Win Tickets ($70): Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts presents The Psychedelic Furs with X | English Rock, New Wave, Post Punk

We are giving away a pair of tickets to The Psychedelic Furs with X  @ Oregon Zoo on July 27 . To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, July 23 .



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From our sponsors:
The Psychedelic Furs with X
July 27, 2018
Doors 5:00 PM / Show 7 PM | All Ages | $35 – $95
Tickets: zooconcerts.com

Oregon Zoo
4001 SW Canyon Road, Portland, OR, 97221

If you were to dissect 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).

X
John Doe, Exene Cervenka, DJ Bonebrake, Billy Zoom

X formed in 1977 inside the L.A. punk scene. Charismatic vocalists John Doe and Exene Cervenka were joined by drummer DJ Bonebrake and guitarist Billy Zoom. The first four albums of the band were produced by ex-Doors Ray Manzarek, who also played keyboard on some of the songs.

X split towards the end of the 1980s, with each of the four members pursuing their own solo projects. They join forces again from time to time, both in studio and live activities.

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166 Responses to Win Tickets ($70): Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts presents The Psychedelic Furs with X | English Rock, New Wave, Post Punk

  1. Aleks June 25, 2018 at 3:51 pm #

    Sounds cool, would be a fun night!

  2. William Dollarhide June 25, 2018 at 6:28 pm #

    Would be very cool!

  3. ryan June 25, 2018 at 7:45 pm #

    yay

  4. john a thomas June 25, 2018 at 8:44 pm #

    love the 80s music

  5. Michael June 26, 2018 at 12:31 am #

    Why do I want to go to this concert you ask, well the answer is John, Exene, Billy & DJ. X are true legends and to have the show at The Zoo with the Psychedelic Furs as well would make an awesome night out.

  6. JOHN POMIETLASZ June 26, 2018 at 12:05 pm #

    Sometimes I zoo to rock.

  7. Jason June 26, 2018 at 12:09 pm #

    This would be super fun!

  8. Josh G June 26, 2018 at 12:09 pm #

    X marks the spot

  9. Lauryl June 26, 2018 at 12:11 pm #

    Yes! Would love to be first concert

  10. Heidi June 26, 2018 at 12:13 pm #

    Me, oh my! Yes please!

  11. Morgan June 26, 2018 at 12:16 pm #

    Would love to treat my dad to this show!

  12. cassi June 26, 2018 at 12:16 pm #

    Still have not been to the zoo……..

  13. Hayley Darby June 26, 2018 at 12:17 pm #

    Send me please!

  14. Coleman June 26, 2018 at 12:17 pm #

    PLease Please Please

  15. Lyndsey Blythe June 26, 2018 at 12:17 pm #

    If need to have a great time and dance my heart out!

  16. Angela June 26, 2018 at 12:18 pm #

    Richard Butler & John Doe in one fell swoop? Yes, please!

  17. Mike June 26, 2018 at 12:20 pm #

    A dream double bill!

  18. Ali H June 26, 2018 at 12:21 pm #

    I’ve been a fan of X since I was a teenager, seeing them live would be a huge bucket list item <3

  19. Dave G. June 26, 2018 at 12:24 pm #

    X marks the spot where I want to see the Psychedelic Furs!

  20. Annie S. June 26, 2018 at 12:32 pm #

    I’m a heartbreak beat, yea, all night long
    And nobody don’t dance on the edge of the dark
    We’ve got the radio on
    And it feels like love,
    But it don’t mean a lot
    And it feels like love
    And it’s all that we…

    la la la la …want.

  21. Katie June 26, 2018 at 12:38 pm #

    I would love to take my husband to this show!

  22. Chevelle June 26, 2018 at 12:38 pm #

    I keep missing them every time they pass through. This would be a great place to catch them with the beautiful surroundings of the zoo!

  23. Bernice June 26, 2018 at 12:45 pm #

    Our baby loves to get down with the animals! Thanks for considering :)

  24. Brandi L June 26, 2018 at 1:03 pm #

    I love X, but have yet to see them.

  25. Sherry Schwenderlauf June 26, 2018 at 1:12 pm #

    concerts at the zoo are cool, the elephants dance!

  26. Sherry June 26, 2018 at 1:13 pm #

    concerts at the zoo are cool, the elephants dance!

  27. Joshua Jensen June 26, 2018 at 1:14 pm #

    X also had songs in 80’s movies.

  28. Jenna June 26, 2018 at 1:20 pm #

    I would love to see both bands for the first time!

  29. Bee Bee June 26, 2018 at 1:21 pm #

    Oh my goodness this looks awesome!

  30. Angela June 26, 2018 at 1:26 pm #

    Please pick me! One of my fav bands

  31. Caylah Chambers June 26, 2018 at 1:44 pm #

    Would absolutely loveeee to see this concert!

  32. Joey June 26, 2018 at 1:48 pm #

    There’s a world outside. Love the Furs!

  33. Sascha June 26, 2018 at 1:58 pm #

    I love the Furs! <3

  34. Christine June 26, 2018 at 2:12 pm #

    I have been obsessed with these bands since I was a kid! Please pick me for the golden tickets!!!!!

  35. Michele Massey June 26, 2018 at 2:13 pm #

    Yes! I have loved them for so many years and have never had to opportunity to see them. Love the Furs!

  36. Suzie June 26, 2018 at 2:17 pm #

    I grew up on the 80’s and love the music. Would be a blast to go with my high school bestie!!

  37. Suzie June 26, 2018 at 2:23 pm #

    This would be such an awesome show. Grew up in the 80’s and love the band. Would take my bestie from HS with me too!!!

  38. Randy Taylor June 26, 2018 at 2:32 pm #

    Would love to see these bands live!! Been a fan of the Psychedelic Furs since I saw the video for “Love My Way” on MTV when I was a kid.

  39. Kaylee June 26, 2018 at 2:47 pm #

    Is going to be an amazing show!!

  40. JENNY SANTESTEBAN June 26, 2018 at 3:03 pm #

    X is my favorite band ever and I had to leave Crystal Ballroom this winter because I got sick before they got on stage and it was such a bummer and wow, what a run-on sentence.
    I like the Furs, too!

  41. Mike Knudsen June 26, 2018 at 3:07 pm #

    The Psychedelic Furs were the soundtrack to my teen years. I’d love to see them again.

  42. Angie June 26, 2018 at 3:33 pm #

    Please choose me!!

  43. michelle June 26, 2018 at 3:42 pm #

    Oh my god! GET OUT! Like this would be totally awesome for my Gen X man & I to go to and rock.
    Heaven is the whole of our hearts,
    and heaven don’t tear you apart.
    There’s too many kings wanna hold you down.
    And a world at the window gone underground.
    There’s a whole in the sky where the sun don’t shine.
    And the clock on the wall it counts my time…

  44. Christin R June 26, 2018 at 3:45 pm #

    Because X is so legendary, it would make the coolest memory at the coolest venue.

  45. Claudia June 26, 2018 at 4:20 pm #

    Both bands are amazing! I’d love to see them <3

  46. Cory Shird June 26, 2018 at 5:09 pm #

    John Doe rOCKS!!!!

  47. BEN LARSEN June 26, 2018 at 5:18 pm #

    Please pick me! This sounds awesome.

  48. Michael Pendlebury June 26, 2018 at 7:18 pm #

    Loved The Psychedelic Furs since the early 80’s! Saw them last year at the Revolution Hall and they put on an amazing show! I would love to see them again and make my very first visit to the zoo since moving here from the U.K.!

  49. Jacob June 26, 2018 at 8:59 pm #

    I never win anything…

  50. Alan M June 26, 2018 at 9:47 pm #

    X and the Furs. 80’s rocked.

  51. Renee Tennies June 26, 2018 at 10:25 pm #

    I have been a fan since I was a teenager, and have wanted to see X and the Fur, for decades!

