Posted in music | tour dates on February 12, 2013

Postal Service

They don't care what Mos Def has to say.... the reunited Postal Service, like Beyonce before them, have added a second Brooklyn show at the Barclays Center! The new date, June 15th, is one day after the previously announced show at the same arena, which is part of a larger reunion tour that includes Sasquatch Fest and Coachella. Tickets to the new date go on sale Saturday at noon, though a pre-sale of some sort will start Friday at 10am (the first date is sold out). Stay tuned for more details.

This news comes just one day after we first heard an unreleased song by the band. Give Up (Deluxe 10th Anniversary Edition) will be released via Sub Pop on April 9.

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Comments (49)

SMALLER SHOW

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2013 6:09 PM

People really like this band this much, huh?

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2013 6:09 PM

LOL

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2013 6:10 PM

Not even Death Cab can fill arenas but Gibbar's one-off side project can? The fuck?

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2013 6:12 PM

I feel like such a fucking moron buying tickets to the first one.

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2013 6:13 PM

see? of course they sold it out.

idiots.


over 1,000,000 copies of Give it Up Sold
15,000 seats in barclays center.


you do the math. you don't think more than a few of those million live in NYC?

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2013 6:16 PM

"you do the math. you don't think more than a few of those million live in NYC?"

I think it has more to do with the fact that there are not any other east coast shows announced. Modest Mouse has sold over a million records and they cannot play arenas. Same goes with Death Cab.

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2013 6:24 PM

I, for one, am shocked. I know people liked them in 2003. Quite a shelf-life.

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2013 6:25 PM

I think people are looking at this like a once in a lifetime event

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2013 6:27 PM

This is baffling - have to think scalpers are behind this?

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2013 6:30 PM

Pocket full of kryptonite sold 6 million copies!

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2013 6:30 PM

If you look at the ticketing websites, ticketliquidator, stubhub, and craigslist, there really aren't THAT many tickets listed. Probably 3,500 between all of them. I really think there are thirty five thousand people willing to go to this. But hey it's early to knock it. I'd like to see how the first show goes before I decide if I made a mistake or not.

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2013 6:35 PM

how long do they play for????? like jebus?

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2013 6:49 PM

6:30(2) FTW!

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2013 7:37 PM

I have to assume this is all demographic based. Think about the young, impressionable people who loved the record when it came out. Those kids are all in their late 20s and early 30s swallowing the bitter pill of adulthood and this band's nostalgia factor tastes like fucking candy. Boils down to good timing. I'm of the demographic but I never really connected with this album.

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2013 7:39 PM

It has nothing to do with demographics and it should not be shocking at all. This is silly Bowery Presents shenanigans again. The first show is not sold out. They did huge ticket buys with scalpers etc to make it look like it's sold out so they could add another date.


What you are going to see in the few weeks before the show is suddenly tons of tickets showing up on the secondary sites. Suddenly there will be available tickets at the box office and online. What this means for the people who did not buy tickets yet is nothing short of amazing. If they play a small show you can try for tickets to that and be happy. If they don't you will be now be able to walk into either night's show at Barclays for about 10 dollars. The firesale on tickets right before this show will be unprecedented.

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2013 9:33 PM

$2 my bet on tix

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2013 10:11 PM

nice touch, bv, with the exclamation point on the headline. svelte.

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2013 11:31 PM

does this mean no bonnaroo?

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2013 8:44 AM

what this means is that music nowadays sucks and people want to see a good band play
that said, i won't attend because they don't belong in an arena

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2013 8:58 AM

Not even Death Cab can fill arenas but Gibbar's one-off side project can? The fuck?

Posted by jeux de mbc3 | February 13, 2013 9:24 AM

It has nothing to do with demographics and it should not be shocking at all. This is silly Bowery Presents shenanigans again. The first show is not sold out. They did huge ticket buys with scalpers etc to make it look like it's sold out so they could add another date.

Posted by jeux de mbc3 | February 13, 2013 9:26 AM

Are the scalpers really that dumb though? Dumb enough to buy up all these tickets they won't be able to make money on? It is their livelihood, you would think they would learn from experience or do some research to be as well informed as us BV readers.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2013 10:34 AM

This reminds me of what happened with Pulp & Pete & Pete! Tickets day of for $5-10. I will take my chances on getting a cheap ticket day of.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2013 10:39 AM

Last time Postal Service in NY 550 tickets avilable..this time 40,000...

