ontario
11.07 - Clutch Cargo - Pontiac, MI
11.09 - Agora Theatre - Cleveland, OH
11.10 - Lifestyle Communities Pavilion - Columbus, OH
11.11 - Riviera Theatre - Chicago, IL
11.12 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN
11.14 - Paramount Theatre - Denver, CO
11.16 - Wilma Theatre - Missoula, MT
11.17 - Paramount Theatre - Seattle, WA
11.18 - Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC
11.19 - Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC
Decemberist's presale tickets: decemberists.ducatking.com
Ethos Music Center: ethos-inc.org
The Decemberists: decemberists.com
Photo: The Decemberists in their hard fought indie days. Photo by Alicia J. Rose.