Ben Gibbard - The 2014 Tour
The inspirational vocalist and guitarist responsible for mega acts such as Death Cab
for Cutie and the Postal Service is back, hitting the road on a mind blowing solo act that will wow and amaze fans from all
across the music spectrum. Ben Gibbard will be playing The Neptune, located in the heart of downtown Seattle, where he'll
be playing to a screaming sold out crowd for one exclusive night of amazing music. Ben's stop in Washington is just one component
of his exciting 2014-2015 tour, a brief break from his extensive tour commitments from Death Cab for Cutie and the Postal
Service. If you don't see Ben heading to an area near you, keep calm and carry on because he is always adding exciting tour
stops to his exciting performance schedule. Keep up to date on all of his latest engagements and shows right here on StubHub,
the internet's number one resource for concert tickets on the web.
From packed amphitheatres to dimly lit lounges, the
Ben Gibbard 2014-2015 tour is the biggest event in indie rock of the decade, with this alternative rock scion bringing his
genre defining sound onto the tour circuit one more time. With a kickoff in Washington, be sure to keep your eyes and ears
open for the next step on the Ben Gibbard express as he makes his way to the hottest and most iconic venues that North America
has to offer. Don't miss your chance catch Ben when he passes through a local near you!
About Ben Gibbard
up in the capital of the grunge movement in the state of Washington, Ben would be heavily influenced by the burgeoning music
scene that would dominate the local music culture and eventually explode into a nationwide phenomenon. While Ben always pursued
music as a passion, his formative years were spent as a normal teenager, with him graduating high school and attending Western
Washington University to obtain a degree in engineering. Ben would have various musical side projects at the time, including
a band named All-Time Quarterback and as a guitarist for local band Pinwheel, before embarking on his first breakthrough project
Death Cab for Cutie. Ben would recruit Chris Walla, Nick Harmer, and Nathan Good to form out the core of the band and begin
touring and recording locally.
Ben oversaw the band's early works, including their biggest break yet, 2003's Transatlanticism.
The album would take Ben and the band directly into the mainstream, with the band's works becoming central pieces of Americana
that invaded airwaves, film, and television, including usage on popular TV series The O.C., Californication, and CSI; and
in cinema, including the Vince Vaughn classic Wedding Crashers, Emma Stone's Easy A, and the critically acclaimed youth tale
of Mean Creek. With newfound commercial appeal Ben would sign the band to Atlantic Records, and get to work his second Death
Cab masterpiece Plans, which would net him and the band their first grammy nomination for Best Album. By the late 2000s, Ben
was taking the Death Cab sound to wherever he pleased, eschewing commercial sensibilities in favor of something more musically
meaningful. Despite his leaving the beaten path of pop indie hits, the band would still receive numerous Grammy nods that
cemented them as premier musicians on the music stage.
Ben's solo releases have come at two important times in his career,
once in 2003 with a collaboration with underground musician Andrew Kenny and again in 2012, his first true solo breakout that
would define him separately from his previous Death Cab and Postal Service albums. Ben's musical retinue continues to expand,
with him recently promoting a return tour with the Postal Service, after the project experienced a near ten year hiatus. While
Death Cab for Cutie remains his primary commitment, Ben's thirst for musical exploration is unquenchable as he continues to
release hit albums every year, changing the indie music landscape with each and every new release.
work from the Postal Service would be limited to one album, Give Up, which dropped in 2003 and was emotional result of a rough
breakup that Ben was going through. The emotion on the album shined through brightly, combining with musical genius to create
one of the defining albums of the 00s that would easily go platinum and light up the US and UK music charts across the board.
The album was a collaboration between Gibbard and Jimmy Tamborello, and spawned the timeless hit "Such Great Heights", as
well as "The District Sleeps Alone Tonight" and "We Will Become SIlhouettes".
Ben's Death Cab discography includes 2003's
Transatlanticism and 2005's Plans, both hallmarks of the indie rock scene that moved hundreds of thousands of units and had
heaps of critical acclaim lumped upon them. The albums would spawn some of the most iconic songs of the 00s, including "The
New Year", "The Sound of Settling", "Soul Meets body", "I Will Follow You into the Dark", and "I will Possess Your Heart".
paramount solo work would be 2012's Former Lives, which was released on his former label Barsuk and featured a litany of guest
performers that included Jon Wurster and Zooey Deschanel. The album would receive an 89% rating form AbsolutePunk, and invade
alternative airwaves all across North America. Amongst its many tracks, the album was carried by hits such as "Bigger Than
Love", "Shepherd's Bush Lullaby", and "A Hard One to Know".
Ben has tried his chops at acting in
the film Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, released in 2009. The film was directed by John Krasinski, who you may know as
the notorious prankster Jim from the American T.V. series The Office.
The Ben Gibbard Concert Experience
he's belting out his heavily layered and dynamic solo work or performing a solo rendition of your favorite Death Cab and Postal
Service hits, the Ben Gibbard concert experience always delivers one of the most intimate and musical experiences in existence
today. Don't miss Ben's sweet croons and unbeatable showmanship when he heads to a venue in your area. Get your tickets today!