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Death Cab for Cutie Announce “Asphalt Meadows (Acoustic)” due 10th March & Upcoming UK March Tour

February 1, 2023

DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE ANNOUNCE ASPHALT MEADOWS (ACOUSTIC) 

NEW VERSION OF CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED 10TH STUDIO LP DUE OUT 10TH MARCH

“PEPPER (ACOUSTIC)” + COVER OF LOW’s “THE PLAN” OUT NOW

eath Cab for Cutie has announced Asphalt Meadows (Acoustic), a new, stripped-down take on their critically acclaimed 10th studio album ‘Asphalt Meadows,’ originally released this past September via Atlantic Records. Co-produced by Andy Park (Pedro the Lion, Joseph, Noah Gunderson) and Death Cab for Cutie, the 12-track acoustic LP is due out 10th March (pre-save here).

Alongside the announcement, the band has released the first pair of tracks off the forthcoming album: a rework of standout album track “Pepper” as well as a moving cover of “The Plan”released in tribute to the late Mimi Parker, their close friend and drummer for the iconic band Low.

Of the cover, lead vocalist and guitarist Ben Gibbard shares:

“I first saw Low in 1994 opening for Sunny Day Real Estate at the OK Hotel in Seattle. Since then, they’ve been one of the most influential and important bands of my life. It was the fulfillment of my teenage self’s indie rock dream when our bands became friends while on tour together in 2012.

We were incredibly saddened by Mimi’s passing this past November. She was an incredible artist and an even better human being.  

We believe the best way to remember the musicians we lose is to play their songs. ‘The Plan’ has always been one of our favorite Low songs and is presented here in tribute to Mimi.”

A touching tribute, the fragility escalates throughout the tender rendition.

Earlier this month, the five-piece shared the stunning lyric video for the original studio version of “Pepper” (watch here), directed by frequent visual collaborator Juliet Bryant (Justin Vernon, Japanese Breakfast, Laura Jane Grace).

In addition to the acoustic album, Gibbard also recently wrote and recorded the original theme song for Apple TV+’s newest comedy series, ‘Shrinking,’ which premiered last Friday. Performed by Gibbard and co-written with award-winning composer Tom Howe, “Frightening Fishes (Main Title Theme)” (listen here) will score each episode’s opening credits. ‘Shrinking’ stars Jason Segel and Harrison Ford, and was created by Bill Lawrence (Ted LassoScrubs).

Death Cab for Cutie is currently in the midst of the second leg of their Asphalt Meadowsheadline tour, with a Jan/Feb run of US dates culminating in a sold-out show at Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium on Valentine’s Day.

On March 5th, the tour’s UK/EU run will begin in Copenhagen and include stops in BerlinAmsterdamDublin, and London, among many other cities.

The band will continue to spend much of 2023 on the road, traversing the US this Autumn on their highly-anticipated co-headline tour with The Postal Service, celebrating the 20th anniversaries of each band’s seminal 2003 record – Transatlanticism and Give Up, respectively [full routing for all upcoming dates enclosed below].

All upcoming ticketing information can be accessed here.

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ASPHALT MEADOWS (ACOUSTIC) – TRACKLIST:

I Don’t Know How I Survive (Acoustic)

Roman Candles (Acoustic)

Asphalt Meadows (Acoustic)

Rand McNally (Acoustic)

Here to Forever (Acoustic)

Foxglove Through The Clearcut (Acoustic)

Pepper (Acoustic)

I Miss Strangers (Acoustic)

Wheat Like Waves (Acoustic)

Fragments From the Decade (Acoustic)

I’ll Never Give Up On You (Acoustic)

The Plan

DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE | 2023 ASPHALT MEADOWS HEADLINE TOUR DATES

FEBRUARY

2 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live & – SOLD OUT

3 – New Orleans, LA – Orpheum Theater & – LOW TICKETS

4 – Little Rock, AR – The Hall & – SOLD OUT

6 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland & – SOLD OUT

7 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom & – SOLD OUT

9 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at The Moody Theater & – SOLD OUT

10 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at The Moody Theater & – SOLD OUT

11 – Dallas, TX – The Factory Deep Ellum & – LOW TICKETS

13 – Knoxville, TN – The Mill & Mine & – SOLD OUT

14 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium & – SOLD OUT

MARCH

5 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Den Grå Hal *

6 – Stockholm, Sweden – Filadelfia *

7 – Oslo, Norway – Sentrum Scene *

9 – Berlin, Germany – Columbiahalle *

10 – Tilburg, Netherlands – 013 *

11 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso * – SOLD OUT

12 – Cologne, Germany – E-Werk *

14 – Antwerp, Belgium – De Roma *

15 – Luxembourg, Luxembourg – Den Atelier *

16 – Paris, France – Salle Pleyel *

18 – Nottingham, United Kingdom – Rock City *

19 – Dublin, Ireland – Bord Gáis Energy Theatre *

21 – Birmingham, United Kingdom – O2 Institute *

22 – Edinburgh, United Kingdom – Usher Hall *

23 – Glasgow, United Kingdom – Barrowland *

25 – Manchester, United Kingdom – O2 Apollo *

27 – Brighton, United Kingdom – Dome *

28 – London, UK – Roundhouse *

29 – London, United Kingdom – Royal Albert Hall * – LOW TICKETS

MAY

31 – Indianapolis, IN – TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park ^

JUNE

2 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall ^ – LOW TICKETS

3 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall ^ – LOW TICKETS

4 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre ^ – SOLD OUT

6 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater ^

7 – Omaha, NE – The Admiral ^ – SOLD OUT

9 – Salt Lake City, UT – Venue TBA ^

10 – Missoula, MT – KettleHouse Amphitheater ^

12 – Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle Resort and Casino – Grey Eagle Event Centre ^ – SOLD OUT

14 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom – SOLD OUT

15 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom – SOLD OUT

16 – Troutdale, OR – McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheatre ^ – SOLD OUT

17 – Bend, OR – Hayden Homes Amphitheater ^

DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE x THE POSTAL SERVICE | 2023 CO-HEADLINE TOUR DATES

SEPTEMBER

5 – Washington, DC – The Anthem # – SOLD OUT

6 – Washington, DC – The Anthem # – SOLD OUT

8 – Portland, ME – Cross Insurance Arena # – SOLD OUT

9 – Kingston, RI – Ryan Center # – SOLD OUT

10 – New Haven, CT – Westville Music Bowl # – LOW TICKETS

12 – Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway # – SOLD OUT

13 – Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway # – SOLD OUT

14 – Washington, DC – Merriweather Post Pavilion # – SOLD OUT

17 – Detroit, MI – Meadow Brook Amphitheater # – SOLD OUT

19 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden # – SOLD OUT

20 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden # – SOLD OUT

21 – Philadelphia, PA – Mann Center for the Performing Arts # – SOLD OUT

24 – Minneapolis, MN – The Armory # – SOLD OUT

26 – Denver, CO – The Mission Ballroom # – SOLD OUT

27 – Denver, CO – The Mission Ballroom # – SOLD OUT

OCTOBER

3 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Financial Theatre # – SOLD OUT

4 – Las Vegas, NV – The Theater at Virgin Hotels # – SOLD OUT

6 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena # – SOLD OUT

7 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena # – SOLD OUT

9 – Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre – UC Berkeley # – SOLD OUT

10 – Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre – UC Berkeley # – SOLD OUT

11 – Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre – UC Berkeley # – SOLD OUT

13 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl # – SOLD OUT

15 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl # – SOLD OUT

17 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl # – LOW TICKETS

& w/ Special Guest Momma

* w/ Special Guest Slow Pulp

^ w/ Special Guest Lomelda

# Co-Headline 20th Anniversary Tour w/ The Postal Service

https://death-cab-for-cutie.lnk.to/AMAcoustic

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