Ben Gibbard will have both hands full next fall. The mastermind behind Death Cab for Cutie and The Postal Service has announced a co-headlining tour in 2023 that will include both of the projects. Gibbard plans to perform each band’s landmark album in their entirety, with a full run of Death Cab’s Transatlanticism and The Postal Service’s Give Up at each stop.
The tour will kick off on September 8 in Portland, Maine, and will hit 15 cities (Denver and Boston twice). It will eventually conclude with a final stop at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on October 13.
Gibbard, in a press release, expanded on his plan to revisit the 2003 albums:
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.
These will be the first live performances from The Postal Service in over a decade. As for Death Cab For Cutie, they recently released their tenth studio album, Asphalt Meadows.
Pre-sale tickets will become available on Wednesday, December 14, at 10:00 AM local time for each venue. You can set a reminder here.