Atlantic act Death Cab For Cutie will begin a North American headlining theater tour on Oct. 26 in Philadelphia. The fall tour follows a successful summer playing large festivals and a co-headlning to
Atlantic act Death Cab For Cutie will begin a North American headlining theater tour on Oct. 26 in Philadelphia. The fall tour follows a successful summer playing large festivals and a co-headlning tour with Franz Ferdinand that sold out nearly every date. The trek wraps Dec. 9 at Key Arena in the band's hometown of Seattle.
“On this tour we tried to find the most beautiful theaters that we could, places like Tower Theatre in Philly, Massey Hall in Toronto, Louisville Palace in Lousville, the Fox Theatre in Atlanta,” says Trey Many of Aero Booking, the band’s agent since 2000. “Instead of going for cut-down arenas, as many times as we could we tried to go for the theaters.”
The trek will feature a number opening acts including Ted Leo + the Pharmacists, Jenny Lewis, and OK Go. “(The opening acts) are all people the bands are friends with, have played with in the past or have been fans of for a while,” says Many.
Several dates on this tour, including Memphis and Ottawa, will be first time plays for the band, which was an objective setting out. Many comments that New Orleans was also an important and challenging date on the tour. Death Cab will play the 1,000-capacity Republic in the Big Easy on Nov. 29.
“We probably would have wanted to play the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans if we could have, but it's still in disrepair,” Many tells Billboard.biz. “But the band was adamant about going there, even if it was an underplay.”
The tour will work with different promoters in each market. “As many times as possible we'll include promoters that have been working with them since the beginning, but obviously there are the Live Nations, House Of Blues and AEG Lives in there, as well,” says Many.