Event on 2013-11-05 19:00:00
Supporting Acts: Eleanor Friedberger
Colin Meloy – frontman and songwriter for The Decemberists – will launch his first solo tour in five years at Town Hall in New York City on November 1. He will be playing songs from throughout his career and debuting new material on the 10-city run, which will include shows at the Lincoln Theatre in Washington, DC (November 5) and Park West in Chicago (November 11). A ticket pre-sale will begin on Wednesday, July 31, at 10:00 AM local time at http://www.colinmeloy.com/tour. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning this Friday, August 2. See below for itinerary.
In keeping with tradition, Meloy is recording an EP of cover songs to be sold on the tour. He has paid homage to Morrissey, Shirley Collins and Sam Cooke in the three earlier installments of the Colin Meloy Sings… series. His last solo outing coincided with the 2008 release of his first-ever live collection, Colin Meloy Sings Live!
The fall tour marks a return to music for Meloy, who has recently been devoting time to The Wildwood Chronicles, a series of novels for children that he created with his wife, illustrator Carson Ellis. The series debut, Wildwood (Balzer + Bray, 2011), was praised by The New York Times as a “richly satisfying weave of reality and fantasy.” Under Wildwood followed in 2012, and like the first, became a New York Times bestseller. Wildwood Imperium, the third volume, will be published February 4, 2014.
The King Is Dead, the most recent studio album from The Decemberists, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in 2011 and contained “Down By The Water,” which received two GRAMMY® nominations. People Magazine hailed the album as “a straight-up folk-rock gem” while SPIN noted, “Stripping back to the basics not only reinforced the Decemberists' tight interplay and Meloy's gifts for melody and emotionally-rich storytelling, it also highlighted the singer's natural charisma." "For a band able to push the limits of songwriting, it’s a revelation, and a chance to see how deep simplicity goes. Very deep, it turns out,” said Rolling Stone, which ranked it in the top 10 of the year’s 50 best albums.
at Lincoln Theatre
1215 U Street NW
Washington, United States