Thursday, June 16, 2011

Portishead played their first show since 2008, playing ATP in fall (tickets still available)

Despite being one of the most influential and popular groups to emerge from the ‘90s trip hop movement, Portishead to date have only released three full length albums, and their live performances since releasing Third in 2008 have been sparse. All the more reason their tour this summer, which continues in the fall, is getting a lot of press. Last night the band played their first show since 2008 in the Netherlands, and Consequence of Sound has clips of them performing “Glory Box” and “Machine Gun” from the concert.

Portishead will be curating two of All Tomorrow’s Parties’ sister festival, I’ll Be Your Mirror, the first taking place on July 24th in London and the next in Asbury Park, NJ that goes from September 30th through October 2nd. The Asbury Park festival will include two performances by Portishead, and a plethora of amazing acts such as Jeff Mangum, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Deerhoof, Swans, Battles, Mogwai, A Hawk an a Hacksaw and Shellac.

You can still buy Three Day Portishead Passes for the festival, which gives you priority to both Portishead performances on Saturday and Sunday, but not access to see Jeff Mangum on Friday. Portishead’s drummer Geoff Barrow will also be performing with his side project BEAK> at both I’ll Be Your Mirror festivals, a band I caught last September at Bowery Ballroom and was blown away by. It goes without saying that the I’ll Be Your Mirror’s lineup will be the roster to beat this year.

Portishead’s tour dates are below…

Portishead 2011 Tour Dates:
06/17 – Scheeßel, DE @ Hurricane Festival
06/18 – Neuhausen ob Eck, DE @ Southside Festival
06/30-07/01 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
07/02 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
07/03 – Arras, FR @ Main Square Festival
07/06 – Poznan, PL @ Malta Festival
07/09 – Trencin, SL @ Pohoda Festival
07/10 – Novi Sad, HR @ EXIT Festival
07/15 – Meco, PT @ Super Bock Super Rock Festival
07/17 – Benicàssim, ES @ Benicàssim Festival
07/19 – Nimes, FR @ Nimes Festival
07/24 – London, UK @ ATP I’ll Be Your Mirror
10/01-02 – Asbury Park, NJ @ ATP I’ll Be Your Mirror
10/15 – Mexico City, MX @ Corona Capital

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