Win Tickets ($70): Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts Presents KALEO – Express Tour 2017 | Presale Code, Indie Rock, Folk, Garage Punk, Portland 2017 Labor Day Weekend

We are giving away a pair of tickets to each night of Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts Presents KALEO – Express Tour 2017 on September 1. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, July 10.



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From our sponsors:
KALEO – Express Tour 2017
September 1, 2017
Doors: 5 pm / Show: 7 pm | $35-$95 | All Ages
Tickets: ticketfly.com

Oregon Zoo
4001 SW Canyon Road, Portland, Oregon 97221

Every story has two sides, and that adage is certainly true for Kaleo, the four-piece band from Iceland who now call the US home. Call it a split upbringing: the isolated heritage that results from coming of age in Iceland has paired with the fresh inspiration of moving to America, and the band has built a sound to match the disparate landscapes. A gorgeous and raucous blend of rock, folk and blues, Kaleo’s debut LP embodies that very spirit of duality: titled A/B, the album showcases the band’s multi-layered dynamics and ability to play different genres with equal skill.

Best friends since attending elementary school outside of Reykjavik, bandleader JJ Julius Son, drummer David Antonsson, and bassist Daniel Kristjansson began playing together at the age of 17 before adding guitarist Rubin Pollock to the mix in 2012. They named the band Kaleo, which means “the sound” in Hawaiian, and started their career in with a handful of well-received shows at the 2012 Iceland Airwaves music festival. The band signed to Elektra/Atlantic and moved to the States in early 2015, choosing Austin as their new base.

“It has obviously been a big change coming from a small country of 300 thousand people in Iceland to the USA with over 300 million people,” says JJ Julius Son. “We’ve learned a lot, and we are more experienced now than when we first came. Overall it’s been a great adventure.” The past year has been a busy one for the band, as they’ve played nearly nonstop—including over 45 US states—as well as notching a spot on the soundtrack to HBO’s hit show Vinyl and recording a full length album with the producer Jacquire King in Nashville.

The concept behind A/B comes from Julius Son’s love of the split sides of vinyl records and their ability to showcase an artist’s different sides. “I write very different songs that many would like to label into different genres,” he says. “The idea of A/B is to show the diversity and the two sides of the band.” The “A” side is more rock and roll and blues (opener “No Good,” “Way Down We Go,” “Hot Blood”), while the “B” side is a bit softer with more ballads (“All the Pretty Girls,” “Vor I Vaglaskogi,” and closer “I Can’t Go On Without You”). But no matter which side you’re on and which song is playing, the sound can only be that of Kaleo.

A/B was primarily produced and recorded with King, the esteemed production icon whose past work with talented artists as varied as Tom Waits, Kings of Leon, Norah Jones, Buddy Guy, James Bay, and Of Monsters and Men helped Kaleo showcase both their louder and softer sides. In addition to the sessions in Nashville, Kaleo wrote and recorded in various other locales around their new home in the US as well as a few different sessions around the world, from their home of Iceland to Spain and London as well. Additional production contributions to the album in these various sessions came from Mike Crossey, Arnar Guðjónsson and the band.

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102 Responses to Win Tickets ($70): Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts Presents KALEO – Express Tour 2017 | Presale Code, Indie Rock, Folk, Garage Punk, Portland 2017 Labor Day Weekend

  1. Mary c May 3, 2017 at 4:13 pm #

    I am excited to hear more of this band’s music in such a beautiful setting!

  2. Stacie Scott May 3, 2017 at 5:21 pm #

    Ladies night at the zoo for myself and a friend?? I think so! Plus an awesome band like Kaleo!?? Count me in for sure!

  3. Aleks May 3, 2017 at 7:59 pm #

    Sounds fun! Pick me!

  4. Linda S May 4, 2017 at 12:26 pm #

    This is a concert I would love to attend. i have enjoyed Kaleo voice for a while now.

