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The Decemberists + Alvvays: 6 April 2015 - Beacon Theatre, New York (Photos)

Photos of the Decemberists and Alvvays show at the Beacon Theatre in New York, along with tour dates for both bands.

Alvvays

The Decemberists + Alvvays

City: New York
Venue: Beacon Theatre
Date: 2015-04-06

PopMatters writer Jordan Blum reviewed The Decemberists show in Philadelphia from earlier this week, where he wrote, "The Decemberists are known for their eccentric yet faithful live sets, and the group exceeded expectations on this night. The fact that they represented almost their entire discography, instead of focusing on only material from the new collection, was wise and appreciated, and Meloy’s antics between songs proved how unpretentious yet confident and tongue-in-cheek he is." You should read the entire show review here.

We were able to capture pictures of the band's performance with Alvvays at the Beacon Theatre in New York the night before, where lead-singer Colin Meloy had said to the crowd, "I'll break you before the night is through". And then sure enough, later on, when everyone was standing up and singing-along, he said "I know this is a city of meek and shy people who have a hard time expressing themselves. But I really feel you've come a long way... A bond of trust has grown from earlier in the night when you were sitting, and now you are standing." Check out photos and tour dates below, as this was one of my favorite shows of the year (and the Decemberists new album What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World is their best since The Crane Wife, in my opinion).

Alvvays:

The Decemberists:

Decemberists setlist:

The Singer Addresses His Audience

Cavalry Captain

Down by the Water

Hank Eat Your Oatmeal / Calamity Song

Grace Cathedral Hill

Anti-Summersong

Make You Better

The Wrong Year

The Island

Los Angeles, I'm Yours

Carolina Low

The Hazards of Love 1 (The Prettiest Whistles Won't Wrestle the Thistles Undone)

A Bower Scene

Won't Want for Love (Margaret in the Taiga)

The Rake's Song

16 Military Wives

Dracula's Daughter

O Valencia!

A Beginning Song

[encore break]

12/17/12

The Mariner's Revenge Song

Alvvays tour dates:

04/10 - Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle

04/11 - Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle

04/13 - Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium

05/25 - George, WA @ Sasquatch Music Festival

06/07 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Three Rivers Arts Festival

06/09 - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall

06/10 - Hamden, CT @ The Space

06/11 - Washington, DC @ Echo Stage

06/12 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer

06/13 - Brooklyn, NY @ Northside Fest

07/17 - Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival

07/24 - Oro-Medonte, ON @ Way Home Music & Arts Festival

07/25 - Oro-Medonte, ON @ Way Home Music & Arts Festival

07/26 - Oro-Medonte, ON @ Way Home Music & Arts Festival

07/31 - Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Music Festival

08/01 - Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Music Festival

08/02 - Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Music Festival

08/07 - San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands

08/08 - Squamish, Canada @ Squamish Valley Music Festival

08/28 - Reading, UK @ Reading Festival

08/29 - Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival

08/30 - York, UK @ The Duchess

08/31 - Sheffield, UK @ The Leadmill

09/01 - Cardiff, UK @ The Globe

09/02 - Bristol, UK @ The Fleece

09/03 - Notingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms

09/05 - Laois, Ireland @ Electric Picnic

09/06 - Gardenstown, UK @ End of the Road Festival

09/07 - Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2

09/09 - Glasgow, UK @ Oran Mor 2

09/10 - Manchester, UK @ Academy

09/11 - London, UK @ Shepherds Bush Empire

Decemberists tour dates:

April 10 – The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA

April 11 – The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA

April 12 – Rhythm N’ Blooms Festival – Knoxville, TN

April 13 – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN

April 29 – Mesa Performing Arts Center – Mesa, AZ

April 30 – North Park Theatre – San Diego, CA

May 1 – Greek Theatre – Berkeley, CA

May 2 – Greek Theatre – Los Angeles, CA

May 22 – Les Schwab Amphitheatre – Bend, OR

May 24 – Big Sky Brewing Company – Missoula, MT

May 27 – Red Rocks – Denver, CO **co-headlining with Spoon**

May 29 – Sumtur Amphitheatre – Papillion, NE

May 30 – Peabody Opera House – St. Louis, MO

May 31 – The LC Pavilion – Columbus, OH

June 1 – nTelos Wireless Pavilion – Charlottesville, VA

June 3 – Red Hat Amphitheatre – Raleigh, NC

June 4 – Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD

June 5-7 – Governors Ball – New York, NY

July 10 – Edgefield – Troutdale, OR

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