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  • Death Cab For Cutie/Ra Ra Riot/Cold War Kids @ RIMAC Arena (UCSD Campus) La Jolla 4/29/09 1
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Death Cab For Cutie

After we premiered each track from Death Cab’s new Open Door EP, the band set out on a North American tour that found its way to UC San Diego’s RIMAC Arena last night. Photographer Andrew Youssef made the drive from L.A. to La Jolla (as did a lot of folks impatient for the Hollywood Bowl show in July with Tegan & Sara and the New Pornos), which featured standard cuts and EP fare along with opening sets from Ra Ra Riot and Cold War Kids (their first show back after two cancellations due to Nathan’s laryngitis). Pretty bloggy bill, RIMAC. Tour dates, setlist, and lots of pics this way:

01 “405″
02 “Your Heart Is An Empty Room”
03 “The New Year”
04 “Crooked Teeth”
05 “Photobooth”
06 “My Mirror Speaks”
07 “Summer Skin”
08 “Grapevine Fires”
09 “I Will Possess Your Heart”
10 “I’ll Follow You Into The Dark”
11 “Cath”
12 “Fake Frowns”
13 “Long Division”
14 “Sound Of Settling”
15 “Bixby Canyon Bridge”
16 “Diamond And A Tether”
17 “Soul Meets Body”
18 “Transatlanticism”

The rest of the tour:
05/01 – Austin, TX @ Austin Music Hall #!
05/02 – New Orleans, LA @ Contemporary Arts Center !
05/04 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium #!
05/05 – Birmingham, AL @ BJCC Concert Hall #!
05/06 – Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theatre #!
05/07 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
07/05 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl ^%
07/11 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre @#
07/14 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre @#
07/16 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Pacific Coliseum %#
07/17 – Troutdale, Oregon @ Edgefield Amphitheatre %#
07/18 – Redmond, WA @ Marymoor Park %#

# with Ra Ra Riot
! with Matt Costa
^ with Tegan and Sara
% with New Pornographers
@ with Andrew Bird

Comments (21)
  1. faas  |   Posted on Apr 30th, 2009 0

    lame. fucking. bands.

  2. seriously… they have been opening with 405 and closing with Transatlanticism, FOR. EV. ER…

    get come creativity!

  3. fuckstick  |   Posted on Apr 30th, 2009 0

    puts me to sleep just reading one of their concert reviews

  4. ian g  |   Posted on Apr 30th, 2009 0

    i’m going to find out where you live fuckstick. and i’m going to beat your ass. then you faas.

  5. on the other hand… Ra Ra Riot and Cold War kids are both AWESOME in concert… thus the plot is exposed!

  6. They didn’t open with 405 when I saw them last week.

  7. Paul P  |   Posted on Apr 30th, 2009 0

    This concert was easily the worst I’ve ever seen
    The sound balance for Ra Ra was painfully off
    CWK played two songs from cops and robbers and 8 from Loyalty
    Death Cab put on the most boring show I’ve ever seen. After 10+ years, you guys really have nothing to spice up your songs or alter them a tad?

    • drew  |   Posted on Apr 30th, 2009 0

      you obviously don’t care THAT much about Cold War Kids as their first album was entitled “Robbers and Cowards.” They did play a lot from Loyalty to Loyalty at the Terminal 5 show last month. Nonetheless the St. John just added to the magnificent show.

  8. astinso  |   Posted on Apr 30th, 2009 0

    i wouldn’t have them change ending with transatlanticism for anything.

  9. alex  |   Posted on Apr 30th, 2009 0

    fake frowns was amazing

    it was not well received

    soul meets body was

    not surprising, but still,what the fuck

  10. tommy  |   Posted on Apr 30th, 2009 0

    that picture of allie lawn…

    thank you stereogum. thank you.

  11. paulina  |   Posted on May 1st, 2009 0

    they also played we laugh indoors, didn’t they?

  12. paulina  |   Posted on May 1st, 2009 0

    and no sunlight. i enjoyed this show a lot. i thought all three bands were great

  13. These three were great at Davidson.

  14. SandyToes and OceanSpray  |   Posted on May 1st, 2009 0

    A couple of things…

    Okay, first, Ben is starting to look like Jared Leto. Not good at all.

    Chris looks nice, he needs to keep what he is doing, although his shoes are a little too buttoned up for the stage.

    Nick is right on target, such a badass. I only wish he would grow the neckbeard a little more. Don’t be scared Nick, it will suit you well.

    The drummer just rocks out, and seems to me like he couldn’t care less about being a rock star. I think that is cool. He is a killer drummer.

    I don’t love this band, but for some reason I feel as though I care about them.

  15. Brittany  |   Posted on May 1st, 2009 0

    i saw these bands about a month ago in Louisville. i thought Ra Ra Riot did an AMAZING job there. they’re truly musical artists. Cold War Kids – one of my favorite bands….SUCKED. i was so pissed off. they were the entire reason i went to the show and they blew. Death Cab was a good, calm show. Nothing to write home about.

  16. Paul P  |   Posted on May 4th, 2009 0

    ha, cops and robbers, I don’t know what I was thinking…..
    But there was no playing St. John at my concert.
    We Used To Vacation and Passing The Hat

  17. jane  |   Posted on May 6th, 2009 0

    skinny ben gibbard is just plain wrong. i miss early 00′s ben.

  18. Colin Meloy/Ben Gibbard/mutant still looks fat… go figure…

  19. Alexandra Lawn will be my wife

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