Portugal. The Man
with special guest, Twin Peaks
Sun, Feb 11
Overture Hall: $39.50 - $42.50
Ages 6 and up
Tickets for this performance will go on sale to the public FRI, NOV 3 at 11 AM.
$39.50 Advance general admission
$42.50 Day of show general admission
Doors 6:30 PM | Show 7:30 PM
“Well, we’re ten months into 2017 and the world continues to burn like an avalanche of flaming biohazard material. But hey, it’s not all bad: Portugal. The Man has a new album called Woodstock.”
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 Gloomin + Doomin. They created a 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, and the album’s trajectory completely changed.
Gourley 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. Then the band made a seemingly crazy decision: they took all of the work they had done for the three years prior and they threw it out.
The totally insane decision paid off. The band went back to the studio—working with John Hill (In The Mountain In The Cloud), Danger Mouse (Evil Friends), Mike D (Everything Cool), and longtime collaborator Casey Bates (The one consistent producer since the first record). In this new-found creative territory, the album that became Woodstock rolled out naturally from there.