Win Tickets: Iron & Wine w/ The Head and The Heart @ Crystal Ballroom | Folk, Storytelling, Haunting Melodies

Pipeline has a pair tickets to see Iron and Wine at Crystal Ballroom on Tuesday, May 31. To win, comment on this post why you would like to attend . Winner will be drawn and emailed on Monday, May 30.

From our sponsors at Crystal:
Iron & Wine
w/ The Head and The Heart
Tuesday, May 31
7 p.m. doors | 8 p.m. show
$29 | All Ages
Purchase Tickets from Cascade Tickets

Crystal Ballroom

1332 W. Burnside Street

Over the course of his ten-year career, Iron & Wine’s Sam Beam has become one of today’s greatest story tellers, crafting meticulous tales full of forlorn love, religious imagery and wistful dreams.

While Beam’s early albums were sparse, intimate solo affairs, Shepherd’s introduced layered textures and poly-rhythmic sounds that allowed his lyrics to spring to life. It’s only natural then, that Beam took this sonic collage and built upon it for his new album, Kiss Each Other Clean. The result is a brighter, more focused record that retains the idiosyncratic elements that make Iron & Wine such an engaging band.

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94 Responses to Win Tickets: Iron & Wine w/ The Head and The Heart @ Crystal Ballroom | Folk, Storytelling, Haunting Melodies

  1. Sean May 25, 2011 at 4:35 pm #

    I want to win because Sam Beam is awesome.

  2. Nicole May 25, 2011 at 4:48 pm #

    I’ve been too strapped, but would LOVE to go to see Sam, + Marketa Irglova’s singing backup, + The Head and the Heart. Did I mention LOVE?

  3. Torridjoe May 25, 2011 at 4:49 pm #

    I want to go because I have coined the term for his music, along with folks like Elliot Smith: whispercore. Also because I just found out he’s playing. How did I miss that? Oh, also because I’m saying pleasebabypleasebabybabybabypleasebaby.

  4. Jon May 25, 2011 at 4:55 pm #

    Big fan, have been for quite a while, would love to make this show. Think I’ll put them on right now.

  5. Deborah May 25, 2011 at 5:14 pm #

    Love Iron and Wine. I would really like to see Sam Beam and band. I think he is an outstanding musician!

  6. Mallery May 25, 2011 at 6:28 pm #

    I would like to go because I’ve been playing Iron & Wine a lot on my radio show, and jam out to them every Friday morning. If I could jam out to them live, well now that would just be awesome.

  7. Mallery May 25, 2011 at 6:31 pm #

    Oh and The Head and The Heart such a great band and an amazing show. If I could see them one more time that would be amazing, I’d get to see two of my favorite bands I have been playing during my radio show.

  8. Lindsey S May 25, 2011 at 7:04 pm #

    I’d like to win because I tried buying tickets and it fooled me by not saying Sold Out, then I clicked to Buy and it said “No Inventory”. So sad! Also I will drive all the way from Seattle because The Head & the Heart are AMAZING live and Iron & Wine is fantastic!

  9. Marcy May 25, 2011 at 7:09 pm #

    I love Iron & Wine!! I would be so grateful for an opportunity to see them live.

  10. Kim May 25, 2011 at 9:31 pm #

    Iron & Wine is one of my all time favorites. Also, I’ve been listening to “Rivers and Roads” pretty much nonstop ever since discovering The Head and the Heart a month or so ago, and I’d love the chance to see them live!

  11. Kimberly P May 26, 2011 at 7:46 am #

    I sadly only got into Iron & Wine this winter and now I can’t get enough of them. Seriously, there have been weeks when I’ve listened to them exclusively. When I realized they were coming to town it was already too late! Sold out, on no! I would love to win, please and thanks.

  12. Heather May 26, 2011 at 8:46 am #

    I love him!

  13. Nick May 26, 2011 at 11:07 am #

    Iron & Wine is hands down one my favorite artists. One of the best songwriters of the 2000’s, and I haven’t gotten to see him live yet!

  14. Steve Ferrero May 26, 2011 at 11:08 am #

    I’d love to surprise my wife with a special night.

  15. Colleen Erin Cole May 26, 2011 at 11:19 am #

    Iron & Wine is the Bees Knees!!! What a wonderful way to spend an evening :)

  16. Marie May 26, 2011 at 11:21 am #


  17. Heather C May 26, 2011 at 11:31 am #

    I would love to finally experience Iron and Wine and The Head and The Heart! Two amazing bands. This is bound to be a memorable show.
    I would definitely appreciate the experience! Pretty please Pipeline!

  18. Em May 26, 2011 at 11:53 am #

    I’d go to such great heights to see this!

