Ben Gibbard Adds Show at the Largo in LA on September 22

Ben has just announced he will play the Largo in Los Angeles, CA as part of his fall 2012 tour! Earlimart will join as support.

Sat, Sep 22
Los Angeles, CA
Largo
with Earlimart

Tickets go on sale Friday, September 7, at 8am local venue time. Please see below for a complete list of dates on Ben’s Fall tour.

Ben Gibbard Fall Tour
9/22 – LOS ANGELES, CA @ LARGO *
9/26 – BIG SUR, CA @ HENRY MILLER LIBRARY *
10/14 – TORONTO, ON @ THE DANFORTH MUSIC HALL %
11/1 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ ASSEMBLY HALL AT THE WOMEN’S CLUB !
11/2 – CHICAGO, IL @ ATHENAEUM THEATRE !
11/4 – SOMERVILLE, MA @ SOMERVILLE THEATER !
11/5 – NEW YORK, NY @ TOWN HALL !
11/7 – GLENSIDE, PA @ KESWICK THEATRE !
11/8 – WASHINGTON, DC @ SIXTH & I HISTORIC SYNAGOGUE ! – sold out
11/10 – SAXAPAHAW, NC @ THE HAW RIVER BALLROOM !
11/11 – ATLANTA, GA @ VARIETY PLAYHOUSE !
11/13 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ PALACE OF FINE ARTS THEATRE ^
11/14 – LOS ANGELES, CA @ WILSHIRE EBELL ^
11/16 – SEATTLE, WA @ THE SHOWBOX ^ – sold out
11/18 – PORTLAND, OR @ THE CRYSTAL BALLROOM ^

* with special guest Earlimart
% with special guest Julie Doiron
! with special guest Advance Base
^ with special guest Damien Jurado


First 500 Deluxe Bundle Pre-orders Will Now Receive an Autographed Poster / Win an Autographed Test Pressing of Former Lives

We are excited to announce that every person who pre-orders Ben’s debut solo album, Former Lives - in any format or package – will be automatically entered to win a signed test pressing of the album. Whether you have already pre-ordered your copy, or purchase it today forward, you will be entered in the lottery.*

The three exclusive pre-order packages available at benjamingibbard.net are listed below, including a deluxe bundle (option 3) which now includes an autographed limited edition poster for the first 500 people who pre-order it!

Choose from the following pre-order packages:
1. Former Lives CD or vinyl LP
2. Former Lives CD or LP, and an exclusive t-shirt
3. Former Lives CD or LP, plus an exclusive t-shirt and limited edition poster. (first 500 will receive an autographed poster)


Every person who pre-orders the new album will immediately receive a download of “Teardrop Windows”, the album’s first single. The official track listing for Former Lives and a complete list of Ben’s tour dates in support of the album are below.

*No purchase necessary – to manually enter, please send an email with your name, address, phone number and BENJAMIN GIBBARD in the subject line to: contest@cinderblock.com.

TRACK LISTING:
Former Lives
1. Shepherd’s Bush Lullaby
2. Dream Song
3. Teardrop Windows
4. Bigger Than Love
5. Lily
6. Something’s Rattling (Cowpoke)
7. Duncan, Where Have You Gone?
8. Oh, Woe
9. A Hard One to Know
10. Lady Adelaide
11. Broken Yolk in Western Sky
12. I’m Building a Fire

Ben Gibbard Fall Tour
9/26 – BIG SUR, CA @ HENRY MILLER LIBRARY *
10/14 – TORONTO, ON @ THE DANFORTH MUSIC HALL %
11/1 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ ASSEMBLY HALL AT THE WOMEN’S CLUB !
11/2 – CHICAGO, IL @ ATHENAEUM THEATRE !
11/4 – SOMERVILLE, MA @ SOMERVILLE THEATER !
11/5 – NEW YORK, NY @ TOWN HALL !
11/7 – GLENSIDE, PA @ KESWICK THEATRE !
11/8 – WASHINGTON, DC @ SIXTH & I HISTORIC SYNAGOGUE ! – sold out
11/10 – SAXAPAHAW, NC @ THE HAW RIVER BALLROOM !
11/11 – ATLANTA, GA @ VARIETY PLAYHOUSE !
11/13 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ PALACE OF FINE ARTS THEATRE ^
11/14 – LOS ANGELES, CA @ WILSHIRE EBELL ^
11/16 – SEATTLE, WA @ THE SHOWBOX ^ – sold out
11/18 – PORTLAND, OR @ THE CRYSTAL BALLROOM ^

* with special guest Earlimart
% with special guest Julie Doiron
! with special guest Advance Base
^ with special guest Damien Jurado


FIRST LISTEN OFF BEN’S DEBUT ALBUM FORMER LIVES / PRE-ORDER THE RECORD NOW

Ben is making the first single off his debut solo album Former Lives available this morning. The new album will be released via Barsuk Records on October 16 and “Teardrop Windows” is now available to stream on via Soundcloud HERE.

