SOURCE: Atlantic Records

Atlantic Records

July 19, 2011 11:59 ET

Portugal. The Man Announces World Tour; Dates Celebrate Acclaimed Experimental Rockers' Hugely Anticipated Atlantic Records Debut "IN THE MOUNTAIN IN THE CLOUD" Available Today; Exclusive Free Performance Tonight in Los Angeles

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Jul 19, 2011) - Atlantic Records artist Portugal. The Man has announced details of an upcoming world tour. The trek celebrates the long awaited arrival of their major label debut, "IN THE MOUNTAIN IN THE CLOUD," which arrives today in stores and all DSPs.

The tour officially kicks off on September 28th at The Avalon in Santa Clara, CA, and continues through an October 30th performance at New Orleans' annual Voodoo Music Experience (see below itinerary), concluding the North American leg. A European leg will follow beginning in November. Alberta Cross will join Portugal. The Man on all North American dates, with additional special surprise guests lined up for the October 20th date at New York City's Terminal 5 during the CMJ Music Marathon.

Pre-sale tickets will be available beginning tomorrow, July 20th at www.portugaltheman.com. Fans will have the option to purchase a limited edition bundle which includes early entry into the venue and a limited edition tour poster designed by lead singer John Gourley and his art collaborator, Austin Sellers, known collectively as The Fantastic The. All remaining tickets will then go on sale to the general public on Friday, July 22nd.

Portugal. The Man -- who will appear live today on KCRW's signature music program, "Morning Becomes Eclectic" -- will also herald the release of "IN THE MOUNTAIN IN THE CLOUD" with a number of special events, including a live acoustic performance via Ustream at 7:30 PM Eastern/4:30 PM Pacific today (tune in at www.ustream.tv/portugaltheman) and tonight's album release show at Los Angeles' El Cid. Tonight's intimate appearance is free to fans that bring proof of purchase of the new album or download -- space is extremely limited, with entry available on a first come, first served basis. Portugal. The Man will then head north for in-store performances at San Francisco's famed Amoeba Music on July 20th, at Seattle's Easy Street on July 22nd, and at their hometown record shop, Portland, Oregon's Music Millennium on July 23rd.

Portugal. The Man will next bring their extraordinary live show to this year's Lollapalooza, slated for August 7th at Chicago's Grant Park. The band will also play a sold-out Lollapalooza Aftershow at Chicago's Double Door on the night of August 5th. In September, prior to the tour kick-off, they will be among the top artists appearing at 107.7 The End's "Summer Camp 2011," set for September 2nd at Seattle, Washington's Marymoor Amphitheatre and will perform a special show on the eve of the tour kickoff at Humboldt State University in Arcata, CA.

In November, Portugal. The Man will follow their North American trek with a European tour, slated for stops in Germany, Denmark, France, Austria, Switzerland, The Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. For full details, please visit www.portugaltheman.com/tour-dates/.

Produced by John Hill (Santigold, M.I.A.) with co-production from Portugal. The Man lead singer/guitarist/songwriter John Gourley and longtime band producer Casey Bates, and mixed by Grammy Award winner Andy Wallace (Nirvana, Jeff Buckley), "IN THE MOUNTAIN IN THE CLOUD" marks the first recording to truly harness the Portland, Oregon-based band's exhilarating live show. From the dynamic opener "So American" to the sprawling vision of "Sleep Forever," the album -- Portugal. The Man's sixth overall -- captures a truly distinctive band evolving in real time, revealing their singular sonic vision in its purest and most powerful form thus far.

Among the many highlights included on "IN THE MOUNTAIN IN THE CLOUD" is the first single, "Got It All (This Can't Be Living Now)." The track is impacting now at alternative rock radio outlets nationwide, while its official video premiered yesterday at Mashable.com.

"IN THE MOUNTAIN IN THE CLOUD" has already garnered critical praise from an array of national publications and online outlets. "One of the year's best rock efforts," declared MTV.com, "brimming with angst, atmosphere, and angular, indie-leaning guitars... You'll be reading much more about them in the months to come." "The Alaska foursome (who now live in Portland, Ore.) retains much of its established tendencies here," noted Relix, "soaring psychedelic melodies; frontman John Gourley's soulful, soprano vocals; and the underlying sense that you are witnessing a spontaneous fusion of psych-rock with woodsy indie folk." "Seamless and innovative," decreed Paste, adding that Portugal. The Man "break musical boundaries with every release." Jason Bentley, Music Director and host of KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic" declared: "... In The Mountain In The Cloud is an expertly crafted collection of songs that draws on the joy, sadness, and complexity of life as its creative palette to represent the spirit of our time. A bold task to take on the vastness of human experience, but this record has a switched-on consciousness that makes it a rare find. As a singular achievement, In The Mountain In The Cloud is simply one of the best records of the year."

