We may be enjoying the last few weeks of summer, but don’t get discouraged just yet, because the fall has a lot of exciting releases up its sleeve: ISIS, Levek, Menomena, Enslaved… Add Death Cab for Cutie frontman Benjamin Gibbard‘s Former Lives to that list and you’ve got everything you need to keep a smile on your face and earphones on your ears.
Recently in the news for his tribute to long-time Seattle Mariners’ outfielder Ichiro Suzuki, who was traded to the New York Yankees last month, and his contribution to the “90 Days, 90 Reasons“ initiative for President Obama, Ben Gibbard is ready to take the spotlight on stage on a 13-date North American tour in support of his first solo album. That highly-anticipated release, Former Lives will hit stores on October 16 via Barsuk Records.
From East to West, passing through Canada and the Midwest, Gibbard will meet his public for the first time on his own… or almost. Advance Base and Damien Jurado will be supporting him for a handful of shows each.
Alright alright! You want to get tickets. If you’re a member of the Death Cab for Cutie Fan Club, you’re all set to get pre-sale tickets now. Not part of the fan club? JOIN! Or wait until this Friday, August 17 to claim your seats.
Tour dates below:
9/26 – Big Sur, CA @ Henry Miller Library
10/14 – Toronto, ON @ The Danforth Music Hall
11/01 – Minneapolis, MN @ Assembly Hall at The Women’s Club w/ Advance Base
11/02 – Chicago, IL @ Athenaeum Theatre w/ Advance Base
11/04 – Somerville, MA @ Somerville Theater w/ Advance Base
11/05 – New York, NY @ Town Hall w/ Advance Base
11/07 – Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre w/ Advance Base
11/08 – Washington, DC @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue w/ Advance Base
11/10 – Saxapahaw, NC @ The Haw River Ballroom w/ Advance Base
11/11 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse w/ Advance Base
11/13 – San Francisco, CA @ Palace of Fine Arts Theatre w/ Damien Jurado
11/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ Wilshire Ebell w/ Damien Jurado