Watch Ben’s performance of his reimagined Beatles cover “And I Love Him” on Conan here.
London, we’re happy to share that we will be playing Meltdown on 18th June curated by Robert Smith of The Cure.
Tickets are on sale on 16th April at 10am BST. Get them here.
Ben contributed a cover to Universal Love, an album of wedding songs reimagined to be more inclusive. Listen to “And I Love Him” at universal-love.com.
For years, we have heard the cry. And today, we’re finally prepared to answer it: yes, we are coming to Brazil! We’re thrilled for our first-ever trip to South America. See you at the Popload Festival in São Paulo!
We’re thrilled to be playing the Travelers’ Rest festival with our friends The Decemberists and more! On sale now here.
Demonstrate your commitment to your loved one with our new shirts.
Happy Valentine’s Day! Pre-order at the online store.
New items, sales, and more at the online store! Shop now.
Next month in Los Angeles, Benjamin Gibbard will be performing in a benefit raising money for The Girls Home and No Kid Hungry.
On sale this Friday, 11/8/17, at 10am PT – tickets.
Happy to share that Ben’s full-length cover version of Teenage Fanclub’s classic 1991 album, ‘Bandwagonesque’, is out now! Listen to “The Concept” premiered by NPR Music here.
The album is available digitally following its limited edition release as part of Turntable Kitchen’s “SOUNDS DELICIOUS” monthly vinyl subscription service. The vinyl also includes an exclusive bonus 7″ vinyl including covers of Alex Chilton’s “Free Again” and Beat Happenings’ “Bad Seeds,” both of which were covered by Teenage Fanclub on a 7” vinyl released shortly after their release of ‘Bandwagonesque’ in 1992.
We’re very excited to announce a very special show next month in Seattle: an acoustic evening with our friends The Decemberists and Sera Cahoone. All proceeds from this event will be going directly to the ACLU Nationwide & Planned Parenthood organizations. Tickets are on sale this Friday, May 12th, at 10am PT here.
“We as Death Cab For Cutie are appalled by the divisive, xenophobic and misogynistic agenda the Trump Administration is attempting to implement in our country. We are proud to be joining our friends The Decemberists and Sera Cahoone in support of both the ACLU and Planned Parenthood at this pivotal time in our nation’s history.” – Benjamin Gibbard
“There are enough stories from this last week alone — the Trump administration’s attempts to curtail first amendment protections and the GOP’s passage of the heartless AHCA — to remind us that organizations like Planned Parenthood and the ACLU need our support now more than ever. We Decemberists are proud to do our bit to help those orgs stay funded and active in their communities, both local and nationwide. RESIST!” – Colin Meloy of The Decemberists
Ben will be playing solo shows in Washington, DC, and New York this July. These special shows will go on sale this Friday, May 5th at 10am ET but the artist presale begins tomorrow, Wednesday, May 3rd, at 10am ET at the links below.
More information here.
Ben will be performing solo at Acoustic Lakeside in Sittersdorf, Austria on July 22nd.
Limited tickets on sale at 7pm CET on March 24th here.
Just announced: A benefit show for Standing Rock & Water Protector Legal Collective. All proceeds will go to the Water Protector Legal Collective. Please visit waterprotectorlegal.org for more information. Ben will be performing solo and the evening will also feature a reading by author Sherman Alexie and performance by singer/songwriter Naomi Wachira.
I arranged this benefit because I was appalled by Donald Trump’s executive order to reinstate construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline. I believe water is more precious than oil and thoroughly support the right of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to defend both their land and sovereign treaty rights. All proceeds from this show will go to the Water Protector Legal Collective who continue to provide legal support for Native activists and their allies throughout this ongoing fight for justice.
Tickets on sale tomorrow at 10am PT here.
Every Thursday, we will release a tour from the vault on the online store. Each poster will be limited in quantity and available for one week only.
Check out this week’s poster here.
The Monkees’ “Me & Magdalena”, written by Ben, was named Rolling Stone’s 18th best song of 2016. Read more here.
We are excited to announce the following shows:
03/16 – Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Theatre
03/17 – Las Vegas, NV – The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
03/19 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues Anaheim
Tickets and more information here.
Ben is playing a string of special solo shows – one night at Pabst Theater on January 18th and two nights at Thalia Hall on January 19th and 20th. All with special guest Julien Baker!
Tickets + more here.
Watch the video to a timely new song “Million Dollar Loan” made for 30 Days, 30 Songs. Directed by Simian Design.
