Colin Meloy On The West Coast

Listen up “people of the West! Grand legacy of westward expansion and the doctrine of manifest destiny! Sons and daughters of the Corps of Discovery! People of Cascadia and the Peoples’ Republic of California!” The DecemberistsColin Meloy is headed your way.

The frontman for the indie folk band has expanded his solo tour to include a handful of gigs on the East Coast, including a hometown show in Portland, Ore. The first leg of dates is slotted for the first half of November, followed by the second batch of shows in January. 

Meloy’s initial announcement told fans he would soon be releasing a new edition in his EP series called “Colin Meloy Sings.” He’s previously taken on tunes by Morrissey, Shirley Collins and Sam Cooke. Meloy hasn’t revealed the release date – or the featured artist yet.  
Here’s the full routing for the solo outing, with the new gigs bolded:

Nov. 1 – New York, N.Y., Town Hall     
Nov. 2 – Glenside, Pa., Keswick Theatre     
Nov. 4 – Somerville, Mass., Somerville Theatre     
Nov. 5 – Washington, D.C., Lincoln Theatre     
Nov. 6 – Durham, N.C., Carolina Theatre     
Nov. 8 – Atlanta, Ga., Variety Playhouse     
Nov. 9 – Louisville, Ky., Headliners Music Hall     
Nov. 11 – Chicago, Ill., Park West     
Nov. 12 – Madison, Wis., Majestic Theatre     
Nov. 13 – Minneapolis, Minn., The Theatre At The Woman’s Club
Jan. 16 – Los Angeles, Calif., The Fonda     
Jan. 17 – San Francisco, Calif., The Fillmore     
Jan. 21 – Portland, Ore., McMenamins Crystal Ballroom     
Jan. 22 – Seattle, Wash., The Neptune

Eleanor Friedberger supports the November dates and John Rodreick opens the January shows.

Tickets for the new dates go on sale to the public Sept. 27.

Pre-sale tickets are available now for fans who are signed up for the Decemberists mailing list – the lovely email subscription service that basically wrote the first graf of this story for us.

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