Death Cab For Cutie Perform Entire 'Transatlanticism' Album to Celebrate 15th Anniversary

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Death Cab For Cutie perform during the iHeartRadio Album Release Party with Death Cab For Cutie at iHeartRadio Theater on Aug. 16, 2018 in Burbank, Calif. 

Death Cab for Cutie celebrated the 15th anniversary of Transatlanticism by playing the album in its entirety during their show at Chicago’s Auditorium Theater on Sunday (Oct. 7).

The band is currently on tour to promote their latest record, Thank You for Today, but after opening with a few tracks from the new album, the band paid homage to 2003’s Transatlanticism. The album, featuring songs like “Title and Registration” and “A Lack of Color,” is arguably Death Cab for Cutie’s most critically and commercially-acclaimed album, and helped the alt-rock band break into the mainstream. 

“It’s been a really important record for us,” Frontman Ben Gibbard told the crowd before playing Transatlanticism from start to finish. 

“Chicago, thank you for helping us throw a surprise 15th birthday party for Transatlanticism,” the band shared in an Instagram post after the show. “We can’t think of a better place to have done it. Thank you for always showing up for us.”

Check out the setlist and fan footage of the show below.


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