Win Tickets ($50): Super Diamond – The Neil Diamond Tribute @ Crystal Ballroom | w/ This Years Model

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Super Diamond – The Neil Diamond Tribute @ Crystal Ballroom on January 19. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, January 11.


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January 19, 2019
8 p.m. doors, 9 p.m. show | $20 ADV, $25 Doors | 21+

Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209

San Francisco’s Super Diamond has become one of the most popular live shows at major nightclubs, theaters, ballrooms and public events throughout the United States. For over a decade the band has consistently performed sell-out shows at venues such as Irving Plaza in New York, 930 Club in Washington D.C., Bimbo’s in San Francisco, and House of Blues venues in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Diego, Cleveland and Dallas to name but a few.

At these venues Super Diamond has generated an exuberant audience response previously unheard of for a tribute band. Many would say that Super Diamond has transcended the label of “tribute band” by passionately immersing themselves in Neil Diamond’s huge repertoire and delivering a high-octane show of unforgettable classics such as Cracklin’ Rosie, Sweet Caroline, Forever in Blue Jeans and many others.

Super Diamond has also performed at landmark venues and events such as Hollywood Bowl, Taste of Chicago, Fenway Park in Boston, Coors Field in Denver and numerous fairs, festivals and corporate celebrations across the country and overseas.

Super Diamond front man The Surreal Neil, Randy Cordeiro, astonishes audiences with his live interpretation of the “real Neil.” Randy created the charismatic character when he discovered he had the uncanny ability to capture not only Neil Diamond’s voice, but also his mannerisms and performance style. Randy formed Super Diamond with founding members Matt Tidmarsh (bass guitar), Rama Kolesnikow (keyboards), and his childhood friend James Terris (keyboards) and soon after attracted the stellar talents of Chris Collins (guitar) and Vince Littleton (drums). With a dedication to performing a dazzling, rockin’ show and a reputation as one of the best live bands in the country, Super Diamond continuously draws full-capacity crowds and has a loyal, dedicated and ever-expanding fan base that bridges generations.

Super Diamond has caught the attention of major media publications such as Rolling Stone Magazine, Spin Magazine, New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post and LA Times. The band has been featured on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, Comedy Central and interviewed for VH1’s Behind the Music-Neil Diamond Episode. In November 2008 Super Diamond was seen by millions when they were the musical guests on The Late Show with David Letterman.

This Years Model
This Years Model is an amazing recreation of the live sound of Elvis Costello and the Attractions. Playing material that spans Costello’s lengthy career and repertoire, they have been wowing audiences with their high energy, fun shows.

Portland musical chameleons, Keyboardist Rich Landar (King Black Acid) and Bassist Dave Rosenberg (Brother’s Jam) found they share a mutual love for Elvis Costello and his band The Attractions. Realizing that neither had played much of the music of their favorite keyboardist and bassist respectively (Costello’s Steve Naive and Bruce Thomas), they began searching for two additional dedicated musicians to recreate the sound and more importantly the vibe of a live Costello show. Jon Beyer stepped up to master the intricate, powerful drumming put down by The Attractions Pete Thomas, and Alan Charing (AC Cotton) began inhabiting Costello’s approach to singing and guitar playing. The four together craft an amazing tribute to the live approach of Elvis and the Attractions, playing like them, but not as a note for note cover band, but rather as a recreation of the feel of a concert performance.

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50 Responses to Win Tickets ($50): Super Diamond – The Neil Diamond Tribute @ Crystal Ballroom | w/ This Years Model

  1. Jenny December 26, 2018 at 7:51 pm #

    Love Neil Diamond!

  2. Brooke December 27, 2018 at 9:46 am #

    To get a feeling of what a huge Neil Diamond fan I am, I named my Subaru ‘Neil Diamond’. All my friends and family are aware of this. They ask how Neil’s doing these days, he’s a 2001.

