The Postal Service map reunion tour

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The Postal Service have revealed plans to reunite this summer for their first tour in a decade. The duo of Ben Gibbard and Jimmy Tamborello will make their way to Massachusetts for a performance at Boston’s Bank of America Pavilion on Wednesday, June 12. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $25 to $40, will go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. through Live Nation.

For the tour, Gibbard and Tamborello will be celebrating the 10th anniversary and deluxe edition reissue of The Postal Service’s acclaimed release, Give Up. The duo will reunite with Jenny Lewis (Jenny & Johnny, Rilo Kiley), who appeared on the original album and played with the band on its 2003 dates. Laura Burhenn (Mynabirds, Bright Eyes) will complete the band’s touring lineup.

Scheduled to hit stores on April 9, the Give Up Deluxe 10th Anniversary Edition will include the original 10-track album along with 15 bonus tracks, including the brand new songs “Turn Around” and “A Tattered Line of String”, a previously unreleased live recording, and every other official recording the band has ever released-as well as cover versions of Postal Service classics by The Shins and Iron & Wine. Led by the single “Such Great Heights”, Give Up is the second-biggest selling album in Sub Pop Records’ nearly 25-year history after Nirvana’s Bleach.

Both Gibbard and Tamborello (as Dntel) recorded albums in 2012. Gibbard, best known as the lead singer of Death Cab for Cutie, released his debut solo album, Former Lives, in October. Dntel’s fourth album Aimlessness was released in June.

The Postal Service will kick off their reunion tour in April with a show in Reno, Nevada. The band will also make festival stops at Coachella in California and Sasquatch in Washington.

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