Million Dollar Loan is the result of a collaboration/arrangement process we as DCFC have never attempted before. After writing the song I recorded only acoustic guitars and vocals. I then sent these tracks to Dave, Zac, Nick and Jason. I gave them instructions to write, record and send back parts for MDL with the caveat that no one was allowed to hear what the others were doing. Upon receiving everyone’s work I was really amazed at how well everything worked together and arranged the song accordingly.
Lyrically, Million Dollar Loan deals with a particularly tone deaf moment in Donald Trump’s ascent to the Republican nomination. While campaigning in New Hampshire last year he attempted to cast himself as a self-made man by claiming he built his fortune with just a “small loan of million dollars” from his father. Not only has this statement been proven to be wildly untrue, he was so flippant about it. Like it was no big deal. It truly disgusted me. I remember thinking, “surely THIS will be the turning point. To refer to an amount of money most working class people will never see in their lifetime as ‘small’ illustrates a shocking lack of perspective. Assuredly now everyone will see this man for the charlatan he truly is.” And yet, here we are.
Donald Trump has repeatedly demonstrated that he is unworthy of the honor and responsibility of being President of The United States of America and in no way, shape or form represents what America truly stands for. He is beneath us. On November 8th we Americans must show ourselves and the world we are BETTER than this. – Ben
Watch a short film about Ben’s passion for trail running here!
Death Cab for Cutie performed on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night. Watch the clip below.
We, Death Cab for Cutie and Chvrches are deeply saddened by the recent passage of North Carolina’s hateful and dangerous House Bill 2 (aka, HB2 or the “bathroom law.”). We are appalled by how Governor Pat McCrory and his conservative cronies have stoked the flames of fear around an undocumented, non-issue (i.e., sexual predators posing as transgender for the purpose of molesting children) as a way to not only discriminate against transgender persons but also to undermine the constitutional rights of North Carolina’s entire LGBT community. This nefarious brand of bigotry is embarrassing for the state of North Carolina and has no place in this great nation.
Since the passage of this horrific legislation, we have been deliberating as to what to do about our show together in Charlotte on June 16th as well as Death Cab for Cutie’s show in Asheville on June 11th. While we whole-heartedly support the decisions of our contemporaries to cancel their upcoming appearances in political protest, we have decided to honor our commitments and play. These shows will now be staged as benefits for two terrific North Carolina based organizations, Freedom Center for Social Justice and Southerners On New Ground (SONG), whom we admire for their tireless defense of LGBT rights in the state of North Carolina. We will not be taking a single dime from these shows. All profits will be donated to these important organizations.
“We have absolutely loved playing in North Carolina over the past 17 years,” says Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard, “Not only have the crowds always been amazing but we have met so many wonderful people who remain friends to this day. Not to mention that the music of Chapel Hill’s Superchunk, Archers of Loaf and countless others have been integral to the ethos and sound of our band. And so it is with a heavy heart that we announce these shows in Asheville and Charlotte will be our last in North Carolina as long as HB2 stands. We sincerely hope we won’t have to wait long to come back”.
“We are incredibly distressed by HB2 and all that has been happening in North Carolina, but are also heartened to hear about so many people fighting to create positive change,” stated Chvrches’ Lauren Mayberry. “I know that our fans will join us and Death Cab in promoting equality, empathy and understanding between people, and we are proud to be supporting Freedom Center for Social Justice and Southerners On New Ground at this show.
“We know that all of us have a role to play in creating a world free from fear where attacks like HB2 are no longer feasible,” says Elias Lyles of Southerners On New Ground. “Death Cab for Cutie and Chvrches are acting in solidarity by using their concerts in North Carolina to lift up the voices and work of southern LGBTQ people of color, immigrants, and working class folks.”
If you are not able to attend the shows but are interested in donating to these organizations, you can do so here:
About The Organizations:
Freedom Center for Social Justice: Through established programs and initiatives that counter the effects of poverty and all forms of oppression, the Freedom Center for Social Justice addresses social, economic and other justice needs within the LGBTQ community, helping to create true culture change within communities, businesses, organizations and institutions that serve and connect to some of the most marginalized.
Southerners On New Ground: Southerners On New Ground (SONG) is a regional Queer Liberation organization made up of people of color, immigrants, undocumented people, people with disabilities, working class and rural and small town, LGBTQ people in the South. We believe that we are bound together by a shared desire for ourselves, each other, and our communities to survive and thrive. We believe that Community Organizing is the best way for us to build collective power and transform the South. Out of this belief we are committed to building freedom movements rooted in southern traditions like community organizing, political education, storytelling, music, breaking bread, resistance, humor, performance, critical thinking, and celebration.