  5. Megan Papis May 4, 2017 at 3:28 pm #

    I want to go! Would be a great summer date.

  6. KELI BOLIN May 4, 2017 at 3:38 pm #

    Kaleo is addictive and I need a fix

  7. Cory May 4, 2017 at 3:41 pm #

    Me needs me some Kaleo!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Shaylene Stewart May 4, 2017 at 4:22 pm #

    Would love to go. I’ve never been before.

  9. Cara May 4, 2017 at 4:25 pm #

    Yes, zoo concert for me please

  10. Susan Solis May 4, 2017 at 4:48 pm #

    O’hell yeah. Would love to win tickets

  11. Kelly May 4, 2017 at 4:48 pm #

    This sounds amazing!

  12. Amanda davis May 4, 2017 at 5:17 pm #

    Would love to go!

  13. Jami Roberts May 5, 2017 at 1:35 am #

    This band is amazing. If you don’t know their back story,you should read it!

  14. Beck May 5, 2017 at 7:11 am #

    Gives me an additional chance to visit the zoo

  15. MK May 5, 2017 at 9:17 am #

    Pick me!

  16. Kira May 5, 2017 at 10:02 am #

    I’ve never gone to a zoo concert, and kaleo would be cool to see!

  17. Erin Corcoran May 5, 2017 at 10:26 am #

    Id love to see them!!

  18. Reg May 5, 2017 at 1:57 pm #

    Diversity is my jam! Love to see them in action. Sign me up!!!!!

  19. Kelly May 5, 2017 at 4:11 pm #

    Turned my daughter on to Kaleo last year. Would love to suprise her with this show.

  20. Dave G. May 6, 2017 at 7:58 pm #

    Kaleo me-o!

  21. Rossh May 7, 2017 at 8:34 am #

    Pick me

  22. Megumi May 7, 2017 at 4:00 pm #

    Yes! I wanna go!

  23. geoffrey miller May 8, 2017 at 8:05 am #

    id love to check out a concert at the zoo. i think i will try to go see john prine as well. i am interested in new music and dont know too much abiout this band., this could be a great way to offer trhis experience to a newbie

  24. lyndsay mcneff May 8, 2017 at 1:04 pm #

    I love kaleo! they are one of my new favorites

  25. Glenn May 8, 2017 at 3:20 pm #

    Listening to KALEO thumping groovy tunes and crazy dancing on the lawn…yeah I’m that guy!

  26. molli taylor May 9, 2017 at 11:17 am #

    my husband REALLY wants to see this show but we are broke as a joke! what a great opportunity

  27. Nikki May 9, 2017 at 12:16 pm #

    I love KALEO! This would be a perfect way to end the summer before this high school teacher returns to the classroom after labor day :) :) My students thank you in advance for helping me start off the year in a great mood :D

  28. Rachel Terry May 9, 2017 at 12:27 pm #

    Would love it!

  29. CHRIS MILLER May 9, 2017 at 12:40 pm #

    Please, This show would be great to see

  30. Julie May 9, 2017 at 1:33 pm #

    Love their music, amazing band!!!

  31. Liz May 9, 2017 at 2:57 pm #

    I’m intrigued by this A/B concept and would love to go!

  32. Devlin May 9, 2017 at 3:20 pm #

    Sounds like fun! Hope I get picked!

  33. April C May 9, 2017 at 10:44 pm #

    Heck yeah! Would love a date night :)

  34. Kathy May 10, 2017 at 9:05 am #

    The zoo concerts are fantastic! Listening to great music outside and hearing the sounds of the animals add their part to the song :) happiness

  35. marc May 11, 2017 at 11:09 am #

    Yes please!!!!

  36. William Emery May 11, 2017 at 3:01 pm #

    Love Concerts at the Zoo

  37. Chris May 11, 2017 at 5:29 pm #

    What fun! My fiancee and I would love this!

  38. Sara May 11, 2017 at 5:54 pm #

    No summer is complete without a zoo concert!

