Thursday, November 1

The Decemberists cancel tour, but buy their stuff anyway

Yes, I went to Of Montreal for Halloween. They dressed as Blue Man Group, played a few Prince covers, and had some cool David Barnes video. No, I don't have time to write about it at the moment. I do, however, want to mention what happened with The Decemberists today.

At 11:42 this morning I got an e-mail with the following subject line:

Well, good for them. Not coming to my neck of the woods, but the tour sounds fun. Huzzah, Decemberists!

Six hours later, at 5:43 this evening, came a stunning follow-up:

Oops! Apparently a band member is sick so they've canned the tour. Sucks for those who planned to go, but feces occurs. Hope whoever it is gets better soon.

Now, what I thought really took moxie was that even in spite of canceling an entire tour that fans were worked up about, they included the obligatory "buy our stuff" close in the e-mail:

Really, guys? Can't you send everyone a free B-side or something to apologize instead? Yikes.

Anyway, The Decemberists please my ears despite such shenanigans.

The Decemberists - The Soldiering Life
The Decemberists - The Engine Driver

Back to our regularly scheduled whatnot...


Anonymous justine said...

i know! the same thing happened to me! tears were shed...

9:53 PM

Blogger John said...

hahaha. man that's bush league

11:57 PM

Blogger Fat Asian Baby said...

waah. had tix to last night's show at terminal 5. so bummed. wonder who's sick.

3:10 PM

Blogger Michelle said...

were you at the decemberists show with the atlanta symphony orchestra earlier this year? spectacular.

also, i was at the 40 watt for halloween, too! i was the best of the amy winehouses in attendance. if i do say so myself. the most accurate, anyways :)

i'll be there again this friday for summerbirds cd release + dead confederate cd release. yay.

11:07 PM

Blogger Rich said...

Yep, I was at the Dec w/ ASO show too. Was indeed a good one.

11:26 PM


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