Decemberists Braving Hazards of Road

The Decemberists new "A Short Fazed Hovel" tour is almost too high-brow for my brain to take so early in the week. As you might expect from Camp Meloy, this is no ordinary tour—on this here jaunt across the States and through the UK, the Decemberists are playing their most recent album, The Hazards of Love, in its entirety.

If they're not coming to your train stop, NPR Music is going to broadcast the Decemberists' performance (a special set, not The Hazards of Love) at Newport Folk Festival on August 1. The band also appeared on NPR's World Cafe with an interview and performance, so get all caught up here.

Tour dates are as follows:

08.01.09 Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Festival
08.02.09 Montreal, QUE @ Osheaga Music & Arts Festival
08.03.09 Toronto, ONT @ Kool Haus*
08.05.09 Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theater*
08.06.09 Chicago, IL @ Metro*
08.07.09 Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
08.08.09 Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Egyptian Room*
08.10.09 Louisville, KY @ W.L. Lyons Brown Theater+
08.11.09 Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Theater*
08.13.09 Buffalo, NY @ UB Center for the Arts*
08.14.09 Pittsburgh, PA @ Byham Theater*
08.15.09 Schwenksville, PA @ Philadelphia Folk Festival
08.16.09 Holyoke, MA @ Mountain Park*
09.20.09 Burlington, VT @ Flynn Theater**
09.21.09 Montclair, NJ @ Wellmont Theater**
09.23.09 Norfolk, VA @ The Norva**
09.24.09 Charlottesville, VA @ Charlottesville Pavilion**
09.25.09 Asheville, NC @ Thomas Wolfe Auditorium**
09.27.09 Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium**
09.29.09 St. Augustine,FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheater
09.30.09 Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live**
10.02.09 Houston, TX @ House of Blues**
10.03.09 Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Music Festival
10.04.09 Tulsa, OK @ Cain's Ballroom**
10.06.09 Lexington, KY @ University of Kentucky, Lexington**
10.07.09 Columbia, MO @ Ninth St. Fall Fest**
10.18.09 San Francisco, CA @ Treasure Island Music Festival
11.18.09 London, UK @ Forum 11.19.09 London, UK @ Coronet
*with Heartless Bastards
+with Blind Pilot
**Laura Veirs & the Hall of Flames

Decemberists Braving Hazards of Road