Death Cab For Cutie Announce Underplay Tour March 23 2011
ACCLAIMED BAND TO HERALD NEW ALBUM
WITH EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCES IN SELECT CITIES;
LIMITED PRE-SALE TICKETS AVAILABLE
TO FAN CLUB MEMBERS ON MARCH 24TH;
GENERAL PUBLIC ON-SALE SLATED FOR MARCH 26TH;
Ă˘€śCODES AND KEYSĂ˘€ť ARRIVES EVERYWHERE ON MAY 31ST
Atlantic recording group Death Cab for Cutie will celebrate the release of their eagerly awaited new album with very special performances at intimate venues in select cities across North America. Ă˘€śCODES AND KEYSĂ˘€ť will arrive in stores and at all DSPs on May 31st.
The tour begins May 18th at TorontoĂ˘€™s Phoenix Concert Theatre, followed by further stops in Chicago, Minneapolis, New York City, Washington, DC, Philadelphia, Boston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. All shows will feature acclaimed band The Lonely Forest.
A very limited number of pre-sale tickets will be made available to members of the multiple Grammy Award-nominated bandĂ˘€™s official fan club, DCFC Union Local #1138, beginning Thursday, March 24th (Please note: being a member of DCFC Union Local #1138 does not guarantee ticket availability). Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Saturday, March 26th via local ticketing outlets. For information on joining DCFC Union Local #1138, please visit www.dcfcunion.com. All other news and information can be found at Death CabĂ˘€™s official website, www.DeathCabForCutie.com where fans can also exclusively pre-order Ă˘€śCODES AND KEYSĂ˘€ť and stream the full album in its entirety three days before it hits stores. The exclusive pre-order will begin today March 23rd.
In addition to the just-announced dates, DCFC will herald the albumĂ˘€™s release with a series of live shows in and around their native Pacific Northwest. The shows Ă˘€“ which will also feature Bright Eyes - includes a pair of Canadian concerts, slated for May 24th at Edmonton, AlbertaĂ˘€™s Shaw Conference Center and May 25th at Calgary, AlbertaĂ˘€™s famed Stampede Corral. DCFC will return to the US for a May 27th performance at Bend, OregonĂ˘€™s Les Schwab Amphitheatre, followed by a May 28th headline appearance at the 2011 Sasquatch! Music Festival at George, WashingtonĂ˘€™s Gorge Amphitheater.
Upon the conclusion of the North American itinerary, Death Cab for Cutie will cross the Atlantic for a much-anticipated European tour, including stops across Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. A full series of North American headline dates is scheduled for later this year, with details to be announced in coming weeks.
In other news, DCFC recently unveiled the complete tracklisting for Ă˘€śCODES AND KEYS.Ă˘€ť The sonically innovative new collection marks the bandĂ˘€™s first all-new release since 2009, which saw the release of the single, Ă˘€śMeet Me On The EquinoxĂ˘€ť (featured on Chop Shop/AtlanticĂ˘€™s Ă˘€śTHE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON Ă˘€“ ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACKĂ˘€ť) as well as Ă˘€śTHE OPEN DOORĂ˘€ť EP, which later earned them their third consecutive Grammy Award nomination for Ă˘€śBest Alternative Album.Ă˘€ť That collection came hot on the heels of the RIAA gold-certified Ă˘€śNARROW STAIRS,Ă˘€ť which made a stunning debut atop the Billboard 200 upon its May 2008 release. Two Grammy nods followed the albumĂ˘€™s release, including Ă˘€śBest Alternative AlbumĂ˘€ť and Ă˘€śBest Rock Song,Ă˘€ť for the hit single, Ă˘€śI Will Possess Your Heart.Ă˘€ť
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 www.deathcabforcutie.com.
DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE
ON TOUR 2011
All Dates Feat. The Lonely Forest Except 5/24-27 w/Bright Eyes
18 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
20 Chicago, IL Metro
21 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
24 Edmonton, AB Shaw Conference Centre
25 Calgary, AB Stampede Corral
27 Bend, OR Les Schwab Amphitheatre
28 George, WA Sasquatch! Music Festival
1 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
3 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
4 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero
5 Boston, MA The Paradise
7 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre
9 San Francisco, CA Fillmore
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DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE
Ă˘€śCODES AND KEYSĂ˘€ť
Release Date: May 31st
1. Home Is A Fire
2. Codes and Keys
3. Some Boys
4. Doors Unlocked and Open
5. You Are A Tourist
6. Unobstructed Views
7. Monday Morning
8. Portable Television
9. Underneath The Sycamore
10. St. PeterĂ˘€™s Cathedral
11. Stay Young, Go Dancing
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