Last night, recent Grammy-winners Portugal. The Man made their way to the iconic Ed Sullivan Theater for a performance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The performance saw the band reach out to the local New York community for some support. They were joined by the BK Steppers, a Brooklyn-based program that aims to “develop a commitment to personal excellence in young people through innovative, quality performance arts education and practical experience in arts-related careers,” and the PS22 Chorus, the historically vibrant and over-achieving 5th-grade choir at Staten Island’s PS22.The chorus sang and danced with excitement as they basked in their opportunity to live in the moment on national TV, and the young but skilled drumline added an extra driving pulse to the tune. The performance on The Late Show coincided with the band’s full performance at Brooklyn Steel on Tuesday evening. Watch Portugal. The Man’s performance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert below:Portugal. The Man – “Live In The Moment” – The Late Show with Stephen Colbert[Video: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert]The Alaskan-native, Portland, OR-based outfit has been one of the hottest bands in the world of late (the fact that their bus literally caught fire recently has ensured plenty of jokes to that effect). They also just announced an extensive new crop of tour dates which will have them on the road throughout much of this year worldwide before finally returning to Alaska for two tour-closing nights in Anchorage.See below for a full list of upcoming Portugal. The Man tour dates. For more information, or to cop your tickets, head to the band’s website.Portugal. The Man Upcoming 2018 Tour DatesFEBRUARY21 Montreal, QC MTELUS w/ Twin Peaks SOLD OUT22 Providence, RI The Strand w/ Twin Peaks SOLD OUT24 Washington, DC The Anthem w/ Twin Peaks SOLD OUT26 Athens, GA Georgia Theatre w/ Mattiel SOLD OUT27 Athens, GA Georgia Theatre w/ Mattiel SOLD OUT28 Macon, GA Hargray Capitol Theatre w/ MattielMARCH17 Teton Village, WY Jackson Hole Rendezvous Spring FestivalAPRIL11 Reno, NV Grand Sierra Theater w/ Cherry Glazerr13 Las Vegas, NV The Chelsea Theater at The Cosmopolitan w/ Cherry Glazerr15 Indio, CA Coachella18 Santa Fe, NM Santa Fe Convention Center w/ Deap Vally21 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara County Bowl w/ Chicano Batman & Deap Vally22 Indio, CA Coachella27 Wayville, Australia Groovin The Moo Festival28 Maitland, Australia Groovin The Moo Festival29 Canberra, Australia Groovin The Moo FestivalMAY5 Bendigo, Australia Groovin The Moo Festival6 Townsville, Australia Groovin The Moo Festival12 Bunbury, Australia Groovin The Moo Festival18 Gulf Shores, AL Hangout Music Festival19 Nashville, TN Ascend Amphitheater w/ Jack Harlow20 Columbus, OH Express Live w/ Jack Harlow22 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE w/ Jack Harlow25 Boston, MA Boston Calling26 Portland, ME Thompson’s Point w/ Jack HarlowJUNE14 Dover, DE Firefly Music Festival15 Hunter, NY Mountain Jam22 Neuhausen Ob Eck, Germany Southside Festival23 Scheessel, Germany Hurricane Festival25 Warsaw, Poland Palladium28 Sankt Gallen, Switzerland OpenAir St. Gallen29 Panensky Tynec, Czech Republic Aerodrome FestivalJULY1 Ewijk, Netherlands Down the Rabbit Hole Festival3 Milan, Italy Fabrique7 Argeles, France Les Deferlantes Festival8 Arras, France Main Square Festival10 Argeles Sur Mer, France Parc de Valmy11 Stockholm, Sweden Debaser Hornstulls Strand Bar Brooklyn och Calexico’s13 Oeiras, Portugal NOS Alive Festival14 Lisbon, Portugal Passeio Maritimo de Alges14 Madrid, Spain Mad Cool Festival15 Barcelona, Spain Apolo18 Moscow, Russia Crocus City Hall19 Carhaix, France Site de Kerampuilh21-22 Paris, France Lollapalooza Paris24 London, UK Forum28 Indianapolis, IN Lawn At White River State ParkAUGUST1 Lewiston, NY Artpark Amphitheatre8 Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre w/ Oh Sees10 Los Angeles, CA Shrine Auditorium w/ Cuco18-19 Tokyo, Japan Summer Sonic24 Troutdale, OR Edgefield25 Troutdale, OR EdgefieldSEPTEMBER14 New Orleans, LA The Sugar Mill w/ Chicano Batman16 Charleston, SC Volvo Car Stadium w/ Chicano Batman18 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Metro Credit Union w/ Chicano Batman20 Richmond, VA Classic Amphitheater w/ Lucius22 Forest Hills, NY Forest Hills Stadium w/ LuciusOCTOBER26 Anchorage, AK Alaska Airlines Center27 Anchorage, AK Alaska Airlines Center
RelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel Liverpool surged 22 points clear at the top of the Premier League with a dominant second-half display as Mohamed Salah scored twice in a 4-0 rout of Southampton on Saturday. