Death Cab For Cutie Throttles Up For Fall Tour

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Ben Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie plays the Bunbury Music Festival at Sawyer Point in Cincinnati June 2.

Death Cab For Cutie’s autumn undertaking begins at the Life Is Beautiful Fest in Las Vegas in late September and continues with headlining dates through the end of October.  Meanwhile, the band’s new album is expected to arrive this summer.

Word from Death Cab HQ is the recording of the new album is completed and the yet-to-be-released record marks the first time Ben Gibbard, Nick Harmer and Jason McGerr were in the studio with new members Dave Depper and Zac Rae.  But it wasn’t like the first day on a job where you’re meeting your new co-workers for the first time.  Depper and Rae have been part of Death Cab For Cutie’s touring band since 2015.

The band issued this teaser trailer to heighten the buzz about the new album.

Death Cab’s touring engine won’t be stuck in neutral in the months leading up to the fall outing.  The band has a couple of of June Europe gigs, including a stop at “Meltdown Festival” at London’s Southbank Centre.  Upon returning to the States, Death Cab For Cutie has shows in Utah, Idaho and Montana in August.

The last few years of touring for Death Cab have been made up headlining dates, festival appearances and co-bill outings with bands such as Metric and Chvrches.  Numbers submitted to Pollstar include the group’s June 2016 headlining performance at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium in Asheville, N.C., with 1,676 tickets sold out of 2,196 tickets available for a night’s gross reaching $72,315.

A presale for the fall tour is going on now.  One dollar from each ticket purchased via the band’s official website will go to Seattle-based non-profit The Aurora Commons, providing food, shelter and resources to the homeless.

General onsales launch May 4 at 10 a.m. local time.  Keep checking Pollstar’s Death Cab For Cutie page for updates.