Win Tickets ($80): Queensrÿche @ Crystal Ballroom | Metal, Rock, Hard Rock, w/ John 5, Eve to Adam

We are giving you another chance to win a pair of tickets to Queensrÿche @ Crystal Ballroom on February 4. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed January 24.


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February 4, 2020
6:30 pm doors, 8 pm show | 21+ | $38 ADV, $40 Doors
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Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209

Fact: Queensrÿche have never been a band to rest on their laurels. In a career set against the new-millennium’s backdrop of cultural chaos, they’ve remained a constant; musically innovative and lyrically thought-provoking. One of rock’s most respected names who have weathered the storm and emerged in 2019 with The Verdict. It’s an album that echoes Queensrÿche’s three decades of career high-points while pushing ahead with the confidence and urgency of a band just now coming into its own.

With a legacy behind them that’s shifted over 30 million records and built a dedicated legion of fans while touring the globe alongside giants including Metallica, Def Leppard and The Scorpions, Queensrÿche have exceeded themselves once again. If Queensrÿche’s 15th studio album sounds like a young, hungry band just hitting its stride, it’s because that is precisely the case. Produced and mixed by Chris “Zeuss” Harris (Hatebreed, Rob Zombie), who helmed 2015’s Condition Human, it’s also Queensrÿche’s third album with frontman Todd La Torre, who joined the veteran band in 2012, taking the reins from erstwhile voice, Geoff Tate.

“The Verdict is that statement for us – in much the same way that [1984’s] The Warning was,” says founding guitarist Michael Wilton. “This one’s the creative convergence of this lineup. We got together and worked on every song as a band. The spontaneity, the creativity; it came out of all of us, working together as a band should.” From the hypnotic riff and melody of “Light Years” to the moodiness of “Dark Reverie” or the epic rock n’ roll workout of “Propaganda Fashion,” this is a record that stands up to Queensrÿche’s gold and platinum watersheds including Rage for Order, Empire or Promised Land.

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73 Responses to Win Tickets ($80): Queensrÿche @ Crystal Ballroom | Metal, Rock, Hard Rock, w/ John 5, Eve to Adam

  1. Vesselina Dimitranova October 30, 2019 at 3:59 pm #

    I need to let my inner Rycher out, February, in the Crystal Ballroom. I can think of no better way to vent all my work frustrations out, than to head bang the night away with my Fiancé! He’ll be holding me up on his shoulders, letting me free the demons haha.

  2. David October 31, 2019 at 12:26 pm #

    The new Queensrÿche album is sick and heavy! So great to see them still killing it. Love that they’re coming back to the Crystal Ballroom and bringing John 5 with them! Really hope that I’m able to catch them this time around. Thanks for the chance, PDXPipeline!!!

    • Lynn December 3, 2019 at 3:09 am #

      Would love to go!

    • Jason Tinsley January 2, 2020 at 11:30 am #

      I grew up in the 80’s. I’m ready for a flaskback!

      • Jesper A. January 4, 2020 at 1:46 am #

        I do still believe QR are the best musical storytellers since pink Floyd. This is a must for rock music lovers.

    • Carol Lynn Cooper January 9, 2020 at 11:11 pm #

      Want to see with John 5.

  3. CHRIS October 31, 2019 at 3:49 pm #

    I’ve always wanted to see them and please make my wish come true.

  4. Michael November 1, 2019 at 2:37 am #

    Queensryche’s very first concert ever was in Portland on June 29th 1983 at The Paramount Theater. It was a KGON Low Dough Show for $4.92. They opened for a band called Zebra and Queensryche blew them away. You could tell Queensryche were going places on that night and they sure did. I was at that show in the 4th row and would love to see them again all of these years later. Sure hope that I win these tickets.

  5. Noreen Edlen November 3, 2019 at 1:46 pm #

    Music has always been my escape and this sounds like it’ll be an amazing concert. Thanks for the chance to win.

    • Mike December 10, 2019 at 3:33 pm #

      I’ve never seen John 5 play his own music and that would be a treat by itself. Then throwing in Queensryche to headline would make for one amazing show!

  6. Jason Franklin November 3, 2019 at 2:05 pm #

    My mother is the biggest Queensryche fan out there all the way back to Lady Wore Black and Queen of the Reich. Would be awesome to take her! Thanks!

