Death Cab For Cutie To Make History

‘You Are A Tourist’ Video Event – First Ever Scripted, Single-Take Video To Be Aired Live As It’s Filmed. Live At 24:00hrs GMT (Midnight) Tuesday April 5th

Long known for their ingenious and imaginative videos, Atlantic recording group Death Cab for Cutie are poised to make history with the companion clip for their hugely anticipated new single, ‘You Are A Tourist’.  Directed by award-winning filmmaker Tim Nackashi (TV On The Radio, OK Go, Elvis Costello, Radiohead), and conceptualized by frequent collaborator Aaron Stewart-Ahn,  ‘You Are A Tourist’ will be the first ever live, scripted, single-take music video to be broadcast as it is filmed.   Presented by Atlantic Records, Bing and RedLaser, viewers are invited to watch the production unfold before their eyes midnight on Tuesday April 5th (2400hrs GMT) at

Fans can quickly add the ‘You Are A Tourist’ video event to their calendars using leading mobile barcode scanning application RedLaser and a QR Code featured on Death Cab for Cutie’s website and official Twitter feed (@dcfc).  Fans simply download RedLaser to their smartphone and then scan the QR Code to add the video event to their calendars.

Bing, the decision engine from Microsoft, will offer exclusive behind-the-scenes photos of the band prepping for the video as well as from the live production itself at beginning on April 5.   In addition, a special embed code will be available allowing users to air the video event on their own blog or website.

‘You Are A Tourist’ is the first single from Death Cab for Cutie’s eagerly awaited new album, ‘Codes and Keys’, out 30th May in the UK. You can hear the full stream of ‘You Are a Tourist’ here:

In the meantime, ‘Codes and Keys’ is available now for pre-order at  

Death Cab for Cutie is:  Ben Gibbard: guitars, keyboards, vocals / Chris Walla: guitars, keyboards / Nick Harmer: bass / Jason McGerr: drums.

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