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Jordan Henderson also scored and the runaway leaders have collected an astonishing 100 league points from the last 102 available to them. A 24th victory in 25 league matches this season and ninth clean sheet in 10 games underlined how Jurgen Klopp’s side have turned the title race into a procession. Southampton’s spirited performance at Anfield was undone, in controversial fashion, two minutes into the second half after Danny Ings appealed that he had been tripped by Fabinho on his way into the home area. Liverpool broke immediately upfield, Oxlade-Chamberlain spearheading a counter-attack which ended in an exchange of passes with Roberto Firmino, and a brilliant finish into the bottom corner of the Southampton goal. The visitors appealed furiously that they should have been awarded the earlier penalty only to be met with an unfavourable decision from VAR. That proved to be a moot point eventually with Henderson and Salah adding goals in quick succession after the hour. Henderson doubled the lead from a move started when he closed down a clearance from keeper Alex McCarthy and Trent Alexander-Arnold returned it upfield. Firmino chased the pass down and laid the ball off for Henderson to drive in an unstoppable finish. Twelve minutes later Henderson himself set up the third, with a magnificent pass which just eluded Jan Bednarek and allowed Salah to chase through and lift the ball over the keeper. Firmino and substitute Takumi Minamino wasted glorious chances to add to the score before Salah did just that in the final minute to give Liverpool their 20th successive home league win. It came from more strong play by Firmino, who held off defender Jack Stephens before squaring for his Egyptian team-mate to score with an untidy, deflected shot. Yet, despite the impressive weight of statistical form that Liverpool brought into the game, Southampton were themselves looking for a fifth consecutive league away win and could have been on course for it by the interval. The first period ended with the Saints actually out-performing the leaders and, with better finishing, they would have been in control. Instead, Liverpool could point to their best, and only real, chance of the first half and bemoan the fact they were denied what looked a strong penalty appeal on the half hour. Virgil van Dijk missed a good opportunity with only McCarthy to beat, back-heeling at the keeper who then did well to block Firmino’s follow-up effort. Liverpool retained possession and Jordan Henderson crossed into the six-yard area where Firmino appeared to be brought down on the goalline by Shane Long. Despite the vocal appeals from Liverpool players and crowd alike, VAR chose not to overrule referee Kevin Friend, a reprieve that Southampton looked in the mood to take advantage of before the half expired. They were helped by a series of uncharacteristic Liverpool errors, both forced and unforced, which gifted the visitors a series of chances. An Ings shot was well blocked by Joe Gomez, after Firmino gave the ball straight to him, a Gomez error allowed Long a strike which Alisson parried while Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Ings, again, had promising openings. It was all part of an enthralling, if goalless, first half, with Moussa Djenepo’s shot having been tipped over earlier by Alisson and McCarthy doing likewise at the other end to deny Oxlade-Chamberlain. But Liverpool’s strong start to the second half altered the dynamic of the game and moved the Reds another step closer to their first English title since 1990.Tags: Alex Oxlade-ChamberlainAnfieldJordan HendersonLiverpoolMohamed Salah
Stafon Johnson was the first USC football player I ever talked to.I approached him as he walked off Howard Jones Field after a Monday practice last season.He was visibly busy. There were 10 or 20 kids waiting for his autograph — I later learned this is quite normal — and plenty of things to be done.Guys come up with excuses all the time when reporters ask them for a minute or two to talk — you’d be surprised how many times a player doesn’t hear you from five feet away — but he didn’t. He stopped, turned to me.I was nervous. He wasn’t. He paused, laughed in a hearty, welcoming way in between autographs and made me feel immediately comfortable.My mind flew back to that moment when I heard what had happened on Monday.Johnson, a senior running back, was doing his usual morning workouts in Heritage Hall when he dropped a weight on his throat while bench pressing.He started coughing up blood and was rushed to California Hospital Medical Center, where he then underwent seven consecutive hours of surgery on his neck and larynx — the latter of which doctors called “destroyed, fractured and displaced.”He hasn’t been able to talk yet.Talk about a lack of luck.Johnson is probably the most talkative guy on the team. Every weekday afternoon, after the three whistles are blown and practice ends, he comes bounding across the field as he prepares to talk to the media.He’s just a happy person.He’s always jawing with another running back, always in a benevolent manner, always with an enormous grin across his face.And that’s truly notable, because Johnson has had so many opportunities to err — so many opportunities to pull an Emmanuel Moody and speak out — and he never has.He was a first-team All-American his senior year at Dorsey High, and he was supposed to be the marquee back in the ’06 recruiting class.Then C.J. Gable and Moody came along and Johnson watched from the background as Gable started the season opener and basked in the limelight.Johnson had three carries as a freshman. Did he complain?No, he apologized.Seriously, he apologized for not giving his best effort. Imagine that.“I just didn’t give my best in 2006,” Johnson told USC’s official website. “I just knew I was better than that. I just wasn’t being consistent, wasn’t living up to expectations day in and day out. That’s what got me in the predicament I was in.”He came back the next season — breaking out with an 11-carry, 144-yard performance against Nebraska — and ran for 673 yards, good for second on the team behind Chauncey Washington.