  19. Greg May 26, 2011 at 12:09 pm #

    Who wouldn’t want to win free tickets to go see iron and wine!! I think that would be powerful enough to open up the clouds and let beams of sunshine fall over my house!

  20. Hannah May 26, 2011 at 12:43 pm #

    I’ll skip work if I can go see these guys!

  21. Tim May 26, 2011 at 1:03 pm #

    Such Great Heights was our wedding song!

  22. Lisa May 26, 2011 at 1:05 pm #

    My sister is flying into town and loves this band. It would be a great surprise!

  23. james May 26, 2011 at 1:15 pm #

    I would like to go to Iron and Wine for free so that I may share the loveliness with a friend who deserves to have something nice done for them. And, I’m having major surgery two days after. I’d love to have Sam’s voice seared into my brain as I go under anesthesia. please and thank you!

  24. Kimberly P May 26, 2011 at 1:19 pm #

    I sadly only just found Iron & Wine this winter. Now I can’t get enough of them and have had weeks I’ve listened to them exclusively. Love love love them! And another sadly, once I realized they would be in town, it was too late! Sold out, on no! Would love to win tickets, please and thank you.

  25. Ryan Daniel Fretz May 26, 2011 at 1:54 pm #

    Jim Beam is teaching me how to play the piano right now. It would be great to see him in person. :-)

  26. Kevin May 26, 2011 at 1:56 pm #

    I would LOVE to have the chance to see Iron & Wine on Tuesday. I absolutely love the new album and think it would be amazing to surprise my wife with tickets. Heard a bit from the Head and the Heart too and they sound great also! Needless to say, it would absolutely be the highlight of my concert going so far this year.

  27. Dazer May 26, 2011 at 3:04 pm #

    I’m low on both Iron and Wine, so this would be quite a boost for me!

  28. diana May 26, 2011 at 3:59 pm #

    I need these tix because it will be grrrreat way to celebrate my lady love and I’s enGAYgment!

  29. Ben May 26, 2011 at 4:00 pm #

    I only know the studio music but I bet this will be an awesome stage show. And I happen to have iron in my knee and wine in my hand.

  30. April May 26, 2011 at 4:19 pm #

    Such Great Heights is one of my favorite car songs.

  31. matia May 26, 2011 at 4:27 pm #

    ohhhh ahhhhh yes pick me!!! i would love to see em live! yes yes yes yes yes!!!!!!…. this would make my spring! yes please! thank you!

  32. Matt May 26, 2011 at 4:47 pm #

    We played one of Sam Beam’s songs for our wedding. I would love to surprise the wife with a couple of tickets to a sold out show!

  33. Nick May 26, 2011 at 4:49 pm #

    Would love to go!!!! Was going to buy tickets but it’s freaking sold out… So this is my last hope. Please pick me. Been a fan for a long time and haven’t had a chance to see him.

  34. Emily May 26, 2011 at 4:53 pm #

    I’d like to go because I’ve been an Iron & Wine fan for several years, and they’re sold out! I’ve never before had the chance to see them.

  35. arni May 26, 2011 at 4:54 pm #

    I want to go because I have never had the privilege of seeing Iron & Wine play live!

  36. Aram May 26, 2011 at 4:56 pm #

    Portland doesn’t have enough all age events that rock a 17 year old’s world. Maybe before I turn 18 on the 10th, I can score some free tickets to one that certainly will.
    I hope my ironic whine will get my girlfriend and I into the show.

  37. Mr. Brown May 26, 2011 at 5:05 pm #

    You probably shouldn’t award me with such a prize, as I might have a heart attack amidst my enthusiasm… but you know, for Iron & Wine I’m willing to take that risk.

  38. Mort May 26, 2011 at 5:14 pm #

    This will be a fantastic show. I would love to go!

  39. Mel May 26, 2011 at 5:23 pm #

    I started listening to them in college and havent stopped. Seeing them live for the first time at my favorite venue in town would be so exciting!

  40. NDB May 26, 2011 at 5:24 pm #

    Is that a peacock?

  41. Elena May 26, 2011 at 5:25 pm #

    I would absolutely love to see Iron & Wine in concert live. They bring so much peace to my soul!

  42. Allyson May 26, 2011 at 5:29 pm #

    I was introduced to Iron & Wine by a friend about 5 years ago but have only really gotten to listen to its music. They’re awesome and I would love to see them live!

  43. Jasper May 26, 2011 at 5:35 pm #

    My soul is at rest listening to Iron & Wine. Tickets had already sold out when i learned that they (he) was coming to town. Sad sad day…..

  44. Jonathan May 26, 2011 at 6:05 pm #

    Please give me the tickets so I can teach my wife the difference between Iron & Wine and iron & whine.

  45. Beth May 26, 2011 at 6:39 pm #

    I want to win because Sam Beam has a great beard which I’m sure is the secret to his amazing singing voice.

