Win Tickets ($60): An evening with Amanda Palmer @ Crystal Ballroom | w/ Jason Webley, Alternative, Punk Cabaret

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Amanda Palmer @ Crystal Ballroom on April 7. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, March 30.


From our sponsors:
An evening with Amanda Palmer
April 7, 2018
Doors 6:30 p.m.,  Show 8 p.m. | $25 ADV, $30 Doors | All Ages
More info:

Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St Portland, OR 97209

Provocative, irreverent, controversial and wildly creative, Amanda Palmer is a fearless singer, songwriter, playwright, blogger and an audaciously expressive pianist who simultaneously embraces – and explodes – traditional frameworks of music, theater and art.

Amanda first came to prominence as one half of the internationally acclaimed punk cabaret duo The Dresden Dolls. In 2008, she released her debut solo album, Who Killed Amanda Palmer, produced by Ben Folds and accompanied by a fine art photography book featuring text by esteemed author Neil Gaiman (who Palmer has since married). After parting ways with her record label in 2010, she self-released two EPs: Amanda Palmer Performs The Popular Hits of Radiohead On Her Magical Ukelele and Amanda Palmer Goes Down Under, along with a musical theater-esque Evelyn Evelyn album and tour with Jason Webley.

Amanda is widely known as “The Social Media Queen of Rock-N-Roll” for her constant and disarmingly intimate engagement with her fans via her blog, Tumblr, and Twitter (800,000+ followers), and has been at the vanguard of using both “direct to fan” and “pay what you want” (patronage) business models to build and run her business. In May of 2012 she made international news when she raised nearly $1.2 million pre-selling her new album, Theatre is Evil, along with related merchandise and “experiences” via Kickstarter. Theatre is Evil went on to debut in the “Billboard Top 10” when it was released on Sept. 11, 2012, and has been released in over 20 countries on her own label, 8ft records.

Amanda was invited to present a “TED Talk” at TED’s 2013 Conference. To date her Talk, “The Art of Asking”, has been viewed more than 8 million times worldwide. 2013 also saw the release of “An Evening with Neil Gaiman & Amanda Palmer”- a 3 CD collection of tracks culled from a live tour with her husband and best-selling author Neil Gaiman.

Following upon the success of her TED Talk- Amanda expanded her philosophy into a book. The Art of Asking was released worldwide in November of 2014 and became a New York Times Best Seller. In support of the book, Amanda is currently touring solo for the first time since 2011, hitting stages with a mix of rocking keyboard originals, ukulele ballads, and readings from The Art of Asking.

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62 Responses to Win Tickets ($60): An evening with Amanda Palmer @ Crystal Ballroom | w/ Jason Webley, Alternative, Punk Cabaret

  1. Paul February 27, 2018 at 10:48 am #

    Amanda and Jason in a show together again. Awesome!

  2. Bob MacKay February 27, 2018 at 12:23 pm #

    Amanda is the queen of all things possible!

  3. Kristen M February 27, 2018 at 12:25 pm #

    She has been one of my absolute favorites for ages! It would be great to see her again!!

  4. Jojo February 27, 2018 at 12:29 pm #

    Amanda, I want to ask you something.

  5. Miriam February 27, 2018 at 12:36 pm #

    I was in a neck brace last time I saw them perform together at the Crystal! Please please please! I’d love to see them again and do more spinning and dancing now that I can move my head!

  6. Cara February 27, 2018 at 12:53 pm #

    Super interesting

  7. Heather February 27, 2018 at 1:48 pm #

    I would love to see this show, It would be the first of the year for me and a wonderful start to my concert season.

  8. Dave G. February 27, 2018 at 2:34 pm #

    Love to get all freaky deaky!

  9. Janel February 27, 2018 at 3:18 pm #

    Amanda is such a role model of mine, fingers crossed!

  10. r3v February 27, 2018 at 3:59 pm #

    Love Amanda! It’s been years since we’ve had the chance to see her!

  11. Monica S. February 27, 2018 at 4:08 pm #

    My partner is visiting from Scotland and it’d be great to be able to catch this show!

  12. Courtney February 27, 2018 at 4:35 pm #

    I would love to go to this!!!

  13. ryan February 27, 2018 at 4:49 pm #


  14. Curtis Eaglespeaker February 27, 2018 at 5:50 pm #

    I’d love to win because all the out-of-towners new to Seattle are getting me down and I need an excuse for a road trip to lovely, lovely Portland. Seeing my absolute idol is the perfect reason.

  15. Ruthann February 27, 2018 at 8:42 pm #

    I had my first baby four months ago and started wondering if I would ever be able to make time to write again. Then I thought of Amanda, and how she’s a mom who makes awesome art all over the world, and that gave me hope. <3

  16. Nicholas Hilton February 27, 2018 at 9:01 pm #

    Amanda is amazing!

  17. Cassandra February 27, 2018 at 10:01 pm #

    Pick me pick me

  18. molli taylor February 28, 2018 at 1:32 am #

    so, we got our tickets and my kids want to go. i would LOVE to bring them, and really just need help to make this happen.

  19. Mary February 28, 2018 at 9:34 am #

    Her Ted talk is amazing. She is such a complete artist, I’d love to see her show!

  20. Carla February 28, 2018 at 3:36 pm #

    Amanda is my shero! Never seen her with Jason & would love to attend!

  21. Ernest Nichols February 28, 2018 at 6:56 pm #

    Amanda is someone I’d like to see, just because she is Amanda. What she wants to say has meaning, whether via social media, her writing or her music.

  22. Jaime Logan March 1, 2018 at 2:27 pm #

    In the name of Amanda Palmer and her art of asking, I would love to have a pair of these tickets! Thank you

  23. Jeannie Pruett March 1, 2018 at 2:39 pm #

    This looks like a great show.

