Portugal. The Man Australia 2018/Groovin’ the Moo/Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, Brisbane
Alaskan juggernaut Portugal. The Man will perform a series of Groovin’ the Moo sideshows, performing along Australia’s East Coast, plus a one-off show in Auckland.
Groovin the Moo
A three weekend journey of road-tripping and memory-making moments in six regions across Australia.
Portugal. The Man released their eighth studio album, Woodstock, on June 16, 2017 via Atlantic Records.
After running at incredible pace of an album a year, the band took some time, maybe too long. They tired and got dismayed with the recordings and then decided to discard the whole album. Starting fresh with the goal of making something more appropriate for the times we live in, they started and completed Woodstock in just a couple months.
The album debuted on the charts at #32 in the United States and Canada.
As their most socially conscious music to date, the band found inspiration following lead singer John Gourley’s trip home to Wasilla, Alaska where he encountered a combination of parental tough love from his old man and his original ticket stub from the 1969 Woodstock Music Festival. Breaking free from the musical difficulties they’d faced over recent years, the band set out in the same tradition of bands from the Woodstock era, feeling inspired to speak out about the world crumbling around them.
Working with John Hill (In the Mountain in the Cloud), Danger Mouse (Evil Friends), Mike D (Everything Cool) and long time collaborator Casey Bates (the one consistent producer since the first record), the album has been met with huge success, having peaked at #32 on the Billboard 200 and # 3 on the US Top Alternative Albums chart.
Woodstock features massive, Grammy award-winning single, “Feel It Still,” which reached 3x ARIA Platinum, peaked at #5 on the ARIA charts and came in at #26 on triple j’s Hottest 100 for 2017.
Portugal. The Man 2018 ‘Feel It Still’ Tour Dates
Tuesday 1 May – Enmore Theatre, Sydney (All Ages)
Thursday 3 May – Forum Melbourne, Melbourne (18+)
Tuesday 8 May – Powerstation, Auckland (18+)
Thursday 10 May – The Tivoli, Brisbane (18+)
ALSO APPEARING AT GROOVIN THE MOO
Friday 27 April – Adelaide Showground, Wayville
Saturday 28 April – Maitland Showground
Sunday 29 April – University of Canberra,
Saturday 5 May – Bendigo’s Price Of Wales Showground
Sunday 6 May – Murray Sports Complex, Townsville Cricket Grounds
Saturday 12 May – Hay Park, Bunbury