Portishead Is Playing Two Shows At The Hammerstein Ballroom This October

They'll be in the States for the

I'll Be Your Mirror

festival in Asbury Park this fall, so the doomy British trio Portishead has decided to play a slew of shows around the country in October—and New York City

gets them first

, with a pair of shows at the Hammerstein Ballroom on October 4 and 5. Tickets

went on presale

earlier this afternoon (note that for the October 4 show, only seats in the balcony (which come to $82.50 with service charges) are available at present); they go on sale to the general public this Friday at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster. Above, a clip of the jarring


standout "Machine Gun" from the group's 2008 appearance at Coachella. In case you, you know, need convincing or anything.

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