Pitchfork reported this morning that Death Cab for Cutie will be heading to the Fillmore on April 23. Given that they’re releasing a new album May 13, the tour is totally unsurprising, but the choice of venue is. This is Death Cab after all. The same band that’s over one and a half million in total album sales. The same band that headlined (and sold out, if memory serves) the 8500 capacity Greek Theater. Much smaller (but still good) bands like Andrew Bird head to the 2100-capacity Warfield over the 1250 capacity Fillmore, so this is a surprise for sure.
Then again, it’s not like Spoon playing the Cafe du Nord or anything, but that was presented as a purposefully ridiculous “secret show”. Expect tickets to sell out quickly, of course.
No word on when tickets go on sale yet. March 2 with a pre-sale a couple days before is my guess.
All tour dates after the jump.
04-18 Bremerton, WA – Admiral Theatre
04-19 Eugene, OR – McDonald Theatre
04-21 Arcata, CA – Van Dozer Theatre at Humbolt State
04-22 Davis, CA – Freeborn Hall at UC Davis
04-23 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
04-24 Las Vegas, NV – The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel
04-26 Indio, CA – Empire Polo Field (Coachella)
06-15 Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo