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Chris Walla exits Death Cab for Cutie (10/16/2014)
It's the end of an era for Death Cab for Cutie. On August 13, 2014 it was announced that Chris Walla – co-found, guitarist and producer – would be leaving the band. He played through the end of their summer run of festival dates, culminating with a headline performance at Rifflandia in Victoria, British Columbia on September 13.
"I will miss being a quarter of this band and will support whatever course Death Cab for Cutie chooses from here," Walla said in a statement. "I am profoundly grateful to Ben, Nick and Jason for the experiences that define my adult life. Truly grateful, beyond words. Thank you."
Although Walla will no longer be joining the band on any future tour dates, he will still be part of their forthcoming eighth studio album. The project, which is being produced by Rich Costey, is still being worked on Los Angeles. The LP is expected to be released in early 2015, and Death Cab for Cutie has already announced there will be "extensive touring" to follow.
"We've had an incredible 17 years of making music with Chris and are very proud of what we've accomplished together, including our eighth studio album, which we have just put the finishing touches on," stated Walla's bandmates Ben Gibbard, Nick Harmer and Jason McGerr. "We will miss Chris and wish him all the best in the next chapter of his career. We're excited about sharing new music, and seeing all of you very soon."
Death Cab takes a break (Updated March 20, 2013)
Death Cab for Cutie's latest album, "Codes and Keys," was released back in May of 2011. Behind it came a run of tour dates through the U.S. and Canada, beginning with the Magic*Magik Orchestra, which had been featured on the project. Next was an 18-date jaunt where the band played the 80/35 Festival in Iowa, Summerfest in Wyoming, Cincinnati's Bunbury Fest and the Taste of Chicago, before wrapping at the Firefly Music Festival in Delaware.
The aforementioned tour was a party in the largest sense, featuring not only Death Cab, but also the Killers, Jack White and the Black Keys at Firefly. A spot on the bill was just another reason to celebrate, as "Codes and Keys" had debuted at No. 1 on the Rock Albums chart and No. 3 on the Billboard 200. But when the tour wrapped, Death Cab's next move wasn't to build on the success, but instead to take some time off.
The band was pretty silent on its future until early 2013, when it was announced that Ben Gibbard and Jimmy Tamborello (aka The Postal Service) would join together for a number of headline shows. These were in addition to two previously confirmed festival appearances at Coachella and Primavera Sound, and with a band put together that included Jenny Lewis and Laura Burhenn.
Gibbard also recently went back into the studio to release his first solo effort, "Former Lives." The project is in contrast to the Death Cab material, more guitar driven and diverse. It features singers Aimee Mann of 'Till Tuesday and Los Angeles mariachi band Trio Elias. Though Gibbard broke away from the band to promote the new material, the crooner has stated on numerous occasions he's looking forward to Death Cab's eventual return.
Death Cab for Cutie Tickets - Band History
*Update: Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard has announced his first solo album, Former Lives, is scheduled to drop this fall. For more information, check us out here.
Death Cab for Cutie formed in Bellingham, Washington in 1997. Originally a solo project, the band now consists of Ben Gibbard (vocals, guitar), Chris Walla (guitar, production), Nick Harmer (bass), and Jason
McGerr (drums). The band's name comes from the title of the song written and performed by Neil Innes and Vivian Stanshall of Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band in the 1967 Beatles' film Magical Mystery Tour.
Death Cab for Cutie - The Music
The Band produced a number of indie records, and gained popularity on the indie circuit as a result. Death Cab for Cutie tickets sold well, as the band played at many local festivals and gained a solid fan base. It was not until 2003 that the band gained widespread popularity. The release of their album Transatlanticism was well-received, and tracks from the album were featured on numerous television shows, including 'The O.C.' and 'CSI: Miami'. Soon after, the band signed with Atlantic records, and released the album Plans, and immediately set out on tour. Death Cab for Cutie tickets sold quickly. The band continues to produce albums, and released their first single 'I Will Possess Your Heart' in 2008. Their album Narrow Stairs was released shortly thereafter, and was their first album to reach number one on the Billboard charts.
Death Cab for Cutie - Tour
Death Cab for Cutie continues to tour, preferring to begin and end tours in their home state of Washington. The band also utilizes video performances, and shuns the music industry's use of Auto Tune software. These quirks have led them to a loyal fanbase, and Death Cab for Cutie tickets continue to be top sellers.
