Portugal. The Man w/Jack Harlow

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Presented by Live Nation at Ascend Amphitheater, Nashville TN

May 19
Portugal. The Man w/Jack Harlow

There has to be some credit given for this band’s name alone — co-founder John Gourley once explained it as an attempt to create a demi-mythic entity bigger than the individual members. Formed in Wasilla, Alaska, experimental indie pop group Portugal. The Man grew out of the ashes of Anatomy of a Ghost, a post-hardcore band whose vocalist and guitarist — Gourley and Zach Carothers, respectively — opted to continue working together. Rounding out the new band’s lineup was keyboardist/singer Wes Hubbard, himself a veteran of other Alaskan groups, and the trio eventually relocated from Alaska to Portland, Oregon. Their initial existence in the Pacific Northwest was the typical hardscrabble life of a band with few resources, but drummer Jason Sechrist (formerly of Konmai Defense System) joined to form a more stable lineup. The band’s profile received a boost from the Internet (the musicians made heavy use of MySpace and PureVolume for promotional purposes), and Portugal. The Man released an EP in 2005 before issuing their debut album, Waiter: You Vultures!, in early 2006.

They returned to the studio in 2014 with the Beastie Boys’ Mike D for their eighth studio album. The recordings were eventually scrapped, however, and the band emerged in 2017 with fresh material via the self-produced Woodstock. Led by the single “Feel It Still,” it was named in honor of the 1969 festival and their attempt to “say something that mattered” in a context of sociopolitical unrest.

Source: allmusic.com

ADMISSION INFO

$35-$56/Ticket

Tickets On Sale Friday, February 9 at 10am

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Ascend Amphitheater

310 1st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37201

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