Synth-pop duo Ben Gibbard and Jimmy Tamborello will hit the road this April on a Postal Service reunion tour, celebrating the 10th-anniversary reissue of their one and only album, Give Up, with former collaborator Jenny Lewis and Laura Burhenn (front woman of the Mynabirds). There's one slight hitch: We don't see any Northwest shows on the calendar for the Sub Pop band.
The Postal Service 2013 Tour
Apr 9 Reno, NV - Grand Sierra Theatre
Apr 10 Davis, CA - Mondavi Center
Apr 12 San Luis Obispo, CA - Madonna Expo Center
Apr 13 Indio, CA - Coachella
Apr 18 Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre
Apr 19 Las Vegas, NV - Chelsea Ballroom at the Cosmopolitan
Apr 20 Indio, CA - Coachella
May 18 Manchester, England - Academy 2
May 20 London, England - Brixton Academy
May 21 Paris, France - Trianon
May 23 Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound Festival
June 14 Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center
Don't start the hate mail just yet. Sasquatch! Music Festival, once again scheduled for Memorial Day weekend at the Gorge (May 24–27), will announce its lineup tonight at the Neptune—and there is a gap in the Postal Service's tour schedule between Barcelona (May 23) and Brooklyn (June 14). There's also a Sub Pop 25th anniversary show slated for this summer. What would that be like without one of the label's top-selling artists? We're keeping the faith...and we'll keep you posted.
Updated 2/5/13. The Postal Service will, in fact, headline Sasquatch! this year.