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

We are giving away 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 31.


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

  1. Michael September 30, 2019 at 1:46 pm #

    Queensryche’s very first concert ever was in Portland on June 29 1983. It was a catch a rising star show and they opened for a band called Zebra. I had 4th row and was blown away by Queensryche. They played their entire first EP and several unreleased songs. I would sure love to see them again all of these years later and getting free tickets will give me some cash to spend at Lola’s room before the show.

    • Lourinda Arnold October 8, 2019 at 3:39 pm #

      I am a huge fan of Queensrych. Every time a Queensryche song comes on I call out “They are playing my song!”

    • Gena October 29, 2019 at 2:06 pm #

      Whoa! (0)(0)
      This’ll be a great way to start off my birthday week, woohoo!

  2. Sandra October 1, 2019 at 12:11 pm #

    I haven’t seen them since I moved away from Seattle, i’d Love to see them again!

  3. Julie G October 1, 2019 at 1:04 pm #

    This would be a fantastic show. My BF and I love Queensryche !!!

  4. Jay October 1, 2019 at 1:08 pm #

    Missed them last time around, would love this second chance.

  5. Rhianna October 1, 2019 at 1:18 pm #

    My spouse would owe me if we were able to go to this show – they LOVE Queensryche ❤ Please help me get some free favors in!

  6. Genifer October 1, 2019 at 2:08 pm #

    ARE YOU SERIOUS!!?? THIS IS EPIC! Happy dance!
    Just in time for my birthday! Thank you!

    • Cory November 3, 2019 at 7:30 pm #


  7. Johanna October 1, 2019 at 2:40 pm #

    Yes, Yes,Yes,Yes! Please pick me!

  8. Dave G. October 1, 2019 at 2:42 pm #

    I’ll be King for the day, if I win these Queensryche tickets. One of the few bands of that era I haven’t seen…

  9. Karl jacobson October 1, 2019 at 2:47 pm #

    Yes! Please and thank you.

  10. Galen October 1, 2019 at 3:21 pm #

    I will take my older brother! Pick me!

  11. jami roberts October 1, 2019 at 4:36 pm #

    I love this band! Brings back so many great memories. Would really love to go.

  12. Kathryn Hutchinson October 1, 2019 at 10:31 pm #

    Queensrÿche or bust!!

  13. Brett A. October 2, 2019 at 9:05 am #

    I’m pretty sure Queensrÿche caused some of my grey hair.

    They owe me. ; )

  14. Molli Taylor October 3, 2019 at 6:21 am #

    i have been wanting to see queensryche for ages!

  15. TOM HAVEY October 3, 2019 at 3:14 pm #

    TGTBT (too good to be true)….free QR? No way. Prove it to me….PLEASE!! :-)

    • Erika Rl January 28, 2020 at 3:23 pm #

      Would love to win these! Grew up blasting their albums in the car with my dad and we just celebrated our birthdays this last week. Would be a fantastic bday gift to us!

  16. CHRIS MILLER October 3, 2019 at 3:57 pm #

    I’ve always wanted to see them and I still would like to go to the concert ! Please let me see the concert

  17. Amcmurry October 3, 2019 at 5:35 pm #

    Rock on forever!

  18. David October 4, 2019 at 1:08 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!!!

  19. Shasha Andrews October 4, 2019 at 4:43 pm #

    It would be stellar to be able to go see a band that my folks banned me from listening to in childhood! I’ve always firmly believed you’re NEVER too old to ROCK!!!

  20. Mike October 6, 2019 at 1:20 am #

    I would love to see these Northwest legends in an intimate venue. Please set me up with free tickets pdxpipeline.

    • Heather Otis October 29, 2019 at 2:07 pm #

      I am freaking out!!! I LOVE these guys and always will!!! I am thrilled they are coming back to Portland. I would travel to see them anyway but ubering downtown and making a “date night” would be awesome!!!!!!

  21. john thomas October 8, 2019 at 9:43 pm #

    would love to take my rocker wife to this show

  22. john October 8, 2019 at 10:19 pm #

    Love me Queensryche. This would be epic to go to.

    • Cory October 12, 2019 at 8:24 pm #

      Jet City baby

  23. Pierre Rija October 9, 2019 at 6:07 pm #

    Queensryche is seriously one of my all time favorite groups. Even my little sister digs them. I was singing Jet City Woman just this morning coincidentally. It reminded me of the longings I had for my ex when we were in a relationship and she was away.

  24. wallace e charman October 11, 2019 at 9:16 am #

    Wanna surprise the boy with this one, thanks

  25. Ron T. October 13, 2019 at 1:40 pm #

    This, I’ve got to say, would be a great event to attend. Please pick me. Go Queensrÿche!

