Maybe they could call it "The Sensitive and the Scottish." Or perhaps "Franz Cab for Cutie." Whichever clever name they decide upon, it's official: Death Cab for Cutie and Franz Ferdinand are teaming up for a co-headlining tour of indie-riffic proportions, set to kick off this spring.
On Thursday (February 2) representatives for both bands' labels confirmed — via a breathlessly written press release — the "tour of which dreams are made," a North American jaunt that gets under way on March 22 in Portland, Oregon, and comes to a close on April 26 in Canada.
Both DCFC and FF have spent much of the past half-year crisscrossing the globe in support of their respective new albums, Plans and You Can Have It So Much Better. They've each also recently signed on for big-ticket U.S. festival appearances later this year, as Death Cab have committed to the Bonnaroo fest in June (see "Radiohead, Beck, Death Cab, Elvis Costello Playing Bonnaroo") while Franz will play Coachella (see "Tool And Franz Ferdinand Will Rock Coachella") three days after the Franz Cab tour ends.
An on-sale date for tickets has not been announced, though it is expected to be sometime around February 9 or 10.
Dates for the Death Cab for Cutie/ Franz Ferdinand co-headlining tour, according to the bands' labels:
- 3/22 - Portland, OR @ Memorial Coliseum
- 3/23 - Sacramento, CA @ Memorial Auditorium
- 3/24 - Reno, NV @ Reno Hilton Pavilion
- 3/27 - Tucson, AZ @ University of Arizona
- 3/29 - Austin, TX @ The Backyard
- 3/30 - Houston, TX @ Verizon Wireless Theater
- 3/31 - Dallas, TX @ Nokia Theatre
- 4/7 - Durham, NC @ Duke University
- 4/8 - Camden, NJ @ Tweeter Center
- 4/9 - Ithaca, NY @ Cornell University
- 4/11 - Washington, DC @ Constitution Hall
- 4/12 - Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena
- 4/13, 14 - New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
- 4/15 - Montreal, QC @ CEPSUM at University of Montreal
- 4/17 - Toronto, ON @ Docks Concert Theatre
- 4/18 - Detroit, MI @ State Theatre
- 4/19 - Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
- 4/20 - St. Paul, MN @ Northrop Auditorium
- 4/23 - Winnipeg, MT @ Burton Cummings Theater for Performing Arts
- 4/25 - Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Conference Centre
- 4/26 - Calgary, AB @ Stampede Corral