  7. Ed November 5, 2019 at 1:06 pm #

    Perfect place to see Queensryche!

    • Jesper A. January 4, 2020 at 1:47 am #

      I do still believe QR are the best musical storytellers since pink Floyd. This is a must for rock music lovers.

  8. Julie November 5, 2019 at 4:01 pm #

    Would love to see them.

  9. Brig November 6, 2019 at 4:11 pm #

    The Ryche Rocks!

    • Dave G. November 7, 2019 at 11:08 pm #

      Ain’t many bands left playing music like this! THANKS!

    • Carol Cooper January 2, 2020 at 9:57 pm #

      Love Light Years.

  10. john thomas November 6, 2019 at 9:56 pm #

    would love to take my wife to this shin dig

  11. Chris November 7, 2019 at 3:47 pm #

    Sign me up to win, please. I’ve never seen them :-)

  12. Johanna November 9, 2019 at 9:28 am #

    Oh I would love this :-)

  13. Greg November 12, 2019 at 12:53 pm #

    I saw queensryche play about 30 years ago and they were awesome! It’s about time I go again.

  14. Kristina November 14, 2019 at 9:16 am #

    I would like to surprise my husband with tickets to the show!!

  15. Mike November 15, 2019 at 12:15 am #

    I love the Queensryche LP “Rage For Order”. I had the vinyl version of it in High School and played the crap out of it. I would love to see this great band in concert.

  16. Ken November 15, 2019 at 12:06 pm #

    Rryche on! They are phenomenal metal artists. Would be rad seeing John 5 live with them!

  17. tom havey November 15, 2019 at 3:13 pm #

    This is too good to be true. Please prove me wrong PDX Pipeline!!! Please! I double-dog dare ya!

  18. Molly November 16, 2019 at 4:51 pm #

    I’d be so happy if I could only attend this show…

  19. SD November 18, 2019 at 6:42 pm #

    I’d love to go! Sign me up!

  20. Eric Squires November 19, 2019 at 12:29 pm #


  21. Galen November 19, 2019 at 1:46 pm #

    Queensryche tickets?! Sign me up!

  22. Patricia Mann November 19, 2019 at 3:47 pm #

    This is much needed for me and my caregiver!
    Thank you

  23. Johanna November 19, 2019 at 4:03 pm #

    Oh I would love it! Please pick me

  24. Evan David November 20, 2019 at 4:42 pm #

    Okay, I’m ready

  25. Brett A. November 21, 2019 at 7:24 am #

    I’d like to see Queensryche to try and retain what’s left of my youth.

    • Hutch January 8, 2020 at 12:07 am #

      This would be an excellent evening to rock out!

  26. Angie November 21, 2019 at 12:39 pm #

    I had Queensryche tickets for last February and I gave them away for free because I had the flu and couldn’t get out of bed. Would still LOVE to see them live.

  27. Sameena Bachmeier November 21, 2019 at 9:11 pm #

    This would be epic!!!!!

  28. Anthony November 22, 2019 at 6:41 pm #

    Straight-jacket memories, sedative highs!

  29. Lena Bainbridge November 23, 2019 at 8:07 pm #

    I would love to win tickets to attend because this would be a different event for me and it would expand my music appreciation horizon!

  30. Heidi November 24, 2019 at 10:50 am #

    Long time Queensrÿche fan and would love to see them again, this time with my kids!

  31. Carol Lynn Cooper November 26, 2019 at 7:40 pm #

    My birthday is in Feb. I want to celebrate.

  32. Dustin November 27, 2019 at 1:05 am #

    Fantastic band!! The new lead singer is great! I would enjoy seeing them live performing their new album.

  33. Rob November 27, 2019 at 9:32 am #

    I’d love to see Queensryche! I almost saw them around 15 years ago, but ended up working outside the concert.

    • Cory December 16, 2019 at 7:26 pm #

      Go home

  34. Kim Gallien December 5, 2019 at 7:53 pm #

    Would love to see Queensrÿche again! Haven’t seen them since 2007!

  35. Johanna December 6, 2019 at 3:18 am #

    I would love to go.

  36. Kirsten December 10, 2019 at 2:41 pm #

    I would love to win so I could treat my wonderful friend, Kat, to an amazing night of music!

