SOURCE: Atlantic Records

Atlantic Records

April 26, 2011 13:47 ET

Death Cab for Cutie Unveil Summer Headline Tour; First Slate of Announced Dates Begin July 27th, All Shows to Feature Frightened Rabbit as Support; Fan Club Pre-Sale Tickets Available Starting Friday, April 29th; Eagerly Awaited New Album, "CODES AND KEYS," Arrives Everywhere on May 31st

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Apr 26, 2011) - Atlantic recording group Death Cab for Cutie has set details for their much-anticipated summer headline tour. The dates celebrate the upcoming release of the acclaimed band's eagerly awaited new album, "CODES AND KEYS," which arrives in stores and all online retailers on May 31st.

Death Cab for Cutie will hit the road beginning July 27th at Columbus, Ohio's LC Outdoor Amphitheater, followed by major shows across the U.S. and Canada. (see below itinerary). Pre-sale tickets to most of the newly announced dates will be available starting on Friday, April 29th at; all remaining tickets will then go on sale to the general public the following weekend, May 6th-8th (check local listings). All shows to feature acclaimed band Frightened Rabbit as support.

Furthermore, Death Cab for Cutie will also be among the top acts appearing at Montreal's upcoming Osheaga Festival, slated for July 31st. And as if that weren't enough, the band is also set for a two-night-stand at Los Angeles' famed Greek Theater on August 18th and 19th. For full details and as-yet-unannounced tour information, please visit

The new tour dates follow Death Cab for Cutie's imminent North American tour of intimate venues, all of which are long sold out. Those dates begin 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. In addition, a series of additional live shows are slated in and around the band's native Pacific Northwest, including headline dates in Edmonton, Calgary, and Bend, Oregon, as well as a May 28th headline appearance at the 2011 Sasquatch! Music Festival at George, Washington's Gorge Amphitheater.

Long known for their ingenious and imaginative videos, Death Cab for Cutie recently made history with the companion clip for their extraordinary new single, "You Are A Tourist." Directed by award-winning filmmaker Tim Nackashi (TV On The Radio, OK Go, Elvis Costello, Radiohead), and conceptualized by frequent collaborator Aaron Stewart-Ahn, "You Are A Tourist" is the first-ever live, scripted, single-take music video to be broadcast as it is filmed. The clip can be viewed now at

The first single from "CODES AND KEYS," "You Are A Tourist" is already ascending the airplay charts at multi-format radio outlets nationwide. The track is currently bulleting its way up the top 10 on both Billboard's "Alternative Songs" and "Rock Songs" tallies, ranking airplay detections as measured by Nielsen BDS.

"You Are A Tourist" is available now at all DSPs, including iTunes, where fans can pre-order "CODES AND KEYS" via iTunes Album Pass and receive album tracks plus the "You Are A Tourist" music video weeks prior to the official street date.

In addition, "CODES AND KEYS" is currently available for pre-order at An array of unique bundles are on offer, featuring such exciting exclusives as the "LIVE AT THE MT. BAKER THEATRE" DVD, a "CODES AND KEYS" t-shirt, a "CODES AND KEYS" tote bag, a full album stream 72 hours before street date, and one-year membership in the band's official fan club, DCFC Union Local #1138 (or one-year renewal for current members). All pre-orders receive an instant digital download of "You Are A Tourist."

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


ON TOUR 2011

18Toronto, ONPhoenix Concert Theatre - SOLD OUT
20Chicago ILMetro -SOLD OUT
21Minneapolis MNFirst Avenue -SOLD OUT
24Edmonton, ABShaw Conference Centre
25Calgary, ABStampede Corral
27Bend, ORLe Schwab Amphitheatre
28George, WASasquatch! Music Festival
1New York, NYBowery Ballroom -SOLD OUT
3Washington, DC9:30 Club -SOLD OUT
4Philadelphia, PATrocadero -SOLD OUT
5Boston, MAThe Paradise -SOLD OUT
7Los Angeles, CAEl Rey Theatre - SOLD OUT
9San Francisco, CAThe Fillmore -SOLD OUT
27Columbus, OHLC Outdoor Amphitheater
28Detroit, MIFox Theatre
29Toronto, ONTMolson Canadian Ampitheatre
31Montreal, QCOsheaga Festival
1Boston, MABank of America Pavilion
2Brooklyn, NYWilliamsburg Waterfront
5Philadelphia, PAMann Center for Performing Arts
6Pittsburgh, PAStage AE
7Columbia, MDMerriweather Post Pavilion
8Cary, NCKoka Booth Ampitheatre
10Nashville, TNBridgestone Arena
11Alpharetta, GAVerizon Wireless Ampitheatre
12New Orleans, LAKiefer UNO Lakefront Arena
13Grand Prairie, TXVerizon Theater
15Phoenix, AZComerica Theatre
16La Jolla, CARIMAC Arena
18, 19Los Angeles, CAGreek Theater
20Las Vegas, NVThe Pool
22West Valley City, UTMaverik Center
23Morrison, CORed Rocks Ampitheatre

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