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Death Cab For Cutie Unveil Summer Headline Tour
April 26 2011

<strong>FIRST SLATE OF ANNOUNCED DATES BEGIN JULY 27TH, FAN CLUB PRE-SALE TICKETS AVAILABLE STARTING FRIDAY, APRIL 29TH; EAGERLY AWAITED NEW ALBUM, “CODES AND KEYS,” ARRIVES EVERYWHERE ON MAY 31ST </strong> For immediate release Atlantic recording group Death Cab for Cutie has set details for their much-anticipated summer headline tour. The dates celebrate the upcoming release of the acclaimed band’s eagerly awaited new album, “CODES AND KEYS,” which arrives in stores and all online retailers on May 31st. Death Cab for Cutie will hit the road beginning July 27th at Columbus, Ohio’s LC Outdoor Amphitheater, followed by major shows across the U.S. and Canada. Pre-sale tickets to most of the newly announced dates will be available starting on Friday, April 29th at; all remaining tickets will then go on sale to the general public May 6-8. All shows to feature acclaimed band Frightened Rabbit as support. Furthermore, Death Cab for Cutie will also be amongst the top acts appearing at Montreal’s upcoming Osheaga Festival, slated for July 31st. The new tour dates follow Death Cab for Cutie’s imminent North American tour of intimate venues, all of which are long sold out and begin May 18th at Toronto’s Phoenix Concert Theatre. In addition, a series of additional live shows are slated in and around the band’s native Pacific Northwest, including headline dates in Edmonton, Calgary and Bend, Oregon, as well as a May 28th headline appearance at the 2011 Sasquatch! Music Festival at George Washington’s Gorge Amphitheater. Long known for their ingenious and imaginative videos, Death Cab for Cutie recently made history with the companion clip for their extraordinary new single, “You Are A Tourist.” Directed by award-winning filmmaker Tim Nackashi (TV On The Radio, OK Go, Elvis Costello, Radiohead), and conceptualized by frequent collaborator Aaron Stewart-Ahn, “You Are A Tourist” is the first-ever live, scripted, single-take music video to be broadcast as it is filmed. The clip can be viewed now at The first single from “CODES AND KEYS,” “You Are A Tourist” became an instant sensation on Canadian radio and is racing up the Alternative and Modern Rock charts. “You Are A Tourist” is available now at all DSPs, including iTunes, where fans can pre-order “CODES AND KEYS” via iTunes Album Pass and receive album tracks plus the “You Are A Tourist” music video weeks prior to the official street date. In addition, “CODES AND KEYS” is currently available for pre-order at An array of unique bundles are on offer, featuring such exciting exclusives as the “LIVE AT THE MT. BAKER THEATRE” DVD, a “CODES AND KEYS” t-shirt, a “CODES AND KEYS” tote bag, a full album stream 72 hours before street date. All pre-orders receive an instant digital download of “You Are A Tourist.” 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, please visit ON TOUR 2011 MAY 18 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre - SOLD OUT 20 Chicago IL Metro - SOLD OUT 21 Minneapolis MN First Avenue - SOLD OUT 24 Edmonton, AB Shaw Conference Centre 25 Calgary, AB Stampede Corral 27 Bend, OR Le Schwab Amphitheatre 28 George, WA Sasquatch! Music Festival JUNE 1 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom - SOLD OUT 3 Washington, DC 9:30 Club - SOLD OUT 4 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero - SOLD OUT 5 Boston, MA The Paradise - SOLD OUT 7 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre - SOLD OUT 9 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore - SOLD OUT JULY 27 Columbus, OH LC Outdoor Amphitheater 28 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre 29 Toronto, ONT Molson Canadian Ampitheatre 31 Montreal, QC Osheaga Festival AUGUST 1 Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion 2 Brooklyn, NY Williamsburg Waterfront 5 Philadelphia, PA Mann Center for Performing Arts 6 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE 7 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion 8 Cary, NC Koka Booth Ampitheatre 10 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena 11 Alpharetta, GA Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre 12 New Orleans, LA Kiefer UNO Lakefront Arena 13 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theater 15 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre 16 La Jolla, CA RIMAC Arena 18, 19 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theater 20 Las Vegas, NV The Pool 22 West Valley City,UT Maverik Center 23 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Ampitheatre # # # -30- For more information/media inquiries please contact: Bianca Oran, National Publicity (416) 758-1109