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We wanna send you to see The Decemberists!

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In addition to The Decemberists’ lyrics, which often focus on historical incidents and/or folklore, they are also well known for their eclectic live shows. Audience participation is a part of each performance, typically during encores. The band stages whimsical reenactments of sea battles and other centuries-old events, typically of regional interest, or acts out songs with members of the crowd.

The group’s songs range from upbeat pop to instrumentally lush ballads, and often employ instruments like the accordion, Hammond organ, Wurlitzer organ, and upright bass. In its lyrics, the band eschews the introspection common to modern rock, instead favoring a storytelling approach, as evidenced. The band’s songs convey tales ranging from whimsical, to dark (Odalisque) and often invoke historical events and themes from around the world (Shankill Butchers).

Thursday, August 17, 2017 | Fox Theatre | Tickets can be purchased here

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