Ironically not from Portugal or anywhere close, Portugal. The Man originates from Wasilla, Alaska, and now lives and works out of Portland, Ore. With a name inspired by the "bigger than life" aura of David Bowie, Portugal. The Man takes that concept to the next level and into the new century with mega-hits like the 2018 Best Pop Duo Performance Grammy-winning single "Feel It Still." The follow-up success of its single "In the Moment," hitting No. 1 on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart, cemented Portugal. The Man's enduring place in the trajectory of rock music.
First Portugal (or Portland), Then the World
Portugal. The Man has used its fame as a platform for philanthropy and activism in a range of areas. It partnered with the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute to put out a 400-record limited-edition run of the song "Sumatran Tiger" to raise awareness about the endangered species. In 2015, Portugal. The Man partnered with the Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation, Dr. Martens and StubHub to place musical instruments in US schools. Sometimes, the band will even donate proceeds from a show to a worthy cause, like it did from its Charlottesville show to support the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation after the Unite the Right Rally that claimed one activist's life. The band gave a free show at the March for Our Lives event in Portland, Ore., to support stricter gun legislation and help increase awareness of mental health care at July 2018 performances in Oregon. Portugal. The Man also registers people to vote at many of its shows.
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Who are the members of Portugal. The Man?
The members of Portugal. The Man are John Baldwin Gourley on lead vocals, organ, rhythm guitar and drum machine, Zachary Carothers on bass and backup vocals, Kyle O'Quin on synthesizers, keyboards, guitar and backup vocals, Eric Howk on lead guitar and backup vocals, Jason Sechrist on drums and Zoe Manville, who is Gourley's partner, on percussion and vocals. Joining Portgual. The Man on tour are band members Kirk Ohnsted on "touring beats" and Dewey Halpaus, Matthew Moore and Nick Reinhart on guitars.
What can I expect from Portugal. The Man?
Portugal. The Man's music is a blend of rock and pop styles, including alternative, experimental, indie and psychedelic. The band's staging, arrangements, sets and lights all reflect its larger-than-life mystique and explosive musical styles.
What songs might I hear in a Portugal. The Man tour setlist?
At any Portugal. The Man show, you're likely to hear most of the band's 11 hit singles, including "My Mind / Seventeen," "People Say," "Lovers in Love," "Got It All (This Can't Be Living Now)," "So American," "Evil Friends," "Purple, Yellow, Red and Blue," "Modern Jesus," "Endangered Song (Sumatran Tiger)," "Noise Pollution," "Feel It Still," "Live in the Moment" and "Tidal Wave." You can also expect to hear other tracks off the band's eight studio albums, which include Waiter: "You Vultures!" (2006), Church Mouth (2007), Censored Colors (2008), The Satanic Satanist (2009), American Ghetto (2010), In the Mountain in the Cloud (2011), Evil Friends (2013) and Woodstock (2017).