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The Postal Service announce first headline dates for ten years

We thought, we’d been assured it was never going to happen – the Postal Service back together, playing live, and what’s more, over here! It gets even better, they will be joined on tour by Jenny Lewis (of Rilo Kiley fame) who contributed vocals on the original album and tour. For an unashamed  indie kid like me, this is more than exciting. The band that (for those that need some sort of introduction) made one perfect album with ‘Give Up’ back in 2003, played a handful of dates, and then split, have seemingly given into the pressure of years, and got back together. Ben Gibbard has of course done brilliant things with Death Cab in the meantime, and Jimmy Tamborelli took a legion of fans across with him to the cult pleasures of DNTEL….but this is the band that made the album that I cannot even think about taking an airline flight without having on the ‘phones.

Let’s just say I’m going to be hanging on the end of my line on Friday when tickets go on sale. To make matters even more perfect, they’re playing Manchester and London. Sorry to other parts of the country and all that, but, well, that’s me sorted. There’s also a date in Paris and a slot at Primavera to add to their already announced appearance at Coachella.

They will also be re-releasing a de-luxe version of ‘Give Up’ with new tracks. I never realised this, but it’s Sub Pop’s second biggest seller of all time after Bleach. No word yet of a new album, but two new tracks is a definite start, and seeing them in the flesh is something I never thought I’d see. Gosh, I’d better go and sit down now

UK dates

18/05/13 Sat – Manchester UK @ Academy 2

20/05/13 Mon – London UK @ Brixton Academy

Tickets and all info at http://www.postalservicemusic.net/

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