It's true. The Seattle (by way of Bellingham) indie popsters Death Cab for Cutie will play the Ryman on Monday, May 4.
Who will warm up the unwarm-uppable Nashville crowd on this spring night, for this show that begins at 7:30 p.m., you ask? Why, that would be Ra Ra Riot--who landed at Exit/In not so long ago--and Matt Costa. Other (speculative, rhetorical) questions: Will Ben Gibbard and Zooey Deschanel be married by then? And will she make a cameo? I just don't know (though her turn on M. Ward's new record is a good'n).
Tickets are $32 and go on sale this Friday, Jan. 30, at 10 a.m. (Ryman ticket office and Ticketmaster.)