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Designing an entire site and orchestrating a wave of indie fapping across the internet, all just to wind up a few bedwetters on DiS. Bravo.
yeh, that's not going to get upgraded.
that Manchester will be upgraded, I mean it's going to sell out in minutes. Or do they do these sort of things just to piss people off
all I see is Friday 9am on seetickets/ticketweb
just been on death cab website, mentions pre sale for uk shows and france begin Wednesday morning, this is the link on that site, think you just need to register details
Just reformed for live shows after announcing a remaster of their only album.
You should check them out and then maybe get a ticket for a show if you enjoy them.
THE POSTAL SERVICE ANNOUNCE FIRST HEADLINE SHOWS FOR 10 YEARS
UK DATES IN MAY, SHOWS IN LONDON AND MANCHESTER
TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT www.gigsandtours.com and www.ticketmaster.co.uk
DELUXE 10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF 'GIVE UP' INCLUDING TWO UNRELEASED SONGS RELEASED 8TH APRIL ON SUB POP
Ben Gibbard and Jimmy Tamborello a/k/a The Postal Service have added two UK dates to a worldwide jaunt which now appears to be a full-on reunion tour. With US dates confirmed around their Coachella appearances on 13th and 20th April, the two UK shows plus a night in Paris lead up to their performance at Barcelona's Primavera Sound 2013 festival. The band will then make their long awaited return to New York when they'll headline Brooklyn's Barclay Center in June.
Tickets for the newly announced dates are on sale now at www.gigsandtours.com and www.ticketmaster.co.uk
Gibbard and Tamborello will be reuniting on the road with a band fleshed out by Jenny Lewis (Jenny & Johnny, Rilo Kiley) and Laura Burhenn (Mynabirds, Bright Eyes) to celebrate the 10th anniversary and deluxe edition reissue of The Postal Service's universally acclaimed release, 'Give Up'. The 'Give Up Deluxe 10th Anniversary Edition' is out 8th April on Sub Pop includes the original 10-track album along with 15 bonus tracks. It also includes the brand new songs 'Turn Around' and 'A Tattered Line of String', a previously unreleased live recording, and every other official recording the band has ever released, as well as cover versions of Postal Service classics by The Shins and Iron & Wine.
Both the tour and 'Give Up Deluxe 10th Anniversary Edition' find Lewis reuniting with The Postal Service: she appeared on the original album and played with the band on its handful of 2003 tour dates. Lewis also sings on the two new songs on the 'Give Up Deluxe 10th Anniversary Edition'
Additional dates on this first Postal Service tour in a decade will be announced as they are confirmed. Check http://www.postalservicemusic.net/ for further details as they become available and to view the US dates.
'Give Up' was certified platinum last year just shy of 10 years from its original 9th Feb 2003 release. Led by the single 'Such Great Heights', the landmark album is the second-biggest selling album in Sub Pop’s nearly 25-year history after Nirvana’s Bleach.
THE POSTAL SERVICE LIVE IN EUROPE
18/05/13 Sat - Manchester UK @ Academy 2
20/05/13 Mon - London UK @ Brixton Academy
21/05/13 Tues - Paris FR @ Trianon
23/05/13 Thu - Barcelona SP @ Primavera Sound 2013
Box Office (For Brixton and Academy 2, Manchester):
London 0844 477 2000
Manchester 0161 832 1111
Primavera Sound 2013
not even listen on Ticketmaster, which usually gives you an idea of any presales.
And no trip north of the border? That just won't do I'm afraid.
Brixton on sale tomorrow, 9am
they are on presale via O2 and the crowdsurge link above now
and this guy got some ALRIGHT
so stil lsome left
or source or whatever. thanks chickenbones
shame really, but it was never going to be in 2 was it?
Seated, but still.
Still not sold out either... Anyone know what percentage of tickets they sell in advance to o2 customers? Assumed a fairly small % of preseale would go in seconds.
And no link to buy tickets...guess that means pre-sale is all sold out then.
Obviously you need to be with o2 and signed in. Beyond that, sozidunno.
but nothing available, says 'all reserved' next to both ticket options.
people empty their baskets presumably and it frees em up!
I'd quite like to buy tickets, but the crowd surge ones are all sold out and I can't get the O2 ones.
They keep coming back up.
with a username and password. I got one from a mate of a mate of a mate ages ago and have used it a lot.
Given how fast The Knife pre-sale sold out recently!
think i owe work an f5 button.
Got 2 not sure if I know anybody to go with though.
I will pay you straight away and we can add on 20 for sorting it for me. free ticket!
Stall or Balcony?
Also how will you pay me? I can send you my bank details if thats easiest?
seriously kind but someone else has sorted me out.
Thank so much though
AND that Jenny Lewis is touring them.
Srsly, hurry up May.
bit worried now...
i take it that's not how they work?
The Postal Service ORDER ID: [long string of numbers] Payment Received
as the subject line
checked your spam box?
that their confirmation emails don't always work -
i've logged in and they're still showing as purchased so fingers crossed!
Fuck you all
see if you get one when they go on general sale and msg me if not?
see this now listed as academy 1
I noticed a 19th May date for Brixton, then it quickly vanished again.
I'm sure there'll be another date :(
...but a friend had a spare for the Monday Brixton date. Manchester would've been great, closer and a saturday, but there's no way I can miss it.
although ticket web £2.50 for an e-ticket can do one.
Stargreen seemed to collapse.
Sunday would be loads better. anyone want to swap for a Monday ticket?
... if anyone wants to buy two face value standing tickets for the Monday night give me a shout.
Let me know if you're interested.
a friend of mine and his fiance got tickets for the Sunday show, after failing on Manchester and the Monday show, messaged me, so i've booked up. Plus my friend will drive down and back from the midlands. Good times.
I have a spare ticket, if anybody wants it PM me for face-value fun-times.
it was just like listening to the album now for me, nice but seriously underwhelming
But that was wonderful. Was expecting a nostalgia trip and it delivered. Had a bit and f a man meant during brand new colony <333333
*OF A MOMENT
fuck me stupid phone
*THE BEER TALKING
They seemed like they were really enjoying themselves and it was just a really fun evening and Jenny Lewis is amazing. A couple of people I was with thought it was ruined by Ben Gibbard's dad dancing though
Crowd was great, Ben and Jenny seemed to be having a blast and got treated to a lovely re-work of Evan and Chan (and a rather odd Beat Happening cover). Admittedly, the beer and sense of nostalgia probably heightened my enjoyment.
Downsides: not a word from Jimmy, the stifling heat and some of the electronic elements lacked clarity at times. Minor quibbles, though.
Was horrendous. Static crowd. Laptop man drowned everyone out. The fact that Jenny Lewis got the only cheers says it all. I love the album but that gig was car crash territory. DCFC guy total idiot and his attempt to play drums was pathetic. You couldn't hear any of it. Recycled air was probably the worst thing I've ever heard in 24 years of attending gigs. The set was riddled with covers and b-sides to fill it out - they should have played the lp and left after 45 mins
Did no one else think the sound tonight was fucking awful?!
I was in a group of four and wherever we stood in the venue, all of us agreed that the whole thing just sounded like a complete mess. The bass was way too loud and distorted, and the vocals were barely audible at all. It baffles me when sound guys never notice how shitty bands sound sometimes! I've been to Brixton Acad many times before and the sound has been crystal clear. I'm amazed to see positive comments on here. Someone confirm that my friends and I aren't crazy?! I'm not blaming this on the band performing badly, from what I could hear through the distorted mess, they put on a pretty good set. Very disappointed!
positive comments posted are for Manchester.
i'm going up to brixton tonight from fucking CORNWALL to see this show. If it's shit then everyone involved can go eat a fat dick.
Brixton Academy is a massive, square cavern of a venue, so the sound is bound to be shit in some places. If you just stand close-ish to the sound desk it'll be fine, and I thought it was a pretty great gig all told.
DC Sleeps Tonight / Sleeping In / Natural Anthem were all pretty awesome
does anyone remember the stage times last night?
think last night was support: 7.45, Postal Service 8.45, curfew 11 - not sure if that's earleir than normal due to being a sunday.
were on at 9 sharp and off by half 10.
Had a great evening and really enjoyed it. I was square in the middle in front of the first dividing rail in the crowd, and the sound was very good generally, apart from distorted base on a couple of songs. I could hear the vocals very well, which certainly isn't the case for a lot of bands at Brixton.
I was expecting something quite introspective, but the whole thing was a lot more dancy and fun than I anticipated. They all seemed to be really enjoying themselves. Good setlist (if a little short) and I really liked the Beat Happening cover.
never sat at Brixton before, will it be shit?
Sad to say it was terrible, surrounded by chatterers, could barely hear the band, no atmosphere - however, that could have been the gig as a whole. I'm in the same boat as you and planning to get there as early as I can to be as close as poss - I think with a really keen crowd it should still be great.
