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Upcoming Summer/Fall Tours Annouced: The Decemberists, Mos Def, The Mars Volta, etc.

Also Ray LaMontagne, Nurses, Bell X1, Wavves

Jul 28, 2009 Photography by Wendy Lynch Redfern Ray LaMontagne
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Here to usher you into the waning summer months and nearly through the whole of autumn are a slew of recently announced tours from indie luminaries to hip hop incendiaries. Spanning from August to November, east to west, there’s sure to be something near you. Make sure to check official sites for updated and complete tour information.

The tireless Decemberists have announced a third leg to their “A Short Fazed Hovel” tour, which includes a few dates to the other side of the Atlantic as well. And in case you’ve not heard the praise surrounding the tour, the Decemberists will be performing two sets—the first consisting of the entirety of The Hazards of Love and the second consisting of assorted crowd pleasers from previous albums. Supporting acts vary for the whole of the tour but include Heartless Bastards, Laura Veirs, and Hall of Flames. (www.decemberists.com)


8/1 Newport Folk Festival – Newport, RI

8/2 Osheaga Music & Arts Festival – Montreal, QUE

8/3 Kool Haus – Toronto, ONT

8/5 Orpheum Theater – Madison, WI

8/6 Metro – Chicago, IL

8/7 Lollapalooza – Chicago, IL

8/8 Murat Egyptian Room – Indianapolis, IN

8/10 W.L. Lyons Brown Theater – Louisville, KY

8/11 Royal Oak Theater – Detroit, MI

8/13 UB Center for the Arts – Buffalo, NY

8/14 Byham Theater – Burlington, VT

8/15 Philadelphia Folk Festival – Schwenksville, PA

8/16 Mountain Park – Holyoke, MA

9/20 Flynn Theater – Burlington, VT

9/21 Wellmont Theater – Montclair, NJ

9/23 The Norva – Norfolk, VA

9/24 Charlottesville Pavilion – Charlottesville, VA

9/25 Thomas Wolfe Auditorium - Asheville, NC

9/27 Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN

9/29 St. Augustine Amphitheater – St. Augustine, FL

9/30 Hard Rock Live – Orlando, FL

10/2 House of Blues – Houston, TX

10/3 Austin City Limits Music Festival – Austin, TX

10/4 Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK

10/6 University of Kentucky, Lexington – Lexington, KY

10/7 Ninth St. Fall Fest – Columbia, MO

10/18 Treasure Island Music Festival – San Francisco, CA

11/18 Forum – London, UK

11/19 Coronet – London, UK

Ray LaMontagne kicks off his fall tour with two dates accompanied by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra on the east coast. However, the rest of the tour will take on the intimacy of a solo acoustic experience. LaMontagne has also teamed up with Tickets-for-Charity, making front row tickets available through TicketsforCharity.com, which will in turn benefit The National Children’s Cancer Society and up to three more of the fan’s choosing. (www.raylamontagne.com)


10/15 Music Center at Strathmore – North Bethesda, MD

10/16 Meyerhoff Symphony Hall – Baltimore, MD

11/1 Fox Theatre – Atlanta, GA

11/4 Wang Theater – Boston, MA

11/7 Tower Theater – Upper Darby, PA

11/9 Beacon Theatre – New York, NY

11/12 The Auditorium Theatre – Chicago, IL

11/13 State Theatre – Minneapolis, MN

11/15 Nob Hill Masonic Center – San Francisco, CA

11/17 Ellie Caulkins Opera House – Denver, CO

11/20 Orpheum Theatre – Los Angeles, CA

Noise-prog group The Mars Volta will begin their fall tour in late August. In addition to headlining the Monolith Festival in Denver, Colorado, they will also be performing at the Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco. Several shows are already on sale and all of them will be available by August 1. (www.themarsvolta.com)


8/29 Outside Lands Festival – San Francisco, CA

8/30 Palladium – Los Angeles, CA

9/1 Palladium – Los Angeles, CA

9/2 Santa Barbara Bowl – Santa Barbara, CA

9/4 Soma – San Diego, CA

9/5 Dodge Theater – Phoenix, AZ

9/8 The Pageant – St. Louis, MO

9/10 First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN

9/11 Congress Theater – Chicago, IL

9/13 Monolith Festival – Denver, CO

9/16 Palladium – Dallas, TX

9/17 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – Houston, TX

9/19 Municipal Theater – San Antonio, TX

Mos Def starts his tour early August alongside Jay Electronica and—on a few dates—Erykah Badu. The tour is in support of Mos Def’s recent release, The Ecstatic. (www.myspace.com/mosdef)


