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UPDATE: Death Cab for Cutie Reveals Unique Spring Tour; North American Trek Will See Acclaimed Band Accompanied by San Francisco's Innovative Magik*Magik Orchestra; One-of-a-Kind Intimate Dates Begin April 10th in Denver; Full-Length Episode of Live F

(January 18, 2012)

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 01/18/12 -- Atlantic recording group Death Cab for Cutie has announced details of a major North American tour following a string of dates in Australia and South East Asia. The dates begin April 10th at Denver's Ellie Caulkins Opera House and then culminate with a May 13th homecoming concert at Seattle's Paramount Theatre (see itinerary below). Youth Lagoon will support Death Cab beginning April 27th at NYC's Beacon Theatre and continue through the end of the tour. First leg opener to be announced shortly.

The one-of-a-kind spring trek of intimate venues and historic theaters will see DCFC accompanied on stage by members of San Francisco's celebrated Magik*Magik Orchestra. Known for their innovative collaborations with such artists as Mike Patton, John Vanderslice, The Walkmen, and The Dodos, the orchestral group previously teamed with Death Cab for Cutie for their recent installment of VH1 Storytellers as well as doing all of the string arrangements on the band's most current release CODES AND KEYS.

Presale tickets for all dates will be available to members of the band's official fan club, DCFC Union Local #1138, beginning Friday, January 20th. All remaining tickets will then go on sale to the general public starting on January 27th. For further details and as-yet-unannounced tour information, please visit

A new single, "Underneath the Sycamore," will herald the upcoming tour, with an amazing companion video directed by Walter Robot, who did the band's famed "Grapevine Fires" video. The piece, which premiered on can be viewed here: The track is among the many highlights of DCFC's critically acclaimed album, "CODES AND KEYS" which has been nominated in the "Best Alternative Music Album" category at this year's Grammy Awards. "You Are A Tourist," the album's first single, proved a multi-format radio smash upon its release last year, reaching #1 at both Triple A and Modern Rock outlets nationwide -- DCFC's first-ever #1 at the latter format.

"CODES AND KEYS" entered the Billboard 200 at #3 upon its May 2011 release. In addition to its popular success, the album has also received critical praise from a wide array of national publications, including Spin, Rolling Stone, Blackbook, Time Out New York, Interview, Filter, the New York Times, and Entertainment Weekly, which declared the album to be "a reminder to the rest of the pretty-rock community that loveliness is worthless if there's no heart behind it, and Death Cab's beats stronger than most."

Death Cab for Cutie's recent live performance at the world-famous Brooklyn Museum can be seen in an upcoming installment of the popular PBS series, Live From The Artists' Den. The band's full-length episode -- which is streaming at -- will begin airing on PBS stations nationwide beginning February 17th. For details, please check local listings or visit

Death Cab for Cutie is: Ben Gibbard: guitars, keyboards, vocals * Chris Walla: guitars, keyboards * Nick Harmer: bass * Jason McGerr: drums.

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ON TOUR 2012

FEBRUARY -------- 17 Perth, Aus Perth International Arts Festival 18 Perth, Aus Perth International Arts Festival 20 Adelaide, S. Aus HQ 21 Sydney, New S. Wales Palace 24 Sydney, New S. Wales Enmore Theatre 27 Brisbane, Queensland The Trivoli Theatre 29 Wellington, NZ Wellington Town Hall MARCH -------- 3 Taipei, Taiwan Neo Studio 5 Taguig, Philippines NBC Tent 7 Singapore, SG Fort Gate at Fort Canning Park APRIL ------- 10 Denver, CO Ellie Caulkins Opera House 11 Omaha, NE Omaha Music Hall 13 Louisville, KY Louisville Palace 14 Grand Rapids, MI Covenant Fine Arts Center 15 Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theatre 16 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre 19 Toronto, ON Massey Hall 20 Montreal, QC St. Jean Baptiste Church 21 Boston, MA Citi Performing Arts Center 23 Providence, RI Veterans Memorial Auditorium 24 Buffalo, NY Kleinhans Music Hall 25 Upper Darby, PA Tower Theatre 27 New York, NY Beacon Theatre* 30 North Bethesda, MD Strathmore* MAY -------- 1 Knoxville, TN Tennessee Theatre* 3 Dallas, TX McFarlin Memorial Auditorium* 4 Austin, TX ACL Live at the Moody Theater* 6 Mesa, AZ Mesa Arts Center - Ikeda Theater* 7 Los Angeles, CA Walt Disney Concert Hall* 8 Oakland, CA Fox Theater* 11 Portland, OR Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall* 13 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre* 30 Barcelona, Spain San Miguel Primavera Sound 2012 JUNE -------- 7 Porto, Portugal Optimus Primavera Sound 2012

*Youth Lagoon to support from April 27th - May 13th

For more information, please contact:

Sheila Richman
Atlantic Records
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Catharine McNelly
Atlantic Records
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