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The Postal Service and Death Cab for Cutie Come To Chaifetz Arena On May 7th 2024

by Mick Lite

Today, indie rock titans The Postal Service and Death Cab for Cutie have unveiled additional  North American dates for their landmark 20th anniversary co-headline ‘Give Up  Transatlanticism’ tour, set for April-May 2024 – watch the official tour trailer (directed by  frequent visual collaborator Juliet Bryant) here: 

The extension comes in response to massive demand from fans, following the joint tour’s critically acclaimed and wildly-successful 2023 dates. That run was entirely sold-out and included back-to-back shows at NYC’s Madison Square Garden, three nights at LA’s Hollywood Bowl, and  marquee dates in many other major cities – bringing 250k+ fans together at iconic arenas and  amphitheaters across the US.

This extraordinary live run celebrates the 20th anniversaries of each band’s seminal 2003 album,  The Postal Service’s RIAA Platinum-certified Give Up and Death Cab for Cutie’s RIAA Platinum certified breakthrough fourth studio LP Transatlanticism – two classics released within a mere  eight months of one another, and created with a total recording budget of just $20k. 

Benjamin Gibbard, co-founder of both bands, will continue to pull double duty on the 2024 dates, performing Give Up and Transatlanticism in full alongside his respective bandmates. “Few  musicians have released two culture-shifting records in the span of a single year,” Pitchfork proclaimed within their glowing review of this fall’s first MSG show, “and even less have done it  with two different musical outfits.” 

Kicking off in Atlanta on April 23, the spring 2024 run will include stops in Nashville, TorontoVancouver, Milwaukee, and more, before culminating in Portland, OR on May 15. Indie rock  quartet Slow Pulp is set to support each night of the tour. 

Presales will begin next Wednesday, December 6 at 10am local time, starting with the Artist  Presale. All tickets will be available at the general on-sale starting next Friday, December 8 at  10am local time. Sign up for early access to tickets at giveuptransatlanticismtour.com

Both bands are also thrilled to announce they’ll be bringing the tour to London next year. UK fans  can stay up-to-date and sign up for notifications about this highly-anticipated show here

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.” – Benjamin Gibbard 

The groundbreaking ‘Give Up Transatlanticism’ tour has been hailed as a “once-in-a-lifetime  show” (Nylon), “dream double bill” (Variety), “must-see” (Consequence), and “one of the best  shows of the year” (Alternative Press). Before the 2023 dates began, the historic outing was  named one of GQ’s “12 Pop Culture Releases We’re Most Looking Forward to in 2023.” 

The Postal Service is comprised of Gibbard, Jimmy Tamborello, and Jenny Lewis; Death Cab for  Cutie is comprised of Gibbard, Nick Harmer, Dave Depper, Zac Rae, and Jason McGerr. All  upcoming tour dates are enclosed below. 

 

THE POSTAL SERVICE x DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE | 2024 CO-HEADLINE TOUR DATES 

APRIL 

23 – Atlanta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre * 

24 – Orlando, FL – Amway Center * 

26 – Charleston, SC – Credit One Stadium * 

27 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park Raleigh * 

29 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena *

30 – Columbus, OH – The Schottenstein Center * 

MAY 

2 – Pittsburgh, PA – Petersen Events Center * 

3 – Albany, NY – MVP Arena * 

4 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena * 

6 – Milwaukee, WI – Miller High Life Theatre * 

7 – St. Louis, MO – Chaifetz Arena * 

9 – Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center * 

11 – Salt Lake City, UT – Venue TBA * 

12 – Boise, ID – Idaho Central Arena * 

14 – Vancouver, BC – Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre * 

15 – Portland, OR – Moda Center * 

Date TBD – London, UK – Venue TBA 

* w/ Special Guest Slow Pulp 

 

Formed in Bellingham, WA in 1997, Death Cab for Cutie immediately entered the ranks of the  era’s most definitive bands, thanks in large part to the remarkable power of co-founder, vocalist,  guitarist, and lead songwriter Ben Gibbard’s complex, often bittersweet songcraft. The band  made their worldwide popular breakthrough with 2003’s RIAA Platinum-certified  Transatlanticism, later named by NPR as one of “The Decade’s 50 Most Important Recordings.”  Fueled by critical acclaim, an array of high profile soundtrack placements, and such hit singles as  “The Sound of Settling” and “Title and Registration,” the album debuted among the upper half of  the Billboard 200 – Death Cab for Cutie’s first ever entry on the overall chart. A 10th anniversary  edition of Transatlanticism containing previously unheard demos and outtakes arrived in 2013,  prompting NPR to write, “For all its ubiquity and imitators, Transatlanticism holds up as an  exquisitely produced, largely flawless record in which every song is bound to serve as someone’s  favorite.” 

2003 also saw Gibbard and Los Angeles, CA-based multi-instrumentalist Jimmy Tamborello  (Dntel, Figurine) unite as The Postal Service, a long distance collaboration named for their  working method of exchanging tracks via the US Mail. The duo – joined by a number of friends  including singer-songwriter Jenny Lewis – proved a phenomenon with the February 2003 release  of their one and only studio LP, Give Up, earning worldwide applause and eventual RIAA Platinum  certification thanks to infectious electro-pop smashes like “The District Sleeps Alone Tonight” (a  top 3 sensation on Billboard’s “Hot Dance Singles” chart), “We Will Become Silhouettes (which  reached the top 3 on the Canadian Singles Chart), and of course, the magical RIAA Gold-certified  “Such Great Heights.” The album’s stature continued to grow in the years following its original  release, ultimately spending 19 non-consecutive weeks at #1 on Billboard’s “Top Electronic  Albums” chart. In 2013, The Postal Service reunited to mark the 10th anniversary of Give Up with 

their biggest headline tour ever, along with top-billed performances at such international  festivals as Coachella, Primavera Sound, Lollapalooza, and Sasquatch. In addition, a  commemorative 10th anniversary edition of Give Up saw the singular collection expanded with 15 bonus tracks, including two brand new songs, “A Tattered Line of String” and “Turn Around.” 

 

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Mick Lite served for 12 years in the military and is now an entrepreneur and photographer. Has worked as the official scorer and social media manager for the River City Rascals, Statistician for the Missouri Monsters and St. Louis Attack arena football teams, and as the Team Photographer and social media consultant for the St. Charles Chill, SLU Hockey, St. Louis Slam, and Gateway Grizzlies.

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