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Death Cab for Cutie Announces New Album “Thank You for Today”

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Death Cab For Cutie. (Photo: Eliot Lee Hazel)

Death Cab For Cutie. (Photo: Eliot Lee Hazel)

Death Cab for Cutie has announced the release of their upcoming ninth studio album. “Thank You for Today” arrives everywhere on Friday, August 17th. 

“Thank You for Today” is available for pre-order now at all DSPs and streaming services HERE. All digital pre-orders are joined by an instant grat download of the first single, “Gold Rush,” available today. “Gold Rush” also comes accompanied by an official music video, which you can watch below. The Alex Southam-directed (alt-J, Mumford & Sons) video features Ben Gibbard performing the song amidst an increasingly crowded cityscape. 

Rich Costey (Fiona Apple, Franz Ferdinand, Muse) produced and mixed “Thank You for Today”. “Thank You for Today” marks the first Death Cab for Cutie release to see long time bandmates Gibbard, Nick Harmer, and Jason McGerr joined in the studio by new members Dave Depper (Menomena, Fruit Bats, Corin Tucker, Ray Lamontagne) and Zac Rae (My Brightest Diamond, Fiona Apple, Lana Del Rey, Gnarls Barkley). Depper and Rae have both been part of Death Cab’s touring band since 2015.

The highly anticipated new album was first teased in May with the release of a short clip to the band’s social channels. Today’s pre-order and single release arrive on the heels of another teaser unveiled last week, again featuring a track from the album.

Death Cab for Cutie will celebrate their new album with a much anticipated fall tour. The dates – which see the GRAMMY Award-nominated band playing intimate venues and theatres across North America – begin September 24th at Eugene, OR’s Hult Center for the Performing Arts and travel through mid-October (see attached itinerary). Due to popular demand, second shows have already been added in Philadelphia and Boston. Tickets for these two dates go on sale this Friday at 10 AM EST.    

One dollar from each ticket purchased through the band’s website will go towards The Aurora Commons – a Seattle based non-profit organization which offers a safe space for unhoused neighbors to rest, prepare a meal, connect to resources, and collectively create a healthy and vibrant community. Support on most dates comes from Charly Bliss; Cold War Kids will support on September 27th. For complete details, please visitwww.deathcabforcutie.com.

What’s more, Death Cab for Cutie have also recently unveiled plans for a very special free concert in their beloved Seattle commemorating the 90thanniversary of the city’s iconic venue, The Paramount. Hosted by comedian Hari Kondabolu, “The Paramount 90th Anniversary Celebration: The People’s Theatre” is set for Saturday, June 23rd – complete details can be found HERE. 

Meanwhile, Death Cab for Cutie are currently poised to embark on a limited series of sold-out international summer live dates, including headline shows in Amstelveen, NL and London – the latter set for June 18th as part of Robert Smith’s Meltdown at the Southbank Centre – as well as our own Salt Lake City, UT’s Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre (August 2nd) and Boise, ID’s Summerfield at Memorial Stadium (August 3rd). In addition, the band will be among the headliners at a number of upcoming festivals: Travelers Rest, curated by The Decemberists at Missoula, MT’s Big Sky Brewing Company Amphitheatre on August 4th and 5th, San Diego, CA’s X-Fest 2018 (August 11th), Long Beach, CA’s ALT 98.7 Summer Camp (August 12th), Life Is Beautiful Music & Art Festival in Las Vegas (September 21-23), Santiago, Chile’s Fauna Primavera (November 10th), Buenos Aires, Argentina’s Personal Fest 2018 (November 11th), and São Paulo, Brazil’s Popload Festival, set for November 15th at the world famous Memorial da América Latina.

Thank You For Today Track-List
1. I Dreamt We Spoke Again
2. Summer Years
3. Gold Rush
4. Your Hurricane
5. When We Drive
6. Autumn Love
7. Northern Lights
8. You Moved Away
9. Near/Far
10. 60 & Punk

Death Cab For Cutie 2018 Tour Dates 

JUNE
16           Amstelveen, NL Amsterdamse Bos Theater *SOLD OUT*
18           London, ENG                     Robert Smith’s Meltdown at the Southbank Centre *SOLD OUT*
19           London, ENG                     Scala *SOLD OUT*
23           Seattle, WA                        Paramount 90th Anniversary Celebration

AUGUST
2             Salt Lake City, UT             Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre *SOLD OUT*
3             Boise, ID                             Summerfield at Memorial Stadium
4-5         Missoula, MT                    Travelers’ Rest
11           San Diego, CA                    91X X-Fest 2018
12           Long Beach, CA                 ALT 98.7 Summer Camp 2018

SEPTEMBER
21           Las Vegas, NV                   Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival
24           Eugene, OR                        Hult Center for the Performing Arts *
25           Portland, OR                      Keller Auditorium *
27           Berkeley, CA                      The Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley †
29           Phoenix, AZ                        The Van Buren * *SOLD OUT*

OCTOBER
1             Dallas, TX                           Bomb Factory *
2             Kansas City, MO Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland *
3             Madison, WI                      The Sylvee *
5             St. Paul, MN                       Palace Theatre *
7             Chicago, IL                         Auditorium Theater *
9             Upper Darby, PA               Tower Theater *
10           Upper Darby, PA               Tower Theater *
12           Brooklyn, NY                     Kings Theatre *
13           Brooklyn, NY                     Kings Theatre *
14           Boston, MA                        Boch Center Wang Theatre *
15           Boston, MA                        Boch Center Wang Theatre *
17           Washington DC  The Anthem *
18           Charlottesville, VA            Sprint Pavilion *
19           Atlanta, GA                        Coca Cola Roxy Theater *
20           St. Augustine, FL               St. Augustine Amphitheatre *
22           Miami, FL                           The Fillmore Miami Beach *
23           Orlando, FL                        Hard Rock Live *

NOVEMBER
10           Santiago, CH                      Fauna Primavera
11           Buenos Aires, AR              Personal Fest 2018
15           São Paulo, BR                    Popload Festival
18           Mexico City, MX               Corona Capital

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