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Death Cab for Cutie Announce New Album and Tour

Death Cab for Cutie have announced a new album and headlining U.S. tour. The as-yet-untitled record will be the first for the long-running indie pop band without founding guitarist and producer Chris Walla, and will arrive in August 2018 according to a new teaser video.

Death Cab’s last album was 2015’s Kintsugi, after which Walla announced his departure to continue making music and producing for other artists. Since then, frontman Ben Gibbard has covered Teenage Fanclub’s Bandwagonesque in its entirety, and his band released a one-off anti-Trump tune called “Million Dollar Loan” as part of the 30 Days, 30 Songs series. Touring members Dave Depper and Zac Rae will join Death Cab in the studio for the first time on the new album, according to a release.

The teaser video features a snippet of new music, led by spacey Rhodes piano and driving drums. See the video below and Death Cab’s tour dates after that.

Death Cab for Cutie 2018 tour

June 16 – Amstelveen, Netherlands @ Amsterdamse Bos Theater
June 18 – London, England @ Robert Smith’s Meltdown at the Southbank Centre
August 2 – Salt Lake City @ UT Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre
August 3 – Boise, ID @ Summerfield at Memorial Stadium
August 4-5 – Missoula, MT @ Travelers’ Rest
September 21-23 – Las Vegas, NV @ Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival
September 24 – Eugene, OR @ Hult Center for the Performing Arts
September 25 – Portland, OR @ Keller Auditorium
September 27 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre Berkeley
September 29 – Phoenix, AZ @ Van Buren
October 1 – Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory
October 2 – Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
October 3 – Madison, WI @ The Sylvee
October 5 – St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre
October 7 – Chicago, IL @ Auditorium Theatre
October 9 – Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theatre
October 12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre
October 13 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre
October 14 – Boston, MA @ Boch Wang Theatre
October 17 – Washington DC @ Anthem
October 18 – Charlottesville, VA @ Sprint Pavilion
October 19 – Atlanta, GA @ Coca Cola Roxy
October 20 – St. Augustine, FL St. @ Augustine Amphitheatre
October 22 – Miami, FL @ The Fillmore Miami Beach
October 23 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
November 15 – São Paulo, BR @ Popload Festival