Pre-orders of Former Lives are also available in three exclusive packages at benjamingibbard.net. Fans can choose from the following packages: 1. Former Lives CD or vinyl LP; 2. Former Lives CD or LP, and an exclusive t-shirt; 3. Former Lives CD or LP, plus an exclusive t-shirt and limited edition poster. Every person who pre-orders the new album will immediately receive a download of “Teardrop Windows”. The official track listing for Former Lives is available below.

TRACK LISTING:
Former Lives
1. Shepherd’s Bush Lullaby
2. Dream Song
3. Teardrop Windows
4. Bigger Than Love
5. Lily
6. Something’s Rattling (Cowpoke)
7. Duncan, Where Have You Gone?
8. Oh, Woe
9. A Hard One to Know
10. Lady Adelaide
11. Broken Yolk in Western Sky
12. I’m Building a Fire


Tickets to see Ben in Seattle and Portland On Sale Today

Tickets are on sale today to Ben’s recently announced tour datess at The Showbox in Seattle, WA, and the Crystal Ballroom in Portland, OR with special guest Damien Jurado.

Fri, Nov 16
Seattle, WA
The Showbox
TICKETS – on sale 8/24 at 12 noon

Sun, Nov 18
Portland, OR
Crystal Ballroom
TICKETS – on sale 8/24 at 10am

Please see below for a complete list of Ben’s tour dates this fall.

9/26 – BIG SUR, CA @ HENRY MILLER LIBRARY
10/14 – TORONTO, ON @ THE DANFORTH MUSIC HALL
11/1 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ ASSEMBLY HALL AT THE WOMEN’S CLUB !
11/2 – CHICAGO, IL @ ATHENAEUM THEATRE !
11/4 – SOMERVILLE, MA @ SOMERVILLE THEATER !
11/5 – NEW YORK, NY @ TOWN HALL !
11/7 – GLENSIDE, PA @ KESWICK THEATRE !
11/8 – WASHINGTON, DC @ SIXTH & I HISTORIC SYNAGOGUE !
11/10 – SAXAPAHAW, NC @ THE HAW RIVER BALLROOM !
11/11 – ATLANTA, GA @ VARIETY PLAYHOUSE !
11/13 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ PALACE OF FINE ARTS THEATRE ^
11/14 – LOS ANGELES, CA @ WILSHIRE EBELL ^
11/16 – SEATTLE, WA @ THE SHOWBOX ^
11/18 – PORTLAND, OR @ THE CRYSTAL BALLROOM ^

! with special guest Advance Base
^ with special guest Damien Jurado


Pre-sale Tickets to see Ben in Seattle and Portland Open to the Public

Ben recently announced new tour dates at The Showbox in Seattle, WA, and the Crystal Ballroom in Portland, OR with special guest Damien Jurado. Pre-sale tickets – previously held exclusively for the DCfC fan club – will open to the general public beginning today, Thursday, August 23, at 9am local venue time.

Fri, Nov 16
Seattle, WA
The Showbox

Sun, Nov 18
Portland, OR
Crystal Ballroom

Please visit bengibbard.artistarena.com to access the pre-sale.

Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, August 24. Please see below for a complete list of Ben’s tour dates this fall.

9/26 – BIG SUR, CA @ HENRY MILLER LIBRARY *
10/14 – TORONTO, ON @ THE DANFORTH MUSIC HALL *
11/1 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ ASSEMBLY HALL AT THE WOMEN’S CLUB !*
11/2 – CHICAGO, IL @ ATHENAEUM THEATRE !*
11/4 – SOMERVILLE, MA @ SOMERVILLE THEATER !*
11/5 – NEW YORK, NY @ TOWN HALL !*
11/7 – GLENSIDE, PA @ KESWICK THEATRE !*
11/8 – WASHINGTON, DC @ SIXTH & I HISTORIC SYNAGOGUE !*
11/10 – SAXAPAHAW, NC @ THE HAW RIVER BALLROOM !*
11/11 – ATLANTA, GA @ VARIETY PLAYHOUSE !*
11/13 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ PALACE OF FINE ARTS THEATRE ^*
11/14 – LOS ANGELES, CA @ WILSHIRE EBELL ^*
11/16 – SEATTLE, WA @ THE SHOWBOX ^+
11/18 – PORTLAND, OR @ THE CRYSTAL BALLROOM ^+

