Portugal. The Man Takes On The World

Portugal. The Man is taking its live show (and its funny punctuation) across the globe this fall to celebrate the release of the group’s major label debut.

After forming in Wasilla, Alaska, in 2005 and putting out their debut full length album, Waiter: “You Vulture, in 2006, the psychedelic rock band has released another album every year since.

In The Mountain In The Cloud was released today on Atlantic Records, marking the band’s sixth studio album.

Jason Bentley, music director and host of Los Angeles-area radio station KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic” raved that the album “is an expertly crafted collection of songs that draws on the joy, sadness, and complexity of life as its creative palette to represent the spirit of our time. A bold task to take on the vastness of human experience, but this record has a switched-on consciousness that makes it a rare find. As a singular achievement, In The Mountain In The Cloud is simply one of the best records of the year.”

Photo: John Davisson
Sasquatch! Festival, Gorge Amphitheatre, Quincy, Wash.

Portugal. The Man will play a special show on the eve of the trek Sept. 27 at Humboldt State University’s John Van Duzer Theatre in Arcata, Calif. The North American leg of the tour will officially begin Sept. 28 in Santa Clara, Calif., at Avalon Night Club with shows scheduled through the band’s Oct. 30 appearance at in New Orleans.

Stops along the way include San Diego’s House Of Blues (Sept. 30); San Antonio, Texas, at White Rabbit (Oct. 7); Minneapolis at First Avenue (Oct. 13); Chicago at Metro/Smart Bar (Oct. 15); Detroit’s St. Andrews Hall (Oct. 16); Washington, D.C. at 9:30 Club (Oct. 25); and Atlanta, Ga., at Variety Playhouse (Oct. 28).  

A European tour is scheduled Nov. 12 through Dec. 4 with shows in Denmark, United Kingdom, France, Netherlands, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

A pre-sale begins Wednesday through the band’s website. A limited edition bundle will be available to purchase including early entry into the venue and a limited edition tour poster designed by The Fantastic The (otherwise known as lead singer John Gourley and his art collaborator, Austin Sellers).

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday. 

For more information, click here for Portugal. The Man’s website.