  39. Renee May 15, 2017 at 5:49 pm #

    I would love to go to this show!!

  40. Christy May 15, 2017 at 5:52 pm #

    This would be fun!

  41. Devlin May 16, 2017 at 12:14 pm #

    Would be great to go!

  42. Megan Moore May 16, 2017 at 12:37 pm #

    These guys are great, love their sound and music. Would be wonderful to see them live, one of my favorite bands!!!

  43. Maggie May 16, 2017 at 12:44 pm #

    Sitting in the ambience of the Oregon Zoo listening to Kaleo’s Delta riffs, somber balladry, and falsetto wails is my idea of a fantastic evening.

  44. Karen May 16, 2017 at 12:50 pm #

    Sounds fun!

  45. Hope May 16, 2017 at 12:57 pm #

    I want to take my baby boy to his first Zoo Concert this summer! :)

  46. Reid B May 16, 2017 at 3:01 pm #

    I would love the opportunity to see them live!

  47. Alan M May 16, 2017 at 8:36 pm #

    Kaleo rocks.

  48. Sarah May 17, 2017 at 12:52 am #

    Just discovered this band and I want more!

  49. Saw them perform at the Crystal Ballroom with Bishop. Beast show I attended in the past year. Every song was amazing. Deep, powerful songs like a modern Johnny Cash. Theses guys are amazing. If I don’t win tickets I’ll buy tickets. Exceptional unique sound. Check them out on YouTube and get tickets early.
    Randy Rooster Portland Music Man

  50. Randy Bylsma May 17, 2017 at 6:51 am #

    Ok

  51. Lorea Jones May 18, 2017 at 2:23 pm #

    Nothing beats a zoo concert in summer! Please please pick me for these tix!!!!!!!!

  52. Pamela Starks May 18, 2017 at 2:28 pm #

    I really need this

  53. Kyle May 18, 2017 at 2:29 pm #

    Been meaning to check them out sometime and this would be a great way to do it!

  54. Bogdan May 18, 2017 at 2:30 pm #

    Haven’t heard about them until now, but being a fan of Icelandic music scene, I’m sure they won’t disappoint.

  55. Teala May 18, 2017 at 8:35 pm #

    I would love to attend this concert at the zoo.

  56. Kaj Persson May 19, 2017 at 10:39 pm #

    I love garage punk!!!!!

  57. Shannon May 23, 2017 at 12:31 pm #

    Would love to go!

  58. Katy Spray May 23, 2017 at 1:21 pm #

    Kaleo is one of my favorite new bands. I would love to go to this!

  59. Galen May 23, 2017 at 1:54 pm #

    Hey! Sign me up! I’d love to see these guys in concert.

  60. Kait Park May 23, 2017 at 6:04 pm #

    love kaleo!! would love to see them in concert!

  61. Alan M May 23, 2017 at 10:02 pm #

    Almost my birthday.

  62. Kate K May 24, 2017 at 7:37 am #

    I’ve been hearing great things about the zoo series, but haven’t managed to get to one yet. I love Kaleo, so what a perfect first show!

  63. Mysti May 24, 2017 at 12:34 pm #

    Sounds like a wonderful evening

  64. Tim May 25, 2017 at 12:30 pm #

    I am new to this group and I would love to see them live. Tickets Please!!

  65. Angela May 25, 2017 at 3:58 pm #

    Love outdoor concerts, but have never been able to attend at the Oregon Zoo! Would love to see this show there!!

  66. Valerie May 30, 2017 at 1:20 pm #

    Kaleo!!

  67. Ashley D May 30, 2017 at 1:46 pm #

    I would love to see these guys live! :)

  68. Mar C May 30, 2017 at 2:58 pm #

    would love to see them

  69. Chloe Peterson May 30, 2017 at 3:36 pm #

    It would be so fun to go to!

