Image from The Decemberists’ website

The Decemberists have announced dates for their 20th anniversary summer tour. According to a press release, the “special Summer 2020 North American tour to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the band which was first formed in 2000 in Portland, Oregon.”

The tour will begin on July 28 in Missoula, Mont. at the KettleHouse Amphitheater and will conclude on Aug. 22 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn.

Other highlights of the tour include their penultimate stop at Central Park SummerStage in New York City on Aug. 20, a night at The Wiltern in Los Angeles on Aug. 4 and a performance at The Met Philadelphia on Aug. 18. Fruit Bats will be the supporting act at every show except Aug. 8 in Kansas City, Mo., where support is to be determined.

“Twenty years ago, in a basement practice space in Portland, Oregon, a bunch of musicians threw together under the name The December Brides, a name that lasted only a few hours before it was marginally improved to The Decemberists,” said the band’s frontman Colin Meloy via press release. “On such occasions, it seems fitting to throw some kind of party. And so we’re heading out on the road, we Decemberists, to celebrate the work we’ve made over the last two decades.”

Tickets to all shows except Aug. 3 in Saratoga, Calif. go on sale on Feb. 14 at 10 a.m. local time. For more information, visit, and check out a full list of dates below!

The Decemberists 20th Anniversary Tour Dates
Jul. 28 – KettleHouse Amphitheater – Missoula, MT
Jul. 29 – Paramount Theater – Seattle, WA
Jul. 31 – Edgefield – Troutdale, OR
Aug. 1 – Edgefield – Troutdale, OR
Aug. 3 – The Mountain Winery – Saratoga, CA (on-sale TBA)
Aug. 4 – The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
Aug. 6 – Gallivan Center-Twilight Concert Series – Salt Lake City, UT
Aug. 7 – The Mission Ballroom – Denver, CO
Aug. 8 – CrossroadsKC – Kansas City, MO (support TBA)
Aug. 10 – Surly Brewing Co – Minneapolis, MN
Aug. 11 – Auditorium Theatre – Chicago, IL
Aug. 14 – Roy Thompson Hall – Toronto, ON
Aug. 15 – Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards – La Fayette, NY
Aug. 16 – Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts – Vienna, VA (on-sale Feb. 22)
Aug. 18 – The Met Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA
Aug. 19 – The Boch Center-Shubert Theatre – Boston, MA
Aug. 20 – Central Park SummerStage – New York, NY
Aug. 22 – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN