Win Tickets ($70): John Mayall @ Aladdin Theater | English Blues Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Organist

We are giving away a pair of tickets to John Mayall @ Aladdin Theater on June 18. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, June 14.


John Mayall
June 18, 2019
Doors 7 p.m., Show 8 p.m. | $35 | All Ages
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Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202

For over 50 years, John Mayall has served as a pioneer of blues music, rightly earning him the title, “The Godfather of British Blues.” In 2013, John signed with producer Eric Corne’s label, Forty Below Records, and has since been experiencing a true artistic and career renaissance.

This revival continues with the release of a brilliant new studio album titled ‘Find a Way to Care’, produced by John and Eric at famed House of Blues Studios in Encino, California. About the new album, Corne says, “I really wanted to feature John’s keyboard playing on this record. He’s truly one of the most lyrical, economical and underrated keyboardists around. We also wanted to change things up a bit after the success of “A Special Life” and the addition of a horn section on several tracks was a really fun way to do that. As good as the last album was, I think this one is even better.”

On the new album, John adds harmonica on two songs, as well as a classic guitar track reminiscent of Hubert Sumlin or Muddy Waters on the latter’s legendary “Long Distance Call.” He is joined by his killer touring band: Rocky Athas (guitar), Greg Rzab (bass) and Jay Davenport (drums). The release of “Find a Way to Care” comes on the heels of Mayall’s internationally-acclaimed, “A Special Life” in released in 2014. “I’d easily put this one among Mayall’s best efforts – and that includes ‘Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton,’ ‘A Hard Road’ and ‘Blues from Laurel Canyon!'” (

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18 Responses to Win Tickets ($70): John Mayall @ Aladdin Theater | English Blues Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Organist

  1. Carol Allen June 5, 2019 at 12:25 pm #

    Room to move? Got my dancing boogie shoes ready! If you don’t get my reference, you’re to young to know. Room to move, is a kick ass song seriously, check it out!!

    • Kath June 11, 2019 at 2:17 pm #

      Blues, soul sounds at a great spot!

  2. SK June 6, 2019 at 4:34 pm #

    Singer songwriter combo is like magic. What a night this will be.

  3. Stefan Nornholm June 6, 2019 at 5:52 pm #

    I hadn’t heard of him before, but I like the blues, I looked him up & I think it would be a fun show to go to.

  4. Cory June 6, 2019 at 9:37 pm #

    May all these tix be won by me

  5. Bob MacKay June 6, 2019 at 9:50 pm #

    Holy crap, he’s still alive? Better catch him soon!

  6. Dave G. June 6, 2019 at 9:51 pm #

    SO MANY great musicians started with John Mayall first, which is something I can greatly appreciate!

  7. Karen Gillis June 7, 2019 at 10:41 am #

    I’ve been a fan for many years, so would love to win these tix!

    • Gena Wallace June 13, 2019 at 9:13 am #

      Heck yes! This sounds great! Hope to see you there!

  8. Lisa Kendall June 8, 2019 at 11:53 am #

    What a terrific show. I would love to go with a friend for her birthday.

  9. evan david June 10, 2019 at 4:02 pm #

    I’d love to see the blues legend again.

  10. Lance June 11, 2019 at 12:26 pm #

    I’m not worthy.

  11. Lisa Kendall June 11, 2019 at 2:02 pm #

    Another great concert at another great Portland venue. What a city. Pick me so I can enjoy this place even more. I help clean up rivers, volunteer teaching nature ed to low-income kids. I AM worthy.

  12. gregb June 12, 2019 at 3:29 am #

    Let me break it to you: I would love to see John Mayall.

  13. Gena Wallace June 13, 2019 at 9:13 am #

    Heck yes! This sounds great! Hope to see you there!

  14. Pam June 13, 2019 at 3:29 pm #

    Woo Hoo! One of my all time favs! Love John Mayall!

  15. Heather Jones June 14, 2019 at 9:06 am #

    This sounds like a great event!

  16. Kathy Rankin June 14, 2019 at 10:59 am #

    I almost got to see him again in Sisters, Oregon last summer but he cancelled due to having Pneumonia.
    He is up there in age. But I am so glad he is well again and touring! Amazing! His time spent hiring the
    best guitarists in the world, Like Eric Clapton….he always has a top notch band. He IS the blues and one of
    the true last living legends of our time. The Millennials won’t know who he is, unless they research Eric
    Clapton a bit and discover John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers got the career off for more than just one guitarist
    that plays rock and blues both. John Mayall is a joy to watch perform so I hope we win tickets!

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