This just in: Portishead teased American fans with a one-off appearance at Coachella after the release of Third in 2008. Finally, the band is returning to these United States for select dates on the east and west coast before playing the final show of the tour in Denver on October 27.
This tour came to fruition through Portishead’s co-curation of two days of the three-day festival, All Tomorrow’s Parties, I’ll Be Your Mirror, which takes place Saturday October 1 & Sunday October 2 in Asbury Park, N.J.
Adrian Utley states in the release, “We’ve always thought that we must come back to tour in the states, something we wanted to do with the release of Third, but our schedule just wouldn’t allow it. Being that we were asked to curate I’ll be your Mirror, this just seemed like a good start to touring the states – it set’s it off in absolutely the right way. We are absolutely delighted to come back.”
PORTISHEAD TOUR DATES:
October 1 & 2 IBYM, Asbury Park, NJ
October 4 Hammerstein Ballroom NY
October 5 Hammerstein Ballroom, NY
October 7 Jacques Cartier Pier, Montreal
October 9 Sound Academy, Toronto
October 10 Sound Academy, Toronto
October 12 Aragon, Chicago
October 15 Mexico, Corona Festival
October 18 Shrine LA
October 21 Greek, Berkeley
October 23 WaMu, Seattle
October 24 PNE Forum, Vancouver
October 27 1st Bank Center, Denver
For the tour, Portishead will bring on Jim Barr (bass), Clive Deamer (drums), and John Baggott (keyboards). The support act will be Thought Forms.
A limited run of tickets are available for purchase through the Portishead website July 11th, 12th,13th, and 14th – http://portisheadtickets.sandbag.uk.com/. Tickets go on sale to the general public July 15th and 16th, with the exception of Chicago, which goes on sale July 22nd.