Forget 2023 – let’s party like it’s 2003.
Indie rock kings Death Cab For Cutie and The Postal Service have just announced a major tour to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their respective albums Transatlanticism and Give Up, during which they’ll play both records in will play full length.
However, this isn’t your typical co-headlining tour.
That’s because Ben Gibbard is the lead singer of both groups and will be working overtime on all shows, taking over the mic for the Death Cab AND Postal Service parts every night.
You read that right.
Each show will have a double serving of Gibbard.
Then, to crown the Postal Service member-turned-superstar, Jenny Lewis confirmed she’ll also be joining the tour on Instagram.
“Can’t wait to join Ben & Jimmy Taborello next fall to play these amazing songs again and hear my favorite Death Cab album live! BLESS!”
Also, New York scene kids past and present, we’ve got some more good news – the tour will crash into Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, September 20th.
If you’re just as excited as we are and can’t wait for tickets to go on sale officially, you can snag your seat at the show that’s closest to you already today.
While inventory isn’t available at Ticketmaster until Friday, December 16, people who want to make sure they have tickets in advance can buy from Vivid Seats before seats are officially on sale.
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Death Cab For Cutie and Postal Service 2022-23 schedule
The 17-show, multiple-headlining run kicks off September 8th in Portland, ME at the Cross Insurance Arena.
From there, Gibbard’s groups will visit places like Boston (September 12 & 13), Philadelphia (September 21), Denver (September 26 & 27), Phoenix (October 3) and Seattle (October 2). 7).
The Hollywood Bowl show in Los Angeles on October 13 is the last of the series.
A full calendar with all upcoming tour dates, venues, start times and links to purchase tickets can be found here.
Death Cab For Cutie Tour 2023
Before Gibbard joins forces with, well, himself, Death Cab For Cutie continue their ongoing Asphalt Meadows Tour.
This series of shows, named after DCFC’s dreamy 2022 album, began in July and will last through June.
On selected dates they will be accompanied by the opening acts Momma, Slow Pulp and Lomelda.
Click here for Death Cab For Cutie’s full 2023 tour schedule.
The messages of the postal service
While Death Cab For Cutie has remained active in the 20 years since “Transatlanticism” made waves in the indie music world, The Postal Service has remained relatively quiet following “Give Up.”
However, just like the actual U.S. Postal Service, The Postal Service never delivers “Give Up” — even if it takes a decade before it does.
Most recently, the trio who brought “Such Great Heights” and “We Will Become Silhouettes” to the world performed a ten-year anniversary tour in 2013.
These upcoming concerts will be the band’s first in 37 shows.
Gibbard is beyond excited to be able to relive some of his biggest hits as well.
“I know for a fact that I will never have another year like 2003,” Gibbard said in a press release. “The Postal Service Record came out, ‘Transatlanticism’ came out. Those two plaques will be on my tombstone, and I totally agree with that. I’ve never had a more creatively inspired year.”
Watch and listen below to a chilling 30-second tour trailer that blends “Such Great Heights” and the title track “Transatlanticism” beautifully.
Big rock tours in 2023
“I think it’s a sign” that next year has some really exciting acts in store for live music fans.
Though too many to count, here are five of our most anticipated shows that you should 100% get tickets to before it’s too late.
• Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
• Blink 182
• The murderers
• Arctic Monkeys
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