* Tickets on sale now
+ Tickets on sale 8/24

! with special guest Advance Base
^ with special guest Damien Jurado


Ben Gibbard Adds Shows in Seattle and Portland

Ben has just announced two additions to his fall 2012 tour! He will play The Showbox in his hometown, Seattle, WA and the Crystal Ballroom in Portland, OR. Special guest for both of these shows is Damien Jurado. Details below.


Fri, Nov 16
Seattle, WA
The Showbox

Sun, Nov 18
Portland, OR
Crystal Ballroom

Pre-sale tickets for these shows are being held exclusively for the Death Cab for Cutie fan club beginning Wednesday, August 22 at 12 noon local venue time.

Please visit www.dcfcunion.com for more information on becoming a member of the DCFC Union Local #1138, or to log in to your account and gain access to the pre-sale. By buying tickets through our pre-sale, you will be able to get your tickets before anyone else as well as save money on service charges.

Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, August 24. Please see below for a complete list of Ben’s tour dates this fall.

9/26 – BIG SUR, CA @ HENRY MILLER LIBRARY *
10/14 – TORONTO, ON @ THE DANFORTH MUSIC HALL *
11/1 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ ASSEMBLY HALL AT THE WOMEN’S CLUB !*
11/2 – CHICAGO, IL @ ATHENAEUM THEATRE !*
11/4 – SOMERVILLE, MA @ SOMERVILLE THEATER !*
11/5 – NEW YORK, NY @ TOWN HALL !*
11/7 – GLENSIDE, PA @ KESWICK THEATRE !*
11/8 – WASHINGTON, DC @ SIXTH & I HISTORIC SYNAGOGUE !*
11/10 – SAXAPAHAW, NC @ THE HAW RIVER BALLROOM !*
11/11 – ATLANTA, GA @ VARIETY PLAYHOUSE !*
11/13 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ PALACE OF FINE ARTS THEATRE ^*
11/14 – LOS ANGELES, CA @ WILSHIRE EBELL ^*
11/16 – SEATTLE, WA @ THE SHOWBOX ^+
11/18 – PORTLAND, OR @ THE CRYSTAL BALLROOM ^+

* Tickets on sale now
+ Tickets on sale 8/24

! with special guest Advance Base
^ with special guest Damien Jurado


Ben Gibbard Fall 2012 Tour On Sale Today

Tickets to Ben’s fall 2012 North American tour in support of his first solo record, Former Lives, go on sale beginning today, Friday, August 17. Please see below for a complete list of dates and on sale information.

For further ticketing information, please visit www.benjamingibbard.net

9/26 – BIG SUR, CA @ HENRY MILLER LIBRARY *
10/14 – TORONTO, ON @ THE DANFORTH MUSIC HALL #
11/1 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ ASSEMBLY HALL AT THE WOMEN’S CLUB # !
11/2 – CHICAGO, IL @ ATHENAEUM THEATRE # !
11/4 – SOMERVILLE, MA @ SOMERVILLE THEATER # !
11/5 – NEW YORK, NY @ TOWN HALL * !
11/7 – GLENSIDE, PA @ KESWICK THEATRE # !
11/8 – WASHINGTON, DC @ SIXTH & I HISTORIC SYNAGOGUE # !
11/10 – SAXAPAHAW, NC @ THE HAW RIVER BALLROOM # !
11/11 – ATLANTA, GA @ VARIETY PLAYHOUSE # !
11/13 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ PALACE OF FINE ARTS THEATRE % ^
11/14 – LOS ANGELES, CA @ WILSHIRE EBELL + ^

* Tickets on sale now
# Tickets On Sale 8/17
+ Tickets On Sale 8/18
% Tickets On Sale 8/19

! with special guest Advance Base
^ with special guest Damien Jurado


Ben Gibbard Fall 2012 Tour Pre-sale Open to Everyone

Pre-sale tickets for Ben’s Fall 2012 tour – previously held exclusively for DCfC fan club members – are now available to everyone for a limited time! Please visit bengibbard.artistarena.com to access the pre-sale. By buying tickets through our pre-sale, you will be able to get your tickets before anyone else as well as save money on service charges.

Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, August 17.

For further ticketing information, please visit www.benjamingibbard.net

9/26 – BIG SUR, CA @ HENRY MILLER LIBRARY *
10/14 – TORONTO, ON @ THE DANFORTH MUSIC HALL #
11/1 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ ASSEMBLY HALL AT THE WOMEN’S CLUB # !
11/2 – CHICAGO, IL @ ATHENAEUM THEATRE # !
11/4 – SOMERVILLE, MA @ SOMERVILLE THEATER # !
11/5 – NEW YORK, NY @ TOWN HALL * !
11/7 – GLENSIDE, PA @ KESWICK THEATRE # !
11/8 – WASHINGTON, DC @ SIXTH & I HISTORIC SYNAGOGUE # !
11/10 – SAXAPAHAW, NC @ THE HAW RIVER BALLROOM # !
11/11 – ATLANTA, GA @ VARIETY PLAYHOUSE # !
11/13 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ PALACE OF FINE ARTS THEATRE % ^
11/14 – LOS ANGELES, CA @ WILSHIRE EBELL + ^

* Tickets on sale now
# Tickets On Sale 8/17
+ Tickets On Sale 8/18
% Tickets On Sale 8/19

! with special guest Advance Base
^ with special guest Damien Jurado


Ben Gibbard Announces Fall 2012 Tour / Reveals Former Lives Album Art

Ben Gibbard has just announced a fall 2012 North American tour in support of his first solo record. The album, Former Lives (Barsuk), is set for an October 16 release and the album art is below. The tour begins October 14 in Toronto, ON. Along the way Ben will hit Chicago, New York, DC, San Francisco, Los Angeles and more with the tour wrapping up in mid-November with soon-to-be-announced shows in his native Pacific Northwest.  Special guests Advance Base and Damien Jurado will be joining the tour in opening slots. A complete list of dates is available below.

Pre-sale tickets for this tour are being held exclusively for the Death Cab for Cutie fan club beginning Wednesday, August 15 at 12 noon local venue time.

Please visit www.dcfcunion.com for more information on becoming a member of the DCFC Union Local #1138, or to log in to your account and gain access to the pre-sale. By buying tickets through our pre-sale, you will be able to get your tickets before anyone else as well as save money on service charges.

Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, August 17.

For further ticketing information, please visit www.benjamingibbard.net

9/26 – BIG SUR, CA @ HENRY MILLER LIBRARY *
10/14 – TORONTO, ON @ THE DANFORTH MUSIC HALL #
11/1 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ ASSEMBLY HALL AT THE WOMEN’S CLUB # !
11/2 – CHICAGO, IL @ ATHENAEUM THEATRE # !
11/4 – SOMERVILLE, MA @ SOMERVILLE THEATER # !
11/5 – NEW YORK, NY @ TOWN HALL * !
11/7 – GLENSIDE, PA @ KESWICK THEATRE # !
11/8 – WASHINGTON, DC @ SIXTH & I HISTORIC SYNAGOGUE # !
11/10 – SAXAPAHAW, NC @ THE HAW RIVER BALLROOM # !
11/11 – ATLANTA, GA @ VARIETY PLAYHOUSE # !
11/13 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ PALACE OF FINE ARTS THEATRE % ^
11/14 – LOS ANGELES, CA @ WILSHIRE EBELL + ^

* Tickets on sale now
# Tickets On Sale 8/17
+ Tickets On Sale 8/18
% Tickets On Sale 8/19

! with special guest Advance Base
^ with special guest Damien Jurado


Ben Contributes to McSweeney’s 90 Days, 90 Reasons Campaign

Ben is the first contributor to a new initiative called “90 Days, 90 Reasons” launched today by Dave Eggers and McSweeney’s. This is an effort to remind voters that there’s an election fast approaching and that President Obama deserves another term. Every day on this new website a concrete reason to vote for Obama will be given, and a cultural figure—including Van Jones, Judd Apatow, Elizabeth Gilbert, Win Butler, Michael Chabon, Aisha Tyler, Reza Aslan, John Prendergast, Cheryl Strayed, Carrie Brownstein, Shepard Fairey, Aimee Mann, Daniel Alarcón, Miguel Arteta, Roger Ebert, Russell Simmons and 73 others—will elaborate a bit on that reason.

REASON 01 from Ben: Obama is the first president in U.S. history to acknowledge the right of gay couples to marry and enjoy the full benefits of marriage in the eyes of the law.

Visit www.90days90reasons.com to read the full essay and then retweet the shorter version here.