During Death Cab's 2013 tour the band will tour in support of its 2011 album Codes and Keys. Buy your Death Cab for Cutie tickets today and ready yourself for a glimpse of their latest work.
|First Album:||Something About Airplaces (1998)|
Death Cab for Cutie was formed in 1997 when Ben Gibbard, who had been working as a solo artist under the name "All-Time Quarterback," recruited Christopher Walla, Nick Harmer, and Nathan Good to form a band. The group came together at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington, and are still closely tied to their roots there.
The group called themselves Death Cab for Cutie after the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band song of the same name, which appeared in the Beatles' 1967 album Magical Mystery Tour. Death Cab released their first album, Something About Airplanes in August of 1998 to favorable reviews. The album began garnering support in the independent music scene.
Death Cab began selling tickets quickly as the band took to a rigorous tour schedule in order to promote their music. The extra effort paid off as the next two albums, We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes, and The Photo Album, were even more successful than Airplanes.
Following the release of The Photo Album, Death Cab took a short break from touring and recording but came back in 2003, with new drummer Jason McGerr, and a new album, Transatlanticism. The album was a huge hit, sold twice as many copies as any previous album, and earned Death Cab notice in the press. Fans worldwide began buying up Death Cab tickets as they embarked on their first international tours of Australia and Japan.
In 2004, the band left their label Barsuk Records and signed with Atlantic. The first album off the new label, Plans, yielded two singles, "Soul Meets Body" and "Crooked Teeth," and the album was nominated for a Grammy. Death Cab's popularity has been steadily growing since then.