Ben Gibbard will be pulling some serious double-duty next fall when he takes both his indie rock favorite bands on the road for the first ever Death Cab For Cutie/The Postal Service joint tour. The co-headlining outing that will mark the 20th anniversary of Death Cab’s breakthrough fourth album, 2003’s Transatlanticism and that year’s Postal Service debut, Give Up, will feature both bands performing the respective albums in full.
Gibbard, co-founder of both groups, will front the bands for the unique tour announced on Thursday (Dec. 8). “I know for a fact I will never have a year again like 2003,” the singer said in a release announcing the run of 17 U.S. shows that is slated to kick off on Sept. 8, 2023 in Portland, Maine and run through an Oct. 13 gig at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. “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.”
The Postal Service lineup of Gibbard, keyboardist Jimmy Tamborello and singer/guitarist Jenny Lewis will perform alongside Death Cab, which features bassist Nick Harmer, guitarist/keyboardists Dave Depper and Zac Rae and drummer Jason McGerr. The unique outing will mark The Postal Service’s first live performances in more than a decade following 2013’s 10-year anniversary reunion tour for Give Up, which remains Sub Pop Records’ second highest-selling album of all time behind Nirvana’s 1989 debut full-length album Bleach.
Pre-sales begin on Dec. 14 at 10 am. local and continue through Dec. 15 at 10 p.m. local; sign up for early access here and check out complete ticket information here. The general on-sale will begin at 10 a.m. local time on Dec. 16.
Check out the fall 2023 tour dates and a teaser video below.
Sept. 8 – Portland, ME @ Cross Insurance Arena
Sept. 9 – Kingston, RI @ The Ryan Center
Sept. 10 – New Haven, CT @ Westville Music Bowl
Sept. 12 – Boston, MA @ MGM Music Hall
Sept. 13 – Boston, MA @ MGM Music Hall
Sept. 14 – Washington, DC @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
Sept. 17 – Detroit, MI @ Meadow Brook Amphitheater
Sept. 20 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
Sept. 21 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Mann Center
Sept. 24 – Minneapolis, MN @ Armory
Sept. 26 – Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom
Sept. 27 – Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom
Oct. 3 – Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona Financial Theatre
Oct. 4 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas
Oct. 7 – Seattle, WA @ Climate Pledge Arena
Oct. 10 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre – UC Berkeley
Oct. 13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl