Portugal. The Man Drummer Walks Off Stage
On Monday night at New Orleans’ House of Blues, Portugal. The Man’s temporary drummer (founding drummer Jason Sechrist left the band at the in 2011) walked off stage mid-show following an argument between the members of the band. The remaining members then exited the stage, leaving the crowd wondering as to whether the show would go on. But sure enough, the group returned to the stage drummerless, apologized for the incident, and proceeded to perform a stripped down set of acoustic tunes. Toward the end of the set, Braydn Krueger, drummer from opening band The Lonely Forest, joined in to help close out the show.
In a tweet, Portugal. The Man responded to a fan’s remark about the incident by saying: “all good, looked worse than it was. The stripped down set was cool.”