Death Cab For Cutie will begin a fall North American tour with an Oct. 3-4 stand at Vancouver's Commodore Ballroom. The trek, which will feature Youth Group on the first portion and Stars on the secon

Death Cab For Cutie will begin a fall North American tour with an Oct. 3-4 stand at Vancouver's Commodore Ballroom. The trek, which will feature Youth Group on the first portion and Stars on the second, comes in support of the group's Atlantic debut, "Plans.”

Beforehand, Death Cab will also play Japan's Summer Sonic Festival on Aug. 13-14, New York's Central Park Summerstage with Stars and the Decemberists on Aug. 18 and the Austin City Limits festival on Sept. 24. “Plans” is due Aug. 30, but fans eager for an early taste can stream first single "Soul Meets Body" on Death Cab's official Web site.

Only a handful of the songs on "Plans" have been played live so far, a decision bassist Nick Harmer attributes to having worn out songs from Death Cab's 2001 release "The Photo Album" while road-testing them before hitting the studio.

"It was completely un-fun because everything was set in stone," Harmer tells Billboard.com of the experience. "Everyone had it in their heads about how certain songs sounded. We decided then and there we were never going to play any music until the record came out."

Harmer says the group is planning on hitting Europe early next year, but beyond that, "a lot will depend on what happens with the record. If it's doing well, we'll stick to our guns and stay with the plan we have. If it is doing incredibly well, maybe won't tour as much, and if it's doing terrible, maybe we'll tour even more!"

Here are Death Cab For Cutie's tour dates:

Oct. 3-4: Vancouver (Commodore Ballroom)
Oct. 5: Walla Walla, Wash. (Whitman College)
Oct. 7: Salt Lake City (In the Venue)
Oct. 8: Denver (Fillmore)
Oct. 10-11: Minneapolis (First Avenue)
Oct. 12: Chicago (Riviera Theatre)
Oct. 14: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Michigan Theatre)
Oct. 15: Toronto (Kool Haus)
Oct. 16: Montreal (Le Spectrum)
Oct. 17: Boston (Orpheum Theatre)
Oct. 19: New York (Hammerstein Ballroom)
Oct. 21: Carlisle, Pa. (Dickinson College)
Oct. 22: Providence, R.I. (Lupo's at the Strand)
Oct. 23: Washington, D.C. (9:30 Club)
Oct. 25: Philadelphia (Electric Factory)
Oct. 28: Nashville (War Memorial)
Oct. 29: Atlanta (Tabernacle)
Oct. 30: Orlando, Fla. (Hard Rock Live)
Nov. 4: Dallas (Ridglea Theatre)
Nov. 5: Austin, Texas (Stubb's BBQ)
Nov. 8: Phoenix (Marquee Theatre)
Nov. 9: San Diego (Soma)
Nov. 11: Los Angeles (Wiltern Theatre)
Nov. 13: San Francisco (Warfield Theatre)
Nov. 16: Portland, Ore. (Crystal Ballroom)
Nov. 18: Seattle (Paramount Theatre)

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