Win Tickets ($35): Manchester Orchestra @ Crystal Ballroom | w/ Tigers Jaw & Foxing

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Manchester Orchestra @ Crystal Ballroom | on September 18. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, September 15.


From our sponsors:
Manchester Orchestra
w/ Tigers Jaw & Foxing

September 18, 2017
6:30 p.m. doors, 7:30 p.m. show | $22.50 ADV, $27.50 doors| All Ages
More info:

Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209

“Cope, to me, means getting by. It means letting go, and being OK with being OK,” says Manchester Orchestra’s Andy Hull. “You can cope in a positive way when bad things happen or a negative way, and that blend was a big lyrical theme for me on this album.” The Atlanta band found itself at a crossroads as they approached making their fourth studio album — in between labels, uncertain of Manchester Orchestra’s future for the first time since Hull started the band almost a decade ago. He was barely finished with high school back then, and now Hull and his bandmates were transitioning into the adult reality that shit happens. They’d learned a bit about letting go themselves.

So Manchester Orchestra regrouped. They built a studio with their own hands, and spent month after month workshopping new tunes, writing and demoing together in a room — a process that was completely new for them. The change did them good. Witness the title track: COPE takes its name from the track that closes its unrelentingly heavy thirty-eight minutes with the strongest blow of them all. The behemoth “Cope” was written during one of the earliest sessions for the album, and it helped chart the course for everything that followed. Manchester Orchestra had undertaken a process of writing and demoing a new song every single day, with Hull composing lyrics as they went. “Sometimes when you’re making up lyrics on the spot, God will drop one on you that you didn’t intend,” says Manchester Orchestra’s Andy Hull of writing “Cope.” “There’s a lyric, ‘And I hope if there’s one thing I let go, it is the way that we cope. I remember being like, ‘Fuuuck, that’s really cool,’ and getting kind of teary about it. It was like, ‘alright, now we have our starting point.'”

For their previous LP, 2011’s Simple Math, experimentation had been the goal. Hull conceived an epic, memoiristic concept album that featured elaborate arrangements including a string section and children’s choir. Their highest charting album to date, Simple Math also earned widespread critical acclaim, with American Songwriter noting: “They’ve perfected the balance of gorgeous songwriting and rabid musicianship, so we can’t wait to see what they do next.”

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20 Responses to Win Tickets ($35): Manchester Orchestra @ Crystal Ballroom | w/ Tigers Jaw & Foxing

  1. madeline nico September 11, 2017 at 6:55 pm #

    Would love to attend!!

  2. Jamie September 12, 2017 at 1:21 pm #

    Please and Thank You!

  3. Marc September 12, 2017 at 1:26 pm #

    Manchester Orchestra is fantastic! I would love to see them!!!

  4. Samantha September 12, 2017 at 2:22 pm #

    Would be amazing to attend!!! Thank you so much.

  5. Katy Collins September 12, 2017 at 4:48 pm #

    Love this band!

  6. Nick September 12, 2017 at 6:28 pm #

    Pick me and the universe will reward you.

  7. Dave G. September 12, 2017 at 7:15 pm #

    Manchester, Tigers & Fox, Oh my!

  8. Courtney September 12, 2017 at 8:55 pm #

    Ohhhhhh! Pick me, please!

  9. Chris September 12, 2017 at 8:55 pm #

    I want to see foxing so bad. Im down for tigers and Manchester too

  10. Shannon September 13, 2017 at 9:54 am #

    I would love to see them live!

  11. Matthew September 13, 2017 at 7:58 pm #

    I have no idea who these guys are. I’m always willing to see/hear someone new though.

  12. Danielle September 14, 2017 at 10:44 am #

    I would really like to check this band out in person

  13. Jason September 14, 2017 at 11:50 am #

    Oh Yeeeahhhhh!!!!!!

    Pick me!!!!

  14. Brian September 14, 2017 at 11:51 am #

    Pick me!!!

    Love Manchester Orchestra!!!!!

  15. Alexander September 14, 2017 at 2:41 pm #

    What a great way to welcome the impending season and send off the passing one. I would greatly appreciate some fun before the gloom!

  16. Valerie Thompson September 14, 2017 at 4:13 pm #

    I really enjoy Manchester Orchestra and I would love to attend their show. Thanks in advance!

  17. toots September 14, 2017 at 4:27 pm #


  18. Taylor Jones September 15, 2017 at 9:37 am #

    I LOVE Manchester Orchestra and would love to have the opportunity to see them in concert!

  19. Rae September 15, 2017 at 1:33 pm #

    Wow- this is a great contest prize!!! I’d love to win these tickets!!

  20. Anne L September 18, 2017 at 8:46 pm #

    Mom’s coming to town and I would love to take her out and for a great time!

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