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Tour Updates: Ben Gibbard, Sean Lennon

Ben Gibbard maps solo tour. Sean Lennon prepares Friendly Fire for road.

Ben Gibbard, frontman of indie rock heavyweights Death Cab for Cutie, has announced a 16-date solo tour with Johnathan Rice and Pedro the Lion’s David Bazan, Pitchfork reports. The outing will kick off May 3 at Minneapolis’ First Avenue venue, then head east with stops in New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. Next, the strumming threesome will descend the East Coast, log a few gigs in the southwest, and wrap with a jaunt up the West Coast.

Ben Gibbard tour dates:

5/3, Minneapolis, MN (First Avenue)
5/4, Chicago, IL (Metro)
5/5, Detroit, MI (Majestic Theatre)
5/7, Somerville, MA (Somerville Theatre)
5/8, New York, NY (Town Hall)
5/9, Philadelphia, PA (Theatre of Living Arts)
5/10, Washington, DC (9:30 Club)
5/11, Carrboro, NC (Cat’s Cradle)
5/12, Atlanta, GA (Center Stage)
5/13, Nashville, TN (City Hall)
5/14, Dallas, TX (Granada Theater)
5/15, Austin, TX (Emo’s)
5/17, Los Angeles, CA (Royce Hall)
5/18, San Francisco, CA (Fillmore)
5/19, Portland, OR (Roseland Theater)
5/20, Seattle, WA (Showbox)

In additional tour news, Sean Lennon, son of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, has announced a 21-date U.S. outing behind his 2006 release Friendly Fire, set to kick off March 30 in Dallas, TX. From there, Lennon will embark on a counter clockwise tour of the U.S. leading through the south, up the East Coast, and west across America’s midsection. The tour will conclude at San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall on April 29.

Sean Lennon tour dates:

3/30, Dallas, TX (Gypsy Tea Room)
3/31, Austin, TX (Parish)
4/3, Atlanta, GA (Smith’s Olde Bar)
4/4, Athens, GA (Melting Pot)
4/5, Asheville, NC (Orange Peel)
4/6, Carrboro, NC (Cat’s Cradle)
4/7, Charlottesville, VA (Starr Hill Music Hall)
4/9, Asbury Park, NJ (Stone Pony)
4/12, Boston, MA (Paradise Rock Club)
4/13, New York, NY (Irving Plaza)
4/15, Buffalo, NY (Tralf)
4/16, Detroit, MI (St. Andrews Hall)
4/17, Milwaukee, WI (Pabst Theater)
4/19, St. Louis, MO (Blueberry Hill Duck Room)
4/20, Kansas City, MO (Grand Emporium)
4/21, Denver, CO (Bluebird Theatre)
4/24, Los Angeles, CA (Roxy Theatre)
4/25, Solana Beach, CA (Belly Up Tavern)
4/27, Anaheim, CA (House of Blues)
4/28, San Luis Obispo, CA (Downtown Brew)
4/29, San Francisco, CA (Great American Music Hall)

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