  37. Victoria December 10, 2019 at 3:29 pm #

    Oh Man I would LOVE this! I got tix last ear and couldnt go! Thought I commented before, cant see it now :(
    Best win right here!

    • Sarah December 24, 2019 at 6:22 pm #

      I’d love to go!

  38. Mike December 10, 2019 at 3:34 pm #

    I’ve never seen John 5 play his own music and that would be a treat by itself. Then throwing in Queensryche to headline would make for one amazing show!

  39. Johanna Lovell December 13, 2019 at 5:06 pm #

    Please, please please! I want to go :-)

  40. April MacKay December 17, 2019 at 12:17 pm #

    I don’t even have appropriate words for how EPIC seeing this show would be <3

    • Sarah D December 17, 2019 at 3:35 pm #

      I’d love to go! Great date night and outing idea!

  41. Jon December 17, 2019 at 12:25 pm #

    I would love to see Queensryche live !! What a show this will be !!!

  42. Jonas Trekas December 17, 2019 at 7:00 pm #

    My girl friend and I are music lovers, I play bass in a Christian band. We try and attend as many concerts and events that we can throughout the year.

  43. Danielle Jalbert December 19, 2019 at 3:04 pm #

    If I win these tickets, I might be able to get my rocker sister up from Arizona to go to the show with me. It’s been years since we’ve seen each other and we’re both due for some raucous relaxation over some mighty jams. Help make our sisterly reunion happen!

  44. Roberta December 20, 2019 at 2:15 am #

    I’m an old lady & clicked in hoping to win tickets to a Tony Starlight show, but then saw the Queensrÿche contest & realized I may be old, overweight, and balding, but WTF, I’m not dead yet. I do have a couple of questions, in case I win. Are there still mosh pits, do they let walkers in? Do you think if I get a tattoo on my bald spot it will be healed in time for the show & will I embarrass my grandkids?

    • Cassandra Harris December 31, 2019 at 10:25 pm #

      You rock!

  45. Rachael Bennett December 24, 2019 at 12:23 pm #

    I wanna win tickets!

  46. Dustin December 24, 2019 at 2:34 pm #

    I would definitely enjoy seeing Queensryche! Getting to hear their new album would be sick! Long live rock n roll!

  47. CHRISTOPHER December 26, 2019 at 3:04 pm #

    Heck Yeah, I want to go to this concert

    • Eric December 29, 2019 at 11:17 pm #

      Best way to rock a new decade in pdx!

  48. Ron T. December 28, 2019 at 3:54 pm #

    wanna wanna wanna wanna go go go go Please pick me. Oh yeah, Oh yeah, Oh yeah!

  49. Carla Drain December 30, 2019 at 1:20 pm #

    Ya know, the only thing I regret about my youth is not going to see as many of my favorite bands in concert as I could. And the only thing I mind about growing older is being on a fixed income and not being able to rectify that now. I’d love to win these tickets!!! – signed, Ancient Bitch Ready to Rock

  50. Stefan Nornholm December 31, 2019 at 7:31 pm #

    A friend of mine got to see them at the Crystal Ballroom back in April, now it’s hopefully my turn: I just need to win some tickets, let’s do this.

  51. Chandra G. January 1, 2020 at 7:53 pm #

    This would be an epic show! Yes, please!!!

  52. Jami Moffitt January 2, 2020 at 12:47 am #

    I saw them when I was a teenager, it was a great show, would be fun to see them again and take my son to see them.

  53. Jesper A. January 4, 2020 at 1:50 am #

    I do still believe QR are the best musical storytellers since pink Floyd. This is a must for rock music lovers.

  54. Billie Jo January 8, 2020 at 7:41 am #

    \”/ Rock on! Brings back many memories.

  55. CHRIS MILLER January 9, 2020 at 5:39 pm #

    Great Rock Music and I’ve never seen them perform ! Please Please

  56. Sean January 10, 2020 at 12:27 pm #

    I want to win these tickets! Please!!

  57. gregb January 10, 2020 at 11:35 pm #

    Yes please

  58. Cassandra Harris January 19, 2020 at 2:25 pm #

    ich liebe quuensryche, bitte ich muss sie sehen !!!!!! Umarmungen & Küsse!

  59. Cassandra Harris January 19, 2020 at 2:25 pm #

    ich liebe quuensryche, bitte ich muss sie sehen !!!!!! Umarmungen & Küsse!

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