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Portugal. The Man Announce World Tour
July 19 2011

DATES CELEBRATE ACCLAIMED EXPERIMENTAL ROCKERSâ
HUGELY ANTICIPATED ATLANTIC RECORDS DEBUT âIN THE MOUNTAIN IN THE CLOUDâ AVAILABLE TODAY
EXCLUSIVE FREE PERFORMANCE TONIGHT IN LOS ANGELES


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, âIN THE MOUNTAIN IN THE CLOUD,â which arrives today in stores and all DSPs.

The dates will kick off (WAITING TO HEAR IF WE CAN CHANGE THIS TO OVERFLOW FEST) on September 27th at Humboldt State Universityâs Van Duzer Theatre in Arcata, California and then continue through an October 30th performance at New Orleansâ annual Voodoo Music Experience (see attached 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 Cityâs Terminal 5 during the CMJ Music Marathon (CHECK TO SEE IF CAN ANNOUNCE BEFORE WE SEND).

Pre-sale tickets will be available to members of the Portugal. The Man Fan Club beginning tomorrow, July 20th â for details, please visit www.portugaltheman.com. All remaining tickets will then go on sale to the general public on Friday, July 22nd.

Portugal. The Man â who will appear live today on KCRWâs signature music program, âMorning Becomes Eclecticâ â will also herald the release of âIN THE MOUNTAIN IN THE CLOUDâ with a number of special events, including a live acoustic performance via Ustream at 7:30 PM Eastern/4:30 PM Pacific today and tonightâs album release show at Los Angelesâ El Cid.
Portugal. The Man will next bring their extraordinary live show to this yearâs Lollapalooza, slated for August 7th at Chicagoâs Grant Park. The band will also play a sold-out Lollapalooza Aftershow at Chicagoâs Double Door on the night of August 5th.

In November, Portugal. The Man will follow their North American trek with a European tour, slated for stops in Germany, Denmark, France, Belgium, 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), âIN THE MOUNTAIN IN THE CLOUDâ marks the first recording to truly harness the Portland, Oregon-based bandâs exhilarating live show. From the dynamic opener âSo Americanâ to the sprawling vision of âSleep Forever,â the album â Portugal. The Manâs sixth overall â 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 âIN THE MOUNTAIN IN THE CLOUDâ is the first single, âGot It All (This Canât Be Living Now).â The track is impacting now at alternative rock radio outlets nationwide, while its official video premiered yesterday at Mashable.com.

âIN THE MOUNTAIN IN THE CLOUDâ has already garnered critical praise from an array of national publications and online outlets. âOne of the yearâs best rock efforts,â declared MTV.com, âbrimming with angst, atmosphere, and angular, indie-leaning guitarsâ¦Youâll be reading much more about them in the months to come.â âThe Alaska foursome (who now live in Portland, Ore.) retains much of its established tendencies here,â noted Relix, âsoaring psychedelic melodies; frontman John Gourleyâs soulful, soprano vocals; and the underlying sense that you are witnessing a spontaneous fusion of psych-rock with woodsy indie folk.â âSeamless and innovative,â decreed Paste, adding that PTM âbreak musical boundaries with every release.â Jason Bentley, Music Director and host of KCRWâs âMorning Becomes Eclecticâ declared: ââ¦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.â
Whatâs more, Paste recently named PTMâs performance atop a Mr. T. Mardi Gras float as their #1 âFavorite Momentâ from this yearâs 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, âWAITER: âYOU VULTURES!ââ
Each consecutive collection revealed the ongoing evolution of Portugal. The Man, from the cathartic hard rock of 2007âs âCHURCH MOUTHâ and the theatrical pop psychedelia of 2008âs âCENSORED COLORSâ to the sci-fi chamber-pop found on 2009âs âTHE SATANIC SATANISTâ and 2010âs âAMERICAN GHETTO.â

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 2010âs Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival was singled out by a range of publications, including the Wall Street Journal, which placed PTMâs set among the festivalâs âmost satisfying moments⦠Already a fine, adventurous band, Portugal. The Man has upped its game through tighter musical and vocal arrangements.â

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 ATTACHED)


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 Endâs 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 Stubbâs 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. Andrewâs 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
11âCAN WE INCLUDE THIS 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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Contacts:

Dave Stelling
dave.stelling@warnermusic.com
416-758-1125
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