Win Tickets ($70): Echo & The Bunnymen @ Crystal Ballroom | 80s New-Wave Legends

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Echo and the Bunnymen @ Crystal Ballroom on September 25. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, September 19.


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September 25, 2016
7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show | $30 ADV, $35 Doors | All Ages
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Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209

“’80s new-wave legends Echo And The Bunnymen are still making grand, sweeping, dramatic anthems, and they’ve got an album full of them called Meteorites” Stereogum

April 22, 2014 Santa Monica, CA: Legendary Liverpool band Echo & the Bunnymen are announcing their return to the U.S. for a tour in support of their 12th studio album and first since 2009, Meteorites. The first leg of the tour begins August 1st in Los Angeles at the historic Orpheum Theatre. Confirmed dates listed below. Tickets go on sale on Friday, April 25th. Produced by Youth (Killing Joke, The Verve), Meteorites contains ten hand-picked new songs written by founder Ian McCulloch and performed by Bunnymen stalwarts Mc Culloch and Will Sergeant along with Gordy Goudie (guitar) and Stephen Brannan (bass). The Bunnymen are releasing two singles-“Holy Moses” in the U.S. and “Lovers on the Run” in the UK. Described by Ian McCulloch as the worthy successor to Crocodiles, Heaven Up Here, Porcupine and Ocean Rain, Meteorites will be release in the UK on May 26th and the U.S. on June 3rd.

Formed in 1978, the Bunnymen have been a vital force in the indie rock world for over 36 years having won over millions of obsessive music fans worldwide and indelibly influenced countless bands with their signature sound-from the Flaming Lips to Coldplay to Pavement. Meteorites is a key addition to their repertoire. It’s an intimate song cycle written by Ian McCulloch performed by the band with a renewed sense of purpose showcasing all of their unmistakable musical hallmarks while taking them to a new level.

Says McCulloch: “For me, this is a whole new approach. It’s more edgy than anything I’ve ever done. I’m dealing with something on this record I didn’t want to deal with for a long time.”

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100 Responses to Win Tickets ($70): Echo & The Bunnymen @ Crystal Ballroom | 80s New-Wave Legends

  1. Dana August 30, 2016 at 3:37 pm #

    I’d love to see Echo & the Bunnymen because I’ve never seen them before!

  2. Michael August 30, 2016 at 5:03 pm #

    Echo & The Bunneymen are one of my favorite 80’s bands. They are right up there with Devo & Missing Persons. Would love to see them live at The Crystal Ballroom with that floor bouncing.

  3. Douglas August 30, 2016 at 5:29 pm #

    I would love to see Echo & The Bunnymen because they are my favorite band and I am poor and sad.

  4. Scott August 30, 2016 at 7:11 pm #

    I’d love to see Echo and the Bunnymen because they were the first group I ever saw live and I went because my best friend said I’d love them. He was right and I have been a fan ever since. This same friend friend is flying from SLC to see the concert with me and I could pay him back (since he took me back in 1986).

  5. ryan August 30, 2016 at 7:56 pm #


  6. Kirsten August 30, 2016 at 10:02 pm #

    Such an influential band! I shared my love of Echo and the Bunnymen with my son when he was growing up & would love to be able to experience seeing them live with him now !

  7. CG August 31, 2016 at 10:35 am #

    I would love to see these guys! New stuff, old stuff- it’s all good stuffs!!

  8. Mike August 31, 2016 at 10:39 am #

    I have never seen Echo & The Bunnymen and to be able to see them at The Crystal Ballroom would just Rule!

  9. Mercedes August 31, 2016 at 11:25 am #

    I’ve been a fan of Echo & The Bunnymen pretty much my whole life – my mom was a big fan and I came of age listening to them in the house. I’d love to see them live, especially at The Crystal Ballroom!

  10. Jill Travis August 31, 2016 at 1:46 pm #

    I wanna win!

  11. Paul August 31, 2016 at 1:55 pm #

    I absolutely LOVE Echo and The Bunnymen!
    Never had a chance to see them live and would absolutely love it!

  12. Perry Waring August 31, 2016 at 4:31 pm #

    Need to see The Bunnymen with my love! We are the biggest fans and want a night out!

