Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard to Headline Standing Rock Benefit Show

ABC/Randy HolmesDeath Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard will play a benefit show next month in support of the Water Protector Legal Collective, which provides legal assistance to members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and its allies who are protesting the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

The concert will take place March 5 at the Showbox in Seattle. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, February 8 at 1 p.m. ET via

Amid mass protest, the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline was halted in December. However, in his first week in office, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to revive the project.

"I arranged this benefit because I was appalled by Donald Trump's executive order to reinstate construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline," Gibbard says in a statement. "I believe water is more precious than oil and thoroughly support the right of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to defend both their land and sovereign treaty rights."

Artists including TV on the Radio and Dave Matthews have previously staged Standing Rock benefit concerts.

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