Low and Death Cab for Cutie team for tour

Lovers of Death Cab for Cutie will get rewarded for showing up early starting in April when Low, our not-so-slow-core-no-more neighbors from Duluth, joins them for a spate of shows. This pairing is a huge coup for Low, who have steadily grasped more rock conventions in their work while ne'r neglecting the gorgeous harmonies of Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker that got them noticed in the first place. This'll be in support of C'mon, the band's third Sub Pop album (and ninth overall), which was released last April.

Having experienced a Death Cab for Cutie show recently, Low fans who go to these concerts should expect a lot of attendees who could've been conceived to the dulcet tones of Long Division in 1995. Could be a bit of a mismatch, but probably less so than at any point in the past. The more experimentally minded DCFC's efforts on Codes and Keys, and this Robert Plant-approved segment of Low's career -- which has yielded several charming music videos -- could mesh better onstage than the divergent crowds coming out to support.

Here's one of the cornerstones of C'mon, "Witches." Within, Sparhawk chillingly reminds, "All you guys out there tryin' to act like Al Green, you're all weak."

Here are Low's 2012 dates, which include a showing at Friday's 7th Birthday show for the Current at First Avenue, and a bunch more European shows sans the Cutie connection.

Low Tour Dates (via)

Jan 27 First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
Mar 09 All Tomorrow's Parties, Minehead, United Kingdom
Mar 26 Teatro Central, Sevilla, Spain
Mar 27 Apolo, Barcelona, Spain
Mar 28 Teatro Kapital, Madrid, Spain
Mar 29 Sala Capitol , Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Mar 30 Kursaal, San Sebastian, Spain
Mar 31 Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain
Mar 31 Circulo de Arte de Toledo, Toledo, Spain
Apr 02 Glee Club (UK), Birmingham, United Kingdom
Apr 03 Royal Festival Hall, London, United Kingdom

w/ Death Cab for Cutie

04/10/12 Denver CO @ Ellie Caulkins Opera House
04/11/12 Omaha NE @ Omaha Music Hall
04/13/12 Louisville KY @ Louisville Palace
04/14/12 Grand Rapids MI @ Covenant Fine Arts Center / Calvin College
04/15/12 Milwaukee WI @ Riverside Theatre
04/16/12 Chicago IL @ Chicago Theatre
04/19/12 Toronto ON @ Massey Hall
04/20/12 Montreal QC @ St Jean Baptiste Church
04/21/12 Boston MA @ Citi Performing Arts Center / Wang Theatre
04/23/12 Providence RI @ Veterans Memorial Auditorium
04/24/12 Buffalo NY @ Kleinhan's Music Hall
04/25/12 Philadelphia PA @ Tower Theatre

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