  52. Mar C June 26, 2018 at 11:58 pm #

    Wow I would love to watch them play!

  53. Al June 27, 2018 at 12:34 am #

    Furry X’s!

  54. Suzie June 27, 2018 at 8:57 am #

    That would be sweet!!

  55. Allison June 27, 2018 at 9:18 am #

    Love both of these bands; would love to see them on the same night!

  56. Lindsey June 27, 2018 at 10:01 am #

    Who doesnt love animals and music?

  57. YAZ June 27, 2018 at 11:12 am #

    YES!! YES!! YES!!! PDXPIPELINE ROCKS WITH THE GIVEAWAYS. I WOULD LOVE TO GO TO THIS SHOW AND RELIVE THE 80’s WITH THIS GREAT SOUNDTRACK.

    PLUS, ITS FUN TO WATCH THE ELEPHANTS GROOVE TO THE MUSIC!!!

  58. Mike S. June 27, 2018 at 11:24 am #

    I have never seen X in concert and who knows how many more chances I will have. Please set me up with tickets to see this great band live.

  59. Z swigart June 27, 2018 at 11:29 am #

    I can’t believe these guys are gonna be at the zoo. Whoever does their booking must be rad.

  60. Olivia Valenzuela June 27, 2018 at 11:29 am #

    I love the zoo and the 80s so this would be so amazing!

  61. Cara June 27, 2018 at 3:23 pm #

    Animals! all of them

  62. HeatherB June 27, 2018 at 7:23 pm #

    I had a blast volunteering for the Solstice Run last week at the Zoo. Psyched for returning for the Psychedelic Furs and X!!!

    A 1985 Psychedelic Furs show was the first stadium concert for me. Still a fan!

    Since the 80’s, I have loved X and wished to see them play. Their lyrics were masterful when first written and are still so relevant decades later. ….See How We Are…..

  63. Bonnie Craigie June 27, 2018 at 10:46 pm #

    Ok I’m probably dating myself but X was the first album I bought with my own money as a kid. It was the beginning of my record collection and I would love to see them and the Psychedelic furs.

  64. Joseph June 28, 2018 at 7:18 am #

    I would love if things went my way and I got to go to this concert. It’s sure to be a president gas! The ghost in you really wants me to have these tickets. It would be heaven!

  65. Lucy June 28, 2018 at 10:52 am #

    I’m a huge fan–this would be amazing!!!

  66. Chloe Peterson June 28, 2018 at 2:29 pm #

    This would be so much fun!!

  67. Jamie Veira June 28, 2018 at 3:07 pm #

    Please and thank you!

  68. Bret June 28, 2018 at 3:11 pm #

    The Furs are a favorite since I first hear ‘Fall’. Been listening ever since, every album, some on cassette, some on CD, now Spotify/Pandora. One of my best experiences was seeing Richard Butler solo at Dante’s. Anxiety issues don’t allow me to go to concerts much anymore, but an open environment like the Zoo, I think I could do. It would mean a lot. Thank You

  69. William J Stewart June 28, 2018 at 3:45 pm #

    Post Punk me up!!

  70. Arturo Calilung June 28, 2018 at 4:15 pm #

    Music and animals are the two things that can brighten anyone’s day! Getting tickets would be a trip to paradise.

  71. Guy June 28, 2018 at 4:16 pm #

    Good stuff

  72. Mark June 28, 2018 at 5:48 pm #

    Seen both these bands at small venues in the 80’s. It would be fun to see them in a zoo!

  73. Tricia June 28, 2018 at 8:26 pm #

    I’d love to attend this show because my husband is a very big fan of Psychedelic Furs and he would really enjoy seeing them.

  74. Roger June 28, 2018 at 8:49 pm #

    Yes please! This will be a real fun show. I’d love to be there! Thank you for the opportunity.

  75. Martin Anderson June 29, 2018 at 12:36 am #

    Yes please

  76. gregb June 29, 2018 at 12:40 am #

    furby

  77. Samantha June 29, 2018 at 3:30 pm #

    Elephants and music…..cant go wrong!!!!

  78. Tina July 1, 2018 at 1:06 pm #

    Would love to surprise my hardworking hubby

  79. Kristi July 2, 2018 at 12:06 pm #

    This would be an amazing show and I could bring my sister who will be visiting from Dallas. She could finally listen to some REAL music.

  80. Kaylee July 3, 2018 at 12:19 pm #

    Dying to go to a zoo concert!

  81. Will July 3, 2018 at 12:21 pm #

    I’ve been a Furs fan and X fan for decades!

  82. Amber B. July 3, 2018 at 12:22 pm #

    Hell yeah!

  83. Kristen F July 3, 2018 at 12:25 pm #

    This would be a great show to see!! I would love it

  84. Monica Witt July 3, 2018 at 1:39 pm #

    My mom loves punk rock.

  85. Bianka July 3, 2018 at 1:45 pm #

    I love them!!

  86. Debi July 3, 2018 at 2:20 pm #

    Pretty in pink!!!! My song!!!

  87. Lynn July 3, 2018 at 2:23 pm #

    Would love to go!!!

  88. Chad July 3, 2018 at 2:27 pm #

    The ghost in you! So haunting…

  89. Bart King July 3, 2018 at 3:07 pm #

    Yes, please. I look good in pink.

  90. Jen July 3, 2018 at 4:38 pm #

    I need a concert, broke!

  91. Carly Aguiar July 3, 2018 at 9:55 pm #

    Yeah baby! This would be great!
    Happy Summer!

  92. Kyndie July 4, 2018 at 1:43 am #

    This would rock my ⛵

  93. Raquel July 4, 2018 at 11:15 am #

    80’s music is one of the best, and I would love to see The Psychedelic Furs.

  94. Drew July 5, 2018 at 9:16 am #

    Pretty in Pink!

  95. Tina July 5, 2018 at 12:25 pm #

    So fun!

  96. Maureen A. July 5, 2018 at 6:13 pm #

    This will be a fantastic show! Please pick me!!!

  97. Aaron Cullen July 5, 2018 at 7:00 pm #

    That will be an awesome show!

  98. Karen Burstein July 5, 2018 at 9:39 pm #

    Would love to win tickets to this show & take my boyfriend who’s a HUGE Music Lover!! He had a HEART transplant in 2014. Hernia operation in 2016 & was recently in hospital with pneumonia. He’s always been outgoing & FULL of LIFE. But he’s been getting more & more depressed. He was so excited when i won tickets from you cpl wks ago. We missed it cuz he wasnt feeIing well. I’m grateful for the chance to win . I hope you will consider us for the tickets. Thnx so much.

  99. Karen Burstein & Eric DeCuir July 5, 2018 at 9:48 pm #

    I need your help to get him out of this “FUNK” he’s stuck in. Needs to have some Fun!! I should mention that Eric is only 49. And received a 27 yr old’s Heart….

  100. Viola Rose July 6, 2018 at 11:28 am #

    80’s goth girl 4-life!

  101. Robert July 6, 2018 at 4:14 pm #

    This would be great! Take me back to my youth!!!

  102. John Kuk July 6, 2018 at 9:46 pm #

    Let me take my bf/gf! Please sir please

  103. Tanya July 7, 2018 at 3:24 pm #

    This concert represents the soundtrack of my youth. Whining tickets would mean so much!

  104. sara July 8, 2018 at 1:10 pm #

    yes please

  105. Bogdan July 9, 2018 at 9:34 am #

    I would really like to attend, it would be so much fun!

  106. Tim July 10, 2018 at 10:41 am #

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE ME

  107. Lisa Waters July 10, 2018 at 12:39 pm #

    I’d LOVE to win tickets to this because I LOVE X!

  108. Melissa July 10, 2018 at 12:57 pm #

    So nostalgic, would love to go!

  109. Laura July 10, 2018 at 1:05 pm #

    Oh ME ME ME, Pretty in Pink is one of my favorite movies

  110. Michael Martinez July 10, 2018 at 2:49 pm #

    Music that my teenage daughter and I can both enjoy!

  111. Shasha Andrews July 10, 2018 at 3:04 pm #

    Psychedelic Furs & Big Cats = AH YES INDEED IT’S FUNTIME!!!!
    I lurve 80s music, and the Furs is one of the top 5 bands I adore! Would love to win something- haven’t won in quite a while…..
    Pleasepleasepleaseplease!!!!!
    Thankyouthankyouthankyou!!!!

  112. Emily Zarr Herrera July 10, 2018 at 3:21 pm #

    I love Richard Butler and the Furs. “Heaven” is my fav.

  113. Luis Herrera July 10, 2018 at 3:23 pm #

    One of my all time favorite alternative bands or bands of all time. Love to see them!

  114. Amber July 10, 2018 at 3:57 pm #

    Oh per chance to dream

  115. Mark July 10, 2018 at 4:54 pm #

    Seen both bands in small clubs, would love to see them with animals in the background.

  116. Tara Hale July 10, 2018 at 7:10 pm #

    I’m a child of the 80s, and I would love to see this show at the beautiful zoo!

  117. Stephanie Vesik July 10, 2018 at 8:44 pm #

    This would be an amazing show to see.

  118. Rachael MacGillivray July 11, 2018 at 1:21 am #

    Love them and would enjoy the chance to see their show.

  119. Rachael July 11, 2018 at 1:23 am #

    Love them and would enjoy the chance to see their show.

  120. Jaclyn July 11, 2018 at 6:20 am #

    Would love to see this show!

  121. Molli Taylor July 11, 2018 at 4:21 pm #

    i think this is before my husbands time lol, but i’d love to take him anyway.

  122. CHRIS MILLER July 12, 2018 at 2:28 pm #

    a concert at the zoo, that would be awesome

  123. Quinn Quinn July 12, 2018 at 7:14 pm #

    Fur’s without the murder…yes please

  124. Tim July 13, 2018 at 4:42 pm #

    This show will transport me back in time when my life and the world was much less complicated. I NEED uncomplicated!

  125. John July 13, 2018 at 5:02 pm #

    I love X, and never been to a zoo concert.

  126. Jenny July 14, 2018 at 3:36 pm #

    Nice!

  127. Toby Wilcoxon July 15, 2018 at 7:54 pm #

    Oooh yeah! This would be awesome

  128. Badether July 16, 2018 at 6:12 pm #

    Hells Bells! THIS will be a fun show!

  129. Jennifer July 17, 2018 at 12:09 pm #

    Very interested! Thank you!

  130. Andrea July 17, 2018 at 12:15 pm #

    I would LOVE this show!!!

  131. Marie Fisher July 17, 2018 at 12:18 pm #

    I grew up in the ’80s and the Psychedelic Furs and Pretty in Pink were instrumental contributors to my emotional upbringing!

  132. Doug Griffin July 17, 2018 at 12:20 pm #

    I’ve loved the Furs since the 80’s!

  133. Renee July 17, 2018 at 12:24 pm #

    Would love to visit the Oregon Zoo again for some cool music! I haven’t been to this zoo since I was a kid, so it would be great to make some new memories and get some nostalgia going at the same time.

  134. Hayley Darby July 17, 2018 at 12:31 pm #

    I heart X!

  135. Jennifer July 17, 2018 at 12:43 pm #

    My boyfriend would love love love tickets. Please consider us.

  136. Cassi July 17, 2018 at 1:04 pm #

    I would absolutely love to take my daughters to this show!

  137. Dawn Crooks July 17, 2018 at 1:45 pm #

    This is going to be an amazing show!

  138. Melissa July 17, 2018 at 5:10 pm #

    Ready to have some fun!

