Watch Death Cab For Cutie play ‘Summer Years’ and ‘Gold Rush’ live for the first time

The band recently confirmed details of their new album 'Thank You For Today'

Death Cab For Cutie two new songs their live debuts at their first show of the year.

The band recently confirmed details of their new album, ‘Thank You For Today’. The record is their first since 2015’s ‘Kintsugi’.

Kicking off their European tour at the Amsterdamse Bostheater in Amsterdam Forest last night (June 16), Death Cab premiered ‘Gold Rush’ early on in the set, while ‘Summer Years’ followed in the latter part of the performance. “This is the first time we’re playing any of this stuff,” frontman Ben Gibbard said. “I say that not for any reason to make you feel extra super special, but to give us an out if we happen to fuck it up.”

Watch fan-shot footage of ‘Summer Years’ and ‘Gold Rush’ below.

‘Thank You For Today’ will be released on August 19. The band previously shared the official video for ‘Gold Rush’ when announcing the new record.

Death Cab have also confirmed a series of UK and Ireland tour dates for next year. They will kick off the run at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on January 24, before visiting Manchester, Glasgow, Nottingham, Leeds, Bristol, and London. Tickets are available here.

They will also perform in the capital tomorrow (June 18) as part of Robert Smith’s Meltdown Festival.

Death Cab For Cutie will play:

Dublin, Olympia Theatre (January 24)
Manchester, Albert Hall (25)

Glasgow, O2 Academy (26)
Nottingham, Rock City (28)
Leeds, O2 Academy (29)

Bristol, O2 Academy (30)
London, Eventim Apollo (February 1)