SOURCE: Atlantic Records

February 24, 2011 18:33 ET

Portugal. The Man Reveals Spring Tour Schedule; Trek Includes North American Headline Shows as Well as Array of Festival Appearances; Acclaimed Experimental Rockers Also Set to Hit Austin, Texas' Annual SXSW Extravaganza; Atlantic Records Debut Album Slated for Release Later This Year

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - February 24, 2011) - Atlantic recording group Portugal. The Man has announced details of its upcoming North American tour. The schedule begins April 29th at The Roseland Theater in the band's own Portland, Oregon and then makes stops across the continent including appearances at a number of eagerly awaited music festivals. The trek will culminate at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee in June (date to be announced soon). 

A fan ticket pre-sale will begin on March 1, and tickets will be available to the general public beginning March 4 and 5 (date varies depending on tour date). For all ticketing information and details, visit www.portugaltheman.com.

The Portland-via-Alaska-based band has also slated a series of dates leading up to this year's SXSW Music & Media Conference in Austin, Texas. Performance details during the festival will be announced shortly. Portugal. The Man will make a number of stops along the way, including appearances at Vail Valley, Colorado's Snowball Music Festival 2011 on March 6th and Denton, Texas's annual 35 Conferette on March 13th.

As if all that weren't enough, PTM will then cross the Atlantic for a major European itinerary. The April trek includes headline dates in Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, and Switzerland, with multiple shows slated for the United Kingdom and Germany.

Portugal. The Man is currently putting finishing touches on their hugely anticipated Atlantic Records debut alongside producer John Hill (Santigold, M.I.A., Devo) and Grammy Award-winning mixer Andy Wallace (Nirvana, Coldplay, Paul McCartney). The as-yet-untitled collection is scheduled for release later this year. Meanwhile, the band's most recent single, "People Say," originally featured on 2009's acclaimed "THE SATANIC SATANIST," remains a Top 25 favorite at Modern Rock radio outlets nationwide.

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 Baldwin 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."

The band has received extensive critical acclamation from the start, with Alternative Press naming Gourley as 2008's "Best Vocalist," and "CENSORED COLORS" declared one of the year's "10 Essential Albums." Entertainment Weekly awarded an "A-" to "THE SATANIC SATANIST," hailing Portugal. The Man for "combining Motown falsettos and the best of late-60's groove rock with spacey loops and hipster-art-collective sing-alongs" and applauding Gourley as "a vocalist whose sweet, fully committed tenor instantly makes you believe in his songs of northern disillusionment."

In addition to their frequent studio releases, Portugal. The Man has been an equally inexhaustible live act, performing nearly 800 shows in the band's 5-year history. What's more, the band has stolen the show at a range of major festivals, including Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Lollapalooza, and the Sasquatch! Music Festival. Their performance at last year's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival saw PTM singled out for specific praise by a range of publications, including the Wall Street Journal, which placed the band'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 -- John Baldwin Gourley: vocals, guitar * Zachary Scott Carothers: bass, vocals * Jason Secrist: drums * Ryan Neighbors: keys, vocals.

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

(TOUR ITINERARY BELOW)

PORTUGAL. THE MAN
NORTH AMERICA 2011
         
MARCH        
2   Eugene, OR   WOW Hall
3   Boise, ID   Neurolux
4   Salt Lake City, UT   Club Sound
6   Vail Valley, CO   Snowball Music Festival 2011
13   Denton, TX   35 Conferette
15   San Antonio, TX   Sam's Burger Joint
17   Austin, TX (SXSW)   Stubb's
19   Austin, TX (SXSW)   Brush Square Park
         
APRIL        
29   Portland, OR   Roseland Theater
30   Seattle, WA   The Showbox At The Market
         
MAY        
6   San Francisco, CA   The Fillmore
7   Anaheim, CA   House of Blues
8   Scottsdale, AZ   Martini Ranch
11   Colorado Springs, CO   The Black Sheep
12   Fort Collins, CO   Aggie Theatre
13, 14   Denver, CO   Bluebird Theater
17   Kansas City, MO   Record Bar
19   Little Rock, AR   Revolution Music Room
20   Dallas, TX   Granada Theater
21   Houston, TX   Fitzgerald's Upstairs
22   Gulf Shores, AL   Hangout Music Festival
25   Columbus, OH   Outland Live
26   Cleveland, OH   House of Blues
27   Toronto, ON   Lee's Palace
28   Syracuse, NY   Westcott Theatre
29   Danbury, CT   Festival Fields @ Western CT State University
30   Burlington, VT   Higher Ground
         
JUNE        
3   New York, NY   Webster Hall
4   Hunter Mountain, NY   Mountain Jam Music Festival
7   Pittsburgh, PA   Mr. Small's Theatre
8   Baltimore, MD   Ram's Head Live
9   Asheville, NC   Orange Peel
TBD   Manchester, TN   Bonnaroo

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