The Decemberists will kick off a North American tour with an Oct. 17-18 stand in the band's native Portland, Ore.

The Decemberists will kick off a North American tour with an Oct. 17-18 stand in the band's native Portland, Ore. The month-long trek will wrap up on Nov. 18 in Vancouver and will feature support from Lavender Diamond and former Appendix Out member Alasdair Roberts.

One dollar from each ticket purchased via presales or the Decemberists' Web site will be donated to Ethos, which aims to spread music education to children of all backgrounds.

As previously reported, the Decemberists recently left their indie home at Kill Rock Stars and moved to Capitol Records, which will release the band's new album, "The Crane Wife," on Oct. 3.

"We felt that in some ways, if we continued putting out records on [Kill Rock Stars], we'd totally be fine. But we also felt like we needed to kind of up the ante a little bit," frontman Colin Meloy recently told Billboard.com. "One should only move to a major label when one can pretty much call the shots. Luckily for us, we have an audience which is amazing and extremely loyal. When you show that to a major label, you're showing them you're doing fine on your own."

Here are the Decemberists' tour dates:

Oct. 17-18: Portland, Ore. (Crystal Ballroom)
Oct. 19: San Francisco (Warfield Theater)
Oct. 21: Los Angeles (the Wiltern)
Oct. 22: Tucson, Ariz. (Rialto Theater)
Oct. 24: Austin, Texas (Stubb's)
Oct. 25: Dallas (Gypsy Ballroom)
Oct. 26: New Orleans (House of Blues)
Oct. 27: Atlanta (Tabernacle)
Oct. 29-30: Washington (9:30 Club)
Oct. 31: Northampton, Mass. (Calvin Theater)
Nov. 1: Philadelphia (Electric Factory)
Nov. 3: New York (Hammerstein Ballroom)
Nov. 4: Boston (Orpheum Theater)
Nov. 5: Montreal (Metropolis)
Nov. 6: Toronto (Kool Haus)
Nov. 7: Pontiac, Mich. (Clutch Cargo)
Nov. 9: Cleveland (Agora Theater)
Nov. 10: Columbus, Ohio (Lifestyle Communities Pavilion)
Nov. 11: Chicago (Riviera Theater)
Nov. 12: Minneapolis (First Avenue)
Nov. 14: Denver (Paramount Theater)
Nov. 16: Missoula, Mont. (Wilma Theater)
Nov. 17: Seattle (Paramount Theater)
Nov. 18: Vancouver (Commodore Ballroom)