Posted in music on February 16, 2013

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As mentioned, the reunited Postal Service (with Jenny Lewis and Laura Burhenn in tow) sold out their first night at Barclays Center (6/14) and have added a second show happening at the same venue one day later (6/15). Tickets for the newly added show go on sale today at noon.

A list of all tour dates and a stream of the previously unreleased Postal Service track, "A Tattered Line of String," which features Jenny Lewis, below...

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The Postal Service - "A Tattered Line of String"

The Postal Service -- 2013 Tour Dates
04/09/13 Tue - Reno NV @ Grand Sierra Theatre
04/10/13 Wed - Davis CA @ Mondavi Center
04/13/13 Sat - Indio CA @ Coachella
04/12/13 Fri - San Luis Obispo CA @ Madonna Expo Center
04/18/13 Thu - Phoenix AZ @ Comerica Theatre
04/19/13 Fri - Las Vegas NV @ Chelsea Ballroom at the Cosmopolitan
04/20/13 Sat - Indio CA @ Coachella
05/18/13 Sat - Manchester UK @ Academy 2
05/20/13 Mon - London UK @ Brixton Academy
05/21/13 Tues - Paris FR @ Trianon
05/23/13 Thu - Barcelona SP @ Primavera Soundwave
06/14/13 Fri - Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
06/15/13 Sat - Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center

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Comments (20)

SHEEP

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2013 9:21 AM

How exactly does a band with one album from 10 years ago, that never had any radio airplay play Barclay's Center? Twice? How is that possible?

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2013 9:35 AM

9:21 nailed it

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2013 9:51 AM

This can be blamed on the internet.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2013 10:04 AM

This can be blamed on Bowery Presents.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2013 10:06 AM

9:35 -- why so baffled? Stone Roses had basically one album twenty years ago and are now headlining Coachella.

News flash: "alternative" music is mainstream commodity.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2013 10:11 AM

It works like this. Bowery Presents only puts a tenth of the tickets on sale. It looks like the show sold all the tickets. Hipsters freak out that they got shut out to a "hot show". Bowery releases extra seats to Ticketmaster that they found by "moving equipment" or some other lame excuse. Hipsters grab up the tickets that they under normal circumstances would not have purchased, if they didn't think this was the cool place to be.
In the end, a show that should have been two or three nights at T5 ends up selling more tickets because sheep don't want to miss being where all the other hipsters are.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2013 10:14 AM

There is a big, big difference between the Stone Roses and the Postal Service. And the Stone Roses shouldn't be playing something that size either.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2013 10:17 AM

10:14 welcome to the real world kiddo.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2013 11:07 AM

one show was weird. this is dumb. I should be struck by lightening for buying tickets to the Friday one ahead of time.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2013 1:49 PM

I think the venue is the only place to pick up an ironic, faux vintage t-shirt for the show - thus the demand for tix.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2013 2:11 PM

I'm sure the stage will be in the middle of the arena and they will be playing to half which is about 9,000 seats. Thats what Slayer did on their last arena tour with Megadeth and Anthrax and I'm pretty sure those bands combined are a lot more popular than The Postal Service by themselves.
Currently there are close to 1,700 tickets available on StubHub alone so factor in all the other scalper sites like Craigslist, ebay etc. and you can see all the hype is manufactured bullshit. Tickets for this show will be well below face value come show time. I may just go for shits and giggles.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2013 2:32 PM

I saw the Postal Service's first show ever at a 120-person club in San Diego. They still belong there.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2013 2:34 PM

2:32 - You're a dick

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2013 3:26 PM

I haven't listened to that record since it came out until today. I still don't see what was so great about it. I'm sure it will sound great live sitting in the upper deck at Barclay's! Ha ha. Even the bands that are good at playing arenas sound like crap up there.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2013 6:01 PM

I really can't believe that album is ten years old. I saw them at Sasquatch in 2004(?) not knowing much about the group, but man, it was awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2013 10:00 AM

most of you idiots realize the crowd will all be 30 year olds all nostalgic over this 10 year old album right? they're not hipsters at all.

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2013 12:53 AM

I am just PRAYING Blur don't play Barclays

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2013 9:17 AM

^Last time they played Hammerstein...I am hoping Radio City!

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2013 10:24 AM

they are good that's how.

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