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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The Psychedelic Furs with X
July 27, 2018
Doors 5:00 PM / Show 7 PM | All Ages | $35 – $95
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).
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.