Music Talk Discuss music in all its forms: CD, MP3, DVD-A, SACD and of course live

Portishead--First U.S Tour in 13 Years!! (2011)

Old 07-11-11, 09:01 PM
  #1  
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
 
asianxcore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Bay Area, California
Posts: 16,039
Portishead--First U.S Tour in 13 Years!! (2011)

My brain just exploded. I've never seen them, but I'm trying to save for an upcoming Vacation to Vegas I booked. Decisions.....but they are easily one of my Top 5 Favorite Bands.

http://blogs.sfweekly.com/shookdown/...ale_this_w.php
asianxcore is offline  
Old 07-11-11, 09:57 PM
  #2  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: All things 'GO
Posts: 519
Re: Portishead--First U.S Tour in 13 Years!! (2011)

hoping Pulp follows suit.
worrywort is offline  
Old 07-11-11, 11:46 PM
  #3  
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
 
asianxcore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Bay Area, California
Posts: 16,039
Re: Portishead--First U.S Tour in 13 Years!! (2011)

Bought my ticket for the 10/21 show in Berkeley. Love that the Greek Theatre is General Admission. I've never been there, but I've heard good things from friends who have been there.

For anyone interested, the pre-sale costs on the site linked in the article comes out to $66.50. I won't even imagine the Ticketmaster total once the tickets get released to them on the 15th/16th (?)
asianxcore is offline  
Old 07-12-11, 01:34 AM
  #4  
DVD Talk Godfather
 
The Bus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: New York
Posts: 54,834
Re: Portishead--First U.S Tour in 13 Years!! (2011)

Once again it seems like I will a show I really, really want to see by a few days.

LCD, Manu, and now Portishead.
The Bus is offline  
Old 07-12-11, 01:45 AM
  #5  
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
 
asianxcore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Bay Area, California
Posts: 16,039
Re: Portishead--First U.S Tour in 13 Years!! (2011)

Originally Posted by The Bus View Post
Once again it seems like I will a show I really, really want to see by a few days.

LCD, Manu, and now Portishead.
Going to be out of town?

Also the pre-sale allocation on Portishead's site are sold out for Los Angeles and Berkeley (didn't check other dates).

Not sure about other places, but for the Bay Area, additional tickets for the Greek Theater show will be up on sale through Another Planet Entertainment. Check them out @ www.apeconcerts.com. On sale there starting Thursday, July 14th @ 8pm (if I'm reading that time right)
asianxcore is offline  
Old 07-12-11, 02:12 PM
  #6  
DVD Talk Legend
 
islandclaws's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Behind the Orange Curtain
Posts: 20,032
Re: Portishead--First U.S Tour in 13 Years!! (2011)

I'd love to see them, but not for $70.
islandclaws is offline  
Old 07-12-11, 02:34 PM
  #7  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,866
Re: Portishead--First U.S Tour in 13 Years!! (2011)

Any word on a new album? Third was a nice comeback but it is three years old now. Although Portishead albums prove to be worth the wait when they come.
nothingfails is offline  
Old 07-12-11, 03:17 PM
  #8  
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
 
asianxcore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Bay Area, California
Posts: 16,039
Re: Portishead--First U.S Tour in 13 Years!! (2011)

Originally Posted by KillerCannibal View Post
I'd love to see them, but not for $70.
Totally understand that. It's one of the reasons why I don't see a lot of "big" artists anymore. Just can't justify shelling out $50-80 to see someone live sometimes.

Though in this case and with Faith No More, I didn't know when I'd ever see them live again. Also factor in I never saw either band live before made the decision a little easier.

Originally Posted by nothingfails View Post
Any word on a new album? Third was a nice comeback but it is three years old now. Although Portishead albums prove to be worth the wait when they come.
Most of the articles I've read on it are from last year, but they signed a new contract and are supposed to be writing for the fourth album now.
asianxcore is offline  
Old 07-13-11, 06:49 PM
  #9  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 370
Re: Portishead--First U.S Tour in 13 Years!! (2011)

Got tickets to the Seattle show, stoked to see these guys Roseland NYC is one my favorite live albums of all time.

