Sunday: Blue October "Pick Up The Phone Tour" @ Crystal Ballroom + Win Tickets ($50+)

Win Tickets: We have a pair of tickets to give away for the Blue October “Pick Up The Phone Tour” this Sunday. To win, comment on this post why you would like to attend. Winner will be drawn & emailed Friday, September 24 @ 3PM.

Reminder: We give out 100s of $$$ in free tickets every month to our Portland Facebook Group for many of the top events & venues in PDX. Join it if you like free stuff. Not on Facebook? Join our email list and win there.

From our partners at Crystal Ballroom
“Pick Up The Phone Tour”
Blue October
The Parlotones
Crystal Ballroom

Sunday, September 26
7 p.m. doors, 8 pm. show
$28 advance, $30 day of show | All ages
Buy Tickets

About Blue October

On the new Blue October album, Approaching Normal, Justin Furstenfeld moves his band forward into confident new territory as a songwriter and as a storyteller. Steve Lillywhite, the producer synonymous with U2 and five-time Grammy Award winner guided the way and the result is an album that breaks the mold of whatever anyone may think Blue October is.

Lillywhite's first attraction to Blue October was the voice. “For me, it's always the voice that gets me first because my opinion on a voice never changes. There are singers and there are expressionists and Justin is both,” says Steve, who quickly adds that just as important is the artistry, “Their music really touches people in a way that the music of great artists do. There is bond of passion and trust between artist and audience.”

“Working with Steve has always been my dream and I learned so much from him…like less is more.” Justin comments, “I was like a painter that did not know how to paint. It's quite a new step trusting someone with your vision…but hey it's Steve Lillywhite and I trusted him completely.”

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0 Responses to Sunday: Blue October "Pick Up The Phone Tour" @ Crystal Ballroom + Win Tickets ($50+)

  1. Ashley September 23, 2010 at 2:25 pm #

    I think it would simply be amazing to see Blue October play at the beautiful Crystal Ballroom. =]

  2. eric V September 23, 2010 at 2:25 pm #

    free tickets to a concert, that is enough reason to go for me.

  3. dana r. September 23, 2010 at 2:49 pm #

    some friends have seen em before at the crystal and said they were great. would love to see em live. thx. much.

  4. Blake September 23, 2010 at 2:57 pm #

    I’d love to see them in concert!!

  5. Kevin September 23, 2010 at 3:50 pm #

    I actually purchased tickets to see them a few years ago in Seattle when they played the Showbox, but had to sell them last minute because my wife got really sick… everyone’s healthy this time around and would love to have the chance to see them play the Crystal.

  6. Cynthia September 23, 2010 at 4:13 pm #

    OH MAN! Blue October! They keep comin’ around and I keep missing them. I promised myself that I would see them next time around, but alas, the economic downfalls of working non-profit has prohibited such festive activity in my life. So I am begging…. Hook a girl up!!!

  7. Jen bruns September 23, 2010 at 4:39 pm #

    Just moved to the area from the midwest & am waiting to hear back on some jobs, in the meantime would love to see this concert & be able to meet people!

  8. chad September 23, 2010 at 4:46 pm #

    I’m always working anytime they roll through, But i recently caught the unemployment virus so now i can go to shows! if i could only afford them. Thats where you guys come in right?

  9. kristin September 23, 2010 at 4:48 pm #

    i’d like to win because it would make my week! :)

  10. Bret September 23, 2010 at 5:03 pm #

    I still can’t believe these Texans are still playing. I’ve been listening since 2000 and last saw them in 2003. I would love to go to the show to see how they have grown in the last 7 years.

  11. Amanda September 23, 2010 at 5:16 pm #

    Gotta love free tix…I know I would!!!

  12. Brynn September 23, 2010 at 5:39 pm #

    I won tickets, I would bake them some delicious macaroons.

    • Brynn September 23, 2010 at 5:40 pm #

      IF I won tickets, I would bake them some delicious macaroons.

  13. Diane September 23, 2010 at 6:51 pm #

    I’m a retransplanted Texan, from Houston like these guys, and would love to see them live!! Blue October has a great sound.

  14. Chris Stone September 23, 2010 at 6:58 pm #

    I would love to see Blue October. I am a huge fan but have no cash.. Damn this recession.

  15. Karli September 23, 2010 at 7:04 pm #

    This would be amazing. I’d love to win tickets.

  16. Heather Ahlf September 23, 2010 at 8:03 pm #

    Would love to finally see them in concert!!

  17. Ben Hamar September 23, 2010 at 10:28 pm #

    Blue October — because it’s been a blue and rainy summer and I need the energy boost.

  18. Mr. Green September 23, 2010 at 10:54 pm #

    Because I, like Blue October, bring awesomeness where ever I go!!

  19. minh nguyen September 24, 2010 at 12:35 am #

    it would be awesome if i can win ticket to see them perform!

  20. Mona September 24, 2010 at 8:34 am #

    LOVE BLUE OCTOBER, always miss them when they’re here!!

  21. Tania Porter September 24, 2010 at 12:50 pm #

    Blue October is our favorite band! The last time they played Portland we were living in Corvallis. I bought 4 tickets and we were so excited to go. That morning…I got the flu. I spent the entire day and night violently ill. Of course by morning I was completely better, and had $140 worth of tickets to use as book marks. I’d love to actually make it to the show this time!

  22. James Martin September 24, 2010 at 12:56 pm #

    While I do like Blue October, I have been a huge fan of South Africa’s latest musical export The Parlotones for a long time. I follow them on twitter, subscribe to their youtube channel and on facebook. For over a year now, I have been pleading with them to find a way to make it the states. Then I read they are on tour at the same my “fun money fund” is almost bankrupt. This would be a great privilege and a very special gift to be able to see both of these stellar acts in Portland.

  23. Matthew subotnick September 24, 2010 at 1:00 pm #

    I love!!! Saw.them last year. Gotta go, please ?!?

  24. Matt Shoobridge September 24, 2010 at 1:21 pm #

    This is going to be good! Thanks!

  25. Misty Entrop September 24, 2010 at 3:33 pm #

    OMG!!! Pass a poor girl some tickets! My husband and I are desperate! lol…Love this band they are great!

  26. Tracy McMahon September 25, 2010 at 11:23 am #

    It would make a awesome September to see Blue October!

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