The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall proudly welcomes indie rock band Portugal.The Man and guests HDBeenDope and DJ Black Daniels. When it came time to begin work on a seventh album, John Gourley (front man of Portugal. The Man) thought long and hard about the next move and kept coming back to one concept; that the most satisfying work is collaborative work. After six full-length albums in six years, nonstop touring, a stint with The Black Keys, and festival stops at Coachella, Bonnaroo, and Lollapalooza, Portugal. The Man embodied all dimensions of DIY rock range.
Gourley took a bold move and approached Danger Mouse as a possible collaborator. They got to talking and listening and finally decided “Let’s try and make something really special.” Danger Mouse and the band agreed that they were game for the challenge and began production on what would become “Evil Friends”, the undaunted re-awakening for Portugal.The Man. The band, now with an evolving lineup — Kyle O’Quin on keyboards, Noah Gersh on guitar/percussion/keyboards, and Kane Ritchotte on drums, joined Zach Carothers on bass and vocals and Gourley on lead vocals and guitar — worked on building new songs with a new producer trying to do something neither of them had done before.
Each track on “Evil Friends” is as different from the next as Portugal. The Man’s previous records were from each other. Portugal. The Man had to learn to slow down and transform all-day, all-night recording with Danger Mouse into adrenaline, into words that are at once dark and light, into sounds that are overlapping with danger and charm.Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm
Visit the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall website for additional information and to purchase tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at their box office and at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre box office.