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DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE UNVEILS “GOLD RUSH” LYRIC VIDEO – FEATURING BEN GIBBARD

8x Grammy Award nominated band Death Cab for Cutie announce the debut of an official lyric video for “Gold Rush” – the first single off their forthcoming ninth studio album “Thank You for Today,” out everywhere August 17th. In a nod to the song’s message – a requiem for an ever disappearing urban skyline – the video features Ben Gibbard flipping through the track’s lyrics in front of a new construction site. The visual was shot by Death Cab for Cutie bassist Nick Harmer.

Says Gibbard of the inspiration for the track: “I’ve had this realization only recently that so many of my memories are tied to my geography. And when that geography changes, it’s as if you’re not only coming to terms with the passage of time, but it’s as if you’re losing those people and that time in your life all over again. Cities are in constant flux, and I’m not claiming victimhood in this, but the speed at which Seattle is changing, and people of color and creative communities are being pushed out, is alarming.”

The band made their debut television performance of the single last week on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” – watch HERE. They followed that performance with a headline set during Seattle’s Paramount Theatre 90th Anniversary Celebration, which was lauded by the Seattle Times as “a euphoric release… sonic eloquence.”

Death Cab for Cutie will celebrate their new album with a much anticipated fall tour. The dates – which see the 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. Due to popular demand, second shows have already been added in Philadelphia and Boston. Last week, the band announced a UK/European tour, set to kick off at the top of next year (see attached itinerary for full set of dates).

DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE

TOUR 2018

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 * *SOLD OUT*

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

JANUARY

24           Dublin, IE                              Olympia Theatre

25           Manchester, UK                  Albert Hall

26           Glasgow, UK                        O2 Academy Glasgow

28           Nottingham, UK                  Rock City

29           Leeds, UK                             O2 Academy Leeds

30           Bristol, UK                            O2 Academy Bristol

FEBRUARY

1             London, UK                          Eventim Apollo

2             Paris, FR                                Le Trianon

3             Antwerp, BEL                       De Roma

5             Utrecht, NL                        Tivoli / Vredenburg Grote Zaal

6             Cologne, GER                      Live Music Hall

7             Berlin, GER                           Astra

9             Hamburg, GER                     Grosse Freiheit

10           Copenhagen, DK                 Vega

11           Stockholm, SE                     Cirkus

12           Oslo, NO                               Sentrum Scene

~ w/ Pedro the Lion

* w/ Charly Bliss

† w/ Cold War Kids

ADDITIONAL DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED

www.deathcabforcutie.com

About RJ Frometa

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