The Postal Service Plays Final Gigs in Chicago
This past year Ben Gibbard reunited with DNTEL’s Jimmy Tamborello to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of their debut album, Give Up. Joined by vocalist Jenny Lewis, the pair launched a reunion tour that snaked through arenas and festivals across the country, including a stop at Coachella and The Colbert Report. The group also released a deluxe re-issue of the album, which remains the second highest grossing LP for Sub Pop since Nirvana’s Bleach, with remixes of songs along with other goodies.
But fans harboring hopes that the group would release new material might want to “give up” because the group announced before their set at Lollapallooza this weekend that the gig would be their last. Gibbard tweeted “Hey Chicago, these @PostalService shows at Lollapalooza and Metro will be our very last. Please come celebrate with us!”
It seems bittersweet that the group would document their 10-year status as beloved indie icons only to leave it at that, but there’s no sign that affiliated projects like Death Cab, DNTEL or Jenny and Johnny are slowing down any time soon.
See footage of the Postal Service playing at Lollapallooza, and watch Gibbard dedicate “Such Great Heights” to fans, below:
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