The Postal Service & Death Cab For Cutie @ MVP Arena

Post Author: Max Sall

Ben Gibbard’s iconic bands were fantastic in Albany along with opener Slow Pulp

21 year ago, Ben Gibbard was very busy. His established band Death Cab for Cutie and his experimental indie pop group The Postal Service would each release what could reasonably be called iconic albums, Transatlanticism and Give Up. The bands announced an extremely popular and quickly selling anniversary tour which started its first leg in the fall.

Now they’re doing a second leg with tickets slightly, but not much, easier to get ahold of. In Albany on Friday, the bands played each album in full, with Death Cab going first, and Dave Depper playing for the whole night in both bands. The large MVP arena, where Albany congregates to watch minor league and college sports and recently Bruce Springsteen, was completely packed. It was just as amazing as you would expect. Both bands came out to play “Enjoy the Silence” for the encore. Slow Pulp provided a fantastic, but short opening set. 

You can scroll through below for highlights.

All Photos by Max Sall

The Postal Service

Death Cab For Cutie

Slow Pulp