Ben Gibbard Releases Tour Dates & Album Art

Ever since Ben Gibbard’s band Death Cab For Cutie broke out in 1997, it seems he’s always busy doing something. The latest news coming from the Death Cab frontman is of a tour in support of his first solo full-length album, Former Lives. The album is due out October 16 through Barsuk Records. Gibbard will be touring throughout North America, starting in Toronto, Ontario (the complete list is below). Advance Base and Damien Jurado will be opening for Gibbard through different pars of the tour. Tickets start selling the the public on August 17, but members of the Death Cab For Cutie fan club have first access to tickets for the fall tour, starting on August 15th. The artwork for the album has also been released (above).

Gibbard also recently released a fun little tune called “Ichiro’s Theme.” Exactly as the title says, the song is a tribute to baseball player Ichiro Suzuki, the longtime all-star outfielder for Gibbard’s home team Seattle Mariners. The song was written in 2010, before Ichiro was traded to the Yankees. Sales from the song will benefit the Mariners “Refuse to Abuse” campaign.

09-26 Big Sur, CA – Henry Miller Library
10-14 Toronto, Ontario – The Danforth Music Hall
11-01 Minneapolis, MN – Assembly Hall at The Women’s Club
11-02 Chicago, IL – Athenaeum Theatre
11-04 Somerville, MA – Somerville Theater
11-05 New York, NY – Town Hall
11-07 Glenside, PA – Keswick Theatre
11-08 Washington, DC – Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
11-10 Saxapahaw, NC – The Haw River Ballroom
11-11 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
11-13 San Francisco, CA – Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
11-14 Los Angeles, CA – Wilshire Ebell

By Anthony Cantone Heinze

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