Death Cab for Cutie Schedule
As one of indie rock's greatest success stories, Death Cab for Cutie started out as
a side project, but now is one of the top players on the music scene. Now is your chance to hear songs like Soul Meets Body
and Crooked Teeth live!
The band has dates set for 2014 at the Boston City Hall Plaza in Boston, Massachusetts; and
Constellation Brands Performing Arts Center in Canandaigua, New York. Make sure you reserve your Death Cab for Cutie tickets
in advance today through StubHub. This is one show you just can't afford to miss!
Death Cab for Cutie Background
Cab for Cutie initially started out as a side project for Ben Gibbard, a singer/guitarist and engineering student at Western
Washington University, dividing his time between his music and studies. He took a hiatus from his band, Pinwheel, to cut his
own album brimming with solo material in the summer of 1997. Assisted by producer Chris Walla, the collaboration culminated
into an eight-song cassette called You Can Play These Songs with Chords. Locally, the tape became a hit, and Gibbard turned
to his circle of friends to found a band with the intent to take the songs to the live stage. Nathan Good (drummer) and Gibbard's
roommate, Nick Harmer (bassist) joined in on Gibbard's musical quest, and Walla became the band's lead guitarist. The newly
formed lineup became known as Death Cab for Cutie and inked a deal with Seattle's Barsuk Records within just a year of its
inception. Something About Airplanes served as the quartet's studio premiere in 1998. The album featured tunes from the tape,
You Can Play These Songs with Chords, along with pop tunes aligned with the sound of Built to Spill.
Walla and Gibbard
continued to work on their own pet projects but that didn't stop Death Cab for Cutie from stepping into the studio to work
on their sophomore album, We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes. Just before the album's release, Good exited the band, and
Michael Schorr took his place. The Forbidden Love EP came out in 2000 as well, and The Photo Album, the band's third project,
arrived in 2001. At this point, the band had cultivated a tremendous following, and in 2002, You Can Play These Songs with
Chords was re-released in 2002 with even more original material. Transatlanticism dropped in 2003 along with the announcement
of another drummer, Jason McGerr. This album served as a milestone in the band's career, drawing notice from music execs and
consumers. In fact, the band's music was included in multiple episodes of The O.C. A live disc was released called The John
Byrd E.P. Eventually, the band signed on with Atlantic Records in November 2004. Plans arrived the following summer and landed
at No. 4. It claimed a spot on the Billboard charts for almost a year and garnered platinum certification, cemented by its
three solid singles.
Soon the media joined in on the hype, and Death Cab for Cutie was featured on the cover of Spin
magazine and also made an appearance on Saturday Night Live. Their major-label debut earned them a Grammy nod as well. In
2008, the band released Narrow Stairs, which dropped at the top of the Billboard 200. They continued to finish out the year
on tour while Something About Airplanes - a deluxe version - arrived in November. In the first part of 2009, Death Cab for
Cutie continued touring, taking stages in Australia and Japan. The Open Door EP was welcomed in the spring, and included songs
that were pushed to the side from the Narrow Stairs sessions. Codes and Keys came out in 2011, followed by an EP of remixes.
Death Cab for Cutie Albums
Death Cab for Cutie's albums include: Something About Airplanes (1998); We Have the
Facts and We're Voting Yes (2000); The Photo Album (2001); Transatlanticism (2003); Plans (2005); Narrow Stairs (2008); and
Codes and Keys (2011).
Death Cab for Cutie Trivia
Do you ever wonder what inspired the band's name? Death
Cab for Cutie borrowed their name from a song by the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band.
Death Cab for Cutie Fan Experience
an alternative band like Death Cab for Cutie decides to go out on another tour to bring their music to the masses, you owe
it to both you and your friends to make a point of seeing one of their shows. With their authentic brand of music, every member
of Death Cab for Cutie is more than prepared to take to the stage and rock out like never before. So while you've likely listened
to any one of Death Cab for Cutie's albums in your car or at home, nothing can properly prepare you for the amazing show you'll
be getting when you see them perform live! The band delivers an awesome performance with every single member giving the energy,
talent, and stage presence to make each and every one of their live shows an event to remember. You'll have songs stuck in
your head long after the show is over, and chances are good that you wouldn't have it any other way. So be sure that you'll
be able to make it to the show by getting your tickets from StubHub today!