PORTUGAL. THE MAN SET TO HEADLINE THE 2012 JÄGERMEISTER MUSIC TOUR

January 23rd, 2012  |  Published in News

]Jägermeister, a brand as deeply rooted in music as it is in mythology and lore, is proud to announce an upcoming tour with headliner Alaskan rock band Portugal. The Man and supporting act The Lonely Forest. The live shows kick off April 3rd and will be in 26 cities across the nation.

Jägermeister, the #1 selling imported liqueur in the United States, has a long history of supporting bands, both from a local level to national amphitheater acts. The brand has spent almost two decades developing artists and has seen many go from obscurity to the top of their fields. John Gourley, lead singer of Portugal.The Man said, “We were planning on taking a short break from the road, but Jägermeister presented an opportunity for us to visit a handful of cities that we have not been to in ages, so we jumped at the chance to play these shows.”

Last year, Atlantic Records artist Portugal. The Man released In The Mountain In The Cloud, the sixth album in six years from the Wasilla, AK-via-Portland, OR-based band. The critically-acclaimed album garnered inclusion in several notable “Best of 2011” lists, including MTV, Huffington Post, and KCRW. Produced by John Hill (Santigold, M.I.A.) with co-production from Portugal. The Man lead singer/guitarist/songwriter John Gourley as well as longtime band producer Casey Bates and mixed by Grammy Award winner Andy Wallace (Nirvana, Jeff Buckley), In The Mountain In The Cloud marks the first recording to truly harness the band’s exhilarating live show. From the dramatic “Got It All (This Can’t Be Living Now)” to the sprawling vision of “Sleep Forever,” the album captures a truly distinctive band evolving in real time, revealing their singular sonic vision in its purest and most powerful form thus far.

The Lonely Forest, an American indie rock band discovered and signed by Chris Walla from Death Cab for Cutie, who launched their debut album Arrows for his imprint label Trans via Atlantic Records, will serve as the supporting act.

Tickets will be on pre-sale starting Monday, January 23rd at www.portugaltheman.com and on sale to the public beginning Friday, January 27th. The 2012 Jägermeister Music Tour will feature Jägermeister custom tour prizes from Schecter Guitars and Peavey Electronics. For more information on Jägermeister, visit www.jager.com and for additional information on Portugal. The Man, visit www.facebook.com/portugaltheman, twitter.com/portugaltheman, and http://youtube.com/portugalthemanband. Tour dates are as follows:

4/3/2012 Knitting Factory Boise, ID
4/4/2012 Knitting Factory Reno, NV
4/5/2012 Club Veil Las Vegas, NV
4/6/2012 Crescent Ballroom Phoenix, AZ
4/9/2012 House of Blues New Orleans, LA
4/10/2012 Florida Theatre Gainesville, FL
4/11/2012 The Ritz Ybor Tampa, FL
4/12/2012 The Beacham Theater Orlando, FL
4/14/2012 Georgia Theatre Athens, GA
4/15/2012 Buster’s Billiards Lexington, KY
4/16/2012 Vogue Theatre Indianapolis, IN
4/17/2012 Vic Theatre Chicago, IL
4/19/2012 Ram’s Head Live Baltimore, MD
4/20/2012 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY
4/21/2012 Starland Ballroom Sayreville, NJ
4/22/2012 House of Blues Boston, MA
4/24/2012 The Town Ballroom Buffalo, NY
4/25/2012 Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH
4/26/2012 Cannery Ballroom Nashville, TN
4/29/2012 The Pageant St. Louis, MO
4/30/2012 Beaumont Club Kansas City, MO
5/2/2012 Ogden Theatre Denver, CO
5/3/2012 Orpheum Theatre Flagstaff, AZ
5/4/2012 Fox Theatre Pomona, CA
5/5/2012 4th & B San Diego, CA
5/6/2012 The Independent San Francisco, CA

ABOUT JAGERMEISTER: Jägermeister, which translates to “]master hunter,” is the #1 selling imported liqueur in the United States and one of the top shot brands in the world. The liqueur is based on a secret recipe, combining 56 different natural ingredients, including select herbs, blossoms, roots and fruits. Jägermeister, with the distinctive square bottle, was developed in 1934 in Germany and the brand quickly gained global fame through its innovative marketing, unique taste profile and its association with good times. Jägermeister Liqueur is 35% Alc. /Vol. and imported exclusively by Sidney Frank Importing Company, Inc., New Rochelle, NY. www.jager.com. JÄGERMEISTER IS DEDICATED TO MUSIC, NOT UNDERAGE DRINKING.

Jägermeister Contact:
Kate Laufer
Director, Public Relations
Sidney Frank Importing Company
Phone: 914.637-5752
klaufer@sidneyfrank.com

Portugal. The Man Contact:
Ashley White
National Publicist
Atlantic Records
Phone: 212.707.2050
Ashley.White@atlanticrecords.com

Portugal. The Man Contact:
Catharine McNelly
Tour/Online Publicist
Atlantic Records
Phone: 212.707.3069
Catharine.McNelly@atlanticrecords.com

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