  13. Caroline Lopez August 31, 2016 at 10:36 pm #

    My husband and I would love to see Echo & The Bunnymen! Ian McColloch’s lyrics from “Silver” are on the front of our wedding invitations from 1997. They are one of our all time favorite bands!!!

  14. Teresa del Valle August 31, 2016 at 11:34 pm #

    I want to see them. They have the best band name ever and I want a shirt. Also good music but best band name!

  15. john thomas September 1, 2016 at 6:04 am #

    love those guys!

  16. Clint Nicholson September 1, 2016 at 10:10 am #

    Ocean Rain is one of my all time favorite Albums and Killing Moon was the first song I learned on the Guitar. And I’ve never seen them live before!

  17. James Belcher September 1, 2016 at 2:42 pm #

    Would love to hear Killing Moon live.

  18. Doug September 1, 2016 at 2:45 pm #

    Last time they were here, they were sorta disappointing. Pick me and I’ll let you know if they rise above. :)

  19. Michael Pendlebury September 1, 2016 at 2:49 pm #

    I went to Liverpool for the very first time last year as I love the music that has come from that city! I’d be excited to win tickets because I know from experience that Echo & The Bunnymen are a great live band (kind of edgy and unpredictable – you never know what you’re going to get!) and it would continue my Liverpool connection (LOVE that city!).

  20. Mario Martínez September 1, 2016 at 2:56 pm #

    This would be so cool! Please, take me there! :D

  21. CHRIS MILLER September 1, 2016 at 3:11 pm #

    Lips Like Sugar – I sang this song to my wife, before we got married

  22. Angela September 1, 2016 at 4:26 pm #

    Love it! Great music and great venue!

  23. Lauri September 1, 2016 at 5:32 pm #

    I would love to give these tickets to a co-worker who loves E&BM. He loves all of this genre. He was recently ill so this would be a great “glad you’re better” gift.

  24. Shaun Peace September 1, 2016 at 6:22 pm #

    I love Echo and the Bunnymen. Id love to see what Will Sergeant does live. He’s a wizard on the guitar!

  25. Stella September 1, 2016 at 6:33 pm #

    Bedbugs and Ballyhoo.
    My future husband and I were at a show a million years ago. We hadn’t met yet. But we still talk about that show and how our little Universe was working in cahoots for us to meet. And what a great show it was! We have seen them several times over the years and it Would be a blast to see them!

    PS- the new album is awesome, too!

  26. Robert G September 1, 2016 at 7:01 pm #

    It would be a dream to see Echo and the Bunnymen!!!!

  27. Cary R September 1, 2016 at 7:18 pm #

    Have listened to these folks forever, would be great to see them!

  28. Judy September 2, 2016 at 12:18 pm #

    The 80’s music is one of my favorites! I’d love to see them perform!

  29. Dave G. September 2, 2016 at 1:07 pm #

    Fulfill a lifelong dream of mine please!!

  30. Ryan September 2, 2016 at 2:20 pm #

    Great band at a cool venue- this would be awesome.

  31. Melissa Stouffer September 2, 2016 at 2:22 pm #

    I can’t wait to dance my butt off!

  32. Erica September 2, 2016 at 5:06 pm #

    The music of my teenagehood!!!

  33. Trish September 2, 2016 at 8:36 pm #

    Nothing lasts forever except Echo & The Bunnymen!

  34. panda September 3, 2016 at 5:27 pm #

    do it clean!

  35. catie September 3, 2016 at 5:28 pm #

    make my Donnie Darko dreams come true!

  36. Simone September 4, 2016 at 9:04 am #

    It’s all in the name, I’ve learned this from personal experience; Well, personal failure.

  37. Sandra Goetz September 4, 2016 at 4:30 pm #

    Love those eighties

  38. molli vandehey September 5, 2016 at 2:50 pm #

    somehow i have never heard of them before but i just looked them up and this looks like a GREAT show!

  39. Brion Kidder September 6, 2016 at 11:34 am #

    I love Echo & The Bunnymen, and am eager to hear their new releases. This is the only band I have never skipped a song on my iPod. I never get tired of their unique lyrics and unique sound. Love this band.

  40. Greg September 6, 2016 at 11:52 am #

    Pick me this would really add to a special weekend

  41. The Strangeness of People September 6, 2016 at 12:16 pm #

    What?!? I’m down for a session of these moody sounds of my youth.

