“We’ve had an incredible 17 years of making music with Chris. We are very proud of what we’ve accomplished together, including our 8th studio album which we have just put the finishing touches on.
We will miss Chris and wish him all the best in the next chapter of his career. We are excited about sharing new music, and seeing all of you very soon.” – Ben, Nick and Jason
Chris will be joining the band on the remainder of the summer festival shows through the Rifflandia Festival in Victoria, BC over the weekend of September 11-14. The new, yet-to-be-titled Death Cab album was recorded with producer Rich Costey and is slated for release in early 2015.
“I will miss being a quarter of this band, and will support whatever course Death Cab for Cutie chooses from here. I am profoundly grateful to Ben, Nick, and Jason, for the experiences that define my adult life. Truly grateful, beyond words. Thank you.
I am also grateful to, and deeply humbled by, all of our fans. Without you, music would be mere ‘content’ and nothing could possibly be sadder than that. Thank you all, so dearly.”
Chris’ full statement can be read here.
There is still time to catch Death Cab for Cutie this summer! Tickets are available for the following dates running through August and September:
8.15.14 - Dallas, TX @ KXT’s Summer Cut
8.16.14 - Omaha, NE @ Maha Music Festival
8.30.14 - Calgary, AB @ XFest
8.31.14 - Edmonton, AB @ Sonic Boom Festival
9.05.14 – Chicago, IL @ Hideout Block Party / Onion & A.V. Fest
9.07.14 – Toronto @ Riot Fest
9.11-14.14 – Victoria, BC @ Rifflandia Music Festival
Tickets and more info here.
Death Cab for Cutie’s Nick Harmer will be featured on the Oakland Museum of CA’s Talk and Play panel as part of their Vinyl: The Sound and Culture of Records series. In the discussion, “presented in collaboration with Boing Boing and Noise Pop, Boing Boing editor David Pescovitz and a panel of legends from the worlds of art, design, and music will discuss why we still yearn to put the needle on the record.”
Talk and Play, a program series in Vinyl: The Sound and Culture of Records, features guest participants from DJs to music journalists, record collectors to experimental musicians. Talk, Play, and Sip stirs up the social atmosphere with a bar located in the Gallery during select Friday Nights @ OMCA. With something different every week, you might find yourself swapping albums with collectors, learning from an expert about the mechanics of pressing an album, or listening to a specially curated music set.
Included with Museum admission. During Friday Nights @ OMCA, from 5 to 9 pm, admission is half-price for adults, free for ages 18 and under. Admission for Members is always free. Seating for this event is limited, and available on a first-come, first-served basis. More info here.
We regret to inform you that DCfC have to cancel their performance at Fun Fun Fun Fest due to an unforeseen and unavoidable scheduling conflict. The band is very sad to miss out on FFF, and they look forward to returning to Austin in 2015.
Death Cab for Cutie will be headlining Rifflandia Music Festival this September!
The festival takes place in Victoria, BC on September 11-14 and will also include performances by The New Pornographers, The Airborne Toxic Event, and many more.
Tickets and more info: http://rifflandia.com/
Noisey went to Seattle to interview Ben on episode 1 of their Budweiser Made In America series. Watch it here!
Death Cab for Cutie will be headlining KXT‘s Summer Cut in Dallas at Gexa Energy Pavilion on August 15th!
Other artists scheduled to perform include Iron & Wine, The Hold Steady, and more!
More info here.
Death Cab for Cutie will be headlining Hideout Block Party / Onion & A.V. Fest in Chicago on September 5th!
The festival takes place September 5-6th and will also feature performances by The War On Drugs, The Dismemberment Plan, Mac Demarco, and more!
Tickets on sale now: http://ticketf.ly/1mBNrpF
Death Cab for Cutie will be playing Big Red Music Festival in Charlottetown, PEI on July 12th! The festival will also include performances by The Killers, Drive By Truckers, and many more.
Tickets and more info at bigredfest.ca