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Portugal. The Man share bizarre video for anthemic single “Live In the Moment”: Watch

on November 01, 2017, 1:20pm


Portugal. The Man’s hit single “Feel It Still” has conquered virtually every one of Billboard’s format charts, becoming only the second song to hit No. 1 on Radio Songs, Pop Songs, Adult Pop Songs, Alternative Songs, Adult Alternative Songs, and Dance/Mix Show Airplay (Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” was the first to achieve this feat.) Now, the veteran pop-rockers are hoping new single “Live In the Moment” will reach a similarly-sized audience. Today marks the release of the single’s video, and it’s pretty damn weird.

The rollicking, anthemic single’s clip follows a grotesque, gangly-limbed puppet as it rides atop a car driven by the band. Soon, an equally disgusting copper is on his tail, resulting in a breakneck chase through a sprawling parking lot. The video was made alongside creative company Wieden+Kennedy, who also helmed PTM’s last two music videos.

Of the video, Wieden+Kennedy creative director Erik Fahrenkopf offered up this winding statement:

“The guys from Portugal. The Man asked us to create a music video for their single ‘Live in the Moment.’ We said, ‘Yes!’ Then we said, ‘Hold on, when’s it due?’ And they were like, ‘I don’t know; you should talk to our manager, Rich.’ And Rich said, ‘Real soon.’ We said, ‘What if we worked with Lance Woolen to build a 10-foot puppet and had him ride around on a Cadillac like it was a skateboard, and then he gets chased by a 10-foot cop on top of a giant Segway?’ Rich said, ‘I don’t know, lemme ask the band.’ They said, ‘That sounds pretty stupid. Can we shoot it next Thursday?’ We said, ‘How about Wednesday?’ And they said, ‘Wednesday’s actually better.’ And we said, ‘Let’s shoot in Portland, with a local crew. Even the stuntman.’ And they said, ‘Stuntman?’ And we said, ‘Yeah, we’re gonna kickflip a Cadillac.’ And they said, ‘If we don’t total the Cadillac, can we have it?’ And we said, ‘Of course.’”

Well, there you have it.

A few days ago, Portugal. The Man wrapped up the most recent leg of their ongoing world tour in support of this year’s Woodstock, and more dates are to follow in December. Now, they’re adding even more dates. In February, the band will brave the wintry wonder of Vancouver, Minneapolis, Chicago, and more for a victory lap across North America. See their full itinerary below.

Portugal. The Man 2017-2018 Tour Dates:
12/01 – Atlanta, GA @ Coca-Cola Roxy
12/02 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Fort Lauderdale Beach Park (104.3 Presents RIPTIDE)
12/03 – Tampa, FL @ MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre (97X Next Big Thing)
12/05 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena (Deck The Hall Ball)
12/06 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
12/07 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden Center (Electric Christmas)
12/08 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena (Live 105’s Not So Silent Night)
12/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ Royce Hall
12/14 – St. Louis, MO @ Peabody Opera House (105.7 The Point HOHO Show)
12/15 – Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
12/17 – Portland, OR @ McMenamins Crystal Ballroom (The Night Alt 103.3 Stole Xmas)
02/01 – Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theatre
02/02 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
02/03 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
02/05 – Edmonton, AB @ Winspear Centre
02/06 – Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall
02/08 – Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre
02/09 – Minneapolis, MN @ Palace Theatre
02/10 – Minneapolis, MN @ Palace Theatre
02/11 – Madison, WI @ Overture Hall
02/13 – Iowa City, IA @ IMU Ballroom
02/14 – Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
02/16 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
02/17 – Louisville, KY @ Palace Theatre
02/18 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
02/21 – Montreal, QC @ MTELUS
02/22 – Providence, RI @ The Strand
02/24 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem