Win Tickets ($270): The Zombies @ Aladdin Theater | 50+ Years of Music, English Rock

We are giving away THREE PAIRS of tickets to The Zombies @ Aladdin Theater on August 29. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, August 26.

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The Zombies @ Aladdin TheaterThe Zombies
August 29, 2013
Doors 7 p.m.; Show 8 p.m. | $42 ADV / $45 Doors | Minors under 21 permitted w/ parent or guardian

Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave Portland, OR 97202
(503) 234-9694

The Zombies
The Zombies are now in their 51st year and are cited as being one of the most influential UK pop/rock bands of all time. Aside from the Beatles and perhaps the Beach Boys, no mid-’60s rock group wrote melodies as gorgeous as those of the Zombies. Dominated by Colin Blunstone’s breathy vocals, choral backup harmonies, and Rod Argent’s shining jazz- and classical-influenced organ and piano, the band sounded utterly unique for their era. To this day, they’re known primarily for their three big hit singles, “She’s Not There”, “Tell Her No”, and “Time of the Season”, however they have released multiple albums in recent years, both in the studio and live.

Et Tu Brucé
Et Tu Brucé are a rock and roll band from London. Blending pop, rock, folk, and country, and tying them all together with their signature harmonic sound, their music has been described as “West London meets West Coast”. Composed of Jamie White, Matthew O’Toole, and brothers Craig and Darryn Bruce, they are fast becoming the band to watch. Likened to a number of great bands, they inhabit a space on the spectrum where few others reside.

They write, perform, and produce their own records, and in doing so have collected a number of accolades from established journalists and a host of new music champions. Their music echoes from the golden age of records, crunching through the barriers and fixing itself to the future.

Formed in 2010, Et Tu Brucé have a rich reputation on the live circuit in London, headlining some of the most illustrious city venues, such as The Water Rats, Dublin Castle, The Half Moon, The Hope & Anchor, and countless more. Fixtures on national and commercial radio stations, Et Tu Brucé continue to aim for excellence.

Their first single ‘This City/Never Seen You Cry’ was championed by BBC 6 Music, BBC London & X-FM amongst many other tastemaker radio stations. With comparisons to Byrds, Beach Boys, Foo Fighters, Wilco, The Kinks and the Beta Band, and a huge army of followers, ‘Suburban Sunshine’ brings Et Tu Brucé into the elite.

In England, their triumphant debut album Suburban Sunshine, was bestowed the title of “the sound of summer” by Best of British Unsigned and remains one of the most critically lauded albums of 2012. Amongst the host of accolades for Et Tu Brucé were nominations for Best British Band by the Online Music Awards, Album of the Year by the Indie Music Digest, and Album of the Week by legendary Rolling Stone writer Jim Farber in The New York Daily News.

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41 Responses to Win Tickets ($270): The Zombies @ Aladdin Theater | 50+ Years of Music, English Rock

  1. Ed August 20, 2013 at 11:18 am #

    I would love to win tickets to see The Zombies because I feel that Colin Bluntstone is absolutely one of the best rock singers ever and “Time Of The Season” has always been one of my favorite songs.

  2. nancy August 20, 2013 at 12:00 pm #

    the zombies are so nostalgic for me. was around 10 years old when Shes Not There came out. Love that song. One of my favorites.

  3. Elizabeth August 20, 2013 at 12:56 pm #

    I’d love to win tickets. The Zombies are one of my most favorite bands. It would be amazing to get the chance to see them live!

  4. Ghassan August 20, 2013 at 1:36 pm #

    The Odyssey and the Oracle is one of the greatest albums to come out of the 60s, and its incredible that Colin still has that amazing voice. Would love to see them!

  5. Kim.e August 20, 2013 at 1:39 pm #

    I’ve never seen them before. Would love to have the chance please!

  6. Tamara Colpitts August 20, 2013 at 1:50 pm #

    This would be an amazing evening I could spend with my bff. She would just love this. Pick us

  7. Steve Colburn August 20, 2013 at 2:34 pm #

    I have friends coming to visit from California right then; I know they would love to see the Zombies. I would too! Do we have a winner? Yes, please!

  8. Neil Lefkowitz August 20, 2013 at 3:43 pm #

    My wife and I are “children of the 60s” (teenagers at the time). Both of us loved and still do love the British Invasion and have much of the music on CD, MP3, and record..

    We’ve seen many of the stars of that era live, but never have seen The Zombies. Besides it’s our wedding anniversary that week and what a great surprise present for my lovely bride. It would put a huge smile on her face and I’d be ecstatic myself.

  9. Sian August 20, 2013 at 4:24 pm #

    The ZOMBIES are coming to our town! No way, amazing!! I’d love to see them live next Thursday at the Aladdin, as I am a huge fan of psychedelic music and it would be a trip down memory lane.

  10. Ryan August 20, 2013 at 7:24 pm #

    my girlfriend would be sad if she’s not there. zing

  11. Christina August 21, 2013 at 9:07 am #

    Someone once asked me, “Where would you go if you could travel anywhere in time?” And my response was, “To England in 1968 so I could see The Zombies live in concert.”

    In the ever-disputed question of “Beatles or Stones?” my answer is The Zombies, hands-down, wholeheartedly. They have always been my favorite band.

    I am heartbroken to say that I will be leaving the beautiful city of Portland Oregon on September 1st, so this would be a great memory to have before my departure.

    Thank you for your consideration.

