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Ben Gibbard releasing ‘Former Lives,’ touring, playing the Athenaeum Theater w/ Advance Base

Ben w/ Death Cab @ Beacon Theater in April (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
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As seen on BrooklynVegan, Death Cab For Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard will be releasing his debut solo album, Former Lives, on October 16 via Barsuk. Gibbard hasn’t shared any tracks from the album, but he recently dropped a new song, called “Ichiro’s Theme,” which you can listen to at the bottom of this post.

In support of Former Lives, Ben will be touring North America this fall. Many of those dates feature an opening set from Advance Base, including a November 2 show at the Athenaeum Theater. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday (8/17) at noon CST. A Death Cab For Cutie presale will be active on Wednesday (8/15) at noon.

Speaking of Advance Base (aka Owen Ashworth), he’ll also be playing Lincoln Hall on October 1 with Mark Kozelek (of Sun Kil Moon/Red House Painters)(tickets).

All tour dates and song streams for both acts are below…


Ben Gibbard – “Ichiro’s Theme”


Advance Base – “Summer Music”


Advance Base — 2012 Tour Dates
09/28/12 Brooklyn, NY @ Union Hall (w/ Pendulum Swings & Jennifer O’Connor)
09/29/12 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of WIlliamsburg^
10/01/12 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall^
11/01/12 Minneapolis, MN @ Assembly Hall at The Women’s Club*
11/02/12 Chicago, IL @ Athenaeum Theater*
11/04/12 Somerville, MA @ Somerville Theatre*
11/05/12 New York, NY @ Town Hall*
11/07/12 Philadelphia, PA @ Keswic Theatre*
11/08/12 Washington, DC @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue*
11/10/12 Chapel Hill, NC @ Haw River Ballroom*
11/11/12 Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse*

* – supporting Ben Gibbard
^ – supporting Mark Kozelek

Ben Gibbard — 2012 Tour Dates
Wed Sep 26 – Big Sur CA @ Henry Miller Library
Sun Oct 14 – Toronto ON @ The Danforth Music Hall
Thu Nov 01 – Minneapolis MN @ Assembly Hall at The Women’s Club*
Fri Nov 02 – Chicago IL @ Athenaeum Theater*
Sun Nov 04 – Somerville MA @ Somerville Theater*
Mon Nov 05 – New York NY @ Town Hall*
Wed Nov 07 – Glenside PA @ Keswick Theatre*
Thu Nov 08 – Washington DC @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue*
Sat Nov 10 – Saxapahaw NC @ The Haw River Ballroom *
Sun Nov 11 – Atlanta GA @ Variety Playhouse*
Tue Nov 13 – San Francisco CA @ Palace of Fine Arts Theatre w/ Damien Jurado
Wed Nov 14 – Los Angeles CA @ Wilshire Ebell^

* – w/ Advance Base
^ – w/ Damien Jurado

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