Portugal. The Man Brings The Knik Country Tour to Indianapolis

Portugal. The Man | Egyptian Room | Indianapolis, IN. | 05.10.24 | Photo by: ©Pix Meyers
Portugal. The Man | Egyptian Room | Indianapolis, IN. | 05.10.24 | Photo by: ©Pix Meyers

Indianapolis, IN. – Fresh off their headlining gig on the Piedmont stage at Shaky Knees Music Festival last weekend in Atlanta, Portugal. The Man stopped by the Egyptian Room in Old National Centre on their Knik Country Tour and they brought along Reyna Tropical to get the party started.

Formed in Alaska and currently based out of Portland, OR., PTM currently consists of band members John Baldwin Gourley (lead vocals, guitar, keyboards, drum machine), Eric Howk (bass guitar, backing vocals), Kyle O’Quin (keyboards, backing vocals), Joe Mengis (drums), Zoe Manville (vocals, percussion), and Redray Frazier (backing vocals, percussion, and acoustic guitar). Friday night’s set consisted of several deep cuts and long jams while still playing their biggest singles “Feel It Still” and “Live In The Moment” off their 2017 album Woodstock

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Highlighting causes close to their heart in-between sets on the big screen behind the stage, Portugal. The Man informed the crowd how to get involved and learn more about their foundation PASS THE MIC (click here to learn more) – A foundation focused on community resilience, empathy and awareness through music, stories, art, education and connectivity. Reminding fans before starting the show that they are on Indigenous ground where the land was home to the Miami, Wea, Piankashaw, Shawnee, Eel River, Delaware Potowatomi, Kickapoo, Odawa, Chippewa, Wyandot, Kaskaskia, Mahican, Nanticoke, Huron, Mohegan, and many others Indigenous Tribes throughout Indiana. 

Another very important PTM misson that is worth mentioning is the FRANCES CHANGED MY LIFE foundation (click here to learn more and donate). Frances is the daughter of PTM’s John Baldwin Gourley and Zoe Manville. In 2021, their daughter was diagnosed with a one in a billion genetic disease called DHDDS at the age of eleven. Kids with DHDDS and other rare, neurodegenerative diseases experience the symptoms of mental and physical decline that are usually associated with diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Their debilitating effects include confusion, seizures, uncontrollable movements, and even dementia in very young kids. 

“We are parents advocating for change, discovery, and treatment for our hilarious, kind, and extraordinary Frances so that no other family has to endure what we are facing. We are trying to save her life”

John & Zoe



Opening the show was singer/guitarist Fabi Reyna, otherwise known as Reyna Tropical. Currently out showcasing her first full album, Malegria (out now via independent record label Psychic Hotline) , Fabi takes influences from traditional Latin America and Africa focusing on Columbian, Peruvian & Mexican vibes with Congolese rhythms thrown in. 

Fabi treated select VIP’s to a performance at WTTS Hotel Tango Studio 92 before her show at Old National Centre. Studio 92 is a special concert series hosted by local music station 92.3 WTTS where the audience can win tickets to see a special performance by musicians while in town to perform.

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Show Date: 05.10.2024