“I do know for a truth I would perchance well now no longer ever appreciate a year all as soon as more admire 2003,” Ben Gibbard says of why he’s performing the total albums ‘Transatlanticism’ and ‘Give Up’ every night on the tour
Ben Gibbard will be working double shifts subsequent summer season when the 2 groups he fronts, Loss of life Cab for Cutie and the Postal Provider, embark on a double-anniversary tour. Every act will accomplish the album it launched in 2003 — Loss of life Cab’s Transatlanticism and the Postal Provider’s influential Give Up — on every tour date.
The Postal Provider, whose membership entails Dntl’s Jimmy Tamborello and singer-songwriter Jenny Lewis, launched Give Up on Feb. 18, 2003, and its unusual-wave influenced indie rock sound feature the tone for synth pop for the following decade. Though largely an underground phenomenon, the singles “Such Worthy Heights” and “The District Sleeps On my own Tonight” helped drive the album as much as Number 45 on Billboard’s albums chart and Number One on the Dance/Digital Albums, Heatseekers, and Self reliant Albums charts. It was lastly licensed platinum.
Loss of life Cab’s Transatlanticism followed on Oct. 7, 2003, and grew to turn out to be the band’s mainstream step forward, making it as much as Number 97 on the albums chart and going gold. The one “The Unique one year” grew to turn out to be one of many band’s feature-listing staples, and “The Sound of Settling,” “Title and Registration,” and the title tune grew to turn out to be canon for the community, which launched its most unusual album, Asphalt Meadows, this year.
“I do know for a truth I would perchance well now no longer ever appreciate a year all as soon as more admire 2003,” Gibbard said in an announcement. “The Postal Provider file got right here out, Transatlanticism got right here out. These two data shall be on my tombstone, and I’m entirely just correct-looking with that. I’ve never had a more creatively inspired year.”
Loss of life Cab for Cutie/The Postal Provider tour dates:
Sept. 8 – Portland, ME @ Execrable Insurance protection Arena
Sept. 9 – Kingston, RI @ The Ryan Middle
Sept. 10 – Unique Haven, CT @ Westville Music Bowl
Sept. 12 – Boston, MA @ MGM Music Corridor
Sept. 13 – Boston, MA @ MGM Music Corridor
Sept. 14 – Washington, DC @ Merriweather Put up Pavilion
Sept. 17 – Detroit, MI @ Meadow Brook Amphitheater
Sept. 20 – Unique York, NY @ Madison Sq. Garden
Sept. 21 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Mann Middle
Sept. 24 – Minneapolis, MN @ Armory
Sept. 26 – Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom
Sept. 27 – Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom
Oct. 3 – Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona Financial Theatre
Oct. 4 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Chelsea Ballroom at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Oct. 7 – Seattle, WA @ Climate Pledge Arena
Oct. 10 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre – UC Berkeley
Oct. 13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
From Rolling Stone US.