Sum 41, Pearl Jam, Arcade Fire & more for NOS Alive 2024

NOS Alive Portugal 2024 news

Portugal’s NOS Alive festival has added a raft of new bands to their 2024 line up and we kick off with Canadian rockers SUM 41!

The iconic Canadian punk rock band is returning to the forefront of the music scene with the highly anticipated release of their new single “Landmines” in October this year. This new song offers an exciting preview of the group’s next album, scheduled for 2024.

“Landmines” isn’t just a song; it’s a testament to the determination to face adversity for loved ones, as expressed by lead singer Deryck Whibley. The catchy chorus is accentuated by powerful drums, resonating with the same intensity as the landmines, the metaphor that gives the song its name. The video accompanies the song, transporting us to a 1998 graduation ceremony transformed into a rock show, an allegory of the band’s early career.

Looking back over the band’s memorable 27-year career, SUM 41 have firmly cemented their place in rock history, with over 15 million records sold worldwide, multiple Billboard chart entries, a GRAMMY® nomination, 2 Juno awards (and 7 nominations), a Kerrang! Award in 2002, multiple Alternative Press Music Awards and countless other honours.

In 2024, SUM 41 will take the NOS Stage at NOS Alive on the last day of the 16th edition of the festival with an unmissable concert

PEARL JAM arrive at Passeio Marítimo de Algés to perform on the last day of NOS Alive’24, on the NOS Stage. This is the big comeback of one of the bands most awaited by the Portuguese public, six years after their last visit to Portugal.

In 2020, PEARL JAM officially celebrated 30 years of live performances. With eleven studio albums, hundreds of unique live performances and countless official concert editions, the band continues to be highly acclaimed by critics and considered one of the most commercially successful, with over 85 million albums sold worldwide.

PEARL JAM were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017, cementing the Seattle-based band as one of the most popular rock & roll acts of their time.

In 2020 they published Gigaton their latest studio album, on March 27th. This, the band’s 11th studio album, was well received by critics. Rolling Stone wrote that the album is “an admirable and inspiring example of mature grunge”. Spin, which also had a positive opinion of the album, said that “Gigaton has something for everyone. It’s a complex and dynamic album, full of sincere emotion and subtle humor.” “Firm and relaxed, political and personal, Pearl Jam have completely nailed the perfect balance,” wrote Mojo.

The third addition to the 2024 line up are ARCADE FIRE, one of the bands most cherished by Portuguese audiences will play on the 11th July on the NOS Stage, joining the already confirmed SMASHING PUMPKINS, BENJAMIN CLEMENTINE, BLACK PUMAS, NOTHING BUT THIEVES and KENYA GRACE.

Hailing from Montreal, Canada, in the early 2000s, ARCADE FIRE, quickly gained a reputation for their transcendent live shows that brought arena-sized ambition to stages of all sizes. At the end of the tour in support of the 2004 debut album, Funeral – widely acclaimed as one of the best and most important albums of the 2000s – the band’s live experience was already raising thousands of voices in unison at every show, as the band found themselves sharing stages with artists such as U2 and David Bowie.

Titled in homage to the memories of family members, the cathartic confrontation of tragedy and the band members’ affirmative celebration of life, love, hope and Haitian roots, Funeral has only grown in stature over the years. The album was named #1 of the 2000s by Rolling Stone and topped Best of the Decade lists around the world, including NME, Q, Pitchfork, The Guardian, Mojo, Spin, Consequence, Paste and others. The group’s subsequent albums, Neon Bible, The Suburbs, Reflektor and Everything Now have earned the band three worldwide #1s, nine GRAMMY nominations (including a win in 2011 for Album of the Year for The Suburbs), four Juno Awards (including three for Album of the Year), a BRIT Award for Best International Album, as well as an OSCARS® nomination for the original soundtrack for the movie HER.

WE (2022), ARCADE FIRE’s sixth album, is a 40-minute epic that now arrives on the NOS Stage at the 16th edition of NOS Alive, on July 11, 2024.

NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS are next to confirm their presence at the 16th edition of NOS Alive, on July 12th on the Heineken Stage.

It took NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS less than five years to become one of the most recognisable new forces in contemporary rock n’ roll. Since 2015, Rateliff has led Night Sweats, providing the zeal of a whiskey-drinking Pentecostal preacher for songs about the world’s general problems. With successive successes won, its fuel mix of soul and rock quickly cemented them as the rare generational band that balances live shows with engaging albums, which has already led the group to open stadiums for The Rolling Stones, play on Saturday Night Live, CMT Crossroads, and NPR’s Tiny Desk.

When Rateliff returned from his solo tour, halted by the pandemic in March 2020, he took refuge in his Colorado estate and began writing a set of songs that synthesized his personal introspection. The result is The Future (2021), the group’s third album, but the first to capture the true depth and breadth of this octet. An instant classic with 11 songs, the album presents something more sustainable, interesting and open – a songwriter and a band that have grown together over larger issues and sounds in a future that allows them to remain recognisable.

And the last band joining the 2024 NOS Alive line up today are UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA who will play the first day of NOS Alive’24. The band led by Ruban Nielson joins the already confirmed ARCADE FIRE, THE SMASHING PUMPKINS, BENJAMIN CLEMENTINE, JESSIE WARE, BLACK PUMAS, NOTHING BUT THIEVES and KENYA GRACE.

UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA present their double album V released in March this year. In this new work, which is the group’s fifth studio album, V evokes blue skies, seaside cocktail bars, hotel swimming pools and the darkness that lurks beneath perfect, immaculate surfaces.

In Hawaii, everything moved away from me and my music – I’ve suddenly spent more time understanding what others need and what my role is within my family. I’ve also learned that things I thought were true of me are bigger than I thought. My way of getting up to mischief – this isn’t just me – it’s my whole Polynesian side. I thought I was moving away from music to concentrate on family, but the two ended up connecting.

Ruban Nielson

One of V for Nielson’s main aims was to create music and art that transcends notions of influence and cultural value, while at the same time seeking to inject some excitement back into the music-making process. It’s about having fun making music and art and, in doing so, reconquering taste as a personal part of identity, propelling the group to new creative heights.

These new heights take shape on July 11, on the Heineken Stage at the 16th edition of NOS Alive.

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