HMMM

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2013 10:58 AM

I am not trying to be cynical or a hater, but 10:58 is right. I cannot IMAGINE in a million years that 40,000 people on planet earth much less NYC-area want to see these guys. I can't even imagine 20,000 super-fans wanting to see them 2 nights in a row.

This is insanity, but mostly stupidity and arrogance on the part of everyone involved with putting these shows together.

BV headline in 2 weeks: "Postal Service shows moved to much smaller Webster Hall"

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2013 11:03 AM

^or 4 nights at T5

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2013 11:05 AM

This makes no sense to me, still.

What was the biggest venue the Postal Service ever played while they were together? Hammerstein?

Suddenly they reunite and can play venues 4x larger than anything they've ever played.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2013 11:07 AM

I heard the Postal Service is ending Saturday delivery. Can anyone confirm?

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2013 11:13 AM

this is lame. it used to be when bands "sold out" and went to playing arenas they had reason to do so - i.e. the money and business decision was a good one. now they just do it for a notch on the belt if they can, who cares if it makes sense from any perspective - business, artistic or otherwise.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2013 11:43 AM

"This reminds me of what happened with Pulp & Pete & Pete! Tickets day of for $5-10. I will take my chances on getting a cheap ticket day of."


It is exactly the same thing. Don't for a second wory. You will find many many good seat/GA cheap tickets day of.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2013 11:54 AM

*worry

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2013 11:55 AM

assuming there will be some bg & jl solo material in the set to pad this out...

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2013 12:00 PM

I want to hear Two Prices and Little Miss Can't Be Wrong over two nights at the Barclay's!

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2013 12:05 PM

*Princes

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2013 12:05 PM

why do people think the fact that they never played any big venues factors in at all is what's weird about them playing barclays?


THEY OBVIOUSLY GOT BIGGER AFTER THEY PLAYED THE BOWERY YOU DUMBFUCKS

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2013 12:09 PM

^Not that much bigger you dumb fuck. You just do not understand what is going on here.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2013 12:12 PM

I would love to be sitting in the last row of the 200's at Barclay's for this...To hear Recycled Air from there would be transendent!

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2013 12:16 PM

These two shows which have identical setlists that last an hour and ten minutes are going to be amazing!!!

Posted by Venkman | February 13, 2013 12:26 PM

^$1 a minute..it is like a 1-900 number!

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2013 12:27 PM

Yeah I was talking to somebody about that - they've got Dream of Evan and Chan (which was a single? or just 1 song?), the album Give Up, they had that Phil Collins cover, did they do a Shins cover too?, and now these unreleased songs - but that's still only an hour or so - so what else do they play?

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2013 2:13 PM

drive those prices down, boys

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2013 3:17 PM

waiting for small show...

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2013 4:56 PM

if they played DBA i'd go. otherwise, fuck these guys

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2013 5:48 PM

Dumb. One show was weird enough. I'd imagine a lot of tickets went to out of townwers who assume there won't be a show added in their city.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2013 6:49 PM

Someone mentioned Pulp as a point of comparison of a reunion show that trumps their previous big shows. Pulp played Hammerstein 1998 - I was there - and played Radio City twice last year - I was there for the first one. Granted that's a jump, but that's not on the magnitude of the Postal Service going from some indie venue to an arena. A better comparison would be the dubious interest in The Refused on their sell-out reunion tour.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2013 6:58 PM

^ Actually, I've hardly had any interest in going back to any of those 4 albums in 2011 (2011 Heavy Rocks - ugh...), and wasn't impressed by the only opportunity I got to see them around that time. That's also the 1st time I've heard of a Kid A comparison.
That said, Pink and Heavy Rocks are where it's at for me, though.

Posted by two way radios | March 8, 2013 12:57 AM

I wish I could go

Posted by mike | June 25, 2013 1:09 PM

I actually appreciate them more now, then I ever did before.. This Is a great album when I was younger this really wasn't my style, but now I love it..

Posted by Mcdaniels | September 17, 2014 10:55 AM

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