What's more, Paste recently named Portugal. The Man's performance atop a Mr. T. Mardi Gras float as their #1 "Favorite Moment" from this year's Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. The surprise 3AM set followed a New Orleans-style second line parade through the festival grounds led by members of My Morning Jacket and the legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

Since their formation in 2005, Portugal. The Man has captured the attention of the American indie scene with their extraordinary amalgamation of electronic beats, complex melodies, and atmospheric post-rock soundscapes. Formed in Wasilla, Alaska by lead singer/guitarist/songwriter John Gourley before migrating south to the Pacific Northwest, the band proved as prolific as they were eclectic, releasing an album each year since their 2006 debut, "WAITER: 'YOU VULTURES!'"

Each consecutive collection revealed the ongoing evolution of Portugal. The Man, from the cathartic hard rock of 2007's "CHURCH MOUTH" and the theatrical pop psychedelia of 2008's "CENSORED COLORS" to the sci-fi chamber-pop found on 2009's "THE SATANIC SATANIST" and 2010's "AMERICAN GHETTO."

Portugal. The Man has also proven an inexhaustible live act, performing more than 800 shows over the course of their 6-year history. Moreover, the band has stolen the show at a variety of major festivals, including Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Lollapalooza, and the Sasquatch! Music Festival. Their performance at 2010's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival was singled out by a range of publications, including the Wall Street Journal, which placed PTM's set among the festival's "most satisfying moments... Already a fine, adventurous band, Portugal. The Man has upped its game through tighter musical and vocal arrangements."

Portugal. The Man is John Gourley: vocals, guitar; Zachary Scott Carothers: bass, vocals; Jason Sechrist: drums; Ryan Neighbors: keys, vocals.

For further news and information, please visit www.portugaltheman.com, www.facebook.com/portugaltheman, and twitter.com/portugaltheman, and http://youtube.com/portugalthemanband.

(TOUR ITINERARY BELOW)

PORTUGAL. THE MAN
FALL TOUR 2011
All North American Dates w/Special Guests Alberta Cross Except *

AUGUST
5 Chicago, IL Double Door *
7 Chicago, IL Lollapalooza *
SEPTEMBER
2 Seattle, WA 107.7 The End's Summer Camp 2011 *
27 Arcata, CA Humboldt State University: Van Duzer Theatre*
28 Santa Clara, CA Avalon Santa Clara
30 San Diego, CA House of Blues
OCTOBER
1 Los Angeles, CA Avalon Hollywood
2 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
4 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre
6 Austin, TX Stubb's Outdoors
7 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
9 Miami, FL Langerado Music Festival *
11 Columbia, MO The Blue Note
12 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
13 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
14 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall
15 Chicago, IL Metro
16 Detroit, MI St. Andrew's Hall
18 Toronto, ON Opera House
20 New York, NY Terminal 5
22 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
23 Philadelphia , PA Theatre of Living Arts
25 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
26 Charlottesville, VA Jefferson Theater
27 Charlotte, NC Neighborhood Theatre
28 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
29 Oxford, MS The Lyric Oxford
30 New Orleans, LA Voodoo Music Experience *
NOVEMBER
12 Copenhagen, Denmark Vega
14 Birmingham, UK The Rainbow
15 Glasgow, UK Captains Rest
16 Manchester, UK Deaf Institute
17 London, UK Dingwalls
18 Southampton, UK Joiners
19 Bristol, UK Louisiana
21 Paris, France La Boule Noire
23 Maastricht, Holland Muziekgieterij
24 Amsterdam, Holland Bitterzoet
25 Berlin, Germany Postbahnhof
26 Cologne, Germany Essigfabrik
27 Karlsruhe, Germany Substage
28 Munich, Germany Theaterfabrik
30 Salzburg, Austria Rockhouse
DECEMBER
1 Vienna, Austria WUK
2 Linz, Austria Posthof
3 Bern, Switzerland Dachstock
4 Zurich, Switzerland PLAZA

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