Death Cab for Cutie will be performing at Toronto Urban Roots Fest this September. Get tickets here.
We are thrilled to announce that Death Cab for Cutie will be performing at Riot Fest Denver & Chicago this September! Tickets on sale here.
Seattle! We are pleased to announce that Death Cab for Cutie will be performing at Bumbershoot this September. Tickets on sale Friday, April 29 at 10am PT at www.bumbershoot.com.
Minneapolis! We are thrilled to announce that Death Cab for Cutie will be headlining Basilica Block Party on July 8th. Tickets on sale 4/16.
New video for “Good Help (Is So Hard To Find)”! Watch the animated video, directed by Walter Robot, below.
Montreal! We are thrilled to announce that Death Cab for Cutie will be performing at Osheaga Festival this July. Tickets and more info here.
Birmingham! We are thrilled to announce that Death Cab for Cutie will be headlining Sloss Music & Arts Festival this July. Ticket now on sale at www.SlossFest.com.
Death Cab for Cutie & CHVRCHES co-headline shows announced! Also select dates with Pure Bathing Culture. Ticket on sale now. More info here.
6/7 – Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica *
6/8 – Canandaigua, NY @ Marvin Sands Performing Arts *
6/10 – Richmond, VA @ The National ^
6/11 – Asheville, NC @ Thomas Wolfe Auditorium ^
6/14 – St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre *
6/15 – Charleston, SC @ Volvo Car Stadium *
6/16 – Charlotte, NC @ Uptown Amphitheater *
7/7 – Council Bluffs, IA @ Stir Cove
* w/ CHVRCHES + Pure Bathing Culture
^ w/ Pure Bathing Culture
We are thrilled to announce that Death Cab for Cutie will be performing at Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival which takes place on June 9-12 in Manchester, TN. Tickets go on sale Friday, 1/22 at noon ET.
New York! Death Cab for Cutie will be performing at The Governors Ball this June. Tickets and more info here.
We are thrilled to announce that Death Cab for Cutie will be performing at BottleRock Napa this May. Tickets on sale Thursday (1/7) at 10am PST. More info here.
Hey Missoula! We’re so excited to announce we’ll be back on May 6th, 2016 at Adams Center to make up for our cancelled 2015 show. Thank you for your patience while we sorted this out and see you all soon! Tickets available here.
Canada! We are excited to announce that Death Cab for Cutie will be hitting the road with Metric in March 2016 for the “Lights On The Horizon” tour. Tickets available now. Get yours here.
We are honored to be nominated for a Grammy for ‘Best Rock Album’!
Death Cab for Cutie remixed Yoko Ono’s “Forgive Me My Love”. Check it out here.
Bay Area! We are pleased to announce that Death Cab for Cutie will be performing at Live 105’s Not So Silent Night at Oracle Arena on 12/11. Presale starts 10/28 at 10am PT.
Seattle! Ben will be presenting his favorite music films as part of the Northwest Film Forum on 10/17-18 and 10/24-25. In addition to the screenings, the programing will also include a conversation between Ben and Lynn Shelton about scoring her film Laggies on 10/17 and after the Kurt Cobain: About A Son screening on 10/25, a conversation with Ben and Steve Fisk who collaborated with Ben on the film’s score. Get tickets here.
New Zealand + SE Asia tour announced! Presale tickets available Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 10am local. General on sale Friday, 10/9.
More info at deathcabforcutie.com/tour.
Congratulations to Death Cab’s Nick Harmer and his wife on the birth of their daughter! Unfortunately, as a result, we need to postpone the Missoula show tomorrow, September 30, and Spokane on Thursday, October 1. The new date for Spokane will be December 15 at the INB Performing Arts Center. We are working on a new date for Missoula and will have that information shortly so please stay tuned. Tickets for this week’s shows will be honored on the rescheduled dates. Thanks for understanding.
Reno, our sincere apologies for cutting last night’s show a bit short. We were experiencing extreme technical difficulties and weren’t able to finish the set properly. We appreciate you coming out and we will make it up to you soon. Promise.
Seattle! Death Cab for Cutie will be headlining 107.7 The End’s Deck The Hall Ball on 12/8. Tickets on sale Friday, 9/25. More info at http://www.deckthehallball.com/
Manila! Death Cab for Cutie will be playing Wanderland Music & Arts Festival on March 5th. Presale starts Friday at 10am local time. More info at: www.wanderlandfestival.com
Listen to Tycho’s remix of “The Ghosts of Beverly Drive” now exclusively on WIRED.
