Posted in music on January 19, 2008

Roseland

"Portishead is confirmed to headline this year's Coachella festival on Saturday night, according to a high-level source. The same source unequivocally denied rumors that Radiohead would appear at Coachella, but did confirm that the group would play the East Coast festival being planned by Coachella promoters Goldenvoice/AEG Live . The full Coachella line-up will be announced this Monday." [URB]
I hope Portishead plays the East one too, or better yet, I hope Portishead plays Bowery Ballroom - 5 nights in a row, or Beacon Theater or a church. Hopefully not Roseland again. They played the ATP Festival in December.

Other bands rumored & confirmed for Coachella so far, HERE.

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Comments (45)

Totally agree.....Portishead at Bowery Ballroom for multiple nights would be amazing....but if its at Roseland or Terminal 5, I would be pissed. Ahhhh and nothing better than singing to Radiohead tunes at Liberty State Park in hot humid August night....can't wait!

Posted by Jonny Greenwood is the man | January 19, 2008 5:43 PM

Portishead as well as The Verve are going to be touring later this year. Unfortunately I think you can expect Portishead at Interminable 5 and The Verve either there or MSG. You can thank your good friends at Bowery Presents for that.

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2008 5:50 PM

Ugh, Radiohead should just play the Garden or something. I'd really hate to have to see them in a festival setting.

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2008 6:07 PM

I know it sucks to have those great bands at such a non-intimate venue but i dont think its totally fair to blame BP for that. AEG, Live Nation, whomever else would do the same thing. If not, Terminal 5 then Roseland or Hammerstein or some big place like that. Its not as if some other promoter would put them Southpaw or the Knitting Factory. It sucks but it is kind of the reality of the situation.

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2008 6:10 PM

build a shitty, vertical, no-sight line venue and they will come and play that venue.

and you will cry.

cry that you paid $40 bucks/ticket. cry that you couldn't see or hear much. it's like going to see a movie and not really being able to see the whole screen or hear all the audio, but you still go anyways.

my advice, steer clear of terminal 5 if you don't like it.
i went to 1 show there- justice, didn't care about seeing the band. but i couldn't hear the music clearly eaither. it was trash.
i won't go back. don't bitch, just don't go.

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2008 7:03 PM

they are installing flat screens @ T5 any day now. should certainly help with the sightlines

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2008 7:14 PM

I've posted it before here, but I'm keeping track of all the confirmations and rumors on my blog.

http://consequenceofsound.com/summer-festival-outlook/

Posted by Alex | January 19, 2008 7:38 PM

Roseland sucks beyond belief. How has this venue survived for so long and how can any band knowingly book a show there when there are so many venues that are better.

Posted by kevin | January 19, 2008 8:10 PM

"they are installing flat screens @ T5 any day now. should certainly help with the sightlines"


I'm not paying top dollar for a show to watch it on TV

Posted by kevin | January 19, 2008 8:11 PM

terminal 5 is sweet to masterbate in the bathrooms

Posted by eddie vedder | January 19, 2008 8:53 PM

Radiohead played Liberty State Park back in 2001 and it was awesome. Festivals can be a good time....Coachella always rocks.

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2008 10:03 PM

Alex should stop spamming his plagiarized Coachella list everywhere he goes.

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2008 10:15 PM

How is it plagiarized?

Posted by Alex | January 19, 2008 10:58 PM

Watch out Alex - the comment world on BV is full of assholes these days. Just like the fuckwit bastard AKA Anonymous 10:15 PM.

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2008 11:23 PM

At least one other blog has kept tabs on all the Coachella leaks for a lot longer.

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2008 11:52 PM

ummm yeah i hope portishead plays bowery for 5 nights! and i hope the postal service plays mercury lounge for 20 nights! and dan deacon comes over and plays in my bathroom! that would be so rad!

Posted by Anonymous | January 20, 2008 12:36 AM

Roseland ain't that bad. Stop whining.

