Third album and European tour reaches London

Portishead are offering fans a chance to buy a limited edition box set for their forthcoming, Third, through their website.

Third is released on April 28. The box set, strictly limited to 10,000 copies worldwide, includes a double vinyl album and a limited edition print from animator, Nick Uff.

It also comes with a specially designed USB containing exclusive footage and short films about the band; “Ade’s House, Machine Gun”, “The Rip live @ Mr Wolfe’s”, “We Carry On” and “The Truly Spectacular Universal Conference Film”.

A first look of the video material on the box set can be viewed online;

We Carry On

Studio footage

Meanwhile, Portishead‘s comeback tour arrived in London last night at the Hammersmith Apollo (April 10). Apart from a few technical glitches that caused a ten-minute hiatus early on in the set, the mix of uncompromising new material and old hits like “Sour Times” and “Glory Box” was received rapturously by the sell out crowd.

Here’s the setlist:

Mystic (The Rip)
Glory Box
Magic Doors
Wandering Star
Sour Times
Nylon Smile
We Carry On

For a full review of the gig by John Mulvey click here.

The tour continues:

Edinburgh Corn Exchange (11)
Wolverhampton Civic (13)
Paris Zenith (May 5)
Barcelona Primavera Sound Festival (29-31)

Pic credit: PA Photos