  46. Maggie May 26, 2011 at 7:02 pm #

    I am a giant fan of Iron & Wine, and am unfortunately serving with AmeriCorps and thus have no extra cash to go around after rent + loan payments. Getting a night out, especially a night such as this, would be an extraordinary treat.

  47. Brooke May 26, 2011 at 7:17 pm #

    I would love to go to this show! I love love love Iron & Wine and have been a frickin’ student for 5 years and can never afford to do anything. Plus it’s been a shitty week so it’d be awesome to blow off some steam. =)

  48. sean May 26, 2011 at 7:27 pm #

    Iron&Wine reminds me of someone I want to be close to again. Maybe this will be a step toward that vision.

  49. JD Harman May 26, 2011 at 7:37 pm #

    I would love nothing more!

  50. Hannah May 26, 2011 at 8:11 pm #

    Cinder and smoke
    You’ll ask me to pray for rain
    With ash in your mouth
    You’ll ask it to burn again

    my best friend is leaving town for the summer/ cinder and smoke was the song that came on after the first fight we ever had as friends and made us see we were actually in love.
    Id love to be able to take him to this show-
    thank you,

  51. Amy May 26, 2011 at 9:43 pm #

    I love both of these bands SO much! What a treat it would be to see them both at one the best Portland venues EVER! Oh, please pick me, pick me.

  52. Devon May 26, 2011 at 9:49 pm #

    I LUUUUUUUUUUUV Iron & Wine! Sam Beam is an incredible poet and songwriter and I would gladly give some internal organs or rights to my first-born for a chance to see him perform live.

  53. Jodie May 26, 2011 at 10:25 pm #

    i wanna see iron and wine live.

  54. Maggie May 26, 2011 at 10:44 pm #

    My husband and I met in Portland on Mt. Hood (on Palmer Glacier, and now my married last name is Palmer- weird!) We fell in love on Mount Hood, and then I went back to LA and he stayed in PDX. I made him a DVD of photos from our time in Portland to the song “Such Great Heights.” It became our song, and we danced to it at our wedding 2 years later. It would be very special for us to attend this concert, plus we have a toddler so a parent’s night out is very rare and very, very exciting :)

  55. Amanda May 26, 2011 at 11:06 pm #

    I would love to go because Iron & Wine is awesome!! And I don’t know The Head and The Heart, but they sound cool.

  56. Rand May 26, 2011 at 11:14 pm #

    I would LOVE to see Iron and Wine live. The Head and The Heart are great too- So it sounds like it will be an awesome show!!

  57. Anna May 26, 2011 at 11:54 pm #

    Stuck at home working through Monday while all my buddies are camping in Bend this weekend. Knowing I had Iron and Wine to look forward to would totally get me through the long shifts. Plus Sam is someone I’ll still be listening to when I’m 64.

  58. Shay May 26, 2011 at 11:56 pm #

    Words to live by and contemplate.

  59. erin May 27, 2011 at 12:20 am #

    This would be an amazing show to go to!

  60. Kacy May 27, 2011 at 12:40 am #

    Spine-tingling soul caressing loveliness….and to experience it live!! Yes, please!

  61. [email protected] May 27, 2011 at 12:47 am #

    i’m number 53
    on this lovely list
    so please (please) pick me
    for a fitting twist
    for it isn’t something
    i’d ordinarily do
    throwing iron and wine
    in head and heart stew

  62. Kimberly May 27, 2011 at 1:40 am #

    I would really love to see Iron & Wine, and I haven’t gotten to see a show at the Crystal in almost two years now. This would be so perfect.

  63. Benita Legarza May 27, 2011 at 6:20 am #

    I have a guest from out of town and would like to show him Portland style……Iron & Wine are one of the best….

  64. Kathy May 27, 2011 at 8:33 am #

    I too have been having a lot of wistful dreams of late. Please oh please let me enjoy this wonderful show! I could use some real enjoyment and not just dreams!

  65. Kristen C May 27, 2011 at 8:34 am #

    I want to hear Sam’s whispery voice sing to me! Would love to win these for my sweetie’s birthday.

  66. Karen May 27, 2011 at 9:08 am #

    Iron & Wine helped to soothe me through a horrible break up.

  67. Abe Ingle May 27, 2011 at 9:10 am #

    I’m a big fan and I’d love to be at the show.

  68. Kathryn May 27, 2011 at 11:09 am #

    This show sold out before I even heard about it! I am a new fan and my boyfriend has loved Iron and Wine for many years, so I would love to be able to take him… can’t think of a more romantic and sweet show to see together!

  69. birdonit May 27, 2011 at 11:58 am #

    I love both of these bands, but I hate capitalism. So my crippling state of poverty is really a form of protest. If I don’t win tickets, I’m going to see if I can get into the show by bartering with Sam for a free professional beard shave.

