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BekAfter opening for Rolling Stones’ “Change My Bed Pan” Tour in Toronto, The Beck will have The Decemberists open his shows down here.

2 shows at the Universal Ampetheatre (7/22, 23) and one in Costa Mesa’s Pacific Ampetheatre (7/21). Should make for a neat-o double live feature. Hipsters in attendance should try to drown out KROQsters requests for “Loser” with shouts for “One Foot In the Grave.” Level VII Hipsters can yell out for “The Tain” during the Decemberists’ set which apparently is a big deal when aired live.

Tickets for the Pacific Amphitheatre (happily still just the unsponsored “Pacific Amphitheatre” after all these years!) are on sale now. Use the KROQ presale password (BECKH) on Ticketmaster and you can still pull down orchestra seats. General public scum can wait until Saturday at 10 am to buy their tickets.