Win Tickets ($79): The Psychedelic Furs / The Church @ Revolution Hall | Rock, Alternative

We are giving away a pair of tickets to The Psychedelic Furs / The Church @ Revolution Hall on July 26. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, July 25.


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The Psychedelic Furs _ The ChurchThe Psychedelic Furs / The Church
July 26, 2016
Doors 7 p.m., Show 8 p.m. | $39.50 | Minors OK w/ Guardian

Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR

If you were to dissect the today’s alternative rock music, you’ll find that much of it pays homage to The Psychedelic Furs. Led by vocalist and songwriter Richard Butler, and his bass-wielding brother Tim, the Furs scored major hits with “Love My Way,” “Pretty In Pink,” “Heaven,” “The Ghost In You,” and “Heartbreak Beat” in all releasing seven studio albums, spawning several compilations, a boxed set, and a live concert DVD.

Born out of the post-punk UK rock scene, the Furs quickly developed as one of the premiere bands on US College and Modern Rock radio scoring a multitude of #1 singles. With the advent of MTV in the early 80’s the band took off into the stratosphere, and when John Hughes’ approached the band with his film built around the Furs’ song “Pretty In Pink”, the band’s legacy was cemented.

After a brief hiatus in the 90’s, and a side project called “Love Spit Love”, the band regrouped at the dawn of the new millennium.

The Psychedelic Furs touring lineup remains Richard Butler (vocals), Tim Butler (bass), Rich Good (guitar), Mars Williams (saxophone), Amanda Kramer (keyboards), and Paul Garisto (drums).

The Church
IT’S A UNIQUE BAND that finds itself cherished as a bona fide legend in the ARIA Hall of Fame while remaining a virtual enigma to the world that knows its name. But maybe that’s no more remarkable than the mystery that continues to unfold within its own ranks.

The church’s accidental signature tune, Under The Milky Way, is like a lighthouse on the brink of a continent forever to be discovered: 25 albums over 35 years and countless diversions that have almost destroyed them a dozen times, yet always reaffirm a mutual commitment to an uncompromising and unparalleled act of creation.

At this stage of the journey, FURTHER/ DEEPER seems both unimaginable and the only option on their endless quest from chaos to resolution. It’s an album of breathtaking new vistas and intense emotions, of sinister black caskets and gorgeous caverns of light, a work born of immense struggle and effortless expression.

“The magic started on day one,” says singer and bass player Steve Kilbey. “Someone strummed a chord or struck a drum or plucked a note and we were off. We wrote and recorded like demons and it was inspiring to feel every member using all his resources in the service of this record.”

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45 Responses to Win Tickets ($79): The Psychedelic Furs / The Church @ Revolution Hall | Rock, Alternative

  1. Teresa J July 18, 2016 at 6:33 pm #

    Great line up!

  2. Angela July 18, 2016 at 7:15 pm #

    This looks like a great show! And a rad opportunity for me and a new date :)

  3. Molli Vandehey July 18, 2016 at 8:20 pm #

    what a neat looking show!

  4. Joseph Keebler July 19, 2016 at 2:10 am #

    Definitely a bucket list show! Would love to be in attendance!

  5. Nancy July 19, 2016 at 9:56 am #

    Looks like an awesome show to see, I’ll go if you pick me!

  6. Jessica July 19, 2016 at 10:54 am #

    I saw them a few years ago and it was a great show. Would love to see them again.

  7. Rick July 19, 2016 at 12:24 pm #

    Great bands! Even better at Revolution Hall.

  8. Chris July 19, 2016 at 12:27 pm #

    I am the pink man.

  9. Anna July 19, 2016 at 12:28 pm #

    Two of my fave bands!

  10. Kim July 19, 2016 at 12:30 pm #


  11. Solar July 19, 2016 at 12:31 pm #

    Ah, this would be amazing! My millennial boyfriend always laughs that I sing every time an 80’s song comes on the radio. I tell him he’s lucky to have a personal selector who filters out all the crap. He agrees. However, I will not ever filter out The Psychedelic Furs and The Church and he needs to understand why. Thank you for helping to educate the youth by gifting us tickets…

  12. Rachel Gordon July 19, 2016 at 12:35 pm #

    Loooove the Furs. So good live.

