On the Road with Death Cab for Cutie





When Northwestern indie-rockers Death Cab for Cutie tour the U.S. next month, their fans will be invited to take the virtual trip with them.
The talented quartet is headlining the Holiday Matinee Winter Tour with the Jealous Sound and the And/Ors, and the entire outing will be followed closely with daily updates on the Holiday Matinee Web site, www.holidaymatinee.com.
"What we wanted to do is pretty much try and document what it's like to be on the road with an indie-rock band," said Dave Brown, president of the Holiday Matinee publicity company. "A lot of people don't realize all the work that goes into being in a band on the road. It's fun, it's rough, it's everything."


Brown says digital photos will be posted daily ó not just of what happens onstage, but what happens during the considerable amount of time before and after the shows. Also, the artists have been issued laptops so bandmembers can post journal entries to an ongoing tour diary and answer questions from fans in an online discussion forum.
The Los Angeles and Pomona, California, shows will be recorded on digital video and later streamed online, and the Chicago stop will be Web cast live. Other shows will be recorded digitally as well and may be edited together and released on DVD later this year, Brown said.

Holiday Matinee Winter Tour:


* 2/1 - Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom


* 2/3 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox


* 2/5 - Eugene, OR @ John Henry's


* 2/6 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall


* 2/7 - Los Angeles, CA @ Knitting Factory


* 2/8 - Pomona, CA @ Glass House (w/ Promise Ring)


* 2/9 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah


* 2/10 - Phoenix, AZ @ Green Room


* 2/12 - Dallas, TX @ Gypsy Tea Room


* 2/13 - Austin, TX @ Emo's


* 2/14 - Houston, TX @ No Tsu Oh


* 2/15 - New Orleans, LA @ Mermaid Lounge


* 2/16 - Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder


* 2/17 - Orlando, FL @ Sapphire Supper


* 2/18 - Atlanta, GA @ Earl


* 2/19 - Carrboro, NC @ Go! Rehearsal


* 2/20 - Washington, DC @ Metro Cafe


* 2/21 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Rotunda


* 2/22 - Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwells


* 2/23 - Cambridge, MA @ Middle East


* 2/24 - New York, NY @ Knitting Factory


* 2/26 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop


* 2/27 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick


* 2/28 - Chicago, IL @ Fireside Bowl


* 3/1 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry


* 3/2 - Omaha, NE @ TBA (no Death Cab for Cutie)


* 3/3 - Denver, CO @ TBA (no Death Cab for Cutie)



Source: MTV online

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On the Road with Death Cab for Cutie