Death Cab for Cutie’s Spring Tour Breaks into Summer
Death Cab for Cutie, currently on the road around the U.S., already have announced an upcoming summer tour that will take them across North America.
The 18-date tour will kick off on June 30 at The Commons in Niagara-on-the-lake, Ontario, and continue through July 22, when the band plays the Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Del. In between, the band will headline gigs in Barrie, Ontario; Rochester Hills, Mich.; Lawrence, Kan.; Charlottesville, Va. and Montclair, N.J.
In addition to the Firefly Festival, the band will also be playing a few other festival dates throughout the tour, including Summerfest in Milwaukee, the 80/35 Music Festival in Des Moines, Iowa and the Bunbury Music Festival in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Speaking recently with Billboard.com, Death Cab guitarist Chris Walla said that he is having a great time on the road right now as the band tours with the Magik*Magik Orchestra along with that group’s arranger, Minna Choi.
“These are my favorite shows that we’ve played so far,” Walla told the website. “Aside from what happens musically, which is totally great, Minna Choi is a fantastic arranger, and the players are totally world class, it’s just really fun hearing that album cycle fifteen years into the band and having really different chemistry on stage. It’s not like anything we’ve ever done.”
The band is still on the road to support their most recent album, Codes and Keys, which was released last May. The album is the group’s seventh studio album, and reached number three on the Billboard 200 albums chart when it was released.
Walla says the band is unsure of their plans after this newly announced tour at this time.
“I think a break of some kind is probably in order,” he continued to Billboard.com. “It’s all malleable. We could jump right back in the studio and make another record or it could be another two or three years. We really don’t know. It remains to be seen.