While in London, Ben performed a stripped down version of “The Ghosts of Beverly Drive” in a black cab. Check it out here.
Death Cab for Cutie stopped by Conan last night to perform “The Ghosts of Beverly Drive”! Watch it below.
Europe! DCfC have added shows in Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands and Switzerland to their fall tour.
Pre-sale starts Monday (6/22) at 10am CEST. General on sale 6/24.
More info here.
This morning DCfC premiered their new video for Kintsugi track “The Ghosts of Beverly Drive”. The video was directed by Robert Hales. Watch it here.
This morning Baltimore producer Dan Deacon shared his remix of “Black Sun” off DCfC’s new album Kintsugi. Listen below.
DCfC will be performing at the Life is Beautiful Festival on September 25-27 in Las Vegas. Tickets on sale now!
Tickets and more info here.
Death Cab for Cutie performed “The Ghosts of Beverly Drive” last night on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon! Watch it below.
Death Cab for Cutie must regretfully cancel tonight’s show at Iroquois Amphitheater, due to Ben being very sick. Though the band hopes to return soon, unfortunately, there is no rescheduled date at this time. All tickets will be refunded at the point of purchase. We appreciate your understanding and hope to make up for the inconvenience as soon as possible.
Sunday 26 July
170 Russell – Melbourne, VIC
Buy tickets here.
Saturday 1 August
Presented by Sydney Opera House
Sydney Opera House – Sydney, NSW
Tickets available here from 10:00am
Tuesday 4 August
HQ – Adelaide, SA
Buy tickets here.
Thursday 6 August
Metro City – Perth, WA
Buy tickets here .
In case you missed Death Cab for Cutie on NPR’s World Cafe yesterday, stream the full episode here!
Join DCFC this Friday, May 1st for a /r/Music Reddit AMA! It kicks off at 12:30pm EST.
UPDATE: Read all their answers here.
Death Cab for Cutie is playing The World Famous KROQ’s Weenie Roast Y Fiesta on Saturday, May 16th in Los Angeles!
Tickets go on sale Friday, May 1 at 12pm PT.
For details & ticket info visit KROQ’s website.
DCFC kicks off their tour with a sold out show in Kansas City tonight! For more information on all the band’s upcoming shows, visit the tour page.
Ben sat down with Cuepoint to discuss the science of songwriting, being a music fan and more in this recent interview.
“… a friend of mine once stated, which was, “You know, being a writer of any kind of discipline is kind of like being a magician. You’re defying the laws of physics.” There’s nothing there. And then there’s something there. That defies the first law of physics. So, in that sense, maybe there is something spiritual about the process of writing, in general, but having gone through all of the longer periods of writer’s block and unsuccessful writing, I subscribe more to the philosophy that “inspiration likes to find you hard at work” more than “you are just a vessel for some kind of cosmic transference of music that, if you’re in the right place at the right time, it’s beamed down to you.” – Ben
Read more of the Cuepoint interview here.
*photo from VSCO
Record Store Day Exclusive!
Nick will be DJing at Sonic Boom Records from 11am-12pm Saturday!
DCfC is releasing a limited edition 7″ split single featuring Freedy Johntson’s “Bad Reputation”. Freedy’s version and DCfC’s version are pressed on each side of the baby blue, coke bottle green splattered vinyl. Find it at your local record store here.
Death Cab for Cutie will play Splendour In The Grass this year at North Byron Parklands. For more information visit the tour page.
The band has just announced that they’ve added more shows to their North American tour!
Special pre-sale starts today at 10 am local time of the venue. Visit deathcabforcutie.com/tour for more information.
July 16 Twilight Concert Series Salt Lake City, UT***
Sept 10 Verizon Wireless Arena Manchester, NH
Sept 15 Red Hat Amphitheater Raleigh, NC*
Sept 17 Stage AE Pittsburgh, PA*
Sept 18 PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center Cincinnati, OH*
Sept 19 The LC Pavilion Columbus, OH*
Sept 21 ACL Live at the Moody Theater Austin, TX*
Sept 25 Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre San Diego, CA
Sept 26 Santa Barbara Bowl Santa Barbara, CA^
Sept 28 Grand Sierra Theatre Reno, NV^
Sept 30 Adams Center Missoula, MT
Oct 01 INB Performing Arts Center Spokane, WA
Oct 3 The Paramount Theatre Seattle, WA**
Oct 5 The Paramount Theatre Seattle, WA ^^
*** with Tune-Yards
* with Twin Shadow
^ with Best Coast
** with Unlikely Friends
^^ with Cataldo
DCFC recently performed at NPR Music’s Tiny Desk! The intimate, stripped-down set included both old and new songs, including “Black Sun” and “No Room in Frame” from their new album Kintsugi.
