For a long time the small Alaskan town of Wasilla was known only for being the hometown of Sarah Palin. Fellow Wasillans, band Portugal. The Man has come a long way from its Alaskan roots. Now based in Portland, Oregon, the psych-rockers keep a furious pace, with seven albums released over eight years and a grueling touring schedule to go with each.
To celebrate the release of its seventh album, Evil Friends, the band will be returning to Australia for a slew of shows in November.
The best part? Thanks to sponsorship from Corona Extra, every show of the 25-stop regional tour is completely free.
The cross-country tour will kick off in Western Australia before heading to Queensland and New South Wales with gigs at Brunswick Heads, Byron Bay, Coffs Harbour, Bondi, Manly and Watson's Bay. The final stop is Victoria, with gigs in the seaside towns of Torquay, San Remo and Frankston.
Evil Friends has achieved commercial and critical success and Portugal. The Man is currently touring it across the US. Fans of the band’s 2011 breakthrough LP In the Mountain in the Cloud will notice an evolution in its sound, influenced in part by legendary producer Brian Burton (better known as Danger Mouse), the man behind Beck's Modern Guilt and The Black Keys' Grammy-winning Brothers.
Corona Extra Presents: Portugal. The Man
NEW SOUTH WALES
Saturday, 15 November
4 Mullumbimby St, Brunswick Heads
Crnr Jonson & Bay St, Byron Bay
Sunday, 16 November
Park Beach Hotel
84 Ocean Parade, Coffs Harbour
Friday, 21 November
170 Pioneer Rd, Towradgi
Saturday, 22 November
The Bucket List
Shop 1, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Pavilion, Bondi
Manly Wharf Bar
East Esplanade Shop 19, Manly
Sunday, 23 November
Watsons Bay Hotel
1 Military Rd, Watsons Bay
Crnr Kingsway & Erouera Rd, Cronulla
For more information head to the Corona Extra website.