Death Cab For Cutie and the Decemberists have announced an acoustic benefit show to support the American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood. It’ll take place on 6/9 at The Paramount in Seattle, and tickets will go on sale this Friday (5/12) at 10AM PST. The frontmen of both bands — who have toured together before — have issued statements detailing the show.
Here’s Ben Gibbard’s:
We as Death Cab For Cutie are appalled by the divisive, xenophobic and misogynistic agenda the Trump Administration is attempting to implement in our country. We are proud to be joining our friends The Decemberists and Sera Cahoone in support of both the ACLU and Planned Parenthood at this pivotal time in our nation’s history.
And here’s Colin Meloy’s:
There are enough stories from this last week alone — the Trump administration’s attempts to curtail first amendment protections and the GOP’s passage of the heartless AHCA — to remind us that organizations like Planned Parenthood and the ACLU need our support now more than ever. We Decemberists are proud to do our bit to help those orgs stay funded and active in their communities, both local and nationwide. RESIST!
Seattle-based musician Sera Cahoone will open. More details available here.