Death Cab for Cutie Discography
|Album name||Release date|
|Live at the Mount Baker Theatre||2011|
|Keys and Codes Remix EP||2011|
|Doors Unlocked and Open (Cut Copy remix)||2011|
|Codes and Keys||2011|
|The Open Door EP||2009|
|Meet Me on the Equinox||2009|
|KFOG Private Concert||2008|
|I Will Possess Your Heart||2008|
|iTunes Live: London Festival '08||2008|
|iTunes Live From Las Vegas (Exclusively at the Palms)||2008|
|I Will Follow You Into the Dark||2006|
|Soul Meets Body||2005|
|Drive Well, Sleep Carefully||2005|
|Title and Registration||2005|
|The John Byrd E.P.||2005|
|The Sound of Settling||2004|
|The New Year||2004|
|Studio X Sessions EP||2004|
|Something About Airplanes||2003|
|We Laugh Indoors||2002|
|You Can Play These Songs With Chords||2002|
|The Stability E.P.||2002|
|A Movie Script Ending||2002|
|I Was a Kaleidoscope||2002|
|The Photo Album||2001|
|We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes||2000|
|The Forbidden Love E.P.||2000|
|Prove My Hypotheses||1999|
|Death Cab for Fiver||1999|
|1998-07-11: KCMU Live Room, Seattle, WA, USA||1998|
Top 10 Death Cab for Cutie Songs
|Rank||Track Name||Play Count||Listener Count|
|1||I Will Follow You Into The Dark||495,252||130,249|
|2||Soul Meets Body||306,144||96,571|
|4||You Are A Tourist||220,989||66,861|
|6||Marching Bands of Manhattan||176,329||59,617|
|7||A Lack of Color||183,674||55,779|
|9||Your Heart Is an Empty Room||153,892||54,790|
|10||Someday You Will Be Loved||143,539||51,498|
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Death Cab for Cutie Tour Dates 2015
date city state venue 05/16/2015 Irvine CA Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre 05/13/2015 Saint Louis MO The Pageant 05/12/2015 Louisville KY Iroquois Amphitheater 05/10/2015 Camden NJ Susquehanna Bank Center 05/09/2015 Portland ME State Theatre 05/08/2015 Montreal QC Metropolis 05/07/2015 Toronto ON Sony Centre For The Performing Arts 05/05/2015 Detroit MI Fox Theatre Detroit 05/04/2015 Milwaukee WI Riverside Theatre 05/02/2015 Minneapolis MN Northrop Auditorium 05/01/2015 Chicago IL Chicago Theatre 04/30/2015 Chicago IL Chicago Theatre 04/29/2015 Nashville TN Ryman Auditorium 04/27/2015 Atlanta GA Fox Theatre 04/25/2015 Frisco TX Toyota Stadium 04/24/2015 Tulsa OK Brady Theater 04/23/2015 Kansas City MO Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland 04/10/2015 Mesa AZ Quail Run Park 01/28/2015 Brooklyn NY Music Hall of Williamsburg 01/20/2015 Seattle WA The Crocodile
Death Cab for Cutie Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 11/09/2014 Austin TX Fun Fun Fun Festival 11/08/2014 Austin TX Fun Fun Fun Festival 11/07/2014 Austin TX Fun Fun Fun Festival 09/07/2014 Toronto ON Downsview Park 09/06/2014 Toronto ON Downsview Park 09/06/2014 Toronto ON Downsview Park 09/05/2014 Chicago IL The Hideout 08/30/2014 Calgary AB Fort Calgary 08/30/2014 Calgary AB Fort Calgary 08/29/2014 Edmonton AB Edmonton Northlands Grounds 08/29/2014 Edmonton AB Edmonton Expo Centre 08/16/2014 Omaha NE Stinson Park at Aksarben Village 08/15/2014 Dallas TX Gexa Energy Pavilion 08/09/2014 San Francisco CA Golden Gate Park 08/09/2014 San Francisco CA Golden Gate Park 08/08/2014 San Francisco CA Golden Gate Park 08/08/2014 San Francisco CA The Independent 05/25/2014 Atlantic City NJ Revel Resort and Casino 05/25/2014 Boston MA Boston City Hall Plaza 05/24/2014 Boston MA Boston City Hall Plaza 05/23/2014 Boston MA Boston City Hall Plaza 05/23/2014 Boston MA Boston City Hall Plaza 05/23/2014 Canandaigua NY Constellation Brands Performing Arts Center 05/22/2014 Port Chester NY The Capitol Theatre
Death Cab for Cutie Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 09/01/2013 Seattle WA Seattle Center 08/31/2013 Troutdale OR McMenamins Historic Edgefield Manor 08/31/2013 Seattle WA Seattle Center 08/31/2013 Seattle WA Seattle Center
