John Vanderslice and the Magik*Magik Orchestra, 6/17/11 at the Herbst Theater

Two days ago, Death Cab for Cutie announced a unique addition to their upcoming tour: members of San Francisco’s own Magik*Magik Orchestra will accompany the band on stage as they tour various North American cities.

As Minna Choi discussed with us back in June, the Magik*Magik Orchestra has a celebrated ability to pair effervescently with rock bands, bringing bands’ performances to entirely new levels. And that’s not an exaggeration: the pairing of the Magik*Magik Orchestra with John Vanderslice at the Herbst Theatre last summer was absolutely awe-inspiring.

The official Death Cab for Cutie/Magik*Magik Orchestra 2012 tour kicks off in April and ends in May, with a stop in the Bay Area on May 18th at the Fox Theater. All tour dates after the jump.

Death Cab for Cutie/Magik*Magik Orchestra:

4/10/12 – DENVER, CO @ ELLIE CAULKINS OPERA HOUSE
4/11/12 – OMAHA, NE @ OMAHA MUSIC HALL
4/13/12 – LOUISVILLE, KY @ LOUISVILLE PALACE
4/14/12 – GRAND RAPIDS, MI @ COVENANT FINE ARTS CENTER
4/15/12 – MILWAUKEE, WI @ RIVERSIDE THEATRE
4/16/12 – CHICAGO, IL @ CHICAGO THEATRE
4/19/12 – TORONTO, ON @ MASSEY HALL
4/20/12 – MONTREAL, QC @ ST. JEAN BAPTISTE CHURCH
4/21/12 – BOSTON, MA @ CITI PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
4/23/12 – PROVIDENCE, RI @ VETERANS MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM
4/24/12 – BUFFALO, NY @ KLEINHANS MUSIC HALL
4/25/12 – UPPER DARBY, PA @ TOWER THEATRE
4/27/12 – NEW YORK, NY @ BEACON THEATRE*
4/30/12 – NORTH BETHESDA, MD @ STRATHMORE*
5/1/12 – KNOXVILLE, TN @ TENNESSEE THEATRE*
5/3/12 – DALLAS, TX @ MCFARLIN MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM*
5/4/12 – AUSTIN, TX @ ACL LIVE AT THE MOODY THEATER*
5/6/12 – MESA, AZ @ MESA ARTS CENTER – IKEDA THEATER*
5/7/12 – LOS ANGELES, CA @ WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL*
5/8/12 – OAKLAND, CA @ FOX THEATER*
5/11/12 – PORTLAND, OR @ ARLENE SCHNITZER CONCERT HALL*
5/13/12 – SEATTLE, WA @ THE PARAMOUNT THEATRE*

*with Youth Lagoon

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