Posted by Mark B. | January 20, 2008 12:43 AM

Roseland is that bad! It used to be the worst venue in the city until Terminal 5 opened. At least if you get a mezzanine ticket, that might save a show at Roseland, but they don't always sell them.

Posted by Anonymous | January 20, 2008 4:29 AM

radiohead made glastonbury '97 feel intimate. nobody does it better.

Posted by Anonymous | January 20, 2008 9:36 AM

Terminal 5 is a million times better than Roseland.

Posted by Anonymous | January 20, 2008 10:24 AM

I feel like headliners for "Coachella East" will be.....
Friday-Coldplay
Saturday-Jack Johnson
Sunday-Radiohead

Sub-headliners...
Friday-My Bloody Valentine
Saturday-Portishead
Sunday-Bright Eyes

<3

Posted by Jonny Greenwood is the man | January 20, 2008 10:34 AM

Jack Johnson after Portishead? Are you insane?

Posted by Anonymous | January 20, 2008 11:30 AM

"Radiohead played Liberty State Park back in 2001 and it was awesome. Festivals can be a good time....Coachella always rocks."

agreed, and radiohead is the type of band that sounds incredible at any venue. so i wouldnt worry about it.

Posted by Bobby the Rookie | January 20, 2008 11:55 AM

roseland isnt that bad, its just really big compared to the other places you are listing. no way a portishead reunion is taking place at the bowery. maybe like filmore irving plaza but i see roseland or hammerstein as a realistic venue. anywhere will sell out so

Posted by Anonymous | January 20, 2008 12:07 PM

who is jack johnson?

Posted by Anonymous | January 20, 2008 12:28 PM

You're an idiot if you think Jack Johnson is not bigger than Portishead......yes Portishead is our taste of music but other people listen to shitty music like Jack Johnson.

Posted by Anon 11:30 | January 20, 2008 1:33 PM

Plus that will work out better....you won't have to sit through Jack Johnson's set...can just leave after Portishead to save you a headache

Posted by Anon 11:30 | January 20, 2008 1:37 PM

ok. shut up wussies. we live in a great town for music. ever have to buy a plane ticket to get someone to see a band you like? i have.
"waaaa. i want the venue to be down the street from me. waaa. i want to have the best seat in the house. waaa. i don't want anyone to charge fees for ticketing. waaaa. waaa. waaaaaaaaaa."
--hipster paradise

Posted by johnny mugg | January 20, 2008 1:49 PM

ok. shut up wussies. we live in a great town for music. ever have to buy a plane ticket to get someone to see a band you like? i have.
"waaaa. i want the venue to be down the street from me. waaa. i want to have the best seat in the house. waaa. i don't want anyone to charge fees for ticketing. waaaa. waaa. waaaaaaaaaa."
--hipster paradise

Posted by johnny mugg | January 20, 2008 1:49 PM

i love jack johnson. fools!

Posted by Anonymous | January 20, 2008 1:49 PM

ok question:

Jack Johnson at BOWERY BALLROOM?

-or-

Portishead at TERMINAL 5

?

..a show of hands

Posted by Anonymous | January 20, 2008 1:53 PM

I find the "interminable" bitching about Terminal 5 hilarious in light that I hear/read very, very little about how fucking shitty Roseland is. Hate to break it to the whiny hipster ilk, but Terminal 5 is light years more tolerable than Roseland.

Posted by Anonymous | January 20, 2008 2:16 PM

I love Roseland I hate Terminal 5....I rather see Radiohead at Terminal 5 than Roseland anytime....who was there for Radiohead Kid A show at Roseland. That show was phenomenal.

Posted by no no no | January 20, 2008 2:50 PM

^^^

Contradict yourself much?

Posted by Anonymous | January 20, 2008 3:23 PM

i hope ace of base plays coachella.

Posted by d | January 20, 2008 4:22 PM

i hope ace of base plays coachella.

Posted by d | January 20, 2008 4:22 PM

i hope ace of base plays coachella.

Posted by d | January 20, 2008 4:22 PM

DEVO!!!

