SOURCE: Atlantic Records

Atlantic Records

September 28, 2011 14:04 ET

Portugal. The Man Sets Out on World Tour; Trek Kicks Off Tonight in Santa Clara, CA; Experimental Rockers' Atlantic Records Debut, "IN THE MOUNTAIN IN THE CLOUD," Earns Critical Acclaim From All Corners

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Sep 28, 2011) - Atlantic Records artist Portugal. The Man has just embarked on a world tour celebrating their acclaimed major label debut, "IN THE MOUNTAIN IN THE CLOUD." The trek's North American leg gets underway tonight at The Avalon in Santa Clara, CA, and continues through an October 30th performance at New Orleans' annual Voodoo Music Experience (see itinerary below). Alberta Cross will join Portugal. The Man on all North American dates, with Givers joining the bill for a special CMJ Music Marathon showcase at New York City's Terminal 5 on October 20th.

Portugal. The Man will follow the North American itinerary with an eagerly awaited European tour, slated for stops in Germany, Denmark, France, Austria, Switzerland, The Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. For up-to-the-minute tour information, please visit www.portugaltheman.com/tour-dates/.

Portugal. The Man will also mark the tour's kickoff with a number of TV appearances, including TBS' Conan on Thursday, September 29th as well as a performance on NBC's Last Call with Carson Daly on October 12th.

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 dramatic "Got It All (This Can't Be Living Now)" to the sprawling vision of "Sleep Forever," the album 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 album's many highlights is the dynamic new single, "So American." The track will impact next month at alternative rock radio outlets nationwide.

The album -- Portugal. The Man's sixth overall -- has drawn widespread 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."

"Their cascading celestial-choir vocals and rangy guitars, make the band sound like Ziggy Stardust's distant cousin," applauded Rolling Stone, "and frontman John Gourley's elegant alto packs all the drama and grandiosity songs this regal require." Filter hailed the album as "a carefully crafted collection of 11 songs that don't stray from the band's alt-psychedelic formula, yet are a refreshing step forward," while Entertainment Weekly pronounced it as "pleasingly progressive, bathing twisting guitar riffs in psychedelic suds."

"'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," declared Jason Bentley, KCRW Music Director and Host of Morning Becomes Eclectic. "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."

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

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

(TOUR ITINERARY BELOW)

PORTUGAL. THE MAN
WORLD TOUR - FALL 2011
All North American Dates w/Special Guests Alberta Cross Except *
SEPTEMBER
28 Santa Clara, CA Avalon Santa Clara
30 San Diego, CA House of Blues
OCTOBER
1 Los Angeles, CA Avalon Hollywood -- SOLD OUT
2 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
4 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre
6 Austin, TX Stubb's Outdoors
7 San Antonio, TX Korova
8 Dallas, TX Granada Theater
9 Lawrence, KS The Bottleneck
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
21 Providence, RI Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
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
11 Hamburg, Germany Rolling Stone Weekender Festival
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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