The Decemberists are coming to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre

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      It’ll be Christmas in July—err, well, it’ll at least be December in July—in Vancouver this year.

      Oregon indie rockers The Decemberists have just announced a Vancouver date on their upcoming 31-stop tour.

      The band has more than two decades and nine studio albums behind them in their prolific career—even setting the music to “Ben Franklin’s Song” for beloved historical broadway musical Hamilton. Take that to your music trivia night!

      The Portland-based quintet hits the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on July 29, playing new music from their latest album, I’ll Be Your Girl, and single “Burial Ground”—their first release in more than six years.

      “‘Burial Ground’ is in that time-honoured pop-song tradition, a paean to hanging out in graveyards,” says frontman Colin Meloy in a release. “The melody hook came to me in a dream and I hummed it into my phone on waking. Most dream-songs are bad; this was the exception.”

      Meloy is joined on tour by guitarist Chris Funk, keyboardist Jenny Conlee, bassist Nate Query, and drummer John Moen.

      The Decemberists Vancouver concert 2024

      July 29

      Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre (630 Hamilton Street)

      Tickets: Starting at $36, available at starting February 9