Death Cab For Cutie Touring North America Behind Eighth Album, ‘Kintsugi.’

DeathCabForCutie-liveAlternative rock band Death Cab for Cutie is hitting the road for their 2015 tour. The group, which formed in Bellingham, WA back in 1997, is touring to promote their new album, “Kintsugi.” Currently, Death Cab for Cutie is signed to Atlantic Records and their album “Kintsugi” will be released in March, 2015. The first single from the album, “Black Sun,” was previously released on January 26, 2015 (watch video below).

Death Cab for Cutie is made up of Ben Gibbard, Jason McGerr and Nick Harmer. Former member and producer, Chris Walla, is featured on the new album, however, it is his last with the group. This album follows seven others, the last being “Codes and Keys” from 2011. The group has also released a number of EPs, one live album and a demo.

Fans often describe Death Cab for Cutie as an emo or indie pop group, and they are best known for their unusual use of unique instrumentation. The band is also known for the distinctive voice of lead singer, Ben Gibbard and their inimitable lyrics. The group is often compared to bands like Modest Mouse, The Decemberists and Band of Horses.

Though the band has been around the music scene for almost two decades, they didn’t really come into critical fame until they released their fourth album, “Transatlanticism,” in 2003. This album made it into the top 100 of the Billboard 200, and paved the way for their next albums, “Plans,” “Narrow Stairs” and “Codes and Keys.” These albums made it to 4, 1 and 3 on the Billboard 200.

As the group prepares to take the stage on their upcoming tour, fans are sure to hear a mix of new songs off of their new album as well as old favorites such as “I Will Follow You Into The Dark” and “You Are A Tourist.” The tour kicks off in April and will run through October. Joining the group for select shows are The Antlers, TUnE-YArDs, Built To Spill and Explosions In The Sky. In addition to several shows on American soil, Death Cab for Cutie will also be taking on the European festival circuit with shows in Berlin, London, Paris and Oslo, among others.

Tickets to DCFC’s 2015 North American tour are currently on sale.

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Aerosmith, The Beach Boys to Headline Milwaukee’s 45th Annual Summerfest

Summerfest, often called “The Big Gig”, is an annual Milwaukee, Wisconsin festival that was dubbed “The World’s Largest Music Festival” by the Guinness World Records back in 1999. Held every summer from about a week before July 4 until a few days after, Summerfest is jam packed full of music, food, shopping and good times in the warm summer sun. Summerfest has 11 different stages that showcase a variety of musical acts and for just a small admission charge you can see every band or musician that is playing that day.

Summerfest 2012 runs from June 27th to July 8th, but it will be closed on Monday, July 2. This year’s Summerfest is certain to be just as exciting as previous years, if not more so, when a wide variety of popular bands and musicians take to the stages for your listening pleasure. Some of the musicians that will playing this year include: Rascal Flatts, Kool & the Gang, Gov’t Mule, Death Cab For Cutie, Ziggy Marley, Kelly Clarkson, Train, Lady Antebellum, ZZ Top, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Aerosmith, The Beach Boys 50th Anniversary Tour and many, many more.

Summerfest 2012 lineup and tickets. Read more

Jack White, The Roots, Bon Iver, Beck to Headline The 2012 Sasquatch! Music Festival

Since 2002, The Sasquatch! Music Festival has been a place where music fans can experience the best musicians of indie rock every May. Past big name acts include Death Cab For Cutie, Modest Mouse, M.I.A., R.E.M, and Micheal Franti & Spearhead. This year’s Sasquatch! Music Festival will be certain to live up to its reputation of showcasing the biggest names of indie rock with performers like Jack White, The Roots, Bon Iver, Beck, Beirut, Ben Howard, Imelda May, Mogwai, The Shins, Girl Talk, and Tenacious D, plus a great variety of the other hot names in indie music.

The Sasquatch! Music Festival is held at The Gorge in George, Washington from May 25th to 28th and it is certain to be 4 days full of pure indie music excitement that will be a weekend to remember for all who attend. Although there are no single day tickets, a four day admission pass to The Sasquatch! Music Festival includes camping and parking for an entire weekend full of musical fun.

Complete Sasquatch Music Festival lineup and tickets. Read more

Death Cab for Cutie Announce Tour Dates with Backing Orchestra

After the release of their 2011 album, Codes and Keys, Death Cab for Cutie will head out on a 2012 North American tour starting April 10th at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver, Colorado.

In total, the tour will take them on a 22-date trek across the United States and Canada. What makes this tour so special is that they’ll be accompanied by a 8-piece backing orchestra, the Magik*Magik Orchestra, who provided the string arrangements on Codes and Keys. Read more

The Flaming Lips and Bob Mould to Headline Noise Pop 2012

Since 1993, the annual San Franciscan indie rock music, film and arts festival known as Noise Pop has been showcasing a wide variety of talented indie musicians and artists. Past years Noise Pop fests have included indie rock musicians like Modest Mouse, Bob Mould, Death Cab For Cutie, The Shins and a vast variety of other indie rock legends who gained their first exposure to future fans by playing at this amazing event.

If you have heard about the amazing musicians that have played past Noise Pop Festivals and you want experience this hip musical event yourself, know that 2012’s lineup, which includes the indie rock super group The Flaming Lips, will be certain to be just as electrifying as the Noise Pop fests of past years. Read more

Death Cab For Cutie & Empire of the Sun Confirmed for Treasure Island 2011

The Treasure Island Music Festival just announced the lineup to their 2011 edition yesterday and it features headlining acts Empire of the Sun and Death Cab For Cutie.

Empire of the Sun will headline the first night, Saturday, October 15th while Death Cab For Cutie will close out the festival on Sunday, October 16th. Read more