Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Portishead and Jeff Mangum Play ATP in Asbury Park This September
Wild news tonight: All Tomorrow's Parties annual fall festival is moving from Kutshers in upstate New York to Asbury Park, N.J., and this year's show, dubbed "I'll Be Your Mirror," will feature Portishead and Jeff Mangum of Neutral Milk Hotel. That's Portishead's first show in the East Coast since 1998, which was, coincidentally the same year that In The Aeroplane Over The Sea was released. Portishead is also curating some ATP shows over the summer, and expected to be in the States around this time.
The change in venue was due to the deteriorating condition of Kutshers, and also the opportunity to sell more tickets in Asbury Park, the Times reports. Speaking of tickets, a three-day pass is $249, a ticket for Friday is $60, and tickets for Saturday and Sunday are $99. Only a three-day pass will let you catch Magnum on Friday, but you can also seem him on Oct. 3 for $35, which seems fair. Cults, the Album Leaf, Chavez and Shellac are also booked for the event, and another couple dozen will be announced soon.
Tickets go on sale on Friday at 9 am.
Portishead could potentially be playing some one-off shows in the city as well, but we'll have to see. Either way, pretty sweet.