Win Tickets ($79): DJ Shadow: Action Adventure Tour @ Revolution Hall | Drum & Bass, Abstract Hip Hop, Electronic

We are giving away a pair of tickets to DJ Shadow: Action Adventure Tour @ Revolution Hall on January 22. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed January 16.


From our sponsors:
DJ Shadow: Action Adventure Tour
January 22, 2024
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM | $39.50 | All Ages
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Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark St., Portland, OR

For over 30 years, Josh Davis has expressed his passion, taste, and values through the music he creates as DJ Shadow. The name alone evokes a high watermark for instrumental hip-hop and composition.From his first masterpiece Endtroducing…, to the genre-hopping UNKLE release Psyence Fiction, to the otherworldly elegance of The Private Press and its iconic single “Six Days,” to his underrated Bay Area celebration The Outsider, his work in the ‘90s and first decade of the 2000s is as essential as it is hard-to-pin-down. In the 2010s, Shadow released the sprawling The Less You Know, the Better, with its muscular forays into rock music, and closed the decade with The Mountain Will Fall and Our Pathetic Age, both very ambitious, risk-taking albums that boasted some of his best rap collaborations by working with Run the Jewels, Nas, and De La Soul, among others. If there’s a single red thread across this career, it’s his restless ear, always searching to rescue some forgotten gem from the dustbin of music history or a fresh blast of sound from the cutting edge.

It’s a practice Shadow learned as a young boy, enamored with collecting comic books, baseball cards, 12-inch records, and precious songs captured to cassette from the radio airwaves late at night in northern California. With great seriousness and love, he will describe the second-hand transistor AM radio on which he first heard Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five’s “The Message,” when he was 10 years old. Or his mind-expanding encounter with Public Enemy’s “Rebel Without a Pause” and that single’s howling saxophone blast. At the heart of DJ Shadow’s musical project is deep listening. “I’m always trying to please or impress the most advanced listener,” he says. The type of aficionado who will respect the layers upon layers of synth that went into making a sound that can’t be readily identified but will make you want to share the track with a friend and say, “This part right here.”

The first sampled words heard on DJ Shadow’s forthcoming album Action Adventure, his seventh solo LP, are “all my records and tapes.” In fact, they are some of the only words heard on what is almost an entirely instrumental release; they’re a kind of thesis statement for an album that has its roots in the drifting, destabilizing days of the COVID lockdown. Action Adventure is an inward-looking project, made by Shadow alone without any collaborators. Action Adventure tells the listener: “This is about my relationship to music. My life as a collector and curator. All my records and tapes, and no one else’s.” The result is the most exciting DJ Shadow LP in years.




  1. Nicole Meehling on January 4, 2024 at 2:16 pm

    DJ Shadow was one of the first electronic musicians I ever heard that really grabbed me and sent me exploring that genre. I gotta see him!

  2. Sam on January 4, 2024 at 2:26 pm

    Been listening to DJ Shadow since day one!

  3. Perry on January 4, 2024 at 2:40 pm

    Bay Area represent! Been listening since Endtroducing… as a 15 year-old. Would love to see him live here in Portland!

  4. Kyle on January 4, 2024 at 3:37 pm

    Saw DJ Shadow years ago in Boulder, amazing show!

  5. SMP on January 4, 2024 at 4:08 pm

    Wheeeeeeew! Long time fan. Shadow always puts on a top notch show.

  6. Jacob on January 4, 2024 at 8:09 pm

    This is about my relationship to music!

  7. Kevin M on January 6, 2024 at 1:15 am

    My shadow is the best dance partner

  8. Jaime Kenward on January 6, 2024 at 12:15 pm

    New Action Adventure album is straight BANGING! Would love to see him live in my current fav venue in the city.

  9. RaChelle Hafen on January 7, 2024 at 10:37 pm

    I listen to DJ Shadow when I need a mood change, and it works every time. Music can be so healing

  10. Barry on January 9, 2024 at 1:05 pm

    Huge DJ Shadow fan! Would love to introduce my partner to their music.

  11. Abby W on January 9, 2024 at 2:13 pm

    Honestly haven’t heard of them but I’m trying to expand my live shows! Would love to go

  12. Brooke on January 9, 2024 at 2:25 pm

    Dj shadow is my co pilot. We need