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Death Cab For Cutie, Anya Marina Sign On For "New Moon" Shows

October 30, 2009 1:53 PM ET

Several bands featured on the New Moon soundtrack will perform at Hot Topic stores around the country in support of the release of the Twilight sequel, which arrives in theaters November 20th. Death Cab For Cutie, whose "Meet Me on the Equinox" was New Moon's lead single, will perform alongside RS Breaking act Band of Skulls, Sea Wolf and Anya Marina at a kickoff event at the Hot Topic in Hollywood, California, Hot Topic's sister site ShockHound announced.

In addition to the bands, each mall stop will also feature a Q&A with some of the actors and actresses involved in New Moon. In case you were planning on camping out starting today, we should tell you that no one with the last name of Pattinson, Lautner or Stewart is involved in this tour, nor does it feature some guy named Yorke. Instead, Anya Marina and the Hurricane Bells will travel cross-country with the cast.

A similar event is reportedly in the works for New York's Times Square Hot Topic on November 19th, the day before New Moon opens, but so far there's no additional details on that show. Dates, mall locations and appearance details for all confirmed events are below:
New Moon Hot Topic tour:
Nov. 6 - Hollywood, CA @ Hollywood & Highland Hot Topic (Musical performances by Death Cab For Cutie, Band of Skulls, Sea Wolf, Anya Marina. Q&A session with cast members Kellan Lutz, Nikki Reed, Jamie Campbell Bower, Alex Meraz, Kiowa Gordon, Ashley Greene, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Chaske Spencer, and Bronson Pelletier)
Nov. 10 - Chicago, IL @ Fox Valley Mall (Musical performance by Anya Marina; Q&A session with cast members Ashley Greene and Kellan Lutz)
Nov. 10 - Philadelphia, PA @ Cherry Hill Mall (Musical performance by Hurricane Bells; Q&A session with cast members Charlie Bewley and Daniel Cudmore)
Nov. 11 - Minneapolis, MN @ Mall of America (Musical performance by Anya Marina; Q&A session with cast members Edi Gathegi and Jamie Campbell Bower)
Nov. 12 - Boston, MA @ Natick Collection (Musical performance by Hurricane Bells; Q&A session with cast members Ashley Greene and Kellan Lutz)
Nov. 12 - Seattle, WA @ Westfield Southcenter (Musical performance by Anya Marina; Q&A session with cast members Charlie Bewley and Daniel Cudore)
Nov. 14 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Fashion Place (Musical performance by Anya Marina; Q&A session with cast members Edi Gathegi and Jamie Campbell Bower)

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