My tix came out to about $60 each with fees btw.
Hixx is offline  
Old 07-14-11, 11:49 PM
  #10  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Matt925's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 1,811
Re: Portishead--First U.S Tour in 13 Years!! (2011)

$67 each through ticketmaster via the apeconcerts site. Can't wait!
Matt925 is offline  
Old 07-15-11, 12:04 AM
  #11  
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
 
asianxcore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Bay Area, California
Posts: 16,039
Re: Portishead--First U.S Tour in 13 Years!! (2011)

Originally Posted by Matt925 View Post
$67 each through ticketmaster via the apeconcerts site. Can't wait!
That was a lot less than what I was expecting Ticketmaster to charge. Or was it Another Planet's Fees not Ticketmaster?

I might be flying solo to this one. My g/f likes the group but she said ~$70 might be too steep for her. Another friend of mine likes the group but said she doesn't even know she'll be in town then and it's too far off.

All I know is the group hasn't toured in forever, so I'm hauling my ass there alone or not
asianxcore is offline  
Old 07-15-11, 01:37 AM
  #12  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Matt925's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 1,811
Re: Portishead--First U.S Tour in 13 Years!! (2011)

It bumped me to ticketmaster's site.

Even if you can't find someone to go with you'll be able to unload the ticket there. If it ends up selling out quick (not to sure about that with 8500 capacity but who knows what demand will be like) you could make a good amount of money selling the ticket online.

I'm really not sure what the demand will be for this tour. I can see the shows not selling out at all, but I also wouldn't be shocked if they sold out right away. We'll see.
Matt925 is offline  
Old 07-15-11, 02:16 PM
  #13  
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
 
asianxcore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Bay Area, California
Posts: 16,039
Re: Portishead--First U.S Tour in 13 Years!! (2011)

Originally Posted by Matt925 View Post
Even if you can't find someone to go with you'll be able to unload the ticket there. If it ends up selling out quick (not to sure about that with 8500 capacity but who knows what demand will be like) you could make a good amount of money selling the ticket online.

I'm really not sure what the demand will be for this tour. I can see the shows not selling out at all, but I also wouldn't be shocked if they sold out right away. We'll see.
That's true. I could definitely make my money back on an extra ticket (if I buy one), depending on the popularity of this tour (as you mentioned)

I'd rather not buy a ticket to take a random friend of mine, just because it's always a bummer to go see a band/group/singer you love with someone who doesn't dig them (especially if it's a long set).
asianxcore is offline  
Old 07-15-11, 11:22 PM
  #14  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 1,328
Re: Portishead--First U.S Tour in 13 Years!! (2011)

Bought my ticket for the LA show yesterday (& my Pixies ticket today!!)
jrsl76 is offline  
Old 07-16-11, 06:13 AM
  #15  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 455
Re: Portishead--First U.S Tour in 13 Years!! (2011)

Got tickets to Toronto yesterday - I was initially not going to go because of the cost, but then I figured who knows when I'll get another chance and I don't want to be kicking myself in five years like I still am for missing the Daft Punk tour however many years ago that was.

Now I've got to reacquaint myself with 'Third' - I never spent the proper time with it when it came out.
brokenhanger is offline  
Old 07-16-11, 01:56 PM
  #16  
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
 
asianxcore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Bay Area, California
Posts: 16,039
Re: Portishead--First U.S Tour in 13 Years!! (2011)

Originally Posted by brokenhanger View Post
Got tickets to Toronto yesterday - I was initially not going to go because of the cost, but then I figured who knows when I'll get another chance and I don't want to be kicking myself in five years like I still am for missing the Daft Punk tour however many years ago that was.

Now I've got to reacquaint myself with 'Third' - I never spent the proper time with it when it came out.
Nice! + 'Third' is so good.

Originally Posted by jrsl76 View Post
Bought my ticket for the LA show yesterday (& my Pixies ticket today!!)
Nice!

Also @ Matt925, tickets were still available for the Berkeley show as of today (Saturday). So as you mentioned, we'll see how long it takes for this show to sell out.
asianxcore is offline  
Old 07-16-11, 02:08 PM
  #17  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Sitting on a beach, earning 20%
Posts: 9,917
Re: Portishead--First U.S Tour in 13 Years!! (2011)

No Chicago dates. (Sigh) Nobody loves me, it's true...
DonnachaOne is offline  
Old 07-17-11, 01:24 PM
  #18  
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
 
asianxcore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Bay Area, California
Posts: 16,039
Re: Portishead--First U.S Tour in 13 Years!! (2011)

Originally Posted by DonnachaOne View Post
No Chicago dates. (Sigh) Nobody loves me, it's true...
10/12 @ Aragon Ballroom (Chicago, IL)

http://www.spin.com/articles/portish...-tour-13-years

EDIT:

