The Decemberists ‘Arise From The Bunkers’ to Perform at KettleHouse Amphitheater in 2022

Portland, OR-based indie rock band, The Decemberists, will make their triumphant return to Montana when they bring the Arise From The Bunkers Tour to KettleHouse Amphitheater on August 3, 2022 with support from Brigid Mae Power.

For more than 20 years, The Decemberists have been one of the most original, daring, and thrilling American rock bands. The band consists of Montana native Colin Meloy (lead vocals, guitar), Chris Funk (guitar), Jenny Conlee (keys), Nate Query (bass), and John Moen (drums).  Their full-length debut, Castaways and Cutouts, was released in 2002. It was followed by the acclaimed albums Her Majesty the Decemberists (2003) and Picaresque (2005).

The band signed with Capitol Records in 2006 and soon released The Crane Wife, which hit number 35 on the Billboard 200. National Public Radio listeners voted The Crane Wife the best album of the year. In 2011, the Decemberists topped the charts with The King Is Dead, which featured guest instrumentation from Peter Buck of R.E.M. (a big influence for the Decemberists). The album included the song “Down by the Water,” which was nominated for Best Rock Performance at the 54th Grammy Awards.

2015’s What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World, included the #1 AAA radio hit “Make You Better.” Their most recent album, I’ll Be Your Girl (2018), debuted at number nine on Billboard’s Top 200 and included the popular single “Severed.” NPR Music wrote “Every band needs to refresh and reconsider its sound sooner or later, no matter how sharp it’s gotten over the course of a long career — even The Decemberists, a band whose records have always come bursting with verve… I’ll Be Your Girl captures a collaborative spirit that keeps the band sounding vibrant and alive.”

*Please note: This is a new announcement. The performances in 2020 & 2021 were canceled. Any tickets purchased for the 2020 or 2021 performance will not be valid for the new performance. Learn more.


PRESALE: Limited Logjam presale tickets will be available online only (while supplies last) from 10am to 10pm, Thursday, January 27. A password will be provided via email after completing the Logjam Presale sign up form where it says GET TICKETS below. PLEASE NOTE: Logjam Gift Cards cannot be used for presale purchases. Learn how to purchase tickets with your Logjam gift card here.

PUBLIC ON SALE: Tickets go on sale Friday, January 28, 2022 at 10:00 AM at the Top Hat in Missoula, online or by phone at 1 (800) 514-3849. General Admission Standing Pit tickets, Reserved Stadium Seating tickets and General Admission Lawn tickets are available. All ages are welcome. Shuttle and parking tickets for this event are also available for advance purchase here.

The Decemberists have partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 per ticket goes to supporting organizations that are working to ensure access to reproductive rights for all. 

About The Decemberists

“When you’ve been a band for 17 years, inevitably there are habits you fall into,” says Colin Meloy of The Decemberists. “So our ambition this time was really just to get out of our comfort zone. That’s what prompted working with a different producer and using a different studio. We wanted to free ourselves from old patterns and give ourselves permission to try something different.”

With their eighth full-length studio album, I’ll Be Your Girl, the Decemberists—lead vocalist and guitarist Meloy, guitarist Chris Funk, keyboardist Jenny Conlee, bassist Nate Query, and drummer John Moen—along with producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Lana del Ray) explore new approaches to making music and broaden their sonic range. It’s the Portland, Oregon-based group’s first album since 2015’s What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World (which charted in the Top Ten and included the #1 AAA single “Make You Better”), though in the time since, they released the EP Florasongs; a 10th anniversary limited edition vinyl box set of their 2006 Capitol Records debut The Crane Wife; their own crowd-funded board game Illimat; The Queen of Hearts, a GRAMMY-nominated collaboration with Olivia Chaney under the name Offa Rex; and “Ben Franklin’s Song,” the first of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s monthly “Hamildrops” of bonus material from Hamilton; as well as launching Travelers’ Rest, a two-day musical festival of their own curation in Missoula, Montana. Continue reading…