Monday, April 30, 2012

Death Cab for Cutie To Play The Ryman July 17

Posted By on Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Last time the Bellingham-born monsters of indie pop known as Death Cab for Cutie brought those precious, poignant and melancholy* tunes of theirs to Music City, it was to play Nashville's large-capacity Holy Grail, Bridgestone Arena. Well, according to a fresh press release, the recently (and "amicably") single Ben Gibbard and his crew of heartstring-pluckers will soon grace the boards of Nashville's cultural Holy Grail, the Ryman Auditorium. DCFC will play The Ryman July 17, and tickets will become available (for "$37 plus applicable service charges") on Friday, May 4, at noon. Here's the link.

I won't lie and act like I didn't own Something About Airplanes, The Photo Album and even Transatlanticism back in my high school days. I'll continue my trend of not lying by admitting that I haven't purposely heard a song written and performed by DCFC since probably about three months after I purchased Transatlanticism back in 2003. But that doesn't change the fact that people currently care about Gibbard & Co., even if The Ryman's capacity is only about 15 percent that of Bridgestone's (that's a very, very rough approximation). Anyway, they're still touring in support of last year's Codes and Keys, so I imagine that tour cycle will wind down before too long. By the way, you know what Death Cab was doing on July 17 of last year? They were watching a stage collapse in Ottawa — a collapse that, thankfully, killed no one. Still ... all these stage collapses are quite sobering, am I right? After the jump, see a video of the collapse in question, and then (on a brighter note), DCFC's video for "You Are a Tourist."

* All three of these adjectives were borrowed from Allmusic's entry on DCFC.

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