Merriweather Post Pavilion | Columbia, Maryland
This summer, The Postal Service and Death Cab for Cutie will join forces for a co-headlining outing! The tour will celebrate both the band’s monumental releases in 2003 titled Give Up and Transatlanticism! The tour will stop at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland, on Thursday, 14th September 2023! If you’re an indie pop music fan, this show is the best music extravaganza and the must-attend concert of the season. Catch The Postal Service’s and Death Cab for Cutie’s primary songwriter Ben Gibbard as he performs back-to-back with his two iconic bands! You can expect a plethora of tracks from the bands’ 2003 studio efforts, plus some surprises! Hurry and score your tickets now to this indie-pop celebration of epic proportions!
The Postal Service released its only studio effort, Give Up, in February 2003. The platinum-selling album was the solo project of the supergroup comprising Ben Gibbard, Jimmy Tamborello, and Jenny Lewis. Upon its release, Give Up dominated Billboard’s Dance chart, debuted at number 3 on the Independent Albums chart, and entered the Billboard 200 at number 43. Meanwhile, the album’s single, “Such Great Heights,” earned a gold certification in the U.S. Other preceding singles, “The District Sleeps Alone Tonight” and “We Will Become Silhouettes,” also garnered critical acclaim.
Ben Gibbard’s main band, Death Cab for Cutie, also released a 2003 record, Transatlanticism. The gold-certified concept album revolved around the theme of long-distance romance. The titles include “The New Year,” “The Sound of Settling,” and “Title and Registration.” Transatlanticism debuted at number 8 on Billboard’s Independent Albums chart and also entered the Billboard 200. The album is one of the most influential indie rock efforts to come out of the decade. The band became one of the few artists who connected with indie rock and emo fans, making Transatlanticism an excellent cross-over album.
If you are a fan of Death Cab for Cutie and The Postal Service, you better check out their show at the Merriweather Post Pavilion on Thursday, 14th September 2023! Tickets to this much-anticipated 29th Anniversary celebration of Give Up and Transatlanticism are now available!