Portishead Announces Fall North American Tour

Posted on July 11, 2011 |

Their first since 1998, where they had a stop right here in Montreal playing
the Metropolis and as you would expect, it was mind-bogglingly good.

This time out, they’re doing a short run of North American cities (10 to be exact)
in October coinciding with their appearance @ the All Tommorow’s Parties
in Asbury Park, New Jersey, of which they are the curators for this year’s

Portishead has an amazingly loyal following, and a North American tour has spawned buzz on the web and probably even conference calls among die hard fans.

Here’s what guitarist Adrian Utley has to say about this short North American jaunt:

“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.”

They will be in Montreal October 7th for an outdoor show @ Jacques-Cartier Pier.

Thought Forms will open for their entire run.

From now till the 14th, a limited run of tickets will be available
through the Portishead website.

Tickets for the Montreal show will go on sale this Saturday @ 10am
(55$ in adv, 60$ at the door) @ evenko.ca or @ Bell Centre ticket

10.01 – Asbury Park, NJ – I’ll Be Your Mirror Festival
10.02 – Asbury Park, NJ – I’ll Be Your Mirror Festival
10.04 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
10.05 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
10.07 – Montreal, Quebec – Jaques Cartier Peir
10.09 – Toronto, Ontario – Sound Academy
10.10 – Toronto, Ontario – Sound Academy
10.12 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
10.15 – Mexico City, Mexico – Corona Festival
10.18 – Los Angeles, CA – Shrine Auditorium
10.21 – Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre
10.23 – Seattle, WA – WaMu Theater
10.24 – Vancouver, British Columbia – PNE Forum
10.27 – Denver, CO – 1st Bank Center

Will be nice to hear Beth Gibbons soothing voice behind those wicked
Trip Hop beats once again. Having the 90’s flooding right back like this
in 2011 like it never left, makes me feel warm all over.

Portishead in moving pictures:

Glory Box



Humming (Roseland NYC Live)

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