Ben Gibbard and Death Cab will return Aug. 26

Star Tribune photo by Dave Brewster

Just as Death Cab for Cutie drummer Jason McGerr promised in an interview with the Star Tribune last week, the Washington rockers will be back after their sold-out First Avenue gig on Saturday. The big gig is Aug. 26 at Roy Wilkins Auditorium, with Frightened Rabbit opening.

Death Cab has played the Roy before so they know what they're getting into. Tickets ($35) will go on sale Monday.

Other newly announced shows include two at the Fitzgerald Theater: Five for Fighting July 19 and Gillian Welch July 20.... ZZ Top will rock Mystic Lake Showroom on Aug. 11; tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday. Alison Krauss + Union Station are set for Sept. 13 at the Orpheum (tickets will go on sale Friday).

In case you missed today's earlier announcement, Foo Fighters will kick off their fall tour Sept. 14 at Xcel Energy Center and the Flaming Lips will headline the new Sound Town fest Aug. 19-20 in Somerset, Wis., with New Pornographers, DeVotchka and others.