Death Cab for Cutie have announced an acoustic version of their critically acclaimed 10th studio album Asphalt Meadows ahead of a run of UK and Ireland tour dates.

The band will hit the UK and Ireland in March with a Manchester gig at the O2 Apollo alongside special guest Slow Pulp.

The eight time Grammy nominated band will release a new stripped-down version of the album in March.  The original version of the LP landed this past September.  The 12-track album is co-produced by Andy Park.

Alongside the announcement Death Cab for Cutie have shared the first pair of tracks from the upcoming release: a reworking of album track Pepper and a cover of The Plan, released in tribute to the late Mimi Parker, their close friend and drummer for the iconic band Low.

Speaking about The Plan, Death Cab for Cutie lead vocalist and guitarist Ben Gibbard said, “I first saw Low in 1994 opening for Sunny Day Real Estate at the OK Hotel in Seattle. Since then, they’ve been one of the most influential and important bands of my life. It was the fulfilment of my teenage self’s indie rock dream when our bands became friends while on tour together in 2012.

We were incredibly saddened by Mimi’s passing this past November. She was an incredible artist and an even better human being.

We believe the best way to remember the musicians we lose is to play their songs. ‘The Plan’ has always been one of our favorite Low songs and is presented here in tribute to Mimi.”

Death Cab for Cutie is currently in the midst of the second leg of their Asphalt Meadows headline tour, with a Jan/Feb run of US dates culminating in a sold-out show at Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium on Valentine’s Day.  They will perform a string of European dates with gigs in Manchester, London, Dublin, Berlin and Amsterdam amongst others.

When do Death Cab for Cutie headline at Manchester’s O2 Apollo?

Death Cab for Cutie headline at the O2 Apollo Manchester on 25 March 2023.  The Manchester gig is one of nine UK and Ireland dates they will headline:
18 March   –   Nottingham, Rock City
19 March   –   Dulin, Board Gais Energy Theatre
21 March   –   Birmingham, O2 Institute
22 March   –   Edinburgh, Usher Hall
23 March   –   Glasgow, Barrowland
25 March   –   Manchester, O2 Apollo
27 March   –   Brighton, Dome
28 March   –   London, Roundhouse
29 March   –   London, Royal Albert Hall