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Watch: The Decemberists – “This is Why We Fight”

on April 14, 2011, 8:12am

The Decemberists’ music video for “This is Why We Fight” is pretty straightforward: abused by an oppressive king, hungry peasants stand up for themselves and rebel. Only, everyone involved is kids, and they live in a wasteland of trash and used junk. So think of it as that non-Robin Williams version of Peter Pan meets Mad Max. The clip, which was directed by Aaron Stewart-Ahn, can be viewed above via Vevo.

In other Decemberists news, they’re touring, touring, touring, and then some. Find all confirmed dates below and purchase tickets via our Concert Calendar.

The Decemberists 2011 Tour Dates:
04/16 – Colorado Springs, CO @ University of Colorado *
04/17 – Omaha, NE @ Holland Performing Arts Center *
04/18 – Iowa City, IA @ University of Iowa *
04/19 – Madison, WI @ Overture Hall *
04/21 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Benedum Center *
04/22 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre *
04/23 – Columbus, OH @ The LC Pavilion *
04/25 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Calvin College *
04/26 – Lousiville, KY @ Iroquois Amphitheater *
04/27 – St. Louis, MO @ The Paegeant *
04/29 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
04/30 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s
05/01 – New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Jazz Festival
05/02 – Atlanta, GA @ Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre *
05/29 – Bend, OR @ Les Schwab Amphitheater #
05/30 – George, WA @ Sasquatch! Music Festival
06/10 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
06/11 – Raleigh, NC @ Raleigh Amphitheater &
06/13 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion &
06/14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Prospect Park Bandhsell (Celebrate Brooklyn) &
06/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Academy of Music &
06/16-19 – Telluride, CO @ Telluride Bluegrass Festival
07/19 – Jacksonville, OR @ Britt Pavilion
07/30 – Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Festival
08/05 – Indianapolis, IN @ White River State Park
08/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
08/13 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands Music Festival

* = w/ Justin Townes Earle
# = w/ Les Schwab Amphitheater
& = w/ Best Coast

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