Death Cab For Cutie's Benjamin Gibbard unveils U.S. tour dates -- show at Woman's Club
Photo by Tony Nelson
After bringing his Death Cab For Cutie band mates through the Twin Cities twice in a span of three months last year in support of Codes And Keys, DCFC frontman Benjamin Gibbard is coming back to the area this fall on a short U.S. tour to promote his first solo record, Former Lives.
Gibbard will be playing the Woman's Club on Thursday, November 1, with Advance Base (the new project from Casiotone For The Painfully Alone's Owen Ashworth) serving as the opening act. His solo album is due out on Barsuk Records on October 16, which will give fans a few weeks to spend with Gibbard's new solo material before his intimate show here.
Pre-sale tickets for the tour are being sold exclusively to Death Cab For Cutie fan club members beginning Wednesday, August 15 at noon. Tickets for the general public begin on Friday, August 17. More information can be found on benjamingibbard.net.
Gibbard has also recently teamed up with Dave Eggers and his imaginative McSweeney's cohorts for a new get-out-and-vote initiative called "90 Days, 90 Reasons," which aims to remind voters that we are in an election year, and why President Obama deserves another term.
Arcade Fire's Win Butler, Roger Ebert, Aimee Mann, and Judd Apatow are just some of the luminaries that have signed on to show their support for the President, and Gibbard's impassioned piece is featured as the first installment of the provocative and informative series.
Here are the current dates for Ben Gibbard's upcoming tour, with more to be added in the Northwest later on in the year:
Wed Sep 26 - Big Sur CA @ Henry Miller Library
Sun Oct 14 - Toronto ON @ The Danforth Music Hall
Thu Nov 01 - Minneapolis MN @ Assembly Hall at The Woman's Club w/ Advance Base
Fri Nov 02 - Chicago IL @ Athenaeum Theatre w/ Advance Base
Sun Nov 04 - Somerville MA @ Somerville Theater w/ Advance Base
Mon Nov 05 - New York NY @ Town Hall w/ Advance Base
Wed Nov 07 - Glenside PA @ Keswick Theatre w/ Advance Base
Thu Nov 08 - Washington DC @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue w/ Advance Base
Sat Nov 10 - Saxapahaw NC @ The Haw River Ballroom w/ Advance Base
Sun Nov 11 - Atlanta GA @ Variety Playhouse w/ Advance Base
Tue Nov 13 - San Francisco CA @ Palace of Fine Arts Theatre w/ Damien Jurado
Wed Nov 14 - Los Angeles CA @ Wilshire Ebell w/ Damien Jurado
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