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Watch The Postal Service’s “audition tapes”

on March 05, 2013, 10:17am

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The Postal Service continue to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their 2003 debut, Give Up, this time with a look back at their rough beginnings. Now, most recall the outfit’s humble beginnings involving frontman Ben Gibbard, producer Jimmy Tamborello, and a whole lotta stamps. Not so, according to Funny or Die, who just unveiled some rare footage of early band auditions held by Sub Pop Records and Tamborello, featuring “Weird Al” Yankovic, Aimee Mann, Moby, Duff McKagan, Tom DeLonge, and more. It’s quite provoking to see “what could have been”, so check out the clip below.

As previously reported, Gibbard, Tamborello, and Jenny Lewis will kick off the celebration with a summer tour that ignites next month. Consult the updated itinerary and plan accordingly.

The Postal Service 2013 Tour Dates:
04/09 – Reno, NV @ Grand Sierra Theatre *
04/10 – Davis, CA @ Mondavi Center *
04/12 – San Luis Obispo CA @ Madonna Expo Center *
04/13 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music and Arts Festival
04/12 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ Madonna Expo Center
04/15 – Pomona, CA @ Fox Theater *
04/18 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre #
04/19 – Las Vegas, NV @ Chelsea Ballroom at the Cosmopolitan #
04/20 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music and Arts Festival
05/18 – Manchester, UK @ Academy 2
05/19 – London, UK @ Brixton Academy
05/20 – London, UK @ Brixton Academy
05/21 – Paris, FR @ Trianon
05/23 – Barcelona, SP @ Primavera Sound
05/27 – George, WA @ Sasquatch! Music Festival
05/28 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
05/29 – Magna, UT @ Saltair
05/30 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Ampitheater
06/01 – Houston, TX @ Free Press Summer Fest
06/02 – Cedar Park, TX @ Cedar Park
06/03 – Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theater
06/05 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
06/06 – Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theater
06/07 – Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Ampitheater
06/08 – Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion
06/10 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
06/11 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
06/12 – Boston, MA @ Bank of America Pavilion
06/14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
06/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
06/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center for the Perofmring Arts
06/18 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
07/16 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
07/17 – Portland, OR @ Rose Garden Arena
07/26 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theater
07/27 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theater
07/31 – Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theater
08/02 – St. Paul, MN @ Roy Wilkins Auditorium

* = w/ Baths
# = w/ YACHT

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Reverend Justito
March 5, 2013 at 12:57 pm

You once again butchered the spelling of Berkeley. At least you guys are consistent in that ;)

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