  139. Jenn July 17, 2018 at 5:16 pm #

    I’d love to have a date night with my husband where we can let our hair down! We’re currently paying down our tax burden for this year so don’t have the funds to buy tickets. Thanks for considering us!

  140. Alan M July 17, 2018 at 8:54 pm #

    X is amazing and the Furs are a lot of fun.

  141. Don Tidwell July 17, 2018 at 10:01 pm #

    because i would like to meet john doe

  142. Sarah Folsom July 18, 2018 at 1:34 am #

    Oh yes please.love the zoo concerts

  143. Elaine July 18, 2018 at 8:59 am #

    The last time The Psychedelic Furs were in town, I had tickets and couldn’t go last minute. It’d be great to make up for the loss.

  144. EHollow July 18, 2018 at 2:00 pm #

    A trip down memory lane!!

  145. Eloise July 18, 2018 at 2:33 pm #

    Great walk down memory lane!

  146. Peter Hope July 18, 2018 at 3:21 pm #

    John Hughes showed excellent taste in choosing their music for his film. I would love to see them live and I experience my first zoo concert not too long ago. I’m a fan for life. The Psychedelic Furs have killer music; does that confirm that fur is murder?

  147. Maria Rodriguez July 18, 2018 at 4:27 pm #

    Yes! Can’t wait!

  148. Alexis Patterson July 18, 2018 at 6:33 pm #

    Being a product of the 80’s The Psychedelic Furs was one band I never managed to see live. I’d love to give my inner 16 yr old a chance to dance to them live as well as be able to see X (swoon!!!)

  149. Harlan Hofeldt July 18, 2018 at 6:54 pm #

    X is a band my parents taught me to really dig. On top of that the whole thing sounds like a psychedelic experience I’d go for.

  150. Maria Rodriguez July 18, 2018 at 9:04 pm #

    It sounds super fun! What a great combination.

  151. tishree hohl July 19, 2018 at 6:33 am #

    Live the Furs! I’d go in a “heart break beat”!

  152. Ashley Futch July 19, 2018 at 1:30 pm #

    I would love to take my boyfriend to this! It’s one of his favorite bands and happens to be his birthday! Please, please, please! We need this, universe! :)

  153. Pepper Varga July 19, 2018 at 3:20 pm #

    My bf would love this!

  154. Cris July 19, 2018 at 4:56 pm #

    Love Psy Furs! Listened to them so much when I was younger, we would really like to see them live! Thank you

  155. Brittanie July 19, 2018 at 9:06 pm #

    I love zoo concerts!

  156. Doug Child July 19, 2018 at 9:30 pm #

    This will be fun!

  157. Kelly July 19, 2018 at 9:57 pm #

    Sounds like a wholesome night of noise making with my babies!! <3 <3 <3

  158. gregb July 20, 2018 at 2:23 am #

    IS that real or fake?

  159. Tina July 20, 2018 at 8:44 am #

    My hubby love X‼️
    Would be awesome to surprise him

  160. Frank Byers July 20, 2018 at 12:21 pm #

    I played the Furs on KBPS in 1984-85.

  161. Maureen L July 20, 2018 at 2:16 pm #

    Oh this would be awesome! I would love to win and rock it out!

  162. Paula Sanders July 20, 2018 at 5:06 pm #

    I need a Summer good time in the books!! ❤️

  163. Matthew Sunshine July 23, 2018 at 8:42 am #

    I love the Zoo and all of the concerts that they put on there. That day also happens to be my birthday. What an awesome way it would be to spend it.

  164. Heather W July 23, 2018 at 9:58 am #

    First thing that comes to mind is contemplating life in the late 80’s with all of my teenage angst, listening to The Psychedelic Furs on my walkman at one of my favorite coffee shops in the NW Industrial area when it was still cool, dirty and slightly ominous down there. Those were the days and the Furs where always a huge part of them. Would love to be taken back there for a bit

  165. Cris July 23, 2018 at 5:36 pm #

    One of many favorite bands, I would love to see them live, especially at the zoo. =)

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