Death Cab for Cutie have begun teasing their forthcoming album and they’ve also announced a fall U.S. tour.
The forthcoming record will mark the band’s ninth studio album and their first full-length since 2015’s Kintsugi. Since then, lead vocalist Ben Gibbard covered Teenage Fanclub’s classic 1991 record Bandwagonesque in full, and the band released an original anti-Trump song called “Million Dollar Loan.”
The band teased their new album with a brand new video, which contains a brief clip of music and at the end, features the date “August 2018,” presumably the release date of their record. The percussion-led clip of music features ethereal synths and Gibbard’s distorted lead vocals as he repeats the lines, “I dreamt we spoke / I dreamt we spoke again.”
According to a press release, the band recently finished recording the album and it marks the first Death Cab for Cutie release to feature long-time bandmates Ben Gibbard, Nick Harmer, and Jason McGerr alongside new live members Dave Depper (Fruit Bats, Ray Lamontagne) and Zac Rae (Fiona Apple, Lana Del Rey).
The band’s newly announced U.S. tour will see the band play intimate venues and theaters across North America. The tour begins on Sept. 24 in Oregon and it continues through mid-October. Death Cab for Cutie pre-sales begin Wednesday, May 2 at 10 a.m. local time. All remaining tickets will be released to the general public on Friday, May 4 at 10 a.m. local time.
One dollar from each ticket purchased through the band’s website will go towards The Aurora Commons, a Seattle based non-profit organization that offers a safe space for unhoused neighbors to rest, prepare a meal, connect to resources, and collectively create a healthy and vibrant community.
Meanwhile, Death Cab for Cutie will also embark on a series of international summer live dates, including headlining shows in the Netherlands and the U.K. In addition, the band will headline a number of upcoming festivals, including Missoula’s Travelers’ Rest Festival, curated by The Decemberists, as well as Las Vegas’ Life Is Beautiful Festival and Brazil’s Popload Festival.
Check out Death Cab For Cutie’s upcoming tour dates below, beneath audio from their 2008 Daytrotter Session.
Death Cab For Cutie Tour Dates:
16 – Amstelveen, Netherlands @ Amsterdamse Bos Theater
18 – London, U.K. @ Robert Smith’s Meltdown at the Southbank Centre
02 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre (SOLD OUT)
03 – Boise, Idaho @ Summerfield at Memorial Stadium
04-05 – Missoula, Mont. @ Travelers’ Rest
21-23 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival
24 – Eugene, Ore. @ Hult Center for the Performing Arts
25 – Portland, Ore. @ Keller Auditorium
27 – Berkeley, Calif. @ Greek Theatre Berkeley
29 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Van Buren
01 – Dallas, Texas @ Bomb Factory
02 – Kansas City, Mo. @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
03 – Madison, Wis. @ The Sylvee
05 – St. Paul, Minn. @ Palace Theatre
07 – Chicago, Ill. @ Auditorium Theatre
09 – Upper Darby, Pa. @ Tower Theatre
12 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Kings Theatre
13 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Kings Theatre
14 – Boston, Mass. @ Boch Wang Theatre
17 – Washington, D.C. @ Anthem
18 – Charlottesville, Va. @ Sprint Pavilion
19 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Coca Cola Roxy
20 – St. Augustine, Fla. @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre
22 – Miami, Fla. @ The Fillmore Miami Beach
23 – Orlando, Fla. @ Hard Rock Live
15 – São Paulo, Brazil @ Popload Festival