Farrar sets tour dates with Death Cab's Gibbard
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Farrar sets tour dates with Death Cab's Gibbard

Tuesday, September 15, 2009 – Jay Farrar and Benjamin Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie will perform songs from their collaborative album "One Fast Move Or I'm Gone: Kerouac's Big Sur," at four concerts in October.

The shows are:
Oct. 23 - El Rey Theatre - Los Angeles, CA (on sale 9/16)
Oct. Bimbo's 365 Club - San Francisco, CA (on sale 9/16)
Oct. Lincoln Hall - Chicago, IL (on sale 9/25)
Oct. Webster Hall - New York, NY (on sale 9/18)

The band features Farrar (Son Volt), Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie, Postal Service), Nick Harmer (Death Cab for Cutie), Mark Spencer (Son Volt) and Jon Wurster (Superchunk, Bob Mould, The Mountain Goats).

The disc features 12 original songs composed and performed by Farrar and Gibbard, with lyrics based on the prose of Jack Kerouac's 1962 novel "Big Sur." The album will be released Oct. 20 along with a feature-length documentary of the same title in which both Gibbard and Farrar appear.

The documentary was directed by Curt Worden and produced by Gloria Bailen and Jim Sampas of Kerouac Films. The film features appearances by writers, poets, actors and musicians including Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Sam Shepard, Patti Smith and Tom Waits.

The album and film will be released as a stand alone CD, a CD/DVD package, a limited edition boxed set packaged with the novel, a 24-page book on the documentary and the CD/DVD. The album will additionally be released on vinyl.

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