Ben Gibbard (who's taken to calling himself Benjamin Gibbard on his web site) has announced shows for his upcoming album Former Lives. There are two shows in September and October, before the tour gets rolling in November with a series of shows in select cities around the US, opening acts include Damien Jurado and Advance Base depending on location.
Former Lives is a collection of songs written by Gibbard throughout his career, but put aside for another time, it's also the first Ben Gibbard solo album. He worked with Aaron Espinoza from Earlimart to bring the songs to fruition when he moved to Los Angeles, and it arrives on October 15/16 on City Slang in Europe and Barsuk Records in the US.
Ben Gibbard Tour Dates
Sep-26 - Big Sur CA - Henry Miller Library
Oct-14 - Toronto ON - The Danforth Music Hall
Nov-01 - Minneapolis MN - Assembly Hall at The Women's Club w/ Advance Base
Nov-02 - Chicago IL - Athenaeum Theatre w/ Advance Base
Nov-04 - Somerville MA - Somerville Theater w/ Advance Base
Nov-05 - New York NY - Town Hall w/ Advance Base
Nov-07 - Glenside PA - Keswick Theatre w/ Advance Base
Nov-08 - Washington DC - Sixth & I Historic Synagogue w/ Advance Base
Nov-10 - Saxapahaw NC - The Haw River Ballroom w/ Advance Base
Nov-11 - Atlanta GA - Variety Playhouse w/ Advance Base
Nov-13 - San Francisco CA - Palace of Fine Arts Theatre w/ Damien Jurado
Nov-14 - Los Angeles CA - Wilshire Ebell w/ Damien Jurado