Ben Gibbard and Jimmy Tamborello, of The Postal Service, have taken early 2000s long-distance collaboration to arenas and major music festivals all around. The tour was to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of their 2003 album Give Up. That album fell under the 100 best albums of the 2000’s. And sadly now, the group has come to a definitive end. The band headlined at Lollapalooza on August 3rd, and their final concert was at the Lollapalooza after-party at Metro in Chicago August 4th. It was confirmed by a representative that it was ‘last scheduled show.’
Ben Gibbard announced before The Postal Service played their second rendition of “Such Great Heights” at 1:30am of their last show, “Not only will this be the last song of the tour, this is the last song we will ever do.” Once the performance was over, he expressed deepest gratitude to the crowd for helping to mark the occasion. “I know it’s been a long weekend, you guys have been in the sun,” he said. “Thanks for coming out to celebrate.” “You guys have been wonderful, thank you so much,” he said. “That’s it.” It’s been a phenomenal run for The Postal Service, but all great things must come to an end. It’s surely not the end of it for Ben Gibbard, as Death Cab For Cutie is still alive and well. We look forward to future plans for this band, but only time will tell.