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Death Cab for Cutie to headline 2019 Rockin' at the Knox

Death Cab for Cutie has been locked in to headline this year's Rockin' at the Knox at 4 p.m. June 16 on the grounds of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (1285 Elmwood Ave.).

Following last year's soggy sell-out featuring a dance-heavy headlining set from Beck, the beloved Seattle act, making its first city appearance since a string-supported performance in Kleinhans Music Hall during the spring of 2012, will be back in downtown Buffalo as top billing for the revitalized series.

Also set to perform at the Knox event will be Phosphorescent, the alt-country outfit from singer-songwriter Mathew Houck. The act finally followed up its breakthrough 2013 record "Muchacho" last year with the reflective and underrated "C'est La Vie."

Rounding out the bill will be a set from NPR's 2017 Tiny Desk Contest winners, the New Orleans-based R&B powerhouse Tank & the Bangas.

Death Cab is currently on the road to support its latest album, 2018's summer-shared "Thank You for Today," the group's first studio release without long-time member and producer Chris Walla.

Advance tickets are $60 (plus fees) and will go on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 27 for Albright-Knox members. General admission tickets for the public go on sale at 10 a.m. March 1 through or charge by phone at 877-987-6487. Gates open at 4 p.m. for the concert and all tickets include museum admission from 4 to 7 p.m.

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