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Death Cab for Cutie continues denunciation of Trump, promises fans its shows are ‘safe place’

In a statement released via Twitter on Monday, the alternative rock band Death Cab for Cutie said its concerts “will always be a safe place for people of all colors, all genders, all sexual orientations and all beliefs.”

“[W]e remain resolute in our commitment to creating music and maintaining a community around our band that embodies compassion, understanding, kindness and safety,” the five members of the Seattle-based band said.

“The band has been vocal about the election before, contributing a protest song, ‘Million Dollar Loan,’ to the 30 Days, 30 Songs playlist, which debuted anti-Trump songs in the 30 days leading up to the Nov. 8 election,” Entertainment Weekly explained in a Monday story.

Band frontman Ben Gibbard introduced “Million Dollar Loan” to fans on YouTube with a strident denunciation of the New York Republican, USA Today reported in October.

“Donald Trump has repeatedly demonstrated that he is unworthy of the honor and responsibility of being President of the United States of America, and in no way, shape or form represents what this country truly stands for,” wrote Mr. Gibbard. “He is beneath us.”

If you want to hit up a Death Cab “space place,” you have to wait until Mr. Trump is sworn into office.

According to its website, the band has a light tour schedule at the moment, with no dates on the calendar until March 18 at the Pot of Gold Musical Festival in Chandler, Arizona.

Mr. Gibbard, however, has two solo shows in outgoing President Obama’s hometown of Chicago on Jan. 19 and 20, just as the 44th president is packing his bags and returning to life as a private citizen.


Source: www.washingtontimes.com stories: Politics

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