  70. Jennifer May 27, 2011 at 1:12 pm #

    Such Great Heights was on the cover of our wedding invitation and their version is our song. My most wonderful other half has no idea they are here. It would be the best gift ever to surprise her with tickets.

  71. Jordan May 27, 2011 at 1:33 pm #

    Wow, if I could count the reasons why I would like to win…let’s just start with “Rabbit Will Run” and Sam Beam’s beard…

  72. Braden May 27, 2011 at 1:46 pm #

    I would like to win because I don’t have plans that night. Plus I just made tres leches cake and would share.

  73. Roya May 27, 2011 at 1:50 pm #

    I would love to see Iron & Wine because Sam Beam has been there for me through many pivotal moments in my life.

    From my first love to high school prom to the first day of college, Iron & Wine has been there for me.

    Fast forward to now…I just graduated from the University of Portland, I just turned 22, and I am getting my very first apartment downtown.

    I would love to see Iron & Wine for the first time live to mark these pivotal changes in my life! It would be so wonderful!

  74. Jon May 27, 2011 at 4:10 pm #

    I would like to win, but I don’t have any good reason why I should. I’m spoiled.

  75. Troy May 27, 2011 at 4:58 pm #

    Here I sit to write a comment.
    It’s not just me that wants tix to the concert.

    Woe are we that shell out the dough
    To see iron and wine, dohhhhhhh!!!!

  76. Ian May 27, 2011 at 7:30 pm #

    Iron and wine are my idea of a good time. Darn, that doesnt rhyme.oh well.

  77. Chris Thielen May 27, 2011 at 9:31 pm #

    Would so LOVE to take my wife to this! I have appreciated Iron and Wine for eight years…beautiful music.

  78. jac May 28, 2011 at 1:52 pm #

    sam and his music are magical. that’s why i want to go.

  79. Ryan May 28, 2011 at 6:22 pm #

    I Am Very Poor
    Iron & Wine Would Be Nice
    Free Tickets Are Sweeeeeet

  80. Amity May 29, 2011 at 10:24 am #

    Please pick me.

    He is my favorite and I have never seen him live.

    This would make me so, so happy.

  81. Leonard May 29, 2011 at 10:28 am #

    Would enjoy this show

  82. Amber May 29, 2011 at 11:52 am #

    I love Iron and Wine AND have recently become a big fan of The Head and The Heart, their sound is fantastic! (Pick me, please.)

  83. s. marie May 29, 2011 at 11:55 am #

    because i would be the coolest step mom ever to take my step daughter to the show, even cooler if i gave her and her friend the tickets but of course i would i have to drive them and then wait and… since i have all the albums, and really enjoy the music i might just settle for being cool vs cooler.

  84. Heather May 29, 2011 at 12:30 pm #

    need it, need it, need it!

  85. Anthony May 29, 2011 at 3:48 pm #

    Because I listened to a darn song of his a while back and I could never find it again.

  86. Iris May 29, 2011 at 7:05 pm #

    would love love love to see Iron and Wine Live!

  87. Jamie May 30, 2011 at 12:33 am #

    I have NEVER been in town when Iron & Wine comes to town. It’s ridiculous! I don’t know how I missed out on buying these tickets before they sold out but I would TRUELY love to go

  88. Jen May 30, 2011 at 12:27 pm #

    I have not been to a show in ages for financial reasons and the thought of seeing Iron and Wine is almost enough to make up for not getting to Sasquatch.

  89. Sarah May 30, 2011 at 12:44 pm #

    good stuff – even better if I could win tickets and go. ;)

  90. Lisa May 30, 2011 at 3:38 pm #

    Is it too late?!?! I would love to go and see this live event. I have not seen anything like this since moving to PDX! THANKS

  91. james May 30, 2011 at 6:43 pm #

    Hello Nathalie! My email will not go through to you. Please send another email so I can give you my name for the guest list. Please and thank you! I also sent Julian a message on FB with the name for the guest list. Thanks so much, I’m so excited!!!!

  92. Cassi N. May 4, 2012 at 12:19 pm #

    A chance to see two great bands at the Crystal!?! Um, yes please.

  93. Dani May 27, 2012 at 1:39 pm #

    I have been living in L.A for the last year. I just flew back/moved into PTown LAST night and am in love all over again. AND so what do I do to celebrate? Look up concerts from my favorite venues and artists. Going to this concert would be the PERFECT welcome home present, and the perfect way to dig back into my Portland roots. Please make my day and my recent move that much more special :) I LOVE PDX and I LOVE MUSIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  94. Dani May 27, 2012 at 1:41 pm #

    Opps! this was from 2011…..I feel dumb……

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