For musicians there are two ways to celebrate an anniversary – a new/re-released album or a tour.  Rock bands The Postal Service and Death Cab for Cutie will celebrate 20 years in music next year and have planned a tour where they will perform their 2003 anniversary releases in full.  For The Postal Service it’s “Give Up” which has been certified platinum by the RIAA – Record Industry Association of America.  Death Cab for Cutie will play the Ra’IAA gold certified album “Transatlanticism”. 

Benjamin Gibbard co-founded both bands and will be doing double duty during the co-headlining U.S. tour.

Gibbard spoke on the bands saying, “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.”

The tour begins in September and runs into October.

The Postal Service and Death Cab for Cutie tour dates:
Sept 8 at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, ME
Sept 9 at the Ryan Center in Kingston, RI
Sept 10 at the Westville Music Bowl in New Haven, CT
Sept 12 & 13 at the MGM Music Hall in Boston, MA
Sept 14 at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Washington, D.C.
Sept 17 at the Meadow Brook Amphitheater in Detroit, MI
Sept 20 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY
Sept 21 at The Mann Center in Philadelphia, ,PA
Sept 24 at the Armory in Minneapolis, MN
Sept 26 & 27 at the Mission Ballroom in Denver, CO
Oct 3 at the Arizona Financial Theatre in Phoenix, AZ
Oct 4 at The Chelsea Ballroom in Las Vegas, NV
Oct 7 at the Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA
Oct 10 at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, CA
Oct 13 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA