Watch Death Cab For Cutie & The Postal Service Cover Depeche Mode’s ‘Enjoy The Silence’

The collaborative cover came on opening night of The Give Up & Transatlanticism 20th Anniversary Tour.

By Andy Kahn Sep 6, 2023 7:57 am PDT

The Postal Service and Death Cab for Cutie launched their co-headlining The Give Up & Transatlanticism 20th Anniversary Tour on Tuesday night with the first of two sold-out shows at The Anthem in Washington D.C. The two acts co-founded by Ben Gibbard came together for a collaborative cover performance of Depeche Mode’s “Enjoy The Silence.”

As its name suggests, the tour is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the release of The Postal Service’s debut album, 2003’s Give Up, which remains their only studio album to date. Also being celebrated is the 20th anniversary of the release of Death Cab For Cutie’s 2003 album Transatlanticism. Both Give Up and Transatlanticism are being performed in full at each tour stop, including Tuesday’s opener.

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DCFC – Gibbard, Nick Harmer, Dave Depper, Zac Rae and Jason McGerr – performed all 11 Transatlanticism tracks in order. The Postal Service – Gibbard, Jimmy Tamborello and Jenny Lewis – performed the 10 songs on Give Up in sequential order as well. Tuesday’s concert was the first public performance by The Postal Service since 2013.

The encore began with Gibbard and Lewis reprising the Give Up second track, “Such Great Heights.” The Postal Service and Death Cab For Cutie then teamed up to cover Depeche Mode’s “Enjoy The Silence,” bringing a close to the first night of their joint tour.

The Give Up & Transatlanticism 20th Anniversary Tour continues tonight with another sold-out show at The Anthem. Watch Tuesday’s collaborative cover below:


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