Death Cab for Madonna and Diamond

(antiMusic) Madonna who? Neil Diamond what? Fans opted to take away Diamond's No. 1 Billboard spot this week and hand it to Death Cab for Cutie. As for Madonna, the material girl's "Hard Candy" took a nose dive to No 8. Here is what Death Cab's label had to say about thier number one debut: "Narrow Stairs," the acclaimed new album from Atlantic recording group Death Cab for Cutie, has made a stunning debut atop this week's Billboard 200 the band's first-ever #1 record.

With sales of 143,586 this marks their greatest highest sales week in Death Cab's 10-year history. "NARROW STAIRS", follows 2005's Grammy-nominated, RIAA platinum-certified "PLANS."

Death Cab will celebrate the remarkable success of "NARROW STAIRS" with an outdoor stage performance on tomorrow night's installment of ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! This follows last week's appearance on CBS' Late Show with David Letterman. The band was also featured in an exclusive, all-access tour documentary that aired on Current May 8th. This half-hour extended pod featured new performance and tour footage as well as a behind the scenes look at Death Cab on the road, on stage and at home in the days leading up to the release of "NARROW STAIRS." Due to popular demand it will be re-airing tomorrow, Thursday, May 22nd at 10:30pm EDT/7:30pm PDT.

Death Cab will spend its summer touring North America and beyond, with live dates currently scheduled through a pair of mid-August performances at Japan's annual Summer Sonic Festival (see attached itinerary). In addition to headline dates around the world, the band will also appear at a variety of festivals, including such renowned gatherings as Sasquatch! Music Festival on May 25th at the Gorge in George, Washington; Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee on June 15th; the UK's Latitude Festival at Henham Park on July 18th; Spain's Benicassim Festival on July 20th, and British Columbia's Pemberton Festival on July 27th.

24 Portland, OR Les Schwab Theatre
25 George, WA Sasquatch! Music Festival @ The Gorge
26 Lehi, UT Thanksgiving Point
28 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
30 Kansas City, MO City Market
31 Columbia, MO Ninth Street Summerfest

2 Minneapolis, MN Orpheum Theatre
3 Chicago, IL Millennium Park/Pritzker Pavilion
4 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
6 Montreal, QUE Jacques Cartier Pier
7 Toronto, ONT Toronto Olympic Island
9 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
10 Brooklyn, NY McCarren Park Pool
12 Philadelphia, PA Mann Center for Performing Arts
13 Cleveland, OH Plain Dealer Pavilion
14 Indianapolis, IN The Lawn at White River State
15 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo
17 Grand Prairie, TX Nokia Theatre
19 Mesa, AZ Mesa Ampitheatre
20 San Diego, CA SDSU Open Air Theatre
21 Berkeley, CA Greek Theatre Berkeley
23 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theatre
24 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl

3 Kristiansand, NOR Quart Festival
5 Arvika, SWE Arvikafestivalen
7 Paris, FRA Alhambra
8 Antwerp, BEL Riverenhof
9 Cologne, GER Live Music Hall
10 Amsterdam, NL Melkweg
12 Berlin, GER Kesselhaus
15 Birmingham, ENG Birmingham Academy
16 Manchester, ENG Manchester Apollo
17 London, ENG Brixton Academy
18 Southwold, ENG Latitude Festival @ Henham Park
20 Benicassim, SPA Benicassim Festival
27 Pemberton, BC Pemberton Festival

9 Tokyo, JP Summer Sonic Festival
10 Osaka, JP Summer Sonic Festival

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