  26. Suzy Klaus October 15, 2019 at 1:14 pm #

    Hoping that you will “HOOK me UP with QUEENSRYCHE ” tickets…..ROCK on saw them many Mooms ago….Would be Awesome to SEE them Again……

  27. Summer October 16, 2019 at 7:20 pm #

    Would love to win these tickets to surprise a good friend of mine who is one of the most giving people I know. It would be sweet to be able to hand him these tickets!!!

  28. Carol Cooper October 17, 2019 at 11:23 am #

    My birthday is Feb 11th. This would be a great gift.

  29. Victoria October 17, 2019 at 5:59 pm #

    Omg bought myself tix to see them last time they were in town and ended up not being able to go! Please please I would love to see them!!!

  30. Roger leece October 18, 2019 at 12:36 pm #

    PNW legends!! I’ve never had the pleasure of attending a Queensryche show but better late than never, right?? I now this incarnation of the band is not original but I’ve heard great things. Thank you for the opportunity at free tickets!!

  31. Paula October 18, 2019 at 3:04 pm #

    They are awesome and love the pdx vibe. A great show this will be. Pick me :)P

  32. Jeff October 22, 2019 at 2:23 pm #

    I miss heavy metal hair bands. Let me rest in peace and rock one last night.

    • Carol Lynn Cooper January 2, 2020 at 10:26 pm #

      Big fan of them. Pick me please.

  33. Chaise October 23, 2019 at 6:10 pm #

    My dad would love to see them

  34. Antonia Cabal October 24, 2019 at 10:45 pm #

    Yes please! It would be fun to see them.

  35. Billie Jo Sharlow October 25, 2019 at 6:01 pm #

    This would be a pretty cool date night w/ the hubs!

  36. Brig Otis October 29, 2019 at 1:45 pm #

    My wife will freak out when I give her the good news. PLEASE pick me (her).

  37. Jason S October 29, 2019 at 3:21 pm #

    Queensryche ROCKS!! Definitely and underappreciated act, I would love to see them!

  38. Carol Cooper October 29, 2019 at 8:03 pm #

    Want to go cause my birthday is in feb.

  39. Bogdan October 29, 2019 at 9:16 pm #

    This would be a special treat! Thank you

  40. natasha morlock November 11, 2019 at 11:14 pm #


  41. Brett A. November 18, 2019 at 2:33 pm #

    I’m curious about the new singer and would REALLY like to see them!


  42. Angie January 14, 2020 at 1:15 pm #

    I bought tickets last year and came down with the flu and my boyfriend broke up with me on the same day. I gave my tickets away. We’re married now and had our first dance to Silent Lucidity. It would be super awesome if we could see them this time.

  43. Angie January 14, 2020 at 1:15 pm #

    I bought tickets last year and came down with the flu and my boyfriend broke up with me on the same day. I gave my tickets away. We’re married now and had our first dance to Silent Lucidity. It would be super awesome if we could see them this time.

  44. Carol Cooper January 14, 2020 at 8:53 pm #

    Frontman Todd is so cute. Pick me please.

  45. Jonas Trekas January 14, 2020 at 8:54 pm #

    This band is great. Would like to see them. Thanks.

  46. Jen Martin January 16, 2020 at 3:25 pm #

    Oooooh, pick me pick me!

  47. Carol Lynn Cooper January 19, 2020 at 9:22 pm #

    Want to see John 5.

  48. Dannette Cara January 21, 2020 at 12:51 pm #

    Love to see Queensryche! WOW have not seen them in over 20 years!

  49. wallace January 21, 2020 at 2:44 pm #

    Almost as excited to see John5, hell yeah Queensryche!!

  50. CHRIS January 21, 2020 at 2:56 pm #

    Yes, I’d love to see this concert. Great Sound and Great Fun

  51. Daniel morgan January 24, 2020 at 5:34 am #

    One of the best bands of their time!!!!! These guys were how I wanted to be when I was younger! Empire for ever

  52. Jonas Trekas January 25, 2020 at 11:50 pm #

    I want to see who will wear there sunglasses that night.

  53. Cody S January 28, 2020 at 2:25 pm #

    Such an awesome band! Count me in if I win these.

  54. Brett A. January 28, 2020 at 3:32 pm #

    I’m curious to see the band without Tate.

  55. Chris January 28, 2020 at 4:06 pm #

    I would love to see this concert Please

  56. sean January 28, 2020 at 5:58 pm #

    I want to win these tickets! Please!!

  57. Andrea hodge January 30, 2020 at 6:34 am #

    pick me.Would love to rock out on that floor

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