By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Feb 09, 2009 at 10:15 AM

Colin Meloy brings The Decemberists back to Milwaukee - this time hitting the Riverside on Friday, May 29 at 8 p.m. General admission tickets are $25 and go on sale Friday at noon at the Riverside and Pabst box offices.

The band hits the road in support of its upcoming full-length disc, "The Hazards of Love," which follows the recently-released "Always the Bridesmaid" EP.

The Decemberists first performed in Milwaukee at The Pabst Theater in April 2007. A pair of Pabst shows in November 2007 were canceled due to illness and singer and main songwriter Meloy performed solo at The Pabst a few months later.


Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.

In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.

He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.