  12. ka2loo August 21, 2013 at 6:36 pm #

    this would be great..i love the zombies.

  13. Gnarly (aka Justin B.) August 21, 2013 at 9:11 pm #

    My friend Tony told me about this concert. It would be fun to join him there!

  14. David August 22, 2013 at 1:33 am #

    Yes!!! Would love this! I’ve always wanted to hear them live!

  15. Rachel Stokes August 22, 2013 at 4:22 am #

    I’m a fan of all music, but The Zombies have been on my “list to see” for a long time.
    I would love the opportunity….

  16. Jimi Clarke August 22, 2013 at 12:53 pm #

    I thought they were dead.
    Just kidding, I want to see the real Zombies!

  17. Cory August 22, 2013 at 2:18 pm #

    They are a fantastic band!!!

  18. Carolyn August 22, 2013 at 2:20 pm #

    I would love to be able to see the creators of one of the best albums of all time live!

  19. Jeni Aubrey August 22, 2013 at 2:24 pm #

    The Zombies! Really! In our very own home town!
    I haved loved their music since I was a little kid!
    That said, my hubby and I would love to be able to
    tell our friends that, yes, Zombies are REAL…
    and we’re going to see them!!

  20. Bill Stewart August 22, 2013 at 2:35 pm #

    Hell Yeah!

  21. KEL BEL August 22, 2013 at 3:15 pm #


    One of my all time favs. Would love love love to get in for free (as I have no money. EVER.)

  22. Beth August 22, 2013 at 3:22 pm #

    The Zombies rule! I remember first hearing them on the oldies station back when I was a kid. So good! I could check off a bucket list item if I got to see them live!

  23. Sandra Leek August 22, 2013 at 3:22 pm #

    The Zombies.
    On My Bucket List.
    Let Me Die Happy.
    Pick Me! Pick Me!!

  24. Dave G. August 22, 2013 at 3:34 pm #

    aaaaaahh…. now this is a band I can relate too. These guys rarely have toured in many years, but still got the chops. This show would go perfect with a nostalgia hound like me!

  25. Scott August 22, 2013 at 3:34 pm #

    This Will Be Our Year was the first song on the first mixed tape I ever made in 5th grade! Love The Zombies!!!

  26. Charlie August 22, 2013 at 4:01 pm #

    I guess it’s true… Everything old is new again.

    Who’d have thought that The Zombies would still be rocking 50 years after they began and would be around to experience the whole pop culture ‘zombie’ revival thing.

    Makes me wonder if the Rolling Stones might still be with us to witness a resurgence in ‘stoning’ if a certain religious culture were to be allowed to practice its barbaric teachings.

  27. Phil August 22, 2013 at 4:46 pm #

    I’d really like to go see these guys.

  28. d@Ve August 22, 2013 at 5:05 pm #

    sounds like a need a lesson in music history, as i’ve never even listened to the odessey and the oracle…though i am listening now, and must say, sign me up, if Care of Cell 44 is any indication of its ‘classic’ status!

  29. Peter McGovern August 22, 2013 at 5:09 pm #

    1. My birthday is coming up, this would be a great birthday present.
    2. The Zombies sung one of the best versions of “Summertime” ever. It’s summertime now and I would love to hear them sing that song in person.
    3. My wife has never seen them or barely knows who they are. Seeing them would be a revelation for her.
    4. It’s the time of the season,
    When love runs high
    In this time, give it to me easy
    And please let me win these tickets!
    5. The Aladdin theatre is my favorite Portland venue for live music!

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  31. mike aiona August 23, 2013 at 8:02 am #

    what a way back event this would be. I remember the 45s when they were released. Amazing how they keep on going. Good voices last, esp ones not abused. I am sure it will be a wonderful evening

  32. Leonard August 23, 2013 at 10:24 pm #

    Time of the Zombies!

  33. rebecca August 24, 2013 at 8:10 am #

    Would love to seethe Zombies live. I have loved and enjoyed their music my whole life. One of the true greats!

  34. Claire August 24, 2013 at 1:56 pm #

    I have the best memories attached to their songs.

    Back when you had to use a radio alarm clock, our local radio station used to play all their songs. Such a great way to start your day.

    The week they come to Portland is teacher inservice week. As a special education teacher, I look forward to reconnecting with my students but try to enjoy a fond farewell to another glorious Portland summer. This will make for a perfect cap.

  35. Destry Brown August 24, 2013 at 3:18 pm #

    Would love to win this for an awesome night out withe wifey!

  36. Dana Wales August 24, 2013 at 3:20 pm #

    Oh I would love tickets for ths we would have so much fun!

  37. Kelly Northway August 24, 2013 at 8:18 pm #

    I love the Zombies and adore so many of their songs. They are on my top 5 list when it comes to bands from the 60’s. I would be thrilled to see them live!

  38. Vinnie August 25, 2013 at 1:19 pm #

    I love the Zombies! and would love to go see them play!

  39. Zach August 25, 2013 at 9:35 pm #

    The Timbers lost to the Sounders and I need SOMETHING to make me happy again

  40. Becca August 26, 2013 at 8:35 am #

    I love The Zombies and my boyfriend has never heard of them, so I want to take him to see them!

  41. P August 27, 2013 at 6:07 pm #

    This is my last weekend in Portland after two wonderful months here and I want to fill my last week with as many great Portland experiences as possible. Seeing The Zombies would be the best end to a fantastic summer before l head back to rainy Europe!

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