I will get there as early as I can. Had a standing ticket but hurt my leg over the weekend and didn't want to risk making it worse so swapped tickets with a random. Cheers for letting me know.
was great both times. you need to get there early and get a seat at the front tho
bit worried I won't get close enough now as I'm coming down from Birmingham, and not sure I'll make it to Brixton by doors.
They tore the place down.
felt the setlist was really uneven, started well for the first 15 minutes or so then there was a huge lull and it just never go going again
jimmy's bass sounds were heavily distorted too which made for pretty unpleasant listening at points, lots of complete knobbers recording the entire gig on their phone or talking the whole way through, on the whole pretty disappointing all in
but obviously not. it did kind of dip, but i thought that it picked back up pretty quickly. the phone thing...JUST FUCKING NGGGGGRHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.
how was yr wanky burger?
almost famous wasn't as wanky as i expected, the food was absolutely tremendous though, pretty cheap considering too, we got two burgers, two massive portions of chilli cheese fries, portion of wings and two cocktails for less than £35
i'd definitely recommend it
sounds a little bit like my idea of hell though.
Home Sweet Home in the nq's really nice, i got their food ALL OVER my face. didn't even have any cake ffs.
Once we'd moved to a more central spot the distortion didn't seem as bad, probably just coincidence (or beer effecting my judgement).
just looked up HsH, looks decent, will give it a go next time i'm down!
i had the feeling if i was more pissed i'd have been less critical for definite
I've just been let down, so am trying to get rid of a spare without resorting to touts. £26 face value. Meet at Brixton. It's a self print one so you'll have to trust me. PM me if you're interested. Thanks
face value £25 each, or I'd take £40 for the pair. I'll be at the gig (accidentally ended up with too many tickets) so i can meet you there to swap, pm me or reply here if you're interested.
also, were there lots of actual people, fans i mean, trying to buy tickets outside last night? i really really don't want to sell to a tout.
the dancing, particularly during the 'nothing better' duet was almost unbearable.
i was hoping for a moodier affair.
Just got home and am still quietly giddy over the night's proceedings. They played everything I wanted to hear and more, didn't wheel out the Phil Collins cover, fun light show and glasses rattling bass at the front. After seeing the Coachella vids I was really worried about Ben Gibbard's stage mannerisms and slight look of desperation of someone trying too hard to enjoy himself - but tonight was different, he was more controlled and relaxed, and once you get to grip with the fact his dancing is that of Andy Mclusky (or more recently Walter Shriefels of Rival Schools, winner of my 2011 award for oh-god-please-don't-dance-in-public-ever) then it's easier to bear. They seemed to genuinely enjoy themselves, so I did too. Loved the noise cacophony of Natural Anthem, loved the live drums mixing in with the beats, tight harmonies, extended Brand New Colony that topped it off perfectly. Waited ten years for that and am happy now.
I was a bit apprehensive after some of he posts in this thread, but I really enjoyed tonight. Especially any and all of the album tracks. Great stuff.
Some basslines were a bit lost but all in all their engineer did a bloody good job in a notoriously terrible room.
Setlist was great, crowd were great too. Very happy.
Left with a great big grin all over of my face, so a big tick from me. Sound was good, and crowd was great too. Everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves, especially the band.
Lulled a bit mid-set, didn't like that cover at all but the highs were fantastic. Never thought those songs would sound so massive, loved the live drums when they were used as well and for once the sound at the Academy was really good, you could actually hear the vocals clearly!
This cover was just a bit plodding though I thought and the lyrics made me cringe. Definitely the point where my interest waned the most of the evening.
and the sound upstairs was great!
we were cynical and had low expectations, got blown away, it didn't feel like a retreading of a 10 year old album that much, and they seemed to really enjoy themselves.
i lost it briefly during nothing better, jenny lewis is the coolest.
Loved the huge Natural Anthem especially.
where did it all go wrong etc...
DID make another album now...
Hmmmmpffhhhh. If it happens it happens, no expectations, no holding breath.
Would be sweet though.
Pretty much the most euphoric nostalgia trip ever, absolutely loved it - danced my arse off. I've been an anxious, stressed out mess the last two months due to sorting out my future and this was just such a release. I needed that. The sound was great, the crowd decent and band were right. Loved every minute.
Enjoyed it more than I thought I would, bought back a lot of memories from college. Was right next to the sound booth and the sound was really good. Terrible dancing from Gibbard mind. Natural Anthem was epic. The phone thing HAS to stop though.