Ben Gibbard at Hi-Fi Bar in October (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Ben Gibbard

Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben GIbbard, who played a single intimate show in NYC during CMJ, kicked off his tour with Advance Base in Minneapolis last week and they're set to hit NYC TONIGHT (11/5) at Town Hall. Tickets for tonight's show are still available.

Ben also just recently released a video for "Teardrop Windows" off of his debut album, Former Lives (out now via Barsuk), which was directed by Tom Scharpling, who also recently directed videos for Aimee Mann, Nude Beach, and others. The video stars comedian Kurt Braunohler, who plays a record label executive that tries to turn Ben into a "bad boy." Check out that video and an updated list of dates below.

Ben Gibbard - "Teardrop Windows" Official Video

Written & Directed By Tom Scharpling

From Ben Gibbard's debut solo album "Former Lives" available now on Barsuk Records in the US/Canada, City Slang in UK/Europe, Big Nothing in Japan and Spunk Records in Australia.
Written & Directed By Tom Scharpling
Produced & Edited By Rob Hatch-Miller & Puloma Basu
Starring: Kurt Braunohler, Jim Santangeli, Julianne Smolinski, Hannah Heller, Duane Harriott, Joan Hiller, Forrest Simmons & Ben Gibbard.
Director Of Photography: Sam Wootton
Production Designer: Bridget Rafferty
Wardbrobe: Meghan Campbell
Assistant Camera: Randy Foreman
Gaffer: Paul Dickover
Key Grip: Jack McDonald
Steadicam: Jamie Northrup
Colorist: Ben Murray
Motion Graphics: Joe Posner
Sound Mix: Dan Dzula
Production Assistants: Paul Morse, Ryan Sartor & Marcia Neumeier
Thanks: Greenpoint Tattoo Co., John Reardon, Atlantic Records, Shea Stadium, Mindy Tucker, Daniel Ralston & Mollie Komins


Ben Gibbard -- 2012 Tour Date
Nov 05 Town Hall w/ Advance Base New York, NY
Nov 07 Keswick Theatre w/ Advance Base Glenside, PA
Nov 08 Sixth & I Historic Synagogue w/ Advance Base Washington, DC
Nov 10 Haw River Ballroom w/ Advance Base Graham, NC
Nov 11 Variety Playhouse w/ Advance Base Atlanta, GA
Nov 13 Palace of Fine Arts Theatre w/ Damien Jurado San Francisco, CA
Nov 14 Wilshire Ebell w/ Damien Jurado Los Angeles, CA
Nov 16 The Showbox w/ Damien Jurdado Seattle, WA
Nov 17 Washington Hall Seattle, WA
Nov 18 Crystal Ballroom w/ Damien Jurado Portland, OR
Nov 29 Kulurkirche Köln Hamburg, Germany
Nov 30 Passionskirche Berlin, Germany
Dec 01 ON3 Festival Munchen, Germany
Dec 03 Union Chapel London, United Kingdom
Dec 04 ORANGERIE Brussels, Belgium
Dec 05 Café de la Danse Paris, France

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