The Decemberists 20th Anniversary Celebration (Livestream)
The Kalamazoo State Theatre invites you to join The Decemberists virtually as they celebrate 20 years with three special shows on April 11th, April 18th and April 25th. Each show has its own unique setlist and bundles include a VIP experience post-show (featuring additional performances and a Q+A with the band) and a limited edition series poster illustrated by Carson Ellis.
The Decemberists are an American indie rock band from Portland, Oregon. The band consists of Colin Meloy (lead vocals, guitar, principal songwriter), Chris Funk (guitar, multi-instrumentalist), Jenny Conlee (piano, keyboards), Nate Query (bass), and John Moen (drums).
Their debut EP, 5 Songs, was self-released in 2001. Their eighth and latest full-length album I’ll Be Your Girl was released on March 16, 2018 by Capitol Records, and is the band’s fifth record with the label.
In addition to their lyrics, which often focus on historical incidents and/or folklore, the Decemberists are also well known for their eclectic live shows. Audience participation is a part of each performance, typically during encores. The band stages whimsical reenactments of sea battles and other centuries-old events, typically of regional interest, or acts out songs with members of the crowd.
In 2011, the track “Down by the Water” from the album The King Is Dead was nominated for Best Rock Song at the 54th Grammy Awards.
General Ticket Information:
Series and merch bundles available
Each show will be available to view on-demand for two weeks following the stream.