The unlikely indie superstars that make up Death Cab For Cutie are embarking on an equally unlikely US Tour this spring. According to the official announcement, Ben Gibbard and company will be taking their latest opus, "Codes and Keys" to venues all across America, with the very same orchestra that performed on the strings-heavy disc.
According to Ben Gibbard's Twitter account, fans can "Expect older tunes never played live + recent stuff, all w/ killer arrangements."
The group are bringing along a young man named Trevor Power, perhaps better known to our readers as the sole member of Youth Lagoon. He will join Death Cab for most of the US tour, hot on the heels of the acclaimed debut album, "The Year of Hibernation".
In addition to his ambitious touring schedule, Gibbard took time out to sit for an interview with Runner's World Magazine. Apparently, the glasses-wearing prince of mope is an avid jogger, so much so that he competed in this year's LA Marathon.
“The marathon was the most difficult thing I’ve done in my life," he told the magazine. "To get through that, it made me realize I can get through anything. It really did shift something in my brain, flipped a switch I didn’t even realize was there. Whenever someone I know says, 'I could never do that.' I think: That’s exactly what I thought! It proves anyone can do it.”
In sadder Death Cab For Cutie News, it was revealed this week that Gibbard's two-year marriage to Zooey Deschanel is officially over. The two split late last year, but reportedly remain close friends. The "She and Him" songstress is currently being featured on the hit FOX television show "New Girl."
Death Cab For Cutie With Magik*Magik Orchestra US Tour Dates:
04-10 Denver, CO – Ellie Caulkins Opera House
04-11 Omaha, NE – Music Hall
04-13 Louisville, KY – Louisville Palace
04-14 Grand Rapids, MI – Calvin College
04-15 Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theatre
04-16 Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
04-19 Toronto, Ontario – Massey Hall
04-20 Montreal, Quebec – Eglise St-Jean Baptiste
04-21 Boston, MA – Wang Theatre
04-23 Providence, RI – Veterans Memorial Auditorium
04-24 Buffalo, NY – Kleinhans Music Hall
04-25 Philadelphia, PA – Tower Theatre
04-27 New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
04-30 Washington, DC – Strathmore
05-01 Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theatre
05-03 Austin, TX – ACL Live
05-04 Dallas, TX – McFarlin Auditorium
05-06 Mesa, AZ – Mesa Arts Center
05-07 Los Angeles, CA – Disney Hall
05-09 Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
05-13 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre