Death Cab for Cutie bring their highly anticipated tour to Cain’s Ballroom

The band is touring around the world in support of the release of their latest album “Asphalt Meadows.”

Death Cab Cutie will bring their Asphalt Meadows tour to Cain’s Ballroom on Feb. 7, celebrating the release of their tenth studio album, which was released last year to rave reviews. The band Momma will support the band at this highly-anticipated show. This is a rescheduled concert after the original date was postponed last year for unknown reasons.

Unfortunately, the concert has already sold out, but local radio stations such as 104.5 the Edge are giving away tickets leading up to the show through both their social media and listening live in the mornings and afternoons.

Entering into their third decade as a band, the band was originally formed in 1997 in Bellingham, Washington during the members’ time at Western Washington University. Comprised of Ben Gibbard, Nick Harmer, Jason McGerr, Dave Depper and Zac Rae, the band has received a total of eight Grammy nominations over the years with the latest being in 2016 for “Best Rock Album” for their album “Kintsugi.”

Perhaps most well-known for their song “I Will Follow You Into the Dark,” the band’s newest album grapples with anxiety and dread – the upbeat indie rock music sharply contrasting the doom and gloom of the lyrics. But, of course, that’s what Death Cab for Cutie does best.

Most recently, the band released a stunning visualizer for their song “Pepper.” The video was directed by Juliet Bryant who has worked with the band on previous occasions. Bryant is also well-known for her work with Laura Jane Grace (Against Me!) and Japanese Breakfast.

2023 sees the band embark on multiple tours with the majority of dates already sold-out. Out of the 10 tour dates the band has scheduled for February, seven are already sold out, with the remaining three only having limited amounts of tickets available. Later this fall, the band will set out on a co-headline tour with The Postal Service, with Death Cab for Cutie celebrating the twentieth anniversary of their album “Transatlanticism.”This collaborative tour also sees the Postal Service celebrating the emerald anniversary of Give Up.

This highly anticipated tour is nearly sold out already, with many venues adding a second date due to the high demand. Most notably, the bands sold out two nights at Madison Square Garden and three nights at the historic Hollywood Bowl.

It goes without saying that seeing this iconic band in a venue as intimate as Cain’s Ballroom is a rare treat that probably won’t come around again for quite some time. If you were able to score yourself a ticket, count yourself lucky. If not, keep listening to the Edge, and check back with Cain’s Ballroom’s box office in case any extra tickets open up for purchase. You can come back to the Collegian’s social media and website for a concert gallery and review following the show.

Death Cab for Cutie’s tenth studio album “Asphalt Meadows” can now be streamed on all major streaming platforms.

Post Author: Madison Walters