Win Tickets ($90): Al Di Meola @ Aladdin Theater | Music of Di Meola, Piazzolla & The Beatles

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Al Di Meola @ Aladdin Theater on October 1. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, September 27.



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From our sponsors:
Al Di Meola: Past. Present. Future.
October 1, 2019
Doors 7 p.m., 8 p.m. Show | $45 GA, $105 VIP Meet & Greet | All Ages
More info: aladdin-theater.com

Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202

Di Meola celebrates his legacy of 45 years on stage with the “Past Present and Future 2019” Tour. Al Di Meola’s ongoing fascination with complex rhythmic syncopation combined with provocative lyrical melodies and sophisticated harmony has been at the heart of his music throughout a celebrated career that has spanned four decades and earned him critical accolades, three gold albums and more than six million in record sales worldwide.

A bona fide guitar hero, perennial poll-winner, and prolific composer, he has amassed over 20 albums as a leader while collaborating on a dozen or so others with the likes of the fusion supergroup Return to Forever (with Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White), the celebrated acoustic Guitar Trio featuring fellow virtuosos John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucia, and the Rite of Strings trio with bassist Clarke and violinist Jean-Luc Ponty. And while his dazzling technique on both acoustic and electric guitars has afforded him regal status among the hordes of fretboard fanatics who regularly flock to his concerts, the depth of Di Meola’s writing along with the soulfulness and the inherent lyricism of his guitaristic expression have won him legions of fans worldwide beyond the guitar aficionado set.

A pioneer of blending world music and jazz, going back to early Latin-tinged fusion outings like 1976’s Land of the Midnight Sun, 1977’s Elegant Gypsy and 1978’s Casino, the guitar great continues to explore the rich influence of flamenco, tango, Middle Eastern, Brazilian and African music with his World Sinfonia, an ambitious pan-global group that he formed in 1991. Their exhilarating world music fusion has been documented on such releases as 2000’s The Grande Passion (featuring the Toronto Symphony Orchestra), 2007’s Live in London, 2011’s Pursuit of Radical Rhapsody and the stunning 2012 DVD, Morocco Fantasia (recorded at the Mawazine Festival in Rabat, Morocco and featuring special guests Said Chraibi on oud, Abdellah Meri on violin and Tari Ben Ali on percussion).

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19 Responses to Win Tickets ($90): Al Di Meola @ Aladdin Theater | Music of Di Meola, Piazzolla & The Beatles

  1. Michael September 19, 2019 at 12:16 am #

    Al Di Meola is a true guitar god and getting free tickets would give me some cash to spend at The Lamp before the show. Hope I win these tickets to this great show.

  2. Dave G. September 19, 2019 at 4:11 pm #

    I still listen to his solo LPs every once in a while,(that may date me a bit) and have always loved his work with Return To Forever! I would be grateful!

    • Danielle September 23, 2019 at 9:16 pm #

      This would be such as great show to check out.

  3. Matt Selbie September 24, 2019 at 1:12 pm #

    Fingers like a nervous spider up and down the frets make this guy legend. The One Night in SanFransisco with De Lucia and McLaughlin is sublime we would all would be the better off if the next was One Night in PDX.

  4. Chris F. September 24, 2019 at 2:59 pm #

    I WANT these! I’ve been a fan of Al going back to Return To Forever. I would LOVE to see him play. So great that you can see legends play on the East side of town these days :)

  5. Karl jacobson September 24, 2019 at 3:42 pm #

    Yes! Please and Thank You!!

  6. Scott Hamilton September 25, 2019 at 7:23 am #

    Yes, this would be an amazing concert.

  7. Matte September 25, 2019 at 1:39 pm #

    Love the hear a version of Helter Skelter or Tomorrow never knows! Fantastic guitarist. He helped Return to Forever take it to the next level!

  8. Chas September 25, 2019 at 4:55 pm #

    Top of my list to see and hear Al Di Meola, a great guitarist!

  9. Gena Wallace September 25, 2019 at 5:02 pm #

    De Meola has played music with so many of my favorite musicians. I must see what the hype is all about. They rave over his skills and talent.

    I’m bringing a mop in case of drool.
    Ha!

  10. Mike September 25, 2019 at 9:47 pm #

    I want to see this show so bad. To see this guitar legend live would be so great and a great night out for the wife and I.

    • Alex September 26, 2019 at 4:07 pm #

      I’ve been listening to his records for many years, since I was a teen & I’m only 34! I have OG copies of Splendido Hotel and Elegant Gypsy on vinyl! Never seen him live. Pick me!

  11. michele gomez September 26, 2019 at 9:32 am #

    i discovered al di meola while working at tower records long long ago in a galaxy far far away ,,,

  12. Evan David September 26, 2019 at 3:18 pm #

    For years I’ve wished to see this artist.
    It would be one of my bucket list completed.

  13. Alex September 26, 2019 at 4:07 pm #

    I’ve been listening to his records for many years, since I was a teen & I’m only 34! I have OG copies of Splendido Hotel and Elegant Gypsy on vinyl! Never seen him live. Pick me!

  14. Keith September 26, 2019 at 7:11 pm #

    I was a kid in the early 70’s I got turned on to Al Listening to lp’s & 8-Tracks what a great combo !

  15. Elizabeth Lee September 26, 2019 at 9:06 pm #

    Al Di meola Kick’s assssssss going to be a great show !

  16. Michael Grover September 27, 2019 at 8:55 am #

    I would like to attend because I’ve never seen Al perform and it would be a great experience.

  17. Cormac Burke September 28, 2019 at 6:35 pm #

    Al D rocks!

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