Win Tickets ($80): Grammy Nominee Cornelius 30th Anniversary Dream In Dream World Tour @ Crystal Ballroom | Internationally-renowned Japanese Multi-instrumentalist, Alternative

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Cornelius @ Crystal Ballroom on September 27. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed September 23.


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September 27, 2024
Doors 6:30PM, Show 8PM | $40-$50 ADV, $45-$55 Doors | All Ages
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Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209

Cornelius is the brainchild of Japanese multi-instrumentalist Keigo Oyamada. A performing musician since his teens, Oyamada created his creative alter-ego (the name is an homage to the Planet of the Apes), in the early 1990s from the ashes of his previous project, Flipper’s Guitar.

With the 1997 release of Fantasma, Cornelius gained international recognition for his cut and paste style reminiscent of American counterparts Beck and The Beastie Boys and was released internationally by Matador Records. Being called a “modern day Brian Wilson” for his orchestral-style arrangements and production techniques, Cornelius subsequently became one of the most sought after producer/remixers in the world, working with a wide range of artists including Blur, Beck, Bloc Party, MGMT, and James Brown.

With 2002’s Point, Cornelius’ music took a quantum shift, going from sampling “found sounds” to looping organic elements and creating lush soundscapes. Using water drops as the rhythmic backbone of “Drop” on his vocoder-infused cover of “Brazil”, the album dazed and amazed fans and set the path for the next phase of his career.

2007 brought this philosophy to an even higher level with the release of Sensuous. Cornelius’ live shows are known around the world for spectacular visuals (all perfectly synchronized to the performance), custom lighting that doesn’t simply augment the performance, but becomes another instrument within it, and a full band of equally talented and diverse players.

The companion piece to the album Sensurround + B Sides, earned the nomination for “Best Surround Sound Album” at the 2009 GRAMMY Awards.

The summer of 2016 saw the release of Fantasma Remastered, on Lefse Records. The package, a 2LP reissue of his classic album, also included 4 additional outtakes and earned Pitchfork’s “Best New Reissue”.

Cornelius has recorded music for Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, scored the anime mega-film Ghost in the Shell Arise, performed as the backbone of Yoko Ono’s reformed Plastic Ono Band, played the Hollywood Bowl with Yellow Magic Orchestra, and co-wrote and produced the Japanese artist salyu x salyu.




  1. Milon L on March 26, 2024 at 12:35 pm

    This would be an experience of a lifetime! Would love to get the chance to witness Cornelius!

  2. Dave G. on March 27, 2024 at 8:53 am

    OMG! He and his band are incredible! I’ll be going to this either way, but would definitely love free tickets to see him! Thanks in advance!

  3. William Longnecker on March 27, 2024 at 4:58 pm

    I’ve seen CORNELIUS the last two times they’ve been here! Have art on my walls from their shows. Would love to see this show!

  4. Mar C on March 27, 2024 at 6:05 pm

    Amazing incredible artist. I would be so honored to attend and watch him perform! His Shibuya-kei style of music is so good and dream-like.

  5. Lisa on April 2, 2024 at 6:18 pm

    Love Japanese instrumentals. Great music, great venue.

  6. Richelle on April 2, 2024 at 8:44 pm

    I would love to take my husband to this! We love Cornelius!

  7. Rose M on April 3, 2024 at 12:54 am

    Sounds like a dream…would love to go!

  8. YB on April 3, 2024 at 9:11 am

    How fun! I’d love to go!

  9. Joël T. on April 3, 2024 at 3:39 pm

    A “modern day Brian Wilson”, that is a good description of Cornelius! I always wanted to see him live!

  10. SMP on April 4, 2024 at 5:11 pm

    Oh wow! This is the one.

  11. Ashley on April 5, 2024 at 6:37 pm

    This would be an AMAZING experience!

  12. Cur on April 9, 2024 at 6:00 pm

    Amazing artist, I would be excited to experience this!

  13. Kevin on April 9, 2024 at 7:00 pm

    Bet this will be a great show!

  14. Joe S. on April 11, 2024 at 1:56 pm

    This would be awesome! We recently moved here with my brother-in-law and he loves Cornelius!! He would be so pumped to go! I’d be a hero.

  15. Steve Russell on April 12, 2024 at 6:16 am

    OMG 😲
    This would be a fun night

  16. Elfina Alongi on April 12, 2024 at 11:23 pm

    I would love to go to this show🤞🏾
    I’ve heard amazing things about his live shows but haven’t had the privilege to see one yet

  17. Lisa on April 16, 2024 at 1:24 pm

    Would be an amazing opportunity. Yes, please!

  18. Kevin Vo on April 16, 2024 at 1:47 pm

    Love them!

  19. Amelia on April 17, 2024 at 11:26 am

    Sounds amazing! Would love to see this show.

  20. k on April 19, 2024 at 8:14 am

    this takes me back

  21. Panda on April 21, 2024 at 8:02 am

    This would make my year 💕

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