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