Win Tickets ($40): David Cook @ Dante’s | w/ Geoff Byrd, Pop Rock

We are giving away a pair of tickets to David Cook @ Dante’s on May 25. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, May 23.



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From our sponsors:
David CookMike Thrasher Presents:
DAVID COOK
Geoff Byrd

May 25, 2016
Doors 8 p.m., 9 p.m. Show | $20 | 21+
More info: cascadetickets.com

Dante’s
350 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209
(503) 226-6630

After fronting a Kansas City-based bar band for 10 years David Cook accompanied his younger brother Andrew to auditions for American Idol, auditioned himself on a whim and wound up winning the competition in 2008. Released later that year, his self-titled major label debut album sold 1.5 million copies, and though the follow-up, 2011’s This Loud Morning, debuted in the Top 10, he wound up as an indie artist once again. As one door closed, another opened, and Cook forged a new career as a songwriter after moving to Nashville in 2012, but he continued to tour as well, as his personal songbook grew thicker. In 2014, he began the process that led to the recording of Digital Vein.

When David Cook moved to Nashville in 2012, the expectation was that this singer-songwriter from the Heartland would emphasize the rootsy side of his sensibility, and sure enough, he had immediate success co-writing country tunes, including the Top 20 single “Kiss You Tonight” for David Nail in 2014. But his new album Digital Vein (released last year) is something else entirely, with Cook’s powerful voice and dynamic guitar work knifing through vibrant soundscapes that boldly juxtapose man-made grooves and electronic textures.

“Everybody goes through experiences of love and loss, and I’m no different,” says Cook. “In that regard, it’s natural to pull from that database for inspiration. But what I enjoyed the most was pulling from outside sources, like reading a newspaper article or seeing a painting that just hits a nerve. There are songs on this record that have to do with subject matter that I’ve never personally experienced, but things that have inspired me all the same. When I pay attention to the peripherals, it leads to records like this one.”

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17 Responses to Win Tickets ($40): David Cook @ Dante’s | w/ Geoff Byrd, Pop Rock

  1. Ani Fielden May 17, 2016 at 4:15 pm #

    Would love to see David Cook with mi esposo!

  2. Emily May 17, 2016 at 6:36 pm #

    I’d love to win!

  3. Carolann Hynes May 18, 2016 at 3:12 am #

    To continue to support Dave,Andy,Daniel,Adam,Rob,Nick,James,and Bobby Lee as they not only put out phenomenal music that touches your soul but continue to demonstrate how a live show should be done. And also as a thank you for the ongoing commitment they have made to our troops. As a military kid growing up I can’t tell you how appreciated this is in words.

  4. 503geek May 18, 2016 at 11:00 am #

    Interesting… never heard of him or been to this venue but there is a first time for everything… via free tickets.

  5. Gianna May 18, 2016 at 2:11 pm #

    Hello! What a wonderful opportunity! My mother is a tremendous David Cook fan but has yet to see him live. Ever since his appearance and victory on American Idol, she’s shed tears over how touching much of his solo music is (“Avalanche” is a song that comes to mind) as well as his older stuff from the Axium days. Mom doesn’t get the opportunity to go out much, so I’d want to take her to see David in any way I possibly can.
    Thank you deeply for this opportunity.

  6. Gianna May 18, 2016 at 2:15 pm #

    Hello! What a wonderful opportunity! My mother is a tremendous David Cook fan but has yet to see him live. Ever since his appearance and victory on American Idol, she’s shed tears over how touching much of his solo music is (“Avalanche” is a song that comes to mind) as well as his older stuff from the Axium days. Mom doesn’t get the opportunity to go out much, so I’d want to take her to see David in any way I possibly can.
    Thank you deeply for this opportunity.

  7. Adam May 18, 2016 at 5:30 pm #

    David oh yes please, I would love to get to see him live.

  8. Brittanie McGurk May 18, 2016 at 11:24 pm #

    This sounds fun!

  9. Kathy L. Rankin May 19, 2016 at 11:21 am #

    Id Like to see any one playing music but this would be cool so I can say I met two people on American Idol! My husband and I are hoping to win tickets to something soon!

  10. Molli Vandehey May 19, 2016 at 12:35 pm #

    ive never actually heard of him before because i dont follow tv but i just googled him and it looks like a greeat show!

  11. Jennifer Sturgis May 19, 2016 at 1:54 pm #

    He has been one of my favorite singers since his Idol Days! gone to see him every time he has been in Portland since the Idol tour! Would love to be at this one too!

  12. Johanna Lovell May 19, 2016 at 3:19 pm #

    Sign me up!

  13. Julie May 19, 2016 at 5:21 pm #

    I loved David Cook on American Idol, but have not seen him since. I would love to hear his new music at Dante’s!

  14. Ed May 20, 2016 at 8:26 am #

    Huge Geoff Byrd fan, David Cook would be great as well!

  15. Perry May 21, 2016 at 5:24 pm #

    Let’s get it on

  16. Jill May 22, 2016 at 3:56 am #

    Huge DC fan!! Been a massive supporter since day one, traveled all over the country for him, and have a whole new concert family as a result! Haven’t seen him in a few years due to finances–not to mention he hasn’t been to PDX in years!–so I’m dying to see the guy live again! Love him to pieces and would love to be able to see him with a friend who never has without breaking the budget. :)

  17. Ellen Martin May 22, 2016 at 12:56 pm #

    Please! I’d love to see this show!

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