Being one of the lucky audience members to catch the opening show of The Decemberists' new tour at Loew's Landmark Theater in Jersey City, I can assure you that this is one Summer tour you absolutely should not miss.
An ideal tour opener, the 3/21 show was informal enough to give Colin & Co. the opportunity to stretch their wings and experiment with the set list in an intimate setting full of adoring fans, save the odd meathead or two, yelling "Freebird" and embarrassing the rest of us on behalf of the Tri-State area. (I mean seriously, people. Why on earth would you bother getting off your duff to see Colin Meloy, the quintessential storyteller, just to yell "Shut up and play!"???) Meatheads aside, it was a near religious experience I can't wait to try and replicate. So imagine my glee when I discovered that they've added another NY show -- and this time at Central Park's Summerstage, no less! Best of all, if you buy tix during the presale, you'll be spared the usual handling fees. Details are below, courtesy of the official Decemberists site...The Decemberists playing at Central Park Summerstage in July
The Decemberists are playing Central Park Summerstage in New York City on Monday, July 16th, 2007 with special guests Grizzly Bear! Presale tickets are now on sale. By buying tickets through the presale, you'll be able to get your tickets before anyone else and save some money on service charges. And unlike some presales, you don't have to pay fan club fees to participate!