Death Cab for Cutie Announce Unique 2012 North American Tour


Story by Cat Badra

Death Cab for Cutie will kick off a U.S. tour in April

Death Cab for Cutie have never fit neatly inside the cookie-cutter, alternative band mold. Now, the Seattle indie rock gents have announced a tour that certainly fits outside usual touring conventions.

Death Cab are planning a run of shows at small, historic venues throughout North America. Here’s where it gets interesting: Members of San Francisco’s Magic*Magik Orchestra will join the Cuties onstage for the gigs. It’s true– Death Cab are going symphonic! Known for their groundbreaking work with Mike Patton, John Vanderslice, the Walkmen and the Dodos, the Magic*Magik Orchestra joined up with Death Cab for Cutie for their recent installment of “VH1 Storytellers” and contributed all the string arrangements on the band’s latest album, “Codes and Keys.”

The North American tour is set to kick off April 10 in Denver, Colo., and run through May 13 in Seattle. Presale tickets for all shows will go on sale to the members of the band’s official fan club, DCFC Union Local #1138, starting this Friday (Jan. 20). General public tickets go on sale starting Jan. 27. Find complete tour dates, below.

“Codes and Keys” arrived at No. 3 at the Billboard 200 last May, buoyed by a catchy, pop-driven first single, “We Are a Tourist.” Death Cab for Cutie’s latest single, “Underneath the Sycamore,” will drop just before the upcoming tour, and the band recently recorded a music video for the song with director Walter Robot, who directed the group’s “Grapevine Fires” video. (Photo via Atlantic Records.)

Death Cab for Cutie 2012 North American Tour Dates:

04/10 — Denver, Colo., Ellie Caulkins Opera House
04/11 — Omaha, Neb., Music Hall
04/13 — Louisville, Ky., Louisville Palace
04/14 — Grand Rapids, Mich., Calvin College
04/15 — Milwaukee, Wis., Riverside Theatre
04/16 — Chicago, Ill., Chicago Theatre
04/19 — Toronto, ON, Massey Hall
04/20 — Montreal, QC, Eglise St-Jean Baptiste
04/21 — Boston, Mass., Wang Theatre
04/22 — Hartford, Conn., The Bushnell
04/24 — New Brunswick, N.J., State Theatre
04/25 — Philadelphia, Pa., Tower Theatre
04/27 — New York, N.Y., Beacon Theatre
04/30 — Washington, D.C., Strathmore
05/01 — Knoxville, Tenn., Tennessee Theatre
05/03 — Austin, Texas, ACL Live
05/04 — Dallas, Texas, McFarlin Auditorium
05/06 — Mesa, Ariz., Mesa Arts Center
05/07 — Los Angeles, Calif., Disney Hall
05/09 — Oakland, Calif., Fox Theater (Seated)
05/13 — Seattle, Wash., Paramount Theatre




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