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Death Cab for Cutie – Announce UK Tour

The band continued to affirm their lasting artistic legacy with a wide range of creative activity

Ahead of the release of their tenth studio album Asphalt Meadows later this month, Death Cab for Cutie have today announced a run of UK dates for March 2023 including their first ever show at London’s Royal Albert Hall, Tickets will be on general sale on 9th September at 9am.

Asphalt Meadows was produced by GRAMMY® Award-winner John Congleton (St. Vincent, Sharon Van Etten, Wallows), with singles released so far including “Foxglove Through The Clearcut”, “Roman Candles”, which arrived with a (quite literally) explosive one-take music video directed by Lance Bangs (Sonic Youth, Nirvana), and “Here to Forever” which is currently sat at #1 at AAA radio.

Death Cab for Cutie’s ninth studio album Thank You for Today was released in 2018. That album saw the band entering its second decade by both expanding and refining its signature sound, with highlights including lead single, “Gold Rush,” which reached #1 on Billboard’s “Adult Alternative Songs” chart.

The band continued to affirm their lasting artistic legacy with a wide range of creative activity in the years that followed, including diverse collaborations such as Chance the Rapper’s 2019 album track, “Do You Remember (ft. Death Cab for Cutie),” and Tycho & Gibbard’s acclaimed 2021 single, “Only Love.”

Gibbard presented a series of “Live From Home” livestreams throughout the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, helping raise over $250K in donations and supplies for various Seattle-area relief organizations. The livestreams – which showcased songs from Death Cab for Cutie, The Postal Service and his solo material, along with covers and other surprises – drew over 4.5 million total views as well as high profile media attention from The New York TimesThe New YorkerRolling StoneNewsweekVarietyNPR, and Stereogum, the latter of which pondered, “Is Ben Gibbard going to single-handedly get us all through quarantine?

December 2020 saw Death Cab for Cutie release The Georgia EP, initially offered as a 24-hour Bandcamp exclusive in advance of the crucial Georgia runoff elections that ultimately turned the state blue and secured Democratic control of the US Senate. The five-song project – which features covers of iconic artists from the great state of Georgia – raised over $100K for Fair Fight Action, the national voting rights organization founded by Stacy Abrams to promote fair elections around the country through voter education, election reform, and combating voter suppression. “Fair Fight is grateful for the support of Death Cab for Cutie in our fight for free and fair elections in Georgia and nationwide,” Abrams said later. “The Georgia EP helps tell the story of Georgia just as their contributions have helped us write the next chapter.”

In February of this year, Gibbard conceived, curated, and executive produced Ocean Child: Songs of Yoko Ono, an acclaimed tribute to the groundbreaking singer, songwriter, multimedia artist, and activist released in celebration of her 89th birthday. The collection – which includes Death Cab for Cutie’s own cover of “Waiting For The Sunrise” – also features contributions from a stunning range of diverse artists, including David Byrne, Japanese Breakfast, The Flaming Lips, and Sharon Van Etten. Ocean Child earned worldwide critical acclaim spanning The New York Times, Rolling Stone, NPR, The Guardian and more.

March 2023 UK Tour
18 Rock City, Nottingham, UK
19 Bord Gais Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
21 02 Institute, Birmingham, UK
22 Usher Hall, Edinburgh, UK
23 Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow, UK
25 Apollo, Manchester, UK
27 Dome, Brighton, UK
29 Royal Albert Hall, London, UK