  3. Brooke December 27, 2018 at 9:51 am #

    Sometimes the only way I get myself motivated to clean the kitchen and do the dishes is to put Neil Diamond’s ‘Cracklin’ Rosie’ on. I use my headphones because my neighbors are not Neil Diamond fans. They told me this. Silly neighbors.

  4. Britta B December 27, 2018 at 2:36 pm #

    This sounds hilarious and amazing!

  5. Melody R Frye December 27, 2018 at 3:29 pm #

    I love Neil Diamond but my uncle is a huge fan. Would love to take him to this.

  6. Amy December 27, 2018 at 4:49 pm #

    A Saturday night AND Surreal Neil? Yes!

  7. Amy December 27, 2018 at 5:06 pm #

    I would do love this!!! My whole family loves Neil Diamond and Tom Petty. I’m a huge fan. Hope I can go!! Thx PDXpipeline!

  8. Ron T. December 27, 2018 at 11:41 pm #

    Long nights, Hold on. Love with a proper stranger would be cool. My listening ears are on. Pick me.

  9. Steph B December 28, 2018 at 2:07 am #

    I love me some Neil Diamond ♥ listening to his music always makes me happy.. The world is a better place because of Neil’s songwriting.
    I would love to go to this concert to celebrate my Bday which is Jan. 18th.

  10. Steph B December 28, 2018 at 2:08 am #

    I love me some Neil Diamond! listening to his music always makes me happy. The world is a better place because of Neil’s songwriting.
    I would love to go to this concert to celebrate my Bday which is Jan. 18th

  11. Steph B December 28, 2018 at 2:13 am #

    I love me some Neil Diamond! Listening to his music always makes me happy. The world is a better place because of Neil’s songwriting! I would love to go to this concert to celebrate my Bday which is Jan. 18th.

  12. Dorothy Placencio December 28, 2018 at 7:08 am #

    I love Super Diamond! My guy has never seen them, and I’d love to take him!

  13. Michael Nelson December 28, 2018 at 9:39 am #

    When I was 19 I was driving up to Seattle to visit with a friend while listening to Neil Diamond. I was so completely lost in singing along to Sweet Caroline that I didn’t realize I was going 80 mph in a 60 until I saw the flashing lights behind me. When the officer, and older gent, approached my window his first question was, “what were you thinking driving that fast with me right behind you”? I replied, “I wasn’t thinking…. I was FEEEELING, Man”! Ok, I didn’t really say that last part, but I did explain that I was listening to Mr. Diamond and got kind of lost in the song. He chuckled, and I ended up getting off with a warning and the advice that I should probably use cruise control if I’m going to be rocking out.

  14. Chris Gong December 28, 2018 at 10:24 am #

    Who doesn’t love Neil Diamond? Gotta work the next day so how about some mellow music to set the mood.

  15. Dave G. December 28, 2018 at 10:38 am #

    For Real, I’d like to see Faux Neil.

  16. Julie December 28, 2018 at 11:36 am #

    We are super fans! I want to give these tickets to my mom for her 71st bday.

  17. Joseph December 28, 2018 at 4:23 pm #

    My name is Caroline and it would be sweet to go!

  18. Chris December 28, 2018 at 7:19 pm #

    Of all the New Years parties… this is the one that stood out to me. Would love to win tickets and take my cousin visiting from Atlanta! ❤

  19. Jimmy K December 28, 2018 at 9:55 pm #

    my oldest daughter is named after a Neil Diamond song and I love Super Diamond.

  20. Carrie December 29, 2018 at 1:48 pm #

    I’d love to go and take my sister.

  21. Gina December 29, 2018 at 10:15 pm #

    I’m obsessed with Super Diamond after seeing the Portland show 2 years ago!

  22. Wendy Joy December 30, 2018 at 9:40 am #

    I love Super Diamond and WHAT a way to kick off the new year! Neil Diamond ROCKS!

