FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 1st, 2019
Western Washington University Alumni Assocation
ODESZAÂ andÂ Death Cab for CutieÂ have announced “Double Major,” a co-headline benefit show at Civic Stadium in Bellingham at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 18.
The show is a homecoming for both bands, having formed in Bellingham, WA when their members were students of Western Washington University.Â In appreciation for the school and the city of Bellingham, net proceeds from the show will be donated to WWUâ€™s Alumni Association Scholarship Endowment, and the concert will anchor the university’s Alumni Weekend festivities.
The bands will transform Civic Stadium for Double Major, building festival-level stage production for the event.Â Prior to full headline sets from both Death Cab for Cutie and ODESZA, supporting artistsÂ chongÂ the nomad,Â Robotaki, andÂ LipStitchÂ will open the show.
Advance registration for pre-sale tickets is available now atÂ doublemajorbellingham.com.Â Pre-sale tickets are available starting Tuesday, March 5, at 10 a.m.Â Additional tickets will go on sale Friday, March 8, at 10 a.m.Â WWU Alumni Association members will receive a promo code for a select pool of tickets and a VIP experience. Â You do not have to be an alum of Western to join theÂ WWU Alumni Association. Students will also have an opportunity to receive a promo code for presale tickets.
For both bands, Double Major is a celebration of the University community and the city of Bellingham.
â€śBellingham and WWU is where it all began,â€ť said Death Cab for Cutieâ€™s Nick Harmer.Â â€śAnd as we have continued on, itâ€™s been amazing to see and hear so much music continue to flow out of Bellingham too. So when we met ODESZA our bond of being â€śfrom Bellinghamâ€ť was an instant connection.â€ť
ODESZAâ€™s Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight added in a statement, â€śWe had some amazing times in that town and at that school. We are super excited to come back and do a special benefit show with our friends and fellow alumni Death Cab for Cutie.â€ť
Death Cab for CutieÂ has spent much of the past year on the road celebratingÂ Thank You For Today, their epic schedule highlighted by intimateÂ theatreÂ performances, sold out headline shows, benefit concerts, and top billed sets at festivals across both North and South America. The band also made a series of high profile TV appearances, including performances of â€śGold Rushâ€ť on CBSâ€™s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Late Late Show with JamesÂ Corden, ABCâ€™s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and the nationally syndicated Ellen DeGeneres Show, alongside performances of â€śNorthern Lightsâ€ť on Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Late Late Show with JamesÂ Corden, and NPRâ€™s Live From Here.
ODESZA is currently on tour in support of their Grammy-nominated albumÂ A Moment Apart, having sold out shows at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and Barclays Center in Brooklyn, in addition to main stage appearances at Coachella, Panorama, Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits.Â Later this month, ODESZA will head to Riviera Maya, Mexico for their first ever self-curated all-inclusive festival, SUNDARA, March 13-16.