Win Tickets ($70): The Waterboys @ Aladdin Theater | Portland Memorial Day Weekend, Celtic Folk Music, Rock ‘n’ Roll, w/ Connor Kennedy

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The Waterboys @ Aladdin TheaterThe Waterboys
May 22, 2015
Doors 7 p.m., Show 8 p.m. | $35 | Minors OK w/ Guardian

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

Behind their first LP of original songs in eight years ‘Modern Blues,’ The Waterboys have confirmed an extensive US tour. Waterboys founder/frontman Mike Scott will be joined on all dates by the same musicians who played on the record including legendary Muscle Shoals bassist David Hood (in his first tour since playing with Traffic in 1972), soul deep Texas guitarist Zach Ernst (Black Joe Lewis, The Relatives), drummer Ralph Salmins (Van Morrison), longtime Waterboys fiddler Steve Wickham, and Memphis keyboardist “Brother” Paul Brown. The bands’ show last week in London drew 5-star reviews from The Daily Mail (“the sound was big, warm, and accomplished”) and The Times (“sensational…an heroic performance”).

‘Modern Blues’ is out in the US April 7th via Harlequin and Clown/Kobalt. Check out this video of The Waterboys performing album standout “November Tale” live:

‘Modern Blues’ was released in the UK in January to raves. The Telegraph deemed it “rapture inducing” and MOJO gave it 4-stars, calling it “the best Waterboys record since 1988’s ‘Fisherman’s Blues.’”

Connor Kennedy is a singing writer of songs, a multi-instrumentalist and future cynic. He has traveled to Middle America, down the East Coast, into Canada, and spent a few minutes in Honduras; however, most of his time is spent in New York’s Catskill Mountains, where he likes to call home.

Born in northern New Jersey and raised in the quaint blue-collar town of Saugerties, NY; Kennedy spent his childhood years collecting classic movie monster memorabilia and cultivating an obsession with twentieth century pop culture.

From the ages of 14-18, he considered himself a professional musician.

After relocating to Woodstock, NY in his late teens; Connor began work on his first record, a collection of songs written over the course of several years of his adolescence. ‘Nothing Lasts : Nothing’s Over’ was released in 2013.

In the time since, his ability as a songwriter has strengthened and he continues allocating subjective inspiration on a daily basis for the purpose of broadening his body of work.


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16 Responses to Win Tickets ($70): The Waterboys @ Aladdin Theater | Portland Memorial Day Weekend, Celtic Folk Music, Rock ‘n’ Roll, w/ Connor Kennedy

  1. Alan Miles May 19, 2015 at 7:57 pm #

    Big fan and I have always wanted to check out the Alladin.

  2. Nancy May 19, 2015 at 8:14 pm #

    I loved the documentary on Muscle Shoals. It wood be awesome to see one of those legendary musicians perform in person.

  3. Rebekah May 20, 2015 at 3:44 pm #

    My partner is a big fan of The Waterboys and turned me on to them recently after we watched the Muscle Shoals documentary. We’re planning a date night for Friday and I’d LOVE to surprise him with tickets! Please hook us up!

  4. Camille May 20, 2015 at 4:18 pm #

    I haven’t seen the Waterboy’s live since the 90’s…

  5. Kim May 21, 2015 at 7:18 am #

    Whose life wouldn’t be made richer and more outrageously awesome if given the opportunity to be in the same room as The Waterboys? Tell me, whose?

  6. Scott Worthington May 21, 2015 at 3:21 pm #

    I would love to see the Waterboys again, thanks for the opportunity.

  7. Marty Anderson May 21, 2015 at 3:38 pm #

    Love the Waterboys!

  8. Kristy Alberty May 21, 2015 at 4:00 pm #

    My BF knew these guys from back in the day!

    Which is pretty cool. And also not saying much because he lives and breathes music. Still.
    It would make for an amazing evening to enjoy The Waterboys at the Aladdin, which is our favorite venue for a concert.

    Because–we’re old. Yeah, I said it! We’re old and we’re sick of standing for hours on concrete floors.
    Give me comfort and give me my awesome tunes!

    Hope you hear from you. :) Peace!

  9. TomP May 21, 2015 at 5:03 pm #

    This will be great!

  10. Jane Swanson May 21, 2015 at 6:09 pm #

    I’ve been a fan for over 30 years. Does that make me worthy? xox

  11. stacy May 21, 2015 at 6:25 pm #

    It has been ONE OF THOSE WEEKS and all I want is a sweet sweet Friday with some good music and beer to help me forget about the week and welcome the long weekend!

  12. Dave G. May 21, 2015 at 8:45 pm #

    I’ll try my fortunes!

  13. Emily May 21, 2015 at 9:44 pm #

    Sounds like a blast!

  14. steve May 22, 2015 at 7:46 am #

    i love the Waterboys!

  15. Elizabeth lee May 22, 2015 at 3:04 pm #

    Can I go to the gig,

  16. Roger Ramjett May 22, 2015 at 3:06 pm #

    I love water & love to drink water, bring on the water boyz

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