Calling all millennial emos who built their identities around the music they listened to in the early 2000s – you won’t want to miss this! Two indie-rock/emo darlings are winging their way to London this year for a festival headlining gig. Death Cab For Cutie and the recently-reunited The Postal Service are extending their co-headlining 20th-anniversary tour into 2024. The two bands, both of which feature frontman Benjamin Gibbard, are commemorating 20 years since the release of Transatlanticism and Give Up, respectively.
‘But wait‘ I hear you interject, ‘2024 will mark 21 years since the release of those albums.’ And yes, you’re absolutely right (albeit rather pedantic). The new dates in 2024 are actually an extension of the bands’ 2023 tour, which did coincide with the proper 20th anniversary. And now they’re bringing the celebrations across the pond to London! The venue of choice? None other than the beloved All Points East festival, on August 25.
Death Cab for Cutie x The Postal Service
The two acts are the kind of bands that it’s impossible to miss if you watched any popular media released between 2005 and 2015. Even if you don’t think you know them, you’ve almost definitely heard their songs in movies and shows!
Their music has soundtracked on-screen (and real-life) heartbreak, happiness, melancholy, and more. Their songs have been covered by Iron & Wine, Frank Turner, Halsey, YUNGBLUD, and many more. At this point, Death Cab’s ‘I Will Follow You Into The Dark’ is almost a successsor to Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah in terms of the sheer number of covers. Beyond inspiring countless covers, they’ve also inspired hordes of bands that have cropped up in their wake.
At the gigs in 2024, both bands will perform their respective albums in full. For Death Cab For Cutie that means playing through classics like ‘Title and Registration’, ‘The Sound of Settling’, and more. The Postal Service, meanwhile, will run through tracks such as ‘Such Great Heights’ and ‘The District Sleeps Alone Tonight’.
The tour’s All Points East performance is one of only two confirmed gigs outside of Canada and the United States. They will also be heading over to Lisbon, Portugal, to perform at the MEO KALORAMA festival. Find out more here.