Watch the performance above.
Death Cab for Cutie performed “No Room In Frame” & “Black Sun” last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live. The band will perform “No Room In Frame” & “Black Sun”, along with the rest of Kintsugi next week as they kick off their North American Tour.
Re-watch the performances above and catch these songs live at a Death Cab for Cutie show by purchasing tickets here.
Next up from the DCFC Vaults- The guys discuss putting together “I Will Possess Your Heart” from the album Narrow Stairs. Released on Atlantic Records, 2008.
The day has arrived! The new album Kintsugi is now available worldwide!
Head here for your copy:
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Ben sat down with Grantland’s Andy Greenwald to talk about how he broke his wrist, the benefits of long distance running, and the new album Kintsugi.
On the next DCFC Vaults, the history of the “Stable Song”, from Plans. Released on Atlantic Records 2005. For more from the DCFC Vaults and music videos visit here.
Death Cab for Cutie is excited to announce that their new album, Kintsugi is now available to stream worldwide!
Listen to the album in its entirety here on NPR’s First Listen.
Next up from the DCFC Vaults- The guys talk about the making of “We Looked Like Giants”, from Transatlanticism. Released on Barsuk Records, 2003. For more from the DCFC Vaults and music videos visit here.
The next song from Kintsugi has been revealed!
Check out “Little Wanderer” in the video above.
It started with “Black Sun”, then “No Room In Frame”, then “Ghosts of Beverly Drive”, now DCFC reveals their next song from Kintsugi, “Little Wanderer”. Listen here first and stay tuned for more of “Little Wanderer” to be revealed later this week.
DCFC talk about a transitional time in their lives while recording We Have the Facts And We’re Voting Yes. Watch the video for a behind the scenes look into “The Employment Pages”. “It will always transport me back to that moment, where I feel like we just don’t know what’s going to happen, and yet, we all believe in this thing.”- Nick
Keep an eye out for for future installments of this series featuring the band discussing their favorite songs from each album in their catalog.
A day after the world premiere of DCFC’s “No Room In Frame” on NME, the second single from their upcoming album Kintsugi, the band has shared a new lyric video to pair with this week’s announcement. Instantly receive “No Room In Frame” and “Black Sun” when you pre-order Kintsugi.
Watch the lyric video for “No Room In Frame” here.
Death Cab for Cutie have unveiled ‘No Room In Frame’, a new song from their forthcoming eighth album ‘Kintsugi’ exclusively via NME.
The track comes just a few weeks after the band’s new-look line-up made their TV debut on David Letterman’s US chat show, with fresh recruits Dave Depper and Zac Rae joining longstanding members Ben Gibbard, Nick Harmer and Jason McGerr.
Read more at NME.
Watch Death Cab for Cutie perform “Black Sun” LIVE on the Late Show with David Letterman for the first time on national television!
Kintsugi, the band’s eighth studio album, is heralded by today’s release of the first single, “Black Sun”. Listen to “Black Sun here.Receive “Black Sun” instantly when you pre-order the new album Kintsugi, available on iTunes today! The album will also be available on vinyl as a double LP. The vinyl is pressed on two 180-gram LPs (one white, one gold) with an etched D-side all packaged in a gatefold jacket embossed with gold foil. A CD copy of the album is included inside the LP sleeve. You can also pre-order exclusive merch bundles including a limited edition Kintsugi poster and vinyl slipmat at the official web store.
05/08/15 Montreal, QC Metropolis
05/09/15 Portland ME State Theatre
05/12/15 Louisville, KY Iroquois Amphitheater
05/13/15 St Louis, MO The Pageant
07/12/15 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
10/03/15 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre
It started with a canvas hand painted by Ben. The canvas was cut into 33 pieces, each shipped to fans living in different cities around the US. With your help, the pieces have successfully come together unlocking the lyrics to the new single “Black Sun.” Watch how Ben created the canvas here. DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE
Available March 31st
- No Room In Frame
- Black Sun
- The Ghost of Beverly Drive
- Little Wanderer
- You’ve Haunted Me All My Life
- Hold No Guns
- Everything’s A Ceiling
- Good Help (Is So Hard To Find)
- El Dorado
- Binary Sea