Until seeing the Arcade Fire two weeks ago, I hadn’t been to Comerica Theatre (nee Dodge Theatre) in eight-plus years. Now it looks like I’ll be going there for a second time this year.
Death Cab for Cutie announced new North American tour dates, and they include an Aug. 15 stop in Phoenix. I’m having a hard time remembering when I saw Death Cab for the first (and only) time, though I feel like it was at the new Nita’s Hideaway with John Vanderslice, but this tour history doesn’t list that show (but it does list one with Nada Surf in 2003, so maybe that was it?).
Anyway, Death Cab has long outgrown the small-venue scene and it appears their tourmates, Frightened Rabbit â€“ one of my favorites â€“ might be next. If not for Frightened Rabbit’s inclusion, I’m not sure I’m willing to pony up the $32 for tickets. Can’t wait to hear how their songs carry in such a spacious venue.
Speaking of tickets, they go on sale May 7, but Stateside Presents is having a pre-sale on May 2. There’s a Death Cab pre-sale Friday, but you must belong to the fan club, and only Zooey Deschanel likes Ben Gibbard that much.
You can get a taste of three new Death Cab songs below, all of which will be on their May 31 release, Codes and Keys.