The Decemberists revealed this week that “the band is emerging, jerboa-like, from their time in hibernation.” The indie rock band will be ready to rock again, just like a hopping desert rodent, come May for its first show in nearly three years.
The Portland-based act has booked a very special show in its hometown for the band’s return to the stage. Scheduled May 30 at the Crystal Ballroom, “The V is for Victory” concert will benefit the Victory Academy, Oregon’s only full-time accredited school for kids on the autism spectrum.
The setlist is also extra special. The Decemberists will play its debut, full-length, 2002’s Castaways and Cutouts, in its entirely along with “a second set of sentimental favorites.” The band promises that “no one is expected to be leave unsatisfied.”
Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, Calif.
August 14, 2011
Colin Meloy says, “Victory Academy is an important place, a positive educational environment for kids on the autism spectrum. In a public school system that is constantly failing its most vulnerable charges, we need more and better schools catering to the needs of autistic children. Victory is such a place. The Decemberists are proud and excited to do their part in raising money for their capital campaign to build a new school building.”
Tickets go on sale Friday, March 7 at 12 p.m. PST. VIP tickets include early entrance to the show; a pre-show reception with the band; and a signed, limited-edition poster.
For more information visit Decemberists.com.