Death Cab for Cutie has announced details of their upcoming summer tour. The North American dates get underway with a pair of Canada Day Weekend shows with The Tragically Hip – slated for June 30th at The Commons in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario and July 1st at Burl’s Creek in Barrie, Ontario – and then continue through late July.
Among the schedule’s many highlights is a July 17th headline date at Nashville’s legendary Ryman Auditorium, and a series of festival performances including Milwaukee’s Summerfest on July 5th, Des Moines, Iowa’s 80/35 Music Festival on July 7th, Chicago’s annual “The Taste of Chicago” on July 12th, Cincinnati’s Bunbury Music Festival on July 15th, and Dover, Delaware’s Firefly Music Festival on July 22nd.
Presale tickets for all headline dates will be available to members of the band’s official fan club, DCFC Union Local #1138, beginning this Wednesday, May 2nd. A limited number of premium bundles are on offer, including 1 General Admission ticket with Early Entry, 1 Limited Edition DCFC Event Poster, 1 DCFC Tour T-shirt, and DCFC Union Local #1138 membership (1 year membership or renewal). For more information, please visit www.dcfcunion.com. All remaining tickets will then go on sale to the general public starting this Friday, May 4th. For further details and as-yet-unannounced tour information, please visit www.deathcabforcutie.com.
DCFC is currently in the midst of a one-of-a-kind spring trek that sees the band accompanied on stage by members of San Francisco’s innovative Magik*Magik Orchestra. The tour – which continues through a May 13th homecoming at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre – has drawn rapturous critical acclaim at each stop, with No Depression hailing a recent show at Toronto‘s Massey Hall as “a unique and beautiful live music experience.” “This is the way that Death Cab should always be,” declared the Omaha World Herald, noting that “there’s nothing wrong with the music before, but the orchestra fills everything out. The big moments feel huge and the poignant points are even more touching.”