10/1-2, Asbury Park, NJ (All Tomorrow's Parties' I'll Be Your Mirror)
10/4, New York, NY (Hammerstein Ballroom)
10/5, New York, NY (Hammerstein Ballroom)
10/7, Montreal, QC (Jacques Cartier Pier)
10/9, Toronto, ON (Sound Academy)
10/10, Toronto, ON (Sound Academy)
10/12, Chicago, IL (Aragon Ballroom)
10/15, Mexico City, MX (Corona Music Festival)
10/18, Los Angeles, CA (Shrine Auditorium)
10/21, Berkeley, CA (Greek Theater)
10/23, Seattle, WA (WaMu Theater)
10/24, Vancouver, BC (PNE Forum)
10/27, Denver, CO (1st Bank Center)
asianxcore is offline  
Old 07-19-11, 01:31 PM
  #19  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 370
Re: Portishead--First U.S Tour in 13 Years!! (2011)

This tour will sell out, it's just a question of how quickly.
Hixx is offline  
Old 08-27-11, 10:30 PM
  #20  
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
 
asianxcore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Bay Area, California
Posts: 16,039
Re: Portishead--First U.S Tour in 13 Years!! (2011)

Originally Posted by Hixx View Post
This tour will sell out, it's just a question of how quickly.
You were dead on with that comment.

Portishead's stop in Berkeley at the Greek Theatre finally sold out. I'm sure lots of people slept on tickets, thinking they would just get them later.
asianxcore is offline  
Old 08-28-11, 10:53 PM
  #21  
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 85
Re: Portishead--First U.S Tour in 13 Years!! (2011)

It actually sold out at least a few weeks ago. I checked multiple times for my friends who lagged initially and finally said, "OK, yeah, I guess I should go," and yeah,they've been gone for a while. StubHub's going for around $100 starting.

I got mine about three seconds after they went on sale haha. The next day one of my favorite crust bands, Noothgrush, is doing a reunion show also in Berkeley, but I doubt I'd be able to convince Portishead fans to go to a crust/metal show lol.

Last edited by roughdraft_zero; 08-28-11 at 10:59 PM.
roughdraft_zero is offline  
Old 08-28-11, 10:55 PM
  #22  
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
 
asianxcore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Bay Area, California
Posts: 16,039
Re: Portishead--First U.S Tour in 13 Years!! (2011)

Originally Posted by roughdraft_zero View Post
It actually sold out a few weeks ago. I checked multiple times for my friends who lagged initially and finally said, "OK, yeah, I guess I should go." and they've been gone for a while. StubHub's going for around $100 starting.

I got mine about three seconds after they went on sale haha. The next day one of my favorite crust bands, Noothgrush, is doing a reunion show also in Berkeley, but I doubt I'd be able to convince Portishead fans to go to a crust/metal show lol.
Ah, thanks for the heads up!

Also I like both Noothgrush AND Portishead

I missed Noothgrush @ The Elbo Room (San Francisco) when they played the Power of The Riff Festival, so I'm going to try to head out to Gilman for that other show.
asianxcore is offline  
Old 08-28-11, 11:22 PM
  #23  
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 85
Re: Portishead--First U.S Tour in 13 Years!! (2011)

Yeah, I missed that one myself and didn't even hear about the reunion itself until like maybe a week ago or so. Though, as far as I can tell, it's only a "reunion" for three west coast shows, the Gilman one being the last one, and to re-release some older material on vinyl. Good enough for me still, but it sucks that I'm not sure about making it to the show though.

If I can make it to it, I'm not sad about missing the S.F. date since I like Gilman more and the help includes Atriarch and Dispirit, two bands I fucking love, and I didn't care much about the supporting bands at the past show.
roughdraft_zero is offline  
Old 10-10-11, 12:28 PM
  #24  
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
 
asianxcore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Bay Area, California
Posts: 16,039
Re: Portishead--First U.S Tour in 13 Years!! (2011)

11 days before the Berkeley show and I still haven't gotten my tickets mailed out to me from the Official Site Pre-Sale.

I've been bombarding Sandbag UK's Customer Service for an answer on this. They said tickets were in the pack/dispatch stage but that was Sept. 16th!
asianxcore is offline  
Old 10-10-11, 04:19 PM
  #25  
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 85
Re: Portishead--First U.S Tour in 13 Years!! (2011)

I got mine barely a week after I ordered them...which I think was through Ticketmaster? I forget.
roughdraft_zero is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.