Atlantic recording group Death Cab for Cutie has announced details of a major North American tour following a string of dates in Australia and South East Asia. The dates begin April 10th at Denverâ€™s Ellie Caulkins Opera House and then culminate with a May 13th homecoming concert at Seattleâ€™s Paramount Theatre (see dates below). Youth Lagoon will support Death Cab beginning April 27th at NYCâ€™s Beacon Theatre and continue through the end of the tour. First leg opener to be announced shortly.
The one-of-a-kind spring trek of intimate venues and historic theaters will see DCFC accompanied on stage by members of San Franciscoâ€™s celebrated Magik*Magik Orchestra. Known for their innovative collaborations with such artists as Mike Patton, John Vanderslice, The Walkmen, and The Dodos, the orchestral group previously teamed with Death Cab for Cutie for their recent installment ofVH1 Storytellers as well as doing all of the string arrangements on the bandâ€™s most current release CODES AND KEYS.
Presale tickets for all dates will be available to members of the bandâ€™s official fan club, DCFC Union Local #1138, beginning Friday, January 20th. All remaining tickets will then go on sale to the general public starting on January 27th. For further details and as-yet-unannounced tour information, visit www.deathcabforcutie.com.
A new single, â€œUnderneath the Sycamore,â€ will herald the upcoming tour, with an amazing companion video directed by Walter Robot, who did the bandâ€™s famed â€œGrapevine Firesâ€ video. The piece, which premiered on www.wired.com can be viewed here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=txndHN7-1DE. The track is among the many highlights of DCFCâ€™s critically acclaimed album, â€œCODES AND KEYSâ€ which has been nominated in the â€œBest Alternative Music Albumâ€ category at this yearâ€™s Grammy Awards. â€œYou Are A Tourist,â€ the albumâ€™s first single, proved a multi-format radio smash upon its release last year, reaching #1 at both Triple A and Modern Rock outlets nationwide â€“ DCFCâ€™s first-ever #1 at the latter format.
â€œCODES AND KEYSâ€ entered the Billboard 200 at #3 upon its May 2011 release. In addition to its popular success, the album has also received critical praise from a wide array of national publications, including Spin, Rolling Stone, Blackbook, Time Out New York,Interview, Filter, the New York Times, and Entertainment Weekly, which declared the album to be â€œa reminder to the rest of the pretty-rock community that loveliness is worthless if thereâ€™s no heart behind it, and Death Cabâ€™s beats stronger than most.â€
Death Cab for Cutieâ€™s recent live performance at the world-famous Brooklyn Museum can be seen in an upcoming installment of the popular PBS series, Live From The Artistsâ€™ Den. The bandâ€™s full-length episode â€“ which is streaming at www.hulu.com/live-from-the-artists-den â€“ will begin airing on PBS stations nationwide beginning February 17th. For details, visit www.artistsden.com/.
Death Cab for Cutie is: Ben Gibbard: guitars, keyboards, vocals * Chris Walla: guitars, keyboards * Nick Harmer: bass * Jason McGerr: drums.
For up-to-the-minute news and tour information, visit www.deathcabforcutie.com.
DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE
ON TOUR 2012
17 Perth, Aus Perth International Arts Festival
18 Perth, Aus Perth International Arts Festival
20 Adelaide, S. Aus HQ
21 Sydney, New S. Wales Palace
24 Sydney, New S. Wales Enmore Theatre
27 Brisbane, Queensland The Trivoli Theatre
29 Wellington, NZ Wellington Town Hall
3 Taipei, Taiwan Neo Studio
5 Taguig, Philippines NBC Tent
7 Singapore, SG Fort Gate at Fort Canning Park
10 â€“ DENVER, CO @ ELLIE CAULKINS OPERA HOUSE
11 â€“ OMAHA, NE @ OMAHA MUSIC HALL
13 â€“ LOUISVILLE, KY @ LOUISVILLE PALACE
14 â€“ GRAND RAPIDS, MI @ COVENANT FINE ARTS CENTER
15 â€“ MILWAUKEE, WI @ RIVERSIDE THEATRE
16 â€“ CHICAGO, IL @ CHICAGO THEATRE
19 â€“ TORONTO, ON @ MASSEY HALL
20 â€“ MONTREAL, QC @ ST. JEAN BAPTISTE CHURCH
21 â€“ BOSTON, MA @ CITI PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
23 â€“ PROVIDENCE, RI @ VETERANS MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM
24 â€“ BUFFALO, NY @ KLEINHANS MUSIC HALL
25 â€“ UPPER DARBY, PA @ TOWER THEATRE
27 â€“ NEW YORK, NY @ BEACON THEATRE
30 â€“ NORTH BETHESDA, MD @ STRATHMORE
1 â€“ KNOXVILLE, TN @ TENNESSEE THEATRE
3 â€“ DALLAS, TX @ MCFARLIN MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM
4 â€“ AUSTIN, TX @ ACL LIVE AT THE MOODY THEATER
6 â€“ MESA, AZ @ MESA ARTS CENTER â€“ IKEDA THEATER
7 â€“ LOS ANGELES, CA @ WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL
8 â€“ OAKLAND, CA @ FOX THEATER
11 â€“ PORTLAND, OR @ ARLENE SCHNITZER CONCERT HALL
13 â€“ SEATTLE, WA @ THE PARAMOUNT THEATRE
30 Barcelona, Spain San Miguel Primavera Sound 2012
7 Porto, Portugal Optimus Primavera Sound 2012
*Youth Lagoon to support from April 27th â€“ May 13th