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Death Cab For Cutie Tickets – Smiling Freely For The Mainstream

February 16th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

For an indie band with a serious poppy sound, Death Cab for Cutie is doing pretty well raking in the dough via mainstream tours and albums. The group recently announced their plans to support their 2008 album Narrow Stairs with a spring concert, hitting up Japan (Nagoya, Tokyo and Osaka) and Australia (Freemantle, Adelaide, Melbourne, Newtown and Brisbane) before making a few US appearances in March. As the group’s first number one album, Narrow Stairs promotion is well worth the effort and move from their current cult status to mainstream rockers. Selling over 144,000 copies in its first week, Narrow Stairs follow up other mellow indie rockers like Dashboard Confessional as Death Cab for Cutie slowly make their way to superstardom.

For those who have been longtime fans of this quartet from Bellingham, WA it shouldn’t be a massive shock that the guys are finally seeing radio play on your favorite alternative stations. The guys, who have been together since 1997, exude an effortlessness that eradicates any sense that they aren’t hardworking. “The landscape of the thing [aka the album] is way, way more lunar than the urban meadow sort of thing that has been happening for the last couple of records,” Chris Walla, Death Cab’s guitarist, said to Billboard. “[It’s also] louder and more dissonant and…I think abrasive would be a good word to use.” Whether or not an abrasive touch led to such mainstream mania for the men who ‘posses’ our hearts’, it’s clear that here is much more to come.

Along with the newly toned Ben Gibbard (who is engaged to actress and She & Him woman Zooey Deschanel), the guys are adding up Huntington Beach singer and songwriter Matt Costa to their lineup, fulfilling every southern California’s mellow ideals that sweet soulful music mixed with acoustic guitars and a rustic voice is an ideal concert, thus making Death Cab for Cutie tickets a hot commodity as the days pass and more sunshine reveals that http://www.stubhub.com/death-cab-for-cutie-tickets is selling their concert event.

If headlining their own jaunt in Japan (followed by North America) isn’t enough, then the Death Cab guys must really be reeling in the success as their single “Grapevine Fires” from Narrow Stairs finds itself on the Barack Obama inauguration album. The album, tentatively titled Change is Now: Renewing America’s Promise, also includes tracks from Will.I.Am, Wilco, Lenny Kravitz and more. The guys are also involved in productions for the Dark was the Night album in support of the Red Hot Organization (front man Gibbard worked with Feist for “The Train Song”). Continuing their rise from small time act to Grammy nominated kings, their single “Love Song” also appears on the Sweetheart compilation sold exclusively at North American Starbucks venues, a future rarity as albums have all but been banned from the coffee conglomerate.

The men plan on starting their stint at the Langerado Music Festival March 7th before hitting up a few legendary venues in Philadelphia, Washington DC, Louisville, Memphis and more as they continue to make mainstream dreams a reality.

Meaghan Clark

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