  24. Gabe March 4, 2018 at 11:01 pm #

    I watched Amanda’s Ted talk and would really like the adventure of seeing Amanda perform live.

  25. Lucy March 6, 2018 at 12:28 pm #

    I love Amanda and Jason!

  26. Scott R Worthington March 6, 2018 at 12:55 pm #

    never seen her live, i have heard she puts on a great show, hope to find out!

  27. Kristen M March 6, 2018 at 1:26 pm #

    I’ve been a fan since college, I would love to attend this show!!

  28. Amie March 6, 2018 at 2:33 pm #


  29. mikel miranda March 6, 2018 at 5:38 pm #

    innit to winnit

  30. Kelsey L Smith March 6, 2018 at 8:20 pm #

    Yes, please

  31. Samantha Paganelli March 7, 2018 at 10:12 am #

    AFP and Jason Webley are such an awesome pair, she’s been a great voice for women and creativity. Her book, The Art of Asking, was given to me for my birthday a couple years ago and it is truly inspiring, I’d love to see her giving her all in person!

  32. Julie March 8, 2018 at 12:00 pm #

    Oh YES!!!! I would love to be entertained by Amanda F’ing Palmer :-)

  33. Birdonit March 8, 2018 at 12:55 pm #

    Oh my God, I have to see this show! I just found out it was sold out, so I’m desperate.

  34. TK March 8, 2018 at 2:42 pm #

    I have always, always wanted to see her!! This would be crazy amazing to go to :D

  35. Jerry March 8, 2018 at 2:47 pm #

    Yes please and thank you!

  36. Kristen M March 13, 2018 at 12:28 pm #

    I love Amanda!

  37. John Brown March 13, 2018 at 12:43 pm #

    Would love to see her

  38. BENJAMIN LARSEN March 14, 2018 at 2:38 pm #

    My wife is a huge Amanda fan. I’d love to take her!

  39. david March 15, 2018 at 1:05 pm #

    seen her talk, and her life aesthetic is something to which i aspire. would dig immensely the chance to catch her.

  40. Chandra March 15, 2018 at 11:49 pm #

    Amanda is an inspiration. I would be ecstatic to see her perform!

  41. Adam March 17, 2018 at 12:22 am #

    This would be really fun and I have just the friend I would like to take who is a huge fan.

  42. Jenefer Angell March 20, 2018 at 12:53 pm #

    Because Amanda Palmer is a punk-cabaret-visionary queen and it would be amazing to see how she’s reinventing herself in this moment.

  43. Shauna March 20, 2018 at 2:20 pm #

    Amanda Palmer is such an inspiration!

  44. Jami March 20, 2018 at 4:16 pm #

    Huge fan of her,and her husband!

  45. Marie Fisher March 21, 2018 at 11:14 am #

    I’m not previously familiar with Amanda, but checked her out and love her music!

  46. Michael Howard March 22, 2018 at 4:12 pm #

    YES Please!!!!!!

  47. Diane McLaughlin March 23, 2018 at 3:05 pm #

    I want to go!

  48. Margeaux March 23, 2018 at 8:23 pm #

    I Wish I Can Win Tickets Because

    I have suffered from various diagnosis of mental health. Including depression. Especially depression. I don’t much love, let alone like myself, especially physically. I am a mom. And wish I could be better to just get better. Really I have zero in my life to speak with and find it difficult to keep living day by day. I have been incredibly in love with both Mrs.A. Palmers works(especially TED) as well as all of her husbands wondrous prose. If asked if I had one person, one Woman whom I passionately looked up to that role model of mine is Amanda. And if I won tickets I would thank her. Thank her for all she has helped me with.

  49. Sarah Rae March 25, 2018 at 10:21 pm #

    Let the freak flag FLY !!!

  50. Susan March 27, 2018 at 1:02 pm #

    I love Amanda Palmer! This show would be amazing to see!

  51. Lori March 27, 2018 at 1:17 pm #

    It has been a long and gloomy winter and I could use some musical sunshine. Thanks either way.

  52. Mir March 27, 2018 at 2:19 pm #

    Oh I DO want to see them again! It must be 8 years?! (YIKES!) Please pick me and I’ll take my wubs Sam if he wants to go. Thank you!

  53. Kathryn March 29, 2018 at 2:46 pm #

    Yes! Loved her book the art of asking and have yet to see her perform…

  54. Jami March 29, 2018 at 2:59 pm #

    I loved her book tour show/signing a couple of years ago and would love to see Amanda Fucking Palmer again.

  55. candra March 31, 2018 at 11:53 am #

    pick me pick me!! I <3 both Jason & Amanda!

  56. Carolina Teel April 3, 2018 at 4:11 pm #

    Currently undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer 2nd attempt) ,and have not been able to afford anything for my daughter’s birthday this year (3/22). She has been my caregiver/house keeper during my treatment. She loves Amanda Palmer, and so do I Would love to take my sweet kid to see her, she deserves to have some fun!

  57. Aaron April 3, 2018 at 9:35 pm #

    Ben-Folds approved and readings. Sounds like my kinda show!

  58. Hayley April 5, 2018 at 2:44 pm #

    Sounds like a winner!

  59. Brittanie April 5, 2018 at 3:12 pm #

    This sounds cool!

  60. Korey April 5, 2018 at 6:03 pm #

    Sounds like it would be an amazing show.

  61. Bethany April 6, 2018 at 7:09 am #

    I would love to go to this show!!! Please, please, please!

  62. Kelsey L Smith April 6, 2018 at 8:44 am #

    Amanda Palmer rules

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