Death Cab For Cutie [Concert Review]

Death Cab For Cutie April 27th, 2015 @ Fox Theatre Atlanta, Georgia

Death Cab For Cutie is one of the few bands that sound better live than they do digitally, and that is always rare to come by. After years of waiting to see them perform, I finally got to see them this year at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia. Lead singer, guitarist and pianist Ben Gibbard’s killer vocals and brilliant lyrics over their simplistic style of play made for a fantastic show. This was the second time that I have seen Gibbard perform. The first time was in 2013 while he was performing with his other band, The Postal Service, who is one of my favorite bands of all time. Death Cab has a liveliness about them on stage that makes their show feel very energetic. Considering that Death Cab was touring for their new album Kintsugi, I was concerned that they would only play their newer stuff but they did an amazing job of blending their classics with the new material. There was never a dull moment during the show because they never stopped playing and that really kept the crowd alive. My biggest issue with the show lies with the venue, not the performance. While the Fox Theatre is known for its phenomenal acoustics and beautiful environment, its narrow seating and standing area makes it pretty constricting and difficult to really rock out to your favorite songs. Overall I really enjoyed the show but I felt that it might have been slightly more enjoyable in a more lively venue. I definitely recommend seeing Death Cab For Cutie play if you get the chance, they really know how to put on a great show!

-Here is the setlist from the show I attended via

No Room in Frame
Crooked Teeth
Why You’d Want to Live Here
Doors Unlocked and Open
The Ghosts of Beverly Drive
Grapevine Fires
Black Sun
Little Wanderer
President of What?
Company Calls
You’ve Haunted Me All My Life
What Sarah Said
You Are a Tourist
The New Year
Soul Meets Body
I Will Possess Your Heart
I Will Follow You into the Dark
Good Help (Is So Hard to Find)
The Sound of Settling


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