Ben Gibbard playing a Seattle benefit concert for Dakota Access Pipeline protestors

February 7, 2017

Photo by Deccio Creative

Seattle native Ben Gibbard has announced a show on March 5 at The Showbox in support and solidarity for those protesting the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. 

Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, February 8 right here.

All proceeds from the event are being donated to the Water Protection Legal Collective.

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According to a statement from Gibbard, he concert is a direct response to President Trump's executive order to advance the construction of the pipeline after months of protest and obstruction by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and supporters who see the pipeline as a threat to clean water on the reservation, as well as impeding on sovereign treaty rights.

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This isn't Gibbard's first time taking the administration to task. Before the election, Gibbard and the rest of Death Cab for Cutie released a single titled "Million Dollar Loan" about the then-candidate as part of the 30 Songs, 30 Days initiative. 

Joining the Death Cab for Cutie frontman will be Seattle-based folk singer Naomi Wachira and Spokane novelist Sherman Alexie (The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven), who will share a reading. 

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