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Portugal. the Man to donate money from Charlottesville show to charity

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Portugal. The Man has announced that the band will donate 100 percent of the money from its Monday (August 21st) show in Charlottesville, Virginia to the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation in response to the recent tragic violence in the city.

The band said in a statement, “Charlottesville, we are devastated by what took place in your beautiful city last week. As you are aware we are due to play the Sprint Pavilion this Monday as part of a previously planned tour. In light of what occurred we are donating 100% of our income from this show to the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation. We will see you Monday.”

  • Portugal. The Man has been involved in charitable efforts before, most notably in 2015 when the group joined with The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation to surprise a Portland middle school with $35,000 worth of musical gear.
  • The veteran indie act recently notched the first Number One song of its career at Modern Rock radio with "Feel It Still," the lead single from the Portland, Oregon-based act's eighth studio album, Woodstock.
  • The tune is accompanied by two videos: one is a standard clip that has attracted more than 15 million views on YouTube, while the other is an interactive guide to protesting social injustice.
  • Portugal. The Man's current North American run ends on August 25th in Indianapolis, after which the bands heads to Europe for a month of shows. A new U.S. trek begins on October 2nd in Bloomington, Illinois.

 

FAST FACTS:

  • Portugal. The Man was formed in Wasilla, Alaska in 2002 out of the ashes of a band called Anatomy Of A Ghost.
  • The group moved to Portland, Oregon in 2004 and has been based there ever since. It released its debut album, Waiter: "You Vultures!", in 2006.
  • Portugal. The Man has released eight studio LPs, with the last three issued through Atlantic Records.

 

READ: Check out Consequence Of Sound for the full story

CHECK IT OUT: Watch the video for "Feel It Still"

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