Contemporary prince of indie rock Ben Gibbard has announced a lone West Coast appearance this coming June 8 at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco.
Nearly a month before he is scheduled to appear at festivals in Austria and Rhode Island, the date looks promising for a widespread tour or future date announcements across the country. Gibbard and his band Death Cab For Cutie released their eighth studio disc, Kintsugi in 2015 to widespread acclaim.
Gibbard’s last appearance in San Francisco came nearly six months ago in September 2016 when he was a surprise guest for Jenny Lewis’ Rabbit Fur Coat 10th Anniversary tour closer.
Opening the evening will be Thao Nguyen of Bay Area band Thao and The Get Down Stay Down. In 2016, Thao and her band released a brand new album called A Man Alive. Shortly after the new year, a Thao solo tour spanning the West Coast in March and the East Coast in April was announced.
Check out their music video for the song “Meticulous Bird” off the new album here:
Ben Gibbard, Thao Nguyen
Davies Symphony Hall
June 8, 2017