DRAMA ON DECATUR: Portugal. The Man Drummer Quits, Band Plays On

DRAMA ON DECATUR: Portugal. The Man Drummer Quits, Band Plays On

It sounds like ’s newest drummer (who replaced Jason Secrist after he left the band at the end of 2011) had a particularly bad case of the Mondays tonight. Word from our man on the scene is that the band got into an argument on-stage, the drummer walked off stage and most likely quit the band altogether, the remaining members of Portugal. returned to the stage, apologized profusely and played mostly-acoustic songs with the drummer from opening band – including performances of The Beatles “Helter Skelter” and “Hey Jude.” Gotta love a band that doesn’t give up even when shit hits the fan. Definitely not your run-of-the-mill Monday show and therefore PTM’s search for a permanent replacement on drums continues. Stay tuned for a full recap of the show.

MyNameIsJohnMichael was in attendence and praised the band’s resilience via Twitter:

Much applause should go to @portugaltheman. They could’ve walked away and didn’t. Resilience, folks, it’s an admirable trait.

Barryfest was also in the house, and had this to say:

pretty sure we witnessed a seminal moment in the history of @portugaltheman and just kinda jammed away because they rule

Apparently not-too-frazzled, the band was able to enjoy Duck Confit after the show. Not bad for tour catering.

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Wesley grew up in coastal Georgia and is a former resident of The Music City and The Big Easy where he helped get LMB NOLA off-the-ground after launching in January 2011. Over the past few years, he has also contributed steadily to JamBase and Relix Magazine. Recently, Hodges moved on to L.A. where Abita Beer is hard to find, costs about $6 if located and impromptu parading in the streets will most likely get you arrested on the spot.

 
  • Guest

    Jason already wasn’t on this tour. The drummer who left the stage is a stand-in.

    • Teamo

      Holy reading comprehension

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