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Benjamin Gibbard Becomes a Bro in ‘Teardrop Windows’ Video

Death Cab for Cutie singer kicks off solo tour

Though he’s got a firm stance on gay marriage, Death Cab for Cutie frontman Benjamin Gibbard is no one’s definitition of a tough guy. (Even if he’s earned bragging rights for his platinum-selling side project the Postal Service.) His brand new solo album Former Lives pulls its punches, so perhaps that’s why the sensitive fella makes an effort to re-tool his image in the tongue-in-cheek video for “Teardrop Windows.” After consulting a label goon played by comedian Kurt Braunohler (Bunk), Gibbard tries to become a bad boy — because “bad boys make wampum” — but he just can’t get it right. Try as he might to become a major bro — drinking in public, breaking into buildings, joining the cast of a reality show — Ben can’t overcome his innate niceness. Find him on the road via the following dates, and give homeboy a hug when you see him.

Benjamin Gibbard tour dates:
11/1 – Minneapolis MN @ Assembly Hall at The Women’s Club
11/2 – Chicago, IL @ Athenaeum Theatre
11/4 – Somerville, MA @ Somerville Theater
11/5 – New York, NY @ Town Hall
11/7 – Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre
11/8 – Washington, DC @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
11/10 – Saxapahaw, NC @ The Haw River Ballroom
11/11 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
11/13 – San Francisco, CA @ Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
11/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ Wilshire Ebell
11/16 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
11/17 – Seattle, WA @ Washington Hall
11/18 – Portland, OR @ The Crystal Ballroom
11/29  – Hamburg, Germany @ Kulurkirche Köln
11/30  – Berlin, Germany @ Passionskirche
12/3  – London, United Kingdom @ Union Chapel
12/4  – Brussels, Belgium @ ORANGERIE
12/5  – Paris, France @ Café de la Danse