Death Cab for Cutie Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 08/22/2012 Honolulu HI The Republik 07/21/2012 Cooperstown NY Brewery Ommegang 07/20/2012 Dover DE Dover International Speedway 07/20/2012 Holyoke MA Mountain Park 07/19/2012 Montclair NJ Wellmont Theatre 07/17/2012 Nashville TN Ryman Auditorium 07/15/2012 Cincinnati OH Sawyer Point 07/14/2012 Charlottesville VA nTelos Wireless Pavilion 07/13/2012 Cincinnati OH Sawyer Point 07/13/2012 Cincinnati OH Sawyer Point 07/13/2012 Pittsburgh PA Stage AE 07/10/2012 Tulsa OK Cain's Ballroom 07/09/2012 Springfield MO Gillioz Theatre 07/08/2012 Lawrence KS Liberty Hall 07/06/2012 Des Moines IA Western Gateway Park 07/04/2012 Rochester Hills MI Meadow Brook Music Festival 07/03/2012 Cleveland OH Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica 07/01/2012 Oro ON Burls Creek Park 06/30/2012 Niagara On The Lake ON The Commons at Butler's Barracks Historic Site 06/30/2012 Niagara On The Lake ON The Commons at Butler's Barracks Historic Site 05/13/2012 Seattle WA Paramount Theatre 05/11/2012 Portland OR Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall 05/10/2012 Oakland CA Fox Theater 05/09/2012 Oakland CA Fox Theater 05/08/2012 Oakland CA Fox Theater 05/07/2012 Los Angeles CA Walt Disney Concert Hall 05/06/2012 Mesa AZ Mesa Arts Center 05/04/2012 Austin TX ACL Live at The Moody Theater 05/03/2012 Dallas TX McFarlin Auditorium 05/01/2012 Knoxville TN Tennessee Theatre 04/30/2012 North Bethesda MD Music Center at Strathmore 04/29/2012 New York NY Beacon Theatre 04/28/2012 New York NY Beacon Theatre 04/27/2012 New York NY Beacon Theatre 04/25/2012 Upper Darby PA Tower Theater 04/24/2012 Buffalo NY Kleinhans Music Hall 04/23/2012 Providence RI Veterans Memorial Auditorium 04/21/2012 Boston MA Wang Theatre 04/19/2012 Toronto ON Massey Hall 04/17/2012 Chicago IL Chicago Theatre 04/16/2012 Chicago IL Chicago Theatre 04/15/2012 Milwaukee WI Riverside Theatre 04/14/2012 Grand Rapids MI Calvin College 04/13/2012 Louisville KY Louisville Palace 04/11/2012 Omaha NE Omaha Music Hall 04/10/2012 Denver CO Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Death Cab for Cutie Tour Dates 2011
date city state venue 12/11/2011 Universal City CA Gibson Amphitheatre 12/10/2011 San Diego CA Valley View Casino Center 12/09/2011 San Francisco CA Nob Hill Masonic Center 12/08/2011 Portland OR Crystal Ballroom 12/07/2011 Seattle WA Key Arena 10/22/2011 Seattle WA Key Arena 10/21/2011 Vancouver BC Rogers Arena 10/20/2011 Portland OR Portland Memorial Coliseum 10/18/2011 Boise ID Taco Bell Arena 10/16/2011 San Francisco CA Treasure Island 10/15/2011 Santa Barbara CA Santa Barbara Bowl 10/14/2011 Pomona CA Fox Theater Pomona 10/11/2011 Austin TX Austin Music Hall 10/10/2011 Houston TX Bayou Music Center 10/08/2011 Orlando FL House of Blues Orlando 10/07/2011 Jacksonville FL Florida Theatre 10/06/2011 Birmingham AL Alabama Theatre 10/05/2011 Memphis TN Mud Island Amphitheatre 10/03/2011 Kansas City MO City Market 10/02/2011 Saint Louis MO The Pageant 10/01/2011 Champaign IL State Farm Center 09/30/2011 Cincinnati OH PNC Pavilion 08/26/2011 Saint Paul MN Roy Wilkins Auditorium 08/25/2011 Chicago IL UIC Pavilion 08/23/2011 Morrison CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre 08/22/2011 West Valley City UT Maverik Center 08/19/2011 Los Angeles CA Greek Theatre 08/18/2011 Los Angeles CA Greek Theatre 08/16/2011 La Jolla CA Rimac Arena 08/15/2011 Phoenix AZ Comerica Theatre 08/13/2011 Grand Prairie TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie 08/12/2011 New Orleans LA UNO Lakefront Arena 08/11/2011 Alpharetta GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park 08/10/2011 Nashville TN Bridgestone Arena 08/08/2011 Cary NC Koka Booth Amphitheatre 08/07/2011 Columbia MD Merriweather Post Pavilion 08/06/2011 Pittsburgh PA Stage AE 08/05/2011 Philadelphia PA Mann Center for the Performing Arts 08/02/2011 Brooklyn NY Williamsburg Park 08/01/2011 Boston MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion 07/29/2011 Toronto ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre 07/28/2011 Detroit MI Fox Theatre Detroit 07/27/2011 Columbus OH Lifestyle Communities Pavilion 07/17/2011 Ottawa ON Lebreton Flats 07/17/2011 Ottawa ON Lebreton Flats 06/29/2011 Hamburg HH Docks Hamburg 06/27/2011 Berlin Berlin Astra Kulturhaus 06/26/2011 Munich ?? Muffathalle 06/09/2011 San Francisco CA The Fillmore 06/07/2011 Los Angeles CA El Rey Theatre 06/05/2011 Boston MA Paradise Rock Club 06/04/2011 Philadelphia PA Trocadero Theatre 06/03/2011 Washington DC 9:30 Club 06/01/2011 New York NY Bowery Ballroom 05/28/2011 George WA Gorge Amphitheatre 05/27/2011 Bend OR Les Schwab Amphitheater 05/25/2011 Calgary AB Stampede Corral 05/24/2011 Edmonton AB Shaw Conference Centre 05/21/2011 Minneapolis MN First Avenue 05/20/2011 Chicago IL Metro
Death Cab for Cutie Tour Dates 2009
date city state venue 07/19/2009 Redmond WA Marymoor Park