Posted in music | pictures on April 28, 2012

photos by Dominick Mastrangelo

Death Cab for Cutie

Ben Gibbard and Death Cab for Cutie are trying something different for a 2012 tour that kicked off Tuesday in Colorado, performing with the eight members of the Magik*Magik Orchestra -- six violins and two cellos.

That's the same group that appeared with Death Cab in its "Storytellers" episode on VH1, and helped add a deeper texture to last year's Codes and Keys. Still, Magik*Magik -- which has previously worked with Mike Patton, John Vanderslice, the Walkmen and the Dodos -- have become the principal storyline for a tour that [hits Beacon Theater in NYC three nights in a row this weekend].

The interesting part for concertgoers will be hearing some of the Death Cab's back catalog, including favorites like "Soul Meets Body," in this format. Gibbard admitted a little apprehension -- OK, a lot...

"It's a little terrifying," Gibbard tells HeyReverb. "There are so many variables. The entire show is a series of variables, for the first time in a long time. And that's a good thing. The first handful of shows, at least from our end, will be like walking through quicksand." [Something Else]

You saw last night's setlist. Check out more pictures from Friday's show at Beacon Theater, below...

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Death Cab for Cutie

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Comments (23)

yawn.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2012 5:41 PM

not the best pics.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2012 6:44 PM

The single most boring live band I've ever had the displeasure of seeing live. Almost fell asleep at a GA standing show.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2012 6:56 PM

Pretty shitty pics. Black and white does not make them any cooler btw. Seriously, did someone get paid for these?

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2012 1:56 AM

So come on...

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2012 2:17 AM

l. o. l

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2012 9:31 AM

Audience on night one was VERY 1%.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2012 11:12 AM

6:56 why didn't you walk the fuck out?

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2012 11:35 AM

if there were ever a boring dcfc show, beacon was NOT it. unreal string section and if you don't like the band, don't comment.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2012 11:55 AM

Never saw these guys before Friday night. An absolute snoozefest...ZZZZZZZZZ. Wow...

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2012 12:26 PM

1:56 - slagging concert photos at 2am on a Saturday night doesn't make you cooler btw.

the show was far from their best but the strings were a nice touch.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2012 12:44 PM

I love how people complain about the gig. If yr not a fan, then shut up. It was an incredible night. If you went and did not have fun, leave. No one is forcing you to stay.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2012 1:58 PM

It was a blast going to the Beacon. Such a beautiful venue - perfect location for this tour. I am so amped for the Beach Boys - these shows will be historical.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2012 2:00 PM

Night two was great. Great set list and acoustics (downstairs anyway, heard there were problems upstairs.)

The weakest link was the crowd who didn't know anything older than the most recent two albums.

Posted by GW | April 30, 2012 11:19 AM

if there were ever a boring dcfc show, beacon was NOT it. unreal string section and if you don't like the band, don't comment.

Posted by DUBI | May 3, 2012 9:59 AM

damn, this ..is freaking hilarious!

Posted by Siebdruck | May 7, 2012 2:10 PM

very goood..i, like it!

Posted by warum haarausfall | May 9, 2012 2:11 AM

Ben Gibbard and Death always trying something different. thumbs up

Posted by Xilan Chemicals CO Ltd | May 11, 2012 10:53 AM

sick sound...really innovative, not the kind of music i normally hear!

Posted by Edelstahlschrauben kaufen | June 14, 2012 6:23 AM

interesting...i love it, how they play the music!

Posted by aktenvernichter shredder | June 14, 2012 6:25 AM

The pictures are looking good and very professionel and it looks like a nice evening. Gretings from Berlin ...

Posted by nur.Berlin | July 24, 2012 4:35 AM

Really great pictures. I like.

Posted by Hochzeits-DJ | November 22, 2012 10:39 AM

I like the lighting.

Posted by jordon | July 31, 2013 9:37 PM

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