The Decemberists returning for benefit show

By Chelsea Lewis,

Popular indie rock group, The Decemberists, have been on an indefinite hiatus but are coming back together for one show that will be taking place in Portland, Ore., which is the hometown of the group.

Rolling Stone reported that the band will be headlining the event that will be taking place on May 30. The event, titled "V is for Victory," will benefit an Oregon school for autistic students.

The band will be performing Castaways and Cutouts in its entirety at the benefit concert but the band will also be performing some fan favorite singles as well.

The show will be taking place at the Crystal Ballroom in Portland and Sallie Ford will be opening for The Decemberists, Billboard added.

Band member Colin Meloy spoke about the importance of this event and what it is like to come together and play again as a group. "Victory Academy is an important place, a positive educational environment for kids on the autism spectrum. In a public school system that is constantly failing its most vulnerable charges, we need more and better schools catering to the needs of autistic children. Victory is such a place," said Meloy.

Tickets for the general audience go on sale this Friday.

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