Recent birthday boy Ben Gibbard has mapped out a fall North American tour that will see the Death Cab for Cutie frontman crossing the country in support of his 'Former Lives' solo album, out on Oct. 16. The trek kicks off with one-off stops in Big Sur, Calif. and Toronto, Ontario in September and October, respectively, before launching properly on Nov. 1 in Minneapolis, Minn. and running through a Nov. 14 gig in Los Angeles, Calif.

Pre-sale tickets for this tour will be available to members of DCFC Union Local #1138, the official Death Cab for Cutie fan club, starting today (Aug. 15).

Ben Gibbard's 2012 North American Tour Dates:

09/26 -- Big Sur, Calif. | Henry Miller Library
10/14 -- Toronto, Ontario | The Danforth Music Hall
11/1 -- Minneapolis, Minn. | Assembly Hall at The Women’s Club *
11/2 -- Chicago, Ill. | Athenaeum Theatre *
11/4 -- Somerville, Mass. | Somerville Theater *
11/5 -- New York, N.Y. | Town Hall *
11/7 -- Glenside, Pa. | Keswick Theatre *
11/8 -- Washington, D.C. | Sixth & I Historic Synagogue *
11/10 -- Saxapahaw, N.C | The Haw River Ballroom *
11/11 -- Atlanta, Ga. | Variety Playhouse *
11/13 -- San Francisco, Calif. | Palace of Fine Arts Theatre #
11/14 -- Los Angeles, Calif. | Wilshire Ebell #

* = w/ Advance Base
# = w/ Damien Jurado