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Watch Moby, Duff McKagan, and more audition to be in The Postal Service

It was a closely guarded secret until now, but apparently The Postal Service held open auditions to find its lead singer way back in 2002. Somehow, director Tom Scharpling knew to be there to record it, and the result is a nearly nine-minute documentary (read: sharp and hilarious new video) featuring a veritable cavalcade of musicians and personalities, including Aimee Mann, Duff McKagan, “Weird Al” Yankovic, and a surprisingly physical Moby.

The Postal Service’s one and only record, Give Up, is getting a deluxe reissue this April and the band is playing quite a few tour dates, listed below.

The Postal Service Auditions from Ben Gibbard

The Postal Service 2013 Tour Dates
April 9—Grand Sierra Theatre—Reno, Nevada*
April 10—Mondavi Center—Davis, California*
April 12—Madonna Expo Center—San Luis Obispo, California*
April 13—Coachella—Indio, California
April 18—Comerica Theatre—Phoenix, Arizona#
April 19—Chelsea Ballroom At The Cosmopolitan—Las Vegas, Nevada#
April 20—Coachella—Indio, California
May 18—Academy 2—Manchester, United Kingdom
May 19-20—Brixton Academy—London, United Kingdom
May 21—Trianon—Paris, France
May 23—Primavera Sound—Barcelona, Spain
May 27—Sasquatch Music Festival—George, Washington
May 28—Knitting Factory—Boise, Idaho
May 29—Saltair—Magna, Utah
May 30—Red Rocks Amphitheater—Morrison, Colorado
June 3—Verizon Theater—Grand Prairie, Texas
June 5—Hard Rock Live—Orlando, Florida
June 6—Fox Theater—Atlanta, Georgia
June 7—Red Hat Amphitheater—Raleigh, North Carolina
June 8—LC Pavilion—Columbus, Ohio
June 10—The Fillmore—Detroit, Michigan
June 11—Air Canada Centre—Toronto, Ontario
June 12—Bank Of America Pavilion—Boston, Massachusetts
June 14-15—Barclays Center—Brooklyn, New York
June 17—Mann Center For The Performing Arts—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
June 18—Merriweather Post Pavilion—Columbia, Maryland
July 16—Rogers Arena—Vancouver, British Columbia
July 17—Rose Garden Arena—Portland, Oregon
July 26—Greek Theater—Berkeley, California
* with Baths
# with YACHT

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