Seth Cohen, are you ready for this?
Kings of emotional indie rock The Postal Service and Death Cab for Cutie have announced additional dates for their 20th anniversary co-headlining tour, and Vancouver has made the cut.
The Give Up Transatlanticism tour kicked off in 2023 and was subsequently entirely sold out—including two shows at Madison Square Garden in New York and three at the Hollywood Bowl in LA. Set for 2024, additional North American dates include Atlanta, Nashville, and our fair city (on May 15 at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre).
The tour celebrates the 20th anniversary of seminal albums: The Postal Service’s Give Up and Death Cab’s Transatlanticism. Something else the acts have in common is the vocals of soft-angst crooner Ben Gibbard, who somehow had time to release two excellent studio albums with two different bands in the same year.
While The OC’s Summer hilariously described Death Cab’s music as “one guitar and whole lot of complaining,” the band is undoubtedly iconic for its mix of soft melodies and gut-wrenching lyrics. Alternatively, The Postal Service made indie electro pop cool before it was, well, cool.
Time to turn off the lights, lie on your bed, cue up “I Will Follow You into the Dark”, and transport back to being a teen.
Give Up Transatlanticism tour
When: May 15, 2024
Where: Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre
Tickets: Presale starts December 6 at 10am; general on-sale starts December 8 at 10am via Live Nation