Colin Meloy and the gang are supporting their first full-length studio album since 2011’s The King Is Dead. Marking the band’s seventh LP, What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World is due out Jan. 20 on Capitol Records. The Decemberists produced the new tunes with long-time collaborator Tucker Martine, who has also worked with My Morning Jacket and Neko Case.
You’ll also want to pick up the band’s limited-edition “Make You Better” 7-inch, which featured the exclusive B-side “Fits and Starts.” The recording will be available Nov. 28 as part of the annual “Record Store Day.”
Check out the North American routing below, which kicks off with a hometown show in Portland, Ore.
March 21 – Portland, Ore., Keller Auditorium
March 24 – Minneapolis, Minn., Northrop Auditorium
March 25 – Milwaukee, Wis., Riverside Theatre
March 27 – Chicago, Ill., Chicago Theatre
March 28 – Royal Oak, Mich., Royal Oak Music Theatre
March 30 – Toronto, Ontario, Massey Hall
March 31 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Benedum Center
April 1 – Buffalo, N.Y., UB Center For The Arts
April 3 – Boston, Mass., House Of Blues Boston
April 4 – Boston, Mass., House Of Blues Boston
April 6 – New York, N.Y., Beacon Theatre
April 7 – Philadelphia, Pa., Academy Of Music
April 9 – Charlotte, N.C., Fillmore Charlotte
April 10 – Atlanta, Ga., The Tabernacle
April 11 – Atlanta, Ga., The Tabernacle
April 13 – Nashville, Tenn., Ryman Auditorium
Presale tickets are available now. The general onsale begins Friday, Nov. 21 for all dates except for Nashville, which goes on sale Saturday.