  23. Kelly January 2, 2019 at 12:15 pm #

    Oh. My. Sweet. Caroline!
    This would be awesome!

  24. Peter Hope January 2, 2019 at 12:36 pm #

    Neil Diamond music is great. I was amazed that he also wrote for The Monkeys and Deep Purple. The only thing that I’ll have to ponder is whether I should take Ramblin Rose or Sweet Caroline

  25. Rose January 2, 2019 at 12:52 pm #

    Would love to go :)

  26. Holly January 2, 2019 at 1:20 pm #

    I’ve been wanting to check them out for a long time now, would love to go for my birthday :)

  27. Cynthia January 2, 2019 at 1:46 pm #

    This would be so fun

  28. Timothy Baxter January 2, 2019 at 1:52 pm #


  29. Sarah Folsom January 2, 2019 at 2:28 pm #

    Thank you for this opportunity to win.I love the Crystal .Not a fan of diamonds but Love Neil.what fun this would be.

  30. KD January 2, 2019 at 2:36 pm #

    Awesome sound!

  31. Julie Gordon January 2, 2019 at 3:09 pm #

    This would be amazing to experience me some Neil Diamond

  32. Dmitri Kabakov January 2, 2019 at 4:34 pm #

    Need a surprise gift to my gf. She like this type of music and Crystal Ballroom.

  33. Andrea January 2, 2019 at 4:57 pm #

    They are so fun!!! I would love to go.

  34. Robert January 2, 2019 at 8:28 pm #

    This would make my sweetie so happy!

  35. Nancy Carroll January 2, 2019 at 10:19 pm #

    Every song Neil Diamond put out was a hit. His voice and style touches your soul and draws you in – into the song. You just want to pick up a microphone and sing along with all you have {tho’ no one would want me to do that}.

  36. Shannon Milliman January 3, 2019 at 2:25 pm #

    Neil is my secret lover; I’m ready to go public

  37. Amy January 3, 2019 at 2:48 pm #

    This would be incredible! My one night off and a legend!!! I hope I get picked!!

  38. Paula January 3, 2019 at 4:59 pm #

    These guys are so awesome! I’d love to go and help sway that floor!
    Love me some “Sweet Caroline”❤️

  39. Paul January 4, 2019 at 11:41 am #

    Ive heard about these shows for years and how fun they are. i would love a chance to see one!

  40. Kristy January 4, 2019 at 4:01 pm #

    Hello Again!

    When I was a little girl, taking tap lessons, we once did a recital final to Coming to America with everyone dressed up in costumes from around the world. I was a little Dutch girl. Ever since then I have been a fan of Neil Diamond!

    Would love to see these guys live and support a tribute band !

  41. Margaret H January 4, 2019 at 9:00 pm #

    This has been on my list for ages, but not in my budget.

  42. Cicily Thrush January 4, 2019 at 10:42 pm #

    Super diamond is the diamond in the rough of the land of music. Would be awesome to see them live!

  43. Maureen A. January 7, 2019 at 11:37 am #

    I’ve heard about Super Diamond shows for years! I would love to go!

  44. Danny Goode January 8, 2019 at 9:54 am #

    this would be an awesome win

  45. Shannon January 8, 2019 at 12:19 pm #

    I love Neil Diamond! Would be so much fun!

  46. Bill Huys January 8, 2019 at 1:08 pm #

    Sounds like a fun date night (i.e. no kids!).

  47. Aaron Cullen January 10, 2019 at 2:32 pm #

    I would love to take my girlfriend to this!

  48. Randy January 10, 2019 at 3:20 pm #

    Cracklin’ Rosie, make me smile

  49. Carol Allen January 10, 2019 at 3:45 pm #

    Good times never seemed so good, is an understatement! I’m named after sweet Caroline, so I’m a tribute as well!

  50. Ellen January 10, 2019 at 6:54 pm #

    Memories galore with this music!

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