Published on February 4th, 2013 | by greg0
THE POSTAL SERVICE ANNOUNCE FIRST HEADLINE SHOWS IN 10 YEARS
Ben Gibbard and Jimmy Tamborello a/k/a The Postal Service have added nine worldwide headline dates to what now appears to be a full-on reunion tour–five that take place leading up to and around their previously announced April 13 and 20 Coachella appearances, two UK shows and one in Paris leading up to their performance at Barcelona’s Primavera Soundwave festival, and a long awaited return to New York where they’ll headline Brooklyn’s Barclay Center June 14.
Tickets for the newly announced dates are in sale now at http://bit.ly/PstlSrvc.
Gibbard and Tamborello will be reuniting on the road with a band fleshed out by Jenny Lewis (Jenny & Johnny, Rilo Kiley) and Laura Burhenn (Mynabirds, Bright Eyes) to celebrate the 10th anniversary and deluxe edition reissue of The Postal Service’s universally acclaimed release, Give Up. The Give Up Deluxe 10th Anniversary Edition out April 9 on Sub Pop includes the original 10-track album along with 15 bonus tracks–including the brand new songs “Turn Around” and “A Tattered Line of String,” a previously unreleased live recording, and every other official recording the band has ever released-as well as cover versions of Postal Service classics by The Shins and Iron & Wine.
Both the tour and Give Up Deluxe 10th Anniversary Edition find Lewis reuniting with The Postal Service: She appeared on the original album and played with the band on its handful of 2003 tour dates. Lewis also sings on the two new songs on the Give Up Deluxe 10th Anniversary Edition.
Additional dates on this first Postal Service tour in a decade will be announced as they are confirmed. Check http://www.postalservicemusic.net/ for further details as they become available.
Give Up was certified platinum last year just shy of 10 years from its original February 9, 2003 release. Led by the single “Such Great Heights,” the landmark album is the second-biggest selling album in Sub Pop’s nearly 25-year history after Nirvana’s Bleach.
THE POSTAL SERVICE
04/09/13 Tue – Reno NV @ Grand Sierra Theatre
04/10/13 Wed – Davis CA @ Mondavi Center
04/13/13 Sat – Indio CA @ Coachella
04/12/13 Fri – San Luis Obispo CA @ Madonna Expo Center
04/18/13 Thu – Phoenix AZ @ Comerica Theatre
04/19/13 Fri – Las Vegas NV @ Chelsea Ballroom at the Cosmopolitan
04/20/13 Sat – Indio CA @ Coachella
05/18/13 Sat – Manchester UK @ Academy 2
05/20/13 Mon – London UK @ Brixton Academy
05/21/13 Tues – Paris FR @ Trianon
05/23/13 Thu – Barcelona SP @ Primavera Soundwave
06/14/13 Fri – New York NY @ Barclay’s