  42. Brooke M Johnson September 6, 2016 at 12:24 pm #

    I would DIE if I got to see Echo! I need a break from cleaning dirty bottoms and educating about how to give enemas. I will love Pipeline for.ever!

  43. Bob September 6, 2016 at 12:27 pm #

    An ex named her cat Echo – always liked that cat

  44. Clay September 6, 2016 at 12:36 pm #

    I would absolutely love to go to this! I just turned 43, so that’s reason alone for me to win these tickets! Love me some Echo.

  45. Lynn S September 6, 2016 at 12:40 pm #

    I love 80’s music. Especially Echo and the Bunnyman! ;-)

  46. Jill Travis September 6, 2016 at 3:04 pm #

    I wanna feel 25 years younger, just for one night.

  47. Verena Coury September 6, 2016 at 3:36 pm #

    Such a great band of the true New Wave Era I was part off growing up in Europe. I would SO LOVE TO see them perform live. There music takes me back to a part of my youth when everything was possible…I want to feel that way again!

  48. C.S. September 6, 2016 at 8:32 pm #

    I still listen to them! Love streaming music… Hope to win

  49. Cris Solano September 6, 2016 at 8:33 pm #

    Really want to see them, would be a specual delight!

  50. paul September 7, 2016 at 4:23 am #

    Wow another great 80’s band that I would like to see at least once.

  51. David September 7, 2016 at 8:02 am #

    Can I relive the 80’s for 1 night?

  52. Malka Youngstein September 7, 2016 at 8:02 am #

    I never got to see them in the 80s, so seeing them now would fulfill my new wave dreams. Plus, who doesn’t want to be the oldest person in the room.

  53. John Wilson September 7, 2016 at 9:45 am #

    I want to take my wife so she won’t complain about the huge amount of their records I have.

  54. 503Geek September 7, 2016 at 2:13 pm #

    Geek out ya’ll free tickets will definitely get the word out when I start posting pics…

  55. Judy September 7, 2016 at 3:35 pm #

    My boyfriend would love this 80’s music night and we could have a much over due date nigbht!

  56. Denise Osborn September 7, 2016 at 6:37 pm #

    Ahhhhh they would be so awesome to see. I want to go so bad but I’m tuition poor and on teacher pay so I’m hoping I can win!!!

  57. Dara September 7, 2016 at 11:37 pm #

    It has been a long time since I’ve had the extra money to go see a show and I would love to see them! I work hard and I love music, it would be a very special treat to be able to do something like this.

  58. Ryan September 7, 2016 at 11:57 pm #

    I’d gladly check this out

  59. Christina September 8, 2016 at 4:06 pm #

    My partner had the ultimate Bunnymen hairdo as a kid. His head is going to explode from excitement!

  60. Tenley Erickson September 8, 2016 at 4:12 pm #

    This brings back great teen memories! Would love to take my husband, we are big fans! ♥

  61. Paul September 8, 2016 at 8:04 pm #

    Lips Like Sugar is one of my favorite songs!

  62. Andy September 8, 2016 at 10:50 pm #

    Get your 80s on!

  63. john thomas September 9, 2016 at 12:12 am #

    80s music is the best

  64. Jessica Fadness September 9, 2016 at 6:54 pm #

    Pick me me mee meee…get it, it’s an echo.

  65. Chelsea S September 10, 2016 at 10:21 pm #

    They have one of my favorite songs on one of my favorite soundtracks

  66. Marlena Hatchel September 11, 2016 at 12:06 pm #

    Echo and the Bunnymen have been such an inspiration to me since I discovered them when I was much younger. If I won tickets I would dress head to toe in New Wave style and live like it’s the 80’s again. I can’t afford tickets rught now because I’m trying to save money to go back to school to get my CNA license and to fund my makeup art small buisness.

  67. Jenny Jo September 12, 2016 at 10:23 am #

    Wonderful, wonderful! My partner and I would love to get tickets for this!

  68. April Cheri September 13, 2016 at 1:00 pm #

    Awesome band, would love to see them.

  69. Wynand September 13, 2016 at 1:15 pm #

    This is the one band I always seem to miss I would love to see them finally and at the Crystal what a bonus!