“Stafon’s been a spiritual leader and a leader on the field in all ways for a long time here and a beloved guy,” USC coach Pete Carroll said in his Tuesday press conference. “So this is something that does affect you. We all will feel it for some time.”USC has seven running backs who have carried the ball this season. Seven.And although each of them brings different skills to the gridiron, Johnson’s appeal to USC fans and coaches has always struck a different chord.“He’s a wonderful kid in this program,” Carroll said. “He means something to everybody here, and it affects everyone. We all feel it.”In what could be Johnson’s final shining moment as a Trojan — for all intents and purposes, he’s out for the rest of the season and would have to apply for a medical redshirt to return — he carried the ball off the right tackle against Ohio State.Johnson took three steps towards the goal line, saw Buckeye middle linebacker Austin Spitler eyeing him and juked to the right.From there, it was an open path to the end zone. Johnson started celebrating the second his toe hit the white chalk, completing an unthinkable comeback and giving USC the lead in the final five minutes at Ohio Stadium.He calmly paused and pointed to the sky — seemingly stopping time for a second of serenity while the rest of the stadium reacted — before he was bear-hugged by his teammates in a genuinely emotional moment.If that’s the last we see of him in a game situation, it sure was something to remember. Fitting, isn’t it? A truly memorable guy creating a truly memorable moment.Fight on, Stafon.
By its own standards, USC is reeling.Big help · Junior goalkeeper Joel Dennerley has tallied 107 saves for USC this season, but the team has struggled recently, losing two in a row. – Courtney Sandlin | Daily Trojan For the first time since 2007 the No. 2 USC men’s water polo team (15-2, 1-2) has lost consecutive conference games and now appears more than just beatable.“I think we have gone away from our fundamentals,” USC coach Jovan Vavic said. “We are thinking ahead and we are not doing what we’ve done well all season.”But a Sunday showdown with No. 6 UC Santa Barbara might provide the Trojans with an opportunity to address a majority of the issues plaguing the youthful bunch.“I think we are going to have a good game,” Vavic said. “We had a good week of training so far, and I feel good about the way the guys practiced. They were in the meeting room and really did a good job of listening.”In spite of Vavic’s optimism, however, recent results have exposed many of the problems threatening the previously undefeated Trojans’ hopes of swiftly navigating the regular season and earning yet another NCAA title at the year’s conclusion.Against Stanford, the team was hampered by poor shooting and an inopportune offense — except for freshmen two-meter Jeremy Davie and driver Nikola Vavic, who combined for three goals, the team was held scoreless.“When you are passing and shooting, it’s all about the execution and fundamental skills,” Jovan Vavic said. “We have rushed passes, and we have rushed shots. So we just have to relax, focus and do the little things.”A week later, a matchup with Mountain Pacific Sports Federation rival California marked improvement on the offensive end, but defensive miscues prevented Vavic’s bunch from putting themselves in a position to win, as the Trojans trailed 5-0 early in the first period.“We made so many defensive errors,” Vavic said. “It’s really very frustrating because we are a better team than that. But the teams are figuring us out. They’re developing gameplans to stop us and we have to become much more defensively aware.”As anticipated for a group that lost nine seniors from the back-to-back championship team of 2009, youth has become a serious issue.“The biggest thing is that our starting unit has Davie, [Stephen] Siri, Nikola [Vavic], and Tobias [Preuss] — all four new players. All freshmen,” Vavic said. “And well, they’re making mistakes. I think in the beginning of the season we did not make those mistakes.”In Sunday’s contest against the No. 6 Gauchos, the Trojans won’t be afforded many second chances, as UC Santa Barbara holds one of the toughest defensive units in the nation, featuring goalkeeper Myles Christian, who allows just 6.7 goals per game.“Santa Barbara, in my opinion, is one of the best teams in the country,” Vavic said. “They’re strong and have very good kids. They are right behind us in terms of team defense this year.”And based on previous results, the Trojans know how challenging an opportunity the Gauchos will be.Earlier this month, the Trojans faced UC Santa Barbara in the semifinals of the SoCal Tournament, and after a strong opening frame, built a 4-0 lead before watching it crumble after five unanswered goals from the Gauchos. Eventually, a 7-6 win was secured by the Trojans but strong play on behalf of UC Santa Barbara certainly left an impression.“They played well,” Vavic said. “They have quite a few experienced foreign players and are really tough.”But that hasn’t halted any sort of optimism heading into Sunday’s contest.“They do have good shooters and are a good team overall, but I feel much more confidence this week than I did last week,” Vavic said.
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