Portugal. The Man to Play Ascend Amphitheater May 19

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Portugal. The Man took four years between their last album, Evil Friends, and last year’s smash breakthrough Woodstock. Not an unusual gap for most acts, but for a prolific, ever-evolving band who dropped seven LPs in under nine years, the wait for album eight truly felt like an eternity. The result, however, was a band refocused, pulling from the best bits of their past to craft something that stays true to their roots while managing to harbor more commercial appeal than ever- evidenced by the smash success of breakout single “Feel It Still” and the huge boost in mainstream recognition that has followed.

Hailing originally from Wasilla, Alaska, but headquartered in the Pacific Northwest, Portugal. The Man’s breakthrough isn’t something that happened over night, but something they’ve been building and earning for over a decade, touring relentlessly, pushing their psychedelic, progressive, and experimental indie sound to new heights with each release, and earning a fanbase organically with their tireless work ethic. One of the most interesting and enduring rock bands in recent memory, and incredible live performers to boot, PTM have played Nashville numerous times over the years, but only once since their newfound fame, last summer at Live on the Green.

As part of a massive world tour extending throughout most of the year, Portugal have just announced their largest Nashville headliner to date, May 19 at Ascend Amphitheater with buzzy rising alt hip hop artist Jack Harlow. Tickets go on sale this Friday, Feb. 9 at 10 a.m. CST right here, and various pre-sales are already underway. One of the best live acts in rock, whether you’re a decade-long devotee or new to the party, this show is primed to be a spring highlight.


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2/9 – Minneapolis, MN – Palace Theatre #
2/10 – Minneapolis, MN – Palace Theatre #
2/11 – Madison, WI – Overture Hall #
2/13 – Iowa City, IA – IMU Ballroom #
2/14 – Columbia, MO – The Blue Note #
2/16 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom #
2/17 – Louisville, KY – Palace Theatre #
2/18 – Cleveland, OH – Music Hall At The Cleveland Public Auditorium #
2/20 – New York, NY – Brooklyn Steel &
2/21 – Montreal, QC – MTELUS #
2/22 – Providence, RI – The Strand #
2/24 – Washington, DC – The Anthem #
2/26 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre ^
2/27 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre ^
2/28 – Macon, GA – Hargray Capitol Theatre ^
3/17 – Teton Village, WY – Jackson Hole Rendezvous Spring Festival
4/11 – Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Theater %
4/13 – Las Vegas, NV – The Chelsea Theater at The Cosmopolitan %
4/15 – Indio, CA – Coachella
4/18 – Santa Fe, NM – Santa Fe Convention Center $
4/21 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara County Bowl +$
4/22 – Indio, CA – Coachella
5/18 – Gulf Shores, AL – Hangout Music Festival
5/19 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater =
5/20 – Columbus, OH – Express Live =
5/22 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE =
5/25 – Boston, MA – Boston Calling
5/26 – Portland, ME – Thompson’s Point =
6/14 – Dover, DE – Firefly Music Festival
6/15 – Hunter, NY – Mountain Jam
7/28 – Indianapolis, IN – Lawn At White River State Park
8/1 – Lewiston, NY – Artpark Amphitheatre
8/8 – Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre !
8/10 – Los Angeles, CA – Shrine Auditorium ~
8/24 – Troutdale, OR – Edgefield
8/25 – Troutdale, OR – Edgefield
9/14 – New Orleans, LA – The Sugar Mill +
9/16 – Charleston, SC – Volvo Car Stadium +
9/18 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union +
9/20 – Richmond, VA – Classic Amphitheater ?
9/22 – Forest Hills, NY – Forest Hills Stadium ?
10/26 – Anchorage, AK – Alaska Airlines Center
10/27 – Anchorage, AK – Alaska Airlines Center

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#  w/ Twin Peaks
& w/ Topaz Jonesa
^ w/ Mattiel
% w/ Cherry Glazerr
$ w/ Deap Vally
+  w/ Chicano Batman
= w/ Jack Harlow
! w/ Oh Sees
~ w/ Cuco
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