Ben Gibbard rolling solo

CHRIS RIEMENSCHNEIDER | Updated 8/21/2012


Leslie Plesser

He's flying solo in his personal life, and now Ben Gibbard will be going out all by his lonesome on the road this fall - more or less starting with a date at the Woman's Club of Minneapolis on Nov. 1. The Death Cab for Cutie frontman and Postal Service co-creator is about to release his first real solo album, "Former Lives," Oct. 16 on Barsuk Records. Pre-sale tickets go on sale to Death Cab fan club members starting Wednesday, and the rest will be available via www.benjamingibbard.net starting Friday.  Advance Base, aka Chicago songwriter Owen Ashworth, will open the local date.