The Postal Service and Death Cab for Cutie Announce 20th Anniversary Co-Headline Tour
Indie rock titans The Postal Service and Death Cab for Cutie have announced plans for a landmark 20th anniversary co-headline North American tour. The extraordinary live run will see both iconic groups performing their seminal 2003 albums in full – The Postal Service’s ‘Give Up’ and Death Cab for Cutie’s ‘Transatlanticism’.
Benjamin Gibbard, the co-founder of both bands, will pull double duty throughout the tour, performing with The Postal Service – comprised of Gibbard, Jimmy Tamborello, and Jenny Lewis – as well as with Death Cab for Cutie (alongside Nick Harmer, Dave Depper, Zac Rae, and Jason McGerr).
“I know for a fact I will never have a year again like 2003. The Postal Service record came out, Transatlanticism came out. These two records will be on my tombstone, and I’m totally fine with that. I’ve never had a more creatively inspired year“, explains Gibbard
The tour kicks off September 8, 2023 at Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, ME and continue through mid-October, with highlights including shows at New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden, Berkeley, CA’s Greek Theatre, and Los Angeles, CA’s Hollywood Bowl.
The upcoming tour will mark the first live performances from The Postal Service in over a decade, following 2013’s hugely successful 10-year anniversary reunion tour for ‘Give Up’ – an album which still stands today as Sub Pop’s second highest-selling album in the label’s history, second only to Nirvana’s ‘Bleach’. The reunion tour was captured for posterity on a live concert film, ‘Everything Will Change’, released in 2014 and subsequently on a live audio album released in 2020 to digital streaming platforms.
Also in 2020, the trio joined forces to support HeadCount’s ‘Make Your Vote Count’ campaign via a star-studded videos of ‘Zoom Auditions’ for new band members, which featured appearances from fans including Anne Hathaway, Kenny G, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Slash (Guns N Roses), Huey Lewis, Caroline Polachek (Chairlift), Michelle Zauner (Japanese Breakfast), Big Freedia, and J Mascis (Dinosaur Jr), to name a few.
The Postal Service and Death Cab For Cutie US Tour Dates
8 – Portland, ME – Cross Insurance Arena
9 – Kingston, RI – The Ryan Center
10 – New Haven, CT – Westville Music Bowl
12 – Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall
13 – Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall
14 – Washington, DC – Merriweather Post Pavilion
17 – Detroit, MI – Meadow Brook Amphitheater
20 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
21 – Philadelphia, PA – The Mann Center
24 – Minneapolis, MN – Armory
26 – Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom
27 – Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom
3 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Financial Theatre
4 – Las Vegas, NV – The Chelsea Ballroom at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
7 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
10 – Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre – UC Berkeley
13 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
Tickets are available to find on their shared tour website here.