Friday, February 4, 2011

The Decemberists Return to Pittsburgh


Veronica Corpuz
(412) 471-6082

Artwork is available upon request.

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Welcomes Back

The Decemberists

Tuesday, April 21, 2011

The Benedum Center

8 P.M.

PITTSBURGH, PA: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 91.3fm WYEP and Three Rivers Arts Festival, through the CD Live! Concert series, are pleased to announce the return engagement of The Decemberists on Tuesday, April 21, 2011 at the Benedum Center in the Downtown Pittsburgh Cultural District. Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets for the Decemberists go on sale Friday, February 11. Opening for The Decemberists is Justin Townes Earle (son of singer-songwriter Steve Earle).

Led by Colin Meloy, The Decemberists craft theatrical, idiosyncratic chamber pop rock that seamlessly translates to unforgettable live performances. Bridging the gap between British folk revival and contemporary indie pop, The Decemberists are one of the most innovative and important creative forces in contemporary music today.

Following the success of their mystical epic The Hazards of Love, The Decemberists return with their sixth album, The King Is Dead. In their latest recording, The Decemberists illustrate the power that evolves from a creative call-and-response process.

To Colin Meloy, The King is Dead represents his own musical journey coming full circle. “Over the last eleven years or so, since I moved to Portland, I feel like I've been mining mostly English traditions for influence.” “I've kind of come back to a lot of the more American music that got me going in the first place – R.E.M. and Camper Van Beethoven and all these bands that borrowed from more American traditions like Neil Young and the Byrds.”

Tickets $39.50 and $34.50 may be purchased at the Box Office at Theater Square (655 Penn Avenue), by visiting or by calling 412-456-6666. To purchase 10 or more tickets at special discounted rates, please call 412-471-6930.

About CD Live!

CD Live! widens the creative expression of the Pittsburgh music scene while advancing the artistry of musicians from around the world. This collaborative project of Three Rivers Arts Festival, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, and WYEP-FM was formed to build new music audiences and to welcome these listeners to the Cultural District.

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit organization whose mission is the cultural and economic development of Pittsburgh’s 14-block Cultural District through public and private support. The Trust presents and encourages diverse performing and visual arts programs within the District, and is an impetus for additional development in downtown Pittsburgh. In addition to the Trust Presents series, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents the PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh series, Pittsburgh Dance Council, Pittsburgh International Children’s Theater and Children’s Festival, CD Live, JazzLive, First Night Pittsburgh, Gallery Crawl, and Three Rivers Arts Festival, among other Cultural District and arts events. The Trust owns Theater Square and the Cabaret at Theater Square; James E. Rohr Building & Arts Education Center; the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts; Byham, O’Reilly, and Harris Theaters; visual arts galleries: Wood Street Galleries, at 601 Wood Street; SPACE, at 812 Liberty Avenue and 937 Liberty: a multipurpose performance and exhibit space, among other downtown arts facilities.

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