tUnE-yArDs Confirmed to Support
Sunday, July 12, 2015, at 7:00 PM
Tickets On Sale Wednesday, February 4, at 10:00 AM
Full Hollywood Bowl 2015 Season Announcement to Come February 10
WHAT: Death Cab for Cutie has unveiled plans for the first leg of the band’s upcoming North American headline tour, including a return to the Hollywood Bowl on Sunday, July 12, at 7:00 PM. For this special evening, tUnE-yArDs is confirmed to support.
The upcoming Death Cab for Cutie performances will see the core membership of singer/guitarist Ben Gibbard, bassist Nick Harmer, and drummer Jason McGerr augmented by new touring members Dave Depper (Menomena, Fruit Bats, Corin Tucker, Ray Lamontagne) and Zac Rae (My Brightest Diamond, Fiona Apple, Lana Del Rey, Gnarls Barkley). The band played its first hometown show since the departure of founding member Chris Walla; the Seattle Weekly said, “The onstage chemistry between original members…and the new players was surprisingly heartfelt; the vibe felt as if they had been jamming together for years, and it showed in how beautifully they riffed off of each other during the set’s numerous instrumental solos.”
Death Cab for Cutie’s national tour is in support of the band’s much-anticipated eighth studio album Kintsugi, set for release on March 31, 2015. Kintsugi is the follow-up to the band’s 2011 Grammy®-nominated album Codes and Keys and was recorded in Los Angeles with Rich Costey (Franz Ferdinand, Muse, Interpol). Kintsugi takes its title from the Japanese art of repairing broken ceramics with precious metals like gold, silver, and platinum, highlighting cracks rather than hiding them. As such, kintsugi represents a compassionate aesthetic philosophy in which damage and wear are embraced as part of an object’s history.
For nearly two decades, Death Cab for Cutie has been hailed as one of contemporary music’s most compelling and creative collectives. The band was formed in Bellingham, Washington in 1997. Following a long relationship with the Seattle-based independent label, Barsuk, the band made its Atlantic Records debut with 2005’s Plans. The album proved Death Cab for Cutie’s popular breakthrough, earning RIAA platinum certification as well as spawning the chart-topping singles “Soul Meets Body” and “I Will Follow You Into The Dark.” The latter track was honored with a GRAMMY® nomination for Best Pop Performance By Duo Or Group With Vocals, with Plans receiving the nod for Best Alternative Album. Directions, the 2006 DVD companion to Plans, earned an additional GRAMMY® nod for Best Longform Music Video.
Now affirmed as an era-defining band, Death Cab for Cutie made a stunning #1 debut atop the SoundScan/Billboard 200 with 2008’s RIAA gold-certified Narrow Stairs. More critical acclaim and two further GRAMMY® nominations followed, including nods for Best Alternative Album and Best Rock Song. The Open Door EP, released in 2009, earned the band a third consecutive GRAMMY® Award nomination for Best Alternative Album. 2011’s Codes and Keys made a top 3 entry on the SoundScan/Billboard 200 before receiving the band’s fourth straight GRAMMY® nomination for Best Alternative Music Album. “You Are A Tourist,” the album’s first single, also proved a multi-format radio smash, reaching #1 at both Triple A and Modern Rock outlets nationwide – Death Cab for Cutie’s first-ever #1 at the latter format.
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WHO: Death Cab for Cutie
WHEN: Sunday, July 15, 2015, at 7:00 PM
WHERE: HOLLYWOOD BOWL
2301 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068
TICKETS: Tickets for Death Cab for Cutie / tUnE-yArDs will be on sale Wednesday, February 4, at 10:00 AM. To purchase, please
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