Posted by Anonymous | January 20, 2008 5:26 PM

Nietzsche's Bathtub is worse than Terminal 5!

Posted by Anonymous | January 20, 2008 5:29 PM

the verve are headlining one nite coachella 2008 staight from the stage manager

Posted by lahipster | January 20, 2008 10:04 PM

Coachella's promo team is all over the map

The rock fest's organizers have set a news conference for today (in Mexico, no less), where they'll announce this year's lineup and talk about an August festival in New Jersey.
By Geoff Boucher, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer

When promoter Paul Tollett and his partners hatched the idea of a huge multiday rock festival called Coachella a decade ago, plenty of people wondered if the idea would actually go anywhere. Now the question is where it will stop.

At a news conference scheduled for today, Tollett and his business partners, which include concert promotion giant AEG Live, plan to announce the full lineup for the ninth edition of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio this April. It will include the Verve, the Raconteurs, Jack Johnson, My Morning Jacket and Rilo Kiley.

Tollett is also planning to elaborate on his new venture in Jersey City, N.J.: a three-day August festival (reportedly headlined by Radiohead and Johnson) on a grassy expanse in 1,200-acre Liberty State Park that has a dramatic vista of the Manhattan skyline.

Today's news conference is being staged neither in Indio nor in the Garden State, however. It's in . . . Mexico City? Sure enough, although Tollett said he has "no plans right now" to launch a counterpart festival on the other side of the border, he also gushes about the surprising resonance of the Coachella brand with Mexican fans, artists and press. "It is something that's crossed my mind," he said in an interview.

Tollett's expansion plans follow the launching last year of Stagecoach, the two-day country-music cousin of Coachella that shares the same site in Indio, the Empire Polo Field. That festival averaged 26,000 fans a day last year.

All of this reflects a surge of interest in the concert industry in multiday "destination" festivals, says Gary Bongiovanni, editor in chief of Pollstar, the leading trade publication for the live-music sector.

There's the growing acclaim for the massive Bonnaroo Music Festival each June in Manchester, Tenn.; the recently announced Vineland Music Festival in Vineland, N.J. and the reestablished Lollapalooza Festival, the 1990s-era touring franchise nowanchored in Chicago. Those are part of a long list of major festivals -- some rural with camping, others in urban parks -- that fill a niche for huge-audience events now that stadium tours have fallen out of favor.

Executives at Live Nation, the nation's top concert promoter, have also publicly stated an interest in getting into the mix, Bongiovanni said.

"You didn't see this after Coachella's first year [in 1999], when Tollett lost his shirt, but they were on to something, and there was an opening for this European-style festival," Bongiovanni said. "Now it's definitely a real growth area."

The crowded marketplace has made it tougher for Tollett to book splashy, must-see headliners for the pioneering Coachella. All eyes will be on the conference today to see what the low-desert show will have April 25 to 27. It will be Coachella's second year as a three-day affair.

Stagecoach, May 3 and 4, will be headlined by Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood and the Judds.

The Liberty Park show will have "a Coachella history" behind it, but it will be a markedly different enterprise. Instead of mountains, the view will be skyscrapers; instead of campgrounds and vast, dusty parking lots, the urban East Coast counterpart will be hemmed in by water and serviced by trains and ferries. The size of the venue and the down-sized scale of the Liberty show will make for a significantly smaller crowd, although Tollett didn't get into numbers. On its busiest days, Coachella has gone north of 60,000 fans.

Posted by Jonny Greenwood is the man | January 20, 2008 10:56 PM

Ice age is coming!

Posted by Jonny Greenwood is the man | January 21, 2008 9:00 AM

Radiohead WILL be playing MSG. mark my words.

Posted by Anonymous | January 21, 2008 9:56 AM

"Radiohead WILL be playing MSG. mark my words."

they're playing liberty state park. mark MY words.

Posted by Anonymous | January 21, 2008 12:12 PM

Back to Portishead...who is releasing their album later this year? I heard Island won't be releasing it. Anyone...?

Posted by Eric | January 27, 2008 10:47 PM

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