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Death Cab for Cutie are coming to Auckland for the first time

Oct 6, 2015 Music

If you were a teenager in the early 2000s, chances are you cried listening to Death Cab For Cutie on your MP3 player while walking home from a party you had hoped would end in romance. Or maybe you just loved the O.C. Either way, the good news is that Death Cab for Cutie are coming to Auckland for the first time, and because you’re probably no longer a teenager, you can get tickets to the show.

It’s the band’s second visit to New Zealand – their first was a brief sojourn to Wellington in 2012, after 15 years of performing together. Today the group announces they will return to Wellington – as well as perform their first show in Auckland – in February 2016.

The band is now touring as a five-piece, with the addition of Dave Depper (guitar/keyboards) and Zac Rae (keyboards) replacing founding member Chris Walla on tour. Singer and guitarist Ben Gibbard believes it’s the best sounding live version of the band there has ever been, and critics internationally have been in accord.

Tickets go on sale 9am, Friday 9 October via Ticketek for the two shows: Saturday 20 February 2016, Opera House (Wellington) and Tuesday 23rd February 2016, St James (Auckland). Grab one, and perhaps be reunited with your high school sweetheart…

 

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