State Theatre presents
Portugal. The Man
Sat, May 26, 2018
Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm
$40 Advance / $45 Day of Show
This event is all ages
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Last week saw a career milestone moment for the band who hails from Portland, by way of Wasilla, Alaska, as they won the GRAMMY for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for their 2x-Platinum certified single “Feel It Still,” over some of the biggest songs from the biggest artists including Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito (Remix)” featuring Justin Bieber, The Chainsmokers & Coldplay’s “Something Just Like This,” Zedd & Alessia Cara’s “Stay” and Imagine Dragons’ “Thunder.”
In addition to their GRAMMY win, Portugal. The Man were among the week’s busiest and most in-demand artists. The self-proclaimed “Lords of Portland” were all over New York City appearing at the star-studded 2018 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute to Fleetwood Mac at Radio City Music Hall, where they performed “I’m So Afraid,” as well as The Roots’ annual Jam Sessions extravaganza.
Meanwhile, “Live In The Moment” – the next single from their eighth studio album, WOODSTOCK – is currently spending its third consecutive week overall atop the Triple A Radio chart. The track is joined by a creative companion visual – directed by Aaron Brown for Portland, OR’s W+K Productions – is streaming now via YouTube. The band is set to kick off a flurry of television performances of “Live In The Moment” on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday, February 20th (check local listings.) Additional appearances to be announced in the coming weeks.
They’ve also just introduced a new video for “Keep On.” The video is directed by multi-disciplinary artist Paulin Rogues who comes from a practice of drawing and writing comics. His narrative works have been curated at Ars Electronica, the Musuem of Modern Art of Portland, Superchief Gallery New York and Superchief Gallery in Los Angeles. “’Keep On’ is a song of hope, to always go further and never surrender. The start of the video illustrates a lonely teenager who is obsessed with others’ perception of her. By the end she eventually grows to accept herself and fully experience the true essence of self-love,” says Rogues. Watch now: https://lnk.to/keeponvidPR.
Undoubtedly one of the biggest songs of 2017, “Feel It Still” has been ever-present across a range of platforms, including ABC’s Dancing With The Stars, Sony Pictures’ highly-anticipated film, Peter Rabbit, as well as a wide array of national advertising campaigns for major brands including Nike, YouTube, American Express, HBO Now, Apple, and Vitamin Water, the latter starring actor Aaron Paul. Portugal. The Man has also performed “Feel It Still” on a long list of high profile television appearances including the 2017 American Music Awards, The Voice, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, CBS This Morning, CONAN and The Late Late Show with James Corden.
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Portugal. The Man took 2017 by the horns after a considerably long gap, especially for a band that has dropped roughly an album a year since 2006. They spent years working on an album called Gloomin + Doomin before later developing what would become known as their eighth studio album WOODSTOCK. Fate struck lead singer, John Gourley, twice. First, John got some parental tough love from his old man. “What’s taking so long to finish the album?,” John’s dad asked. “Isn’t that what bands do? Write songs and then put them out?” The whole thing got 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, John found his dad’s ticket stub from the original 1969 Woodstock music festival, which ultimately knocked something loose in his 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 threw it out. The band went back to the studio – working with John Hill, Danger Mouse and longtime collaborator Casey Bates. In this new-found creative territory, the album that became WOODSTOCK rolled out naturally from there. Fast forward to present day and it was impossible to escape the album’s first single “Feel It Still,” which dominated the charts and radio airwaves in 2017. The multi-platinum certified hit reigned at #1 at nearly all radio formats, including Top 40, as well as Alternative, where the song held the chart’s top spot for a mind-blowing 20 weeks, breaking the record for most weeks at #1. Yes, you read that right. 5 guys from Wasilla, Alaska who have played nearly 1,500 shows in their career broke Alternative radio records and had a #1 song at Pop radio. Billboard Magazine even went as far as to call the song, “the unexpected rock crossover hit of 2017,” while Rolling Stone listed it as “one of the best songs of 2017.”
Never wanting to fit the mold, Jack and his friends created their own world in high school entitled Private Garden. Each member had a creative ability that was strong and unique. Jack and his creative crew began to take their skills seriously around senior year and began to record songs. They received great feedback locally, even headlining some shows in the Louisville area.
After being well received in his hometown, Jack knew he needed to branch out on a larger scale. He began to record new music and in 2016 he released his first mixtape ‘18’ which dropped on SoundCloud. His breakout song 'Ice Cream' garnered more than 900K plays on Spotify, leading Jack to a fast new level of success. Now, with over 5 million total streams, Jack Harlow has released his debut album Gazebo, which has received rave reviews. Heavy hitters such as Sway Calloway of Sway in the Morning and DJ Drama have personally given their official stamp of approval.
His leading single off the project, 'Dark Knight', was premiered on Mass Appeal, with them referring to him as "The Louisville spitter with a speedy, fluid flow," and subsequently went viral on social media. Now gearing up for his first nationwide tour in January of 2018, Jack’s fresh style, unconventional sound, rebellious spirit and charming personality will see that he reaches the top.
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