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 Third standout “Machine Gun” from the group’s 2008 appearance at Coachella. In case you, you know, need convincing or anything.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 11, 2011