8/1 First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN

8/2 House of Blues – Chicago, IL

8/5 Higher Ground – Burlington, VT

8/9 9:30 Club – Washington, DC

8/12 Amos’ Southend – Charlotte, NC

8/13 Music Farm – Charleston, SC

8/14 The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA

8/15 Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts – Miami, FL

8/17 House of Blues – New Orleans, LA

8/18 House of Blues – Dallas, TX

8/19 House of Blues – Houston, TX

8/24 Edmonton Events Center – Edmonton, AB

8/25 Flames Central – Calgary, AB

8/27 The Vogue Theatre – Vancouver, BC

8/29 Roseland Theatre – Portland, OR

9/3 Davies Symphony Hall – San Francisco, CA

9/4 The Paramount Theatre – Oakland, CA

9/5 The Palladium – Los Angeles, CA

Nurses is also beginning their tour in early August and will conclude near the end of September. Most of the dates will be with The Brunettes. (www.myspace.com/nurses)


8/6 Holocene – Portland, Or

8/23 Empyrean Coffee House – Spokane, WA

8/26 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN

8/27 Courtyard Café – Urbana, IL

8/28 Annex – Madison, WI

8/29 Subterranean – Chicago, IL

9/1 Middle East Upstairs – Cambridge, MA

9/2 Mercury Lounge – New York, NY

9/3 Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA

9/4 Rock and Roll Hotel – Washington, DC

9/5 Duke Coffeehouse – Durham, NC

9/7 The Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA

9/8 Club Downunder – Tallahassee, FL

9/10 Rudyard’s – Houston, TX

9/11 The Mohawk – Austin, TX

9/12 Cavern Ale House – Dallas, TX

9/14 Modified – Phoenix, AZ

9/15 The Echo – Los Angeles, CA

9/16 UCSD, The Loft – La Jolla, CA

9/18 Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR

9/22 The Vera Project – Seattle, WA

9/23 Media Club – Vancouver, BC

Bell X1 will tour the U.S. starting in the middle of September and going through the middle of October. (www.bellx1.com)


9/18 Maxwell’s – Hoboken, NJ

9/19 Bearsville Theatre – Woodstock, NY

9/21 World Café Live – Philadelphia, PA

9/23 Cambridge Room – Cleveland, OH

9/24 Blind Pig – Ann Arbor, MI

9/25 Double Door – Chicago, IL

9/27 Varsity Theatre – Minneapolis, MN

9/28 High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI

9/30 Waterfront Wednesday – Louisville, KY

10/3 Austin City Limits Festival – Austin, TX

10/5 WorkPlay Theatre – Birmingham, AL

10/6 Vinyl – Atlanta, GA

10/7 Handle-Bar – Greenville, SC

10/8 Ramshead Tavern – Annapolis, MD

10/9 Highline Ballroom – New York, NY

10/12 Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA

10/13 The Independent – San Francisco, CA

And finally, San Diego-based Wavves will embark on their tour come late August. (www.myspace.com/wavves)


8/28 Street Scene – San Diego, CA

9/5 FYF Fest – Los Angeles, CA

9/6 Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA

9/13 Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT

9/14 Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO

9/15 Jackpot Music Hall – Lawrence, KS

9/16 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN

9/17 Gardner Lounge (Grinnell College) – Grinnell, IA

9/18 Pygmalion Music Festival – Champaign, IL

9/19 Forward Music Festival – Madison, WI

9/20 Chopin Theater – Chicago, IL

9/20 Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL

9/21 Majestic Café – Detroit, MI

9/22 El Mocambo – Toronto, ONT

9/23 Friendship Cove – Montreal, QUE

9/24 Santos Party House – New York, NY

9/25 Todd P Show – New York, NY

9/27 Great Scott – Boston, MA

9/29 First Unitarian Church – Philadelphia, PA

9/30 Ottobar – Baltimore, MD

10/1 Rock and Roll Hotel – Washington, D.C.

10/2 Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC

10/3 40 Watt Club – Athens, GA

10/4 The Earl – Athens, GA

10/6 Proud Larry’s – Oxford, MS

10/9 Pastime Lounge – Dallas, TX

10/10 Emo’s – Austin, TX

10/15 Rhythm Room – Phoenix, AZ

10/16 Casbah – San Diego, CA

10/17 Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA


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USA tours
October 29th 2009

Good news to long suffering Australian fans! The Decembers will make their debut in Australia and New Zea-land performing this January as a part of the annual Big Day Out Festival.

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November 10th 2009

I am planning to go to london and then proceed to join some tours in london that would bring us to other places in Europe such as Paris, Rome etc. What are the tours that we can join in London? Thanks.

January 10th 2011

LOL indie luminaries to hip hop incendiaries.
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