  13. Palaiologos Palaiologou July 19, 2016 at 12:48 pm #

    Lets go…

  14. Aaron July 19, 2016 at 1:05 pm #

    Always appreciate the UK musical perspective, and have not yet been to Revolution Hall!

  15. Wynand Van Emmerik July 19, 2016 at 1:07 pm #

    love the Furs! good luck everyone!

  16. Eliz July 19, 2016 at 1:18 pm #

    What fun – never been to Revolution Hall either! Looking forward to getting some live music in this summer!!!

  17. Sarah July 19, 2016 at 1:30 pm #

    Psychedelic Furs are one of my favorite bands!

  18. Brett Stewart July 19, 2016 at 2:05 pm #

    Pick me!!!

  19. jamey billig July 19, 2016 at 2:30 pm #

    Yay! The 80s!

  20. Brett A. July 19, 2016 at 2:38 pm #

    Fur is murder!

  21. Dave G. July 19, 2016 at 2:55 pm #

    Please help me worship at The Church of Psychedelic Furs!

  22. kris July 19, 2016 at 2:56 pm #

    Neon shades

  23. Amanda July 19, 2016 at 4:21 pm #

    Looks like a show I want to be involved in. Pick me please :)

  24. catie July 19, 2016 at 10:13 pm #

    love my way

  25. Kris July 20, 2016 at 9:29 am #

    This would be great and an awesome memory!

  26. Ruth July 20, 2016 at 10:24 am #

    We haven’t seen a band a Revolution hall yet, these bands would be a great “first concert”

  27. David July 20, 2016 at 1:16 pm #

    Would love a chance to see these legends.

  28. Beth July 20, 2016 at 1:42 pm #

    It would be a dream come true to see both of these bands live, and at such a great venue! I’m a new wave/80s fan and would love to be there.

  29. Angela July 20, 2016 at 6:49 pm #

    This looks pretty ideal. I’d love to to.

  30. Lex Jimenez July 21, 2016 at 1:39 pm #

    Never seen a show here and I think the Psychedelic Furs would be a great first show! My wife and I love them and would love to see them in PDX!!

  31. Erin Harty July 21, 2016 at 2:13 pm #

    I didn’t know they still did shows. I remember stealing my sister’s Psychedelic Furs tapes and wearing them out.

  32. Rodger July 21, 2016 at 2:41 pm #

    Love seeing bands I haven’t seen since they first toured. The Psychedelic Furs were astounding all those years ago…would love to hear them now.

  33. Bob July 21, 2016 at 3:51 pm #

    In Heaven with the Butler boys via the Church!

  34. Kristina Buckley July 21, 2016 at 5:05 pm #

    I have fond memories of the Furs–listening to them made my middle-school self feel so cool!

  35. Cindy Behrens July 21, 2016 at 6:24 pm #

    I haven’t seen the Furs since the late 80’s.Or maybe it was the 90’s? Or early 80’s? Anyhow – it was way too long ago. Time to get myself and my friend of choice to another show. Plus I love the Revolution Hall – old school (haha).

  36. Amy July 21, 2016 at 10:37 pm #

    Ahh… Music of my youth!

  37. Chris Webb July 22, 2016 at 8:04 am #

    Love 80’s music and would love to go to this show!

  38. Mickey Jacobson July 22, 2016 at 8:52 am #

    Woud love to see both groups and it is the day before my birthday, so what a great gift this would make. Thanks!!

  39. Judy Wiebe July 22, 2016 at 9:28 am #

    I would love to take my boyfriend out for a date night! Please!

  40. Cory July 22, 2016 at 11:30 am #

    I own this!!!!!!

  41. Laura McNamara July 22, 2016 at 1:30 pm #

    Please bring back the 80s!

  42. Kaj Persson July 22, 2016 at 6:07 pm #

    Psychedelic is awesome!!!!!!!!!
    My first concert ever was in 1989 in Hamburg, Germany and it was one of the best bands that ever was. PINK FLOYD!!!! It would be cool to make my first concert ever in Portland the Psychedelic Furs.

  43. john thomas July 23, 2016 at 1:45 am #

    love the 80s

  44. Scott Ballard July 23, 2016 at 11:33 am #

    Psychedelic Furs – YES!!!

  45. Jonique Dietzen July 23, 2016 at 8:06 pm #

    I’d love to see these bands.

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