Portugal. The Man @ Forest Hills Stadium, New York [22 September]

Portugal. The Man


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22
September
17:00

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Forest Hills Stadium
1 Tennis Pl, Forest Hills, New York 11375
ALT 92.3 Fall Into It
Portugal. The Man
Lucius, Jungle and Hobo Johnson and the Lovemakers

SAT, 22 SEP 2018 at 05:00PM EDT
Doors Open: 03:30PM

OnSale: Fri, 9 Feb 2018 at 11:00AM EST
Announcement: Tue, 6 Feb 2018 at 10:00AM EST

Well, we’re two full months into 2017 and the world continues to burn like an avalanche of flaming biohazard material sliding down a mountain of used needles into a canyon full of rat feces. But hey, it’s not all bad: Portugal. The Man has a new album coming out called <em>Woodstock</em>.
PTM’s last album came out over three years ago—a long gap for a band who’ve dropped roughly an album a year since 2006. And in true, prolific band fashion, they’ve spent almost every minute since 2013 working on an album called <em>Gloomin + Doomin</em>. They created a shit-ton of individual songs, but as a whole, none of them hung together in a way that felt right. Then John Gourley, PTM’s lead singer, made a trip home to Wasilla, Alaska, (Home of Portugal. The Man’s biggest fan, Sarah Palin) and two things happened that completely changed the album’s trajectory.
First, John got some parental tough love from his old man, who called John on the proverbial carpet or dogsled or whatever you put people on when you want to yell at them in Alaska. “What’s taking so long to finish the album?” John’s dad said. “Isn’t that what bands do? Write songs and then put them out?” Like fathers and unlicensed therapists tend to do, John’s dad cut him deep. The whole thing started John thinking about why the band seemed to be stuck on a musical elliptical machine from hell and, more importantly, about how to get off of it.
Second, fate stuck its wiener in John’s ear again when he found his dad’s ticket stub from the original 1969 Woodstock music festival. It seems like a small thing, but talking to his dad about Woodstock ’69 knocked something loose in John’s head. He realized that, in the same tradition of bands from that era, Portugal. The Man needed to speak out about the world crumbling around them. With these two ideas converging, the band made a seemingly bat-shit-crazy decision: they took all of the work they had done for the three years prior and they threw it out.
It wasn’t easy and there was the constant threat that the band's record label might have them killed, but the totally insane decision paid off. With new, full-on, musical boners, the band went back to the studio—working with John Hill (<em>In The Mountain In The Cloud</em>), Danger Mouse (<em>Evil Friends</em>), Mike D (<em>Everything Cool</em>), and longtime collaborator Casey Bates (The one consistent producer since the first record). In this new-found creative territory, the album that became <em>Woodstock</em> rolled out naturally from there
Remember that mountain of burning needles we were talking about? Good. Because <em>Woodstock</em> is an album (Including the new single “Feel It Still”) that—with optimism and heart—points at the giant pile and says, “Hey, this pile is fucked up!” And if you think that pile is fucked up too, you owe it to yourself—hell, to all of us—to get out there and do something about it.
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