Portishead are to reissue their 1994 album Dummy to celebrate its 20th anniversary.
The Bristol band have decided against adding any additional material to the re-release, however, the first 1000 copies of Dummy will be pressed on blue vinyl. The record comes packaged in a gatefold sleeve and also includes a digital download card. Pre-orders can be made from Portishead’s website from August 13.
The band have a number of festival dates confirmed for the rest of the summer and will play:
Route Du Rock, St Malo, France (August 15)
Pukkelpop, Belgium (16)
Lowlands, Netherlands (17)
Istanbul, KucukCiftlik Park (20)
Rock En Seine Festival, Paris, France (23)
Electric Picnic, Ireland (30)
Artloop Festival, Sopot, Poland (September 5)
Earlier this year Portishead’s Adrian Utley has said that the band members are “clearing our schedules” in order to work on their fourth album.
Utley was speaking at By:Larm Festival in Oslo on February 27 and said. “We’re clearing our schedules so we can get on with it, otherwise it will be another 10 years,” he commented, referencing how busy the members of the band are with other projects. Utley added that he had recently discussed plans for the follow-up to 2008’s ‘Third’ with Geoff Barrow, saying: “We were both really enthusiastic, and enthusiasm counts for a lot in Portishead world.”