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Seattle's alternative indie-rock sensations, Death Cab For Cutie, opened up the night at Rexall Place with fellow Canadian's, Metric, headlining on Tuesday night, on the Edmonton stop of the "Lights on the Horizon" tour. Playing to a full floor of people of all ages, Death Cab For Cutie crushed their 45 minute set, playing various songs spanning their 18-plus year career, resulting in fans dancing and singing along to every song; Always a pleasant sight. Paying homage to a friend and loved one who had passed on earlier this year, Aaron Huffman of fellow alt. rock group Harvey Danger, Death Cab For Cutie played a touching cover of Harvey Danger's "Why I'm Lonely", which caused the sea of fans on the floor to clap and wave their hands from side to side, while cheering at the acknowledgement of saying goodbye to the band's long-time friend. Finally, putting the hammer down on the band's 15 song set, Death Cab For Cutie pleasantly met the expectations of those who gathered at the arena for the evening, as the band's praises were sung among concert goers in the halls of Rexall Place.