Decemberists Get Their Orchestra On

Now THIS will be an interesting tour. The Decemberists have confirmed five outdoor concerts that will feature the band backed by a symphony. The band partnered up with composer Sean O'Loughlin to give their songs a symphonic makeover, which should be simply amazing. It looks like the symphony will not be accompanying the band on their Bonnaroo or Central Park Summerstage performances, which is a bit of a bummer. I guess we'll be making the trip to Philly in July, or perhaps Chicago. It should be noted that the Chicago performance is FREE!

"A Bit Of Grass-Stain Does Not A Ruined Pair Of Jeans Make" Tour
07.07.07 - Los Angeles, CA (Hollywood Bowl w/ LA Philharmonic)
07.13.07 - Atlanta, GA (Chastain Park w/ Atlanta Symphony Orchestra)
07.14.07 - Columbia, MD (Merriweather Post Pavilion w/ Baltimore Symphony Orchestra)
07.15.07 - Philadelphia, PA (Mann Center w/ Mann Festival Orchestra)
07.18.07 - Chicago, IL (Grant Park Music Festival w/ Grant Park Orchestra)

Non-Orchestral Dates
06.17.07 - Manchester, TN (Bonnaroo)
07.16.07 - New York, NY (Central Park Summerstage)
07.22.07 - Portland, OR (Edgefield Winery)


Decemberists Get Their Orchestra On