  70. Julie May 30, 2017 at 4:31 pm #

    I have always wanted to experience a zoo concert, and KALEO would most definitely make it memorable…

  71. Alan M May 30, 2017 at 9:42 pm #

    Zoo concerts are awesome and Kaleo has a great sound.

  72. abigael lopez-gay May 31, 2017 at 11:16 am #

    can’t wait to hear them live <3

  73. Sara Rodriquez May 31, 2017 at 6:41 pm #

    This would be my first zoo concert and it would be a blast to sing along with Kaleo!

  74. Kate Austin June 1, 2017 at 3:45 pm #

    YES PLEASE!!!!!! This would be amazing.

  75. Kaj Persson June 2, 2017 at 11:26 am #

    Punk is not dead!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  76. Deena June 2, 2017 at 3:24 pm #

    Yes please. I need this concert in my life this summer!

  77. TK June 3, 2017 at 10:45 am #

    Would love to go to this!

  78. Katie June 5, 2017 at 11:19 am #

    Best Summer Concert of 2017 !! I LOVE Kaleo

  79. Cindy Klein June 6, 2017 at 12:56 pm #

    My hand is high in the air. Pick me.

  80. Traicy Brent June 6, 2017 at 1:39 pm #

    This would be a really fun time!

  81. Cora Kirkpatrick June 6, 2017 at 5:01 pm #

    Kaleo is so awesome! I would love to see them live! ❤️

  82. Bree June 6, 2017 at 8:13 pm #

    Me please!

  83. Nancy McCartney June 6, 2017 at 11:17 pm #

    Yes, please!

    Wow, this will be so much fun!!
    I would love to win tickets!!

    Pick me!! Pick me!!

  84. Heidi June 7, 2017 at 8:24 am #

    This would be so much fun!

  85. Elizabeth June 7, 2017 at 11:47 am #

    This would be incredible.

  86. Brad June 7, 2017 at 11:56 am #

    Isn’t Kato associated with OJ somehow?

  87. Cindy Mai June 8, 2017 at 4:14 pm #

    Love their music!

  88. Frank Nguyen June 8, 2017 at 4:28 pm #

    This would be a great event to propose to my girlfriend! I am trying to think of ideas…

  89. Miles Howard June 8, 2017 at 4:32 pm #

    I desperately want to attend this show because:
    a.) I love blues rock.
    b.) I love Iceland.
    c.) I love Icelandic blues rock.
    d.) I love Kaleo, specifically.
    e.) I deserve this!

    All my love,
    Miles Howard

  90. Tim Bedford June 13, 2017 at 1:00 pm #

    I love Iceland more than @Miles Howard…so I deserve it more!

  91. bianka June 13, 2017 at 3:08 pm #

    I am Icelandic, would love to go!

  92. Trish June 13, 2017 at 8:38 pm #

    In it to win it! Thanks!

  93. Marcie June 14, 2017 at 8:38 am #

    Should be a great show! We’d love to hear them live!

  94. Eric B June 14, 2017 at 2:13 pm #

    I saw them play a song or two before they became big and I knew they were sumthin! Would love to see them at the Zoo!

  95. Kellie June 14, 2017 at 5:18 pm #

    Please! Pick! Me!

  96. marc June 19, 2017 at 8:37 am #

    yes please!!!

  97. Renee June 20, 2017 at 12:46 pm #

    I would love to go to this!

  98. Ros June 20, 2017 at 1:11 pm #

    Great band at a great zoo? I want to go!

  99. Anne June 20, 2017 at 1:40 pm #

    Hope to hear them live, amazing.

  100. Julie June 20, 2017 at 4:52 pm #

    PDXPIPELINE is Awesome, thanks for your super rad giveaways..

  101. Keli Bolin June 21, 2017 at 9:24 am #

    I love Kaleo, but I can’t afford tickets!

  102. Ellen P June 22, 2017 at 8:21 pm #

    My partner and I had our first date at a Kaleo concert! We would love to go to another show, especially one with elephants :)

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