SOURCE: Atlantic Records

Atlantic Records

March 22, 2011 12:13 ET

Death Cab for Cutie Announce Underplay Tour; Acclaimed Band to Herald New Album With Exclusive Performances in Select Cities; Limited Pre-Sale Tickets Available to Fan Club Members on March 24th; General Public On-Sale Slated for March 26th; "CODES AND KEYS" Arrives Everywhere on May 31st

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 22, 2011) - Atlantic recording group Death Cab for Cutie will celebrate the release of their eagerly awaited new album with very special performances at intimate venues in select cities across North America. "CODES AND KEYS" will arrive in stores and at all DSPs on May 31st.

The tour begins May 18th at Toronto's Phoenix Concert Theatre, followed by further stops in Chicago, Minneapolis, New York City, Washington, DC, Philadelphia, Boston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco (see itinerary below). All shows will feature acclaimed band The Lonely Forest.

A very limited number of pre-sale tickets will be made available to members of the multiple Grammy Award-nominated band's official fan club, DCFC Union Local #1138, beginning Thursday, March 24th (Please note: being a member of DCFC Union Local #1138 does not guarantee ticket availability). Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Saturday, March 26th via local ticketing outlets. For information on joining DCFC Union Local #1138, please visit www.dcfcunion.com. All other news and information can be found at Death Cab's official website, www.DeathCabForCutie.com where fans can also exclusively pre-order "CODES AND KEYS" and stream the full album in its entirety three days before its hits stores. The exclusive pre-order will begin today March 22nd at 12pm ET/9am PT.

In addition to the just-announced dates, DCFC will herald the album's release with a series of live shows in and around their native Pacific Northwest. The shows -- which will also feature Bright Eyes -- includes a pair of Canadian concerts, slated for May 24th at Edmonton, Alberta's Shaw Conference Center and May 25th at Calgary, Alberta's famed Stampede Corral. DCFC will return to the US for a May 27th performance at Bend, Oregon's Les Schwab Amphitheatre, followed by a May 28th headline appearance at the 2011 Sasquatch! Music Festival at George, Washington's Gorge Amphitheater. 

Upon the conclusion of the North American itinerary, Death Cab for Cutie will cross the Atlantic for a much-anticipated European tour, including stops across Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. A full series of North American headline dates is scheduled for later this year, with details to be announced in coming weeks.

In addition, Death Cab for Cutie is scheduled to film an installment of VH1's acclaimed series, Storytellers. Full details and broadcast information will be announced shortly.

In other news, DCFC recently unveiled the complete tracklisting for "CODES AND KEYS" (see below). The sonically innovative new collection marks the band's first all-new release since 2009, which saw the release of the single, "Meet Me On The Equinox" (featured on Chop Shop/Atlantic's "THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON - ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK") as well as "THE OPEN DOOR" EP, which later earned them their third consecutive Grammy Award nomination for "Best Alternative Album." That collection came hot on the heels of the RIAA gold-certified "NARROW STAIRS," which made a stunning debut atop the Billboard 200 upon its May 2008 release. Two Grammy nods followed the album's release, including "Best Alternative Album" and "Best Rock Song," for the hit single, "I Will Possess Your Heart."

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

For up-to-the-minute news and tour information, please visit www.deathcabforcutie.com.

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DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE  
ON TOUR 2011  
All Dates Feat. The Lonely Forest Except 5/24-27 w/Bright Eyes   
 
MAY  
18 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
20 Chicago, IL Metro
21 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
24 Edmonton, AB Shaw Conference Centre
25 Calgary, AB Stampede Corral
27 Bend, OR Les Schwab Amphitheatre
28 George, WA Sasquatch! Music Festival
     
JUNE  
1 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
3 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
4 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero
5 Boston, MA The Paradise
7 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre
9 San Francisco, CA Fillmore
     
     
     
DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE
"CODES AND KEYS"
(Atlantic)
Release Date: May 31st
Complete Tracklisting
  1. Home Is A Fire
  2. Codes and Keys
  3. Some Boys
  4. Doors Unlocked and Open
  5. You Are A Tourist
  6. Unobstructed Views
  7. Monday Morning
  8. Portable Television
  9. Underneath The Sycamore
  10. St. Peter's Cathedral
  11. Stay Young, Go Dancing

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