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Death Cab For Cutie Splendour 2015 Sideshows

Written by Sam Murphy on May 7, 2015

Australia is set to get some extra Death Cab For Cutie this July. On top of their Splendour In The Grass 2015 appearance, the band have just announced a slew of sideshows around the country.

The American indie-rockers haven’t played in Australia since 2012 but with a new LP Kintsugi now unleashed upon the world, the band are finally returning to play six headline shows in Melbourne, Canberra, Wollongong, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth.

All that, as well as their Friday Splendour set. Oh, and these shows will include a night at the iconic Sydney Opera House.

Kintsugi is the band’s eighth studio album and the first since the departure of founding member Chris Walla. Walla worked on the album with the band, but performed his last live show last September.

Despite the loss, frontman Ben Gibbard is soldiering on with fellow original member Nick Harmer, and Jason McGerr, who’s been on drums since 2003.

Joining them will be new touring members Dave Depper (Menomena, Fruit Bats, Corin Tucker, Ray Lamontagne) and Zac Rae (My Brightest Diamond, Fiona Apple, Lana Del Rey, Gnarls Barkley) on guitars and keyboards.

The new-look DCFC shouldn’t have fans of the band’s older work in despair, though. Their most recent sets have featured everything from Transatlanticism, through I Will Follow You Into The Dark and their most recent album.

In a recent chat with Music Feeds, Harmer teased the band’s upcoming live shows and praised his new tour mates.

“Having five people on stage means that we’re now able to do stuff live that we were never able to do with Chris, he said. “It’s brought an entirely new dynamic to the way we play live.

“There’s a lot of counter-melodies and things we haven’t even attempted before, both in old and new songs. I think people are going to be really surprised when they see us next.”

Dates, venues and ticket info for these headline shows are available below.

Check out all the announced Splendour Sideshows on our Splendour In The Grass 2015 Sideshows Feed!

Watch: Death Cab For Cutie – Little Wanderer

Death Cab For Cutie Splendour 2015 Sideshows

Sunday, 26th July
170 Russell, Melbourne
Tickets: Death Cab For Cutie

Thursday, 30th July
ANU Bar, Canberra
Tickets: Death Cab For Cutie

Friday, 31st July
UoW Unibar, Wollongong
Tickets: Death Cab For Cutie

Saturday, 1st August
Sydney Opera House, Sydney
Tickets: Death Cab For Cutie

Tuesday, 4th August
HQ, Adelaide
Tickets: Death Cab For Cutie

Thursday, 6th August
Metro City, Perth
Tickets: Death Cab For Cutie

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