SOURCE: Atlantic Records

September 06, 2006 14:08 ET

Death Cab for Cutie Sets Major Fall Tour; North American Trek to Feature Variety of Guests, Including Ted Leo + Pharmacists, Jenny Lewis, OK Go; Road Trip to Culminate on December 9th With

Hometown Show at Seattle's Key Arena

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 6, 2006 -- Atlantic recording group Death Cab for Cutie has unveiled details of their upcoming fall tour. Having spent much of the past two years on the road, the band is set to perform their third and final North American tour in support of their Grammy nominated album, "PLANS" (see attached itinerary).

The Seattle-based quartet will launch their six-week tour just outside Philadelphia at the Tower Theater on October 26th. The tour will then traverse the United States and Canada through December 9th, with Death Cab set to play their biggest-ever hometown show at Seattle's Key Arena. As ever, the tour will see Death Cab supported by some of today's best and brightest indie artists, with special guests including Ted Leo + Pharmacists, OK Go, and Jenny Lewis. Pre-sale tickets will be available starting Thursday, September 7 through the band's website (www.deathcabforcutie.com).

"I Will Follow You Into The Dark," the latest single from "PLANS," is shaping up as another radio success. The track is currently a top 30 favorite at both Alternative and Triple AAA radio. In addition, the song's companion video -- filmed in Romania with director Jamie Thraves (Coldplay, Radiohead) -- is among the top 20 Most Played clips at VH1. Death Cab for Cutie will perform "I Will Follow You Into The Dark" on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on September 25th.

Death Cab spent the summer on the road playing such North American, European, and Australian festivals as Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Roskilde, T In the Park, and Splendour In the Grass, as well as a number of headline dates. Variety magazine called the first of two headline shows at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles "phenomenal" and went on to label them "a band now possessed by a confidence that befits the strong, heartfelt material they play."

Earlier this year, Death Cab for Cutie released "DIRECTIONS," an innovative DVD anthology of short films inspired by every song on "PLANS." Each film on the long form collection -- which includes the hit singles, "Soul Meets Body" and "Crooked Teeth," as well as two bonus videos of unreleased songs -- was helmed by a different director, spanning well-known music video directors to as-yet-unheralded independent filmmakers.

Death Cab for Cutie is: Ben Gibbard: vocals, guitars, keyboards, Chris Walla: guitars, keyboards, Nick Harmer: bass, Jason McGerr: drums.

                    DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE
              North American Tour -- Fall 2006
           10/26 - 11/20: w/Ted Leo + Pharmacists
                  11/26 - 11/30: w/OK Go
           12/02 - 12/09: w/Jenny Lewis (except *)

OCTOBER
26          Upper Darby, PA        Tower Theatre
27          Rochester, NY          Auditorium Theatre
28          Ottawa, ON             Ottawa Civic Centre Theatre
30          Toronto, ON            Massey Hall

NOVEMBER
1           Montreal, QC           Metropolis
2           Boston, MA             The Opera House
4           Providence, RI         Providence Performing Arts Center
6           Washington, DC         Constitution Hall
8           New York, NY           Theatre at the Garden
10          Norfolk, VA            Norva
11          Belle Vernon,  PA      Ice Garden Arena
13          Columbus, OH           PromoWest Pavilion
14          Indianapolis, IN       Murat Theatre
15          Louisville, KY         Louisville Palace Theatre
16          Birmingham, AL         Alabama Theatre
17          Atlanta, GA            Fox Theatre
18          Clemson, SC            Littlejohn Coliseum -- Clemson Univ.
19          Orlando, FL            U of Central Florida
20          Coral Gables, FL       University of Miami -- BankUnited Center
26          Milwaukee, WI          Eagles Ballroom
27          St Louis, MO           The Pageant
28          Memphis, TN            Orpheum Theatre
29          New Orleans, LA        The Republic
30          Houston, TX            Hobby Center -- Sarofim Hall

DECEMBER
2           Mesa, AZ               Mesa Amphitheatre
3           Las Vegas, NV          The Joint / Hard Rock Hotel *
5           Irvine, CA             Bren Events Center
6           Santa Barbara, CA      Arlington Theatre
9           Seattle, WA            Key Arena
Ticket pre-sale begins Thursday, September 7 at www.deathcabforcutie.com

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