Here is what will likely be the best music-related news you will hear/read all day: Portishead has scheduled a North American tour for the fall. Well, OK, it's only the best music-related news if you live anywhere close to the venues. But still, it's great to know they will be playing more than just their ATP Festival. In the weeks following that event, Portishead will trek across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. The opening act for the jaunt is fellow Bristol-based band Thought Forms, who are signed to Geoff Barrow's Invada imprint.
View the tour dates below. It's not quite the promised co-headlining tour with Arcade Fire, but it'll do.
10.01-02 Asbury Park, NJ: I'll Be Your Mirror Festival
10.04-05 New York, NY: Hammerstein Ballroom *
10.07 Montreal, Quebec: Jaques Cartier Peir *
10.10 Toronto, Ontario: Sound Academy *
10.12 Chicago, IL: Aragon Ballroom *
10.15 Mexico City, Mexico: Corona Festival *
10.18-19 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 *
* with Thought Forms