The Decemberists Unveil New Single and Announce 2024 North American Tour

Published February 7, 2024

After a six-year hiatus from new musical releases, The Decemberists have surfaced with exciting news. Their latest single, 'Burial Ground,' sees them teaming up with The Shins' James Mercer, providing fans with an optimistic tune laced with indie charm. With this release, they also reveal the plan for a comprehensive North American tour scheduled for 2024.

The Genesis of 'Burial Ground'

The Decemberists' enthusiastic return is symbolized with 'Burial Ground,' a vibrant song that intertwines the talents of frontman Colin Meloy and James Mercer. Meloy describes the single as a tribute to the pop tradition of songs celebrating time spent in graveyards, sharing that the melody came to him in a dream. The collaboration resulted in a refreshing soundscape, where Meloy and Mercer's vocals blend over lyrics that encourage shaking off life's weighty troubles.

2024 North American Tour Details

Fans have more to rejoice about as The Decemberists have confirmed a slew of tour dates across North America. The tour will kick off at the Ulster Performing Arts Center in New York and will continue through major cities including Toronto, Chicago, and Dallas. The band will conclude the summer shows in Oregon and even hop across the pond for an August performance at London's All Points East festival. Tickets for this adventure are now available for purchase. Alongside the tour and music, frontman Colin Meloy's side achievements as an author remind fans of his multifaceted talents. His fantasy novel series, 'Wildwood,' is set for a film adaptation featuring an impressive cast. Moreover, the All Points East festival, where the band will perform, will host other big indie acts, ensuring an event filled with diverse and compelling music.

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