A First for Death Cab

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This week, indie rock icons Death Cab for Cutie did exactly what indie rock icons “don’t do,” by claiming the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 200 album list for their latest effort, Narrow Stairs. Their eighth album and second major label release,Narrow Stairs, is the first to go No. 1, selling 144,000 copies its first week. Their previous effort (and first for labelAtlantic), Plans, sold 90,000 copies upon release and remained on the charts for an impressive 50 weeks.

This week, indie rock icons Death Cab for Cutie claimed the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 200 album list for their latest effort, Narrow Stairs. Their eighth album and second major label release,Narrow Stairs, is the first to go No. 1, selling 144,000 copies its first week. Their previous effort (and first for label Atlantic), Plans, sold 90,000 copies upon release and remained on the charts for an impressive 50 weeks. 


Now that they have a No. 1 album, what’s next for Death Cab? In addition to releasing a new single in the coming weeks, DCfC recently announced an international tour promoting Narrow Stairs. Guests on the tour are slated to include the Decemberists, Rogue Wave, and Tegan and Sara.

05-24 Bend, OR – Les Schwab Amphitheater
05-25 George, WA – The Gorge
05-26 Lehi, UT – Thanksgiving Point
05-28 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
05-30 Kansas City, MO – City Market
05-31 Columbia, MO – Ninth Street Summerfest
06-02 Minneapolis, MN – Orpheum Theatre
06-03 Chicago, IL – Millennium Park Pritzker Pavilion
06-04 Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre
06-06 Montreal, Quebec – Jacques Cartier Pier
06-07 Toronto, Ontario – Olympic Island
06-09 Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
06-10 Brooklyn, NY – McCarren Park Pool
06-12 Philadelphia, PA – Mann Center for the Performing Arts
06-13 Cleveland, OH – Plain Dealer Pavilion
06-14 Indianapolis, IN – The Lawn at White River State
06-15 Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo
06-17 Grand Prairie, TX – Nokia Theatre
06-19 Mesa, AZ – Mesa Amphitheatre
06-20 San Diego, CA – SDSU Open Air Theatre
06-21 Berkley, CA – Greek Theatre
06-23 Los Angeles, CA – Nokia Theatre
06-24 Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl
07-03 Kristiansand, Norway – Quart Festival
07-05 Arvika, Sweden – Arvikafestivalen
07-07 Paris, France – Alhambra
07-08 Antwerp, Belgium – Riverenhof
07-09 Cologne, Germany – Live Music Hall
07-10 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg
07-11 Berlin, Germany – Kesselhaus
07-12 Hamburg, Germany – Grosse Freiheit 36
07-15 Birmingham, England – Academy
07-16 Manchester, England – Ardwick Green
07-17 London, England – Brixton Academy
07-18 London, England – Henham Park (Latitude Festival)
07-20 Benicàssim, Spain – Benicàssim Festival
07-27 Pemberton, British Columbia – Pemberton Festival
08-09 Tokyo, Japan – Summer Sonic Festival
08-10 Osaka, Japan – Summer Sonic Festival 


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