  70. Doug September 13, 2016 at 1:22 pm #

    love me some echo and the bunnymen! pick me!

  71. Dave September 13, 2016 at 2:07 pm #

    Kisses like sugar!

  72. Maggie Brees September 14, 2016 at 2:16 am #

    Yessss give me edgy hipsters plz thx k bi :D

  73. Maxamillion September 14, 2016 at 9:02 am #

    Hoping they play something off Heaven Up Here!

  74. Judy September 14, 2016 at 6:21 pm #

    My boyfriend would go wild if I took him to the Crystal Ballroom to hear their 80’s music! Boy, would I make some points!

  75. Brian September 15, 2016 at 7:02 am #

    Echo and the Bunnymen is a Band not to miss.

  76. molli vandehey September 15, 2016 at 10:50 am #

    i freaking love these guys! have not ever seen them in person!

  77. Tristina Furgison September 15, 2016 at 10:51 am #

    I’ll work hard on being dark and brooding, and I’ll start grooming to pull off the best throwback new wave hairstyle. I’d love these tickets!

  78. angie September 15, 2016 at 2:53 pm #

    Me Me!!!

  79. Shawn September 15, 2016 at 2:57 pm #

    Send this 80’s baby to a great concert ‼️

  80. Michelle Blake September 15, 2016 at 3:04 pm #

    Class of 1988!!

  81. Michael Lee Howard September 15, 2016 at 3:35 pm #

    Yes please!!!

  82. Kimi September 15, 2016 at 4:13 pm #

    Bring on the dancing horses!

  83. Andy Durrenberger September 15, 2016 at 5:02 pm #

    Leave it!

  84. Ruth September 15, 2016 at 5:02 pm #

    this will be a great show!

  85. Christy September 15, 2016 at 8:56 pm #

    My husband & I grew up on Echo & the Bunnymen way back when & continue to be huge fans! Imagine our excitement upon finding out they are coming to The Crystal (we come from Grants Pass just for the New Wave vda at Lola’s Room every two months). We would love to have an excuse to take off from work – “we won tickets to an awesome alternative concert & won’t make it in on Monday” PLEASE SEND US!! WE ARE DESERVING!!

  86. Alan September 15, 2016 at 10:19 pm #

    Bring on the dancing horses.

  87. michelle Mathews September 16, 2016 at 9:29 am #

    Won’t you come on down to my rescue! I love Echo and the Bunnymen! Want to take my Gen X man and self to this!

  88. Shasha Andrews September 16, 2016 at 9:57 am #

    Yeah, I could handle these tickets! Thank you in advance. It will be nice to hear something reminiscent of simpler times.

  89. Shaun Peace September 16, 2016 at 2:37 pm #

    Didn’t get into E&B till the 90’s…regardless their music has been with me through some major ups and downs.
    I’d love to see them live.

  90. Angela September 16, 2016 at 10:02 pm #

    Dear Mr. Echo, please choose me!

  91. Andrew September 17, 2016 at 12:06 am #


  92. Chad S September 17, 2016 at 12:58 pm #

    I remember at 15 getting a mix tape from a punk I was acquainted with. Dead Kennedys, Minor Threat, The Cure and, of course, Echo & the Bunnymen. . . men . . men. men. So good.

  93. M.H. September 18, 2016 at 1:06 am #

    Who’s ready to dance?!?!

  94. Jessica Hiller September 18, 2016 at 1:08 am #

    If the walls of the crystal could speak!

  95. Allie September 19, 2016 at 12:04 am #

    Yessss pick me

  96. Joseph Keebler September 19, 2016 at 4:41 am #

    “Never Stop” and “Bring On The Dancing Horses” make in onto every mixtape. Here’s hoping I can catch both live!

  97. Cory September 20, 2016 at 11:11 am #

    Funny Wabbits on stage!!

  98. Dave G. September 23, 2016 at 10:54 am #

    If whoever wins doesn’t want them -I’ll take them!!!

  99. Chris P. September 24, 2016 at 1:51 am #

    Happy death men!!

  100. Lisa K Andrew September 24, 2016 at 4:22 pm #

    They never go out of style with their dark swirling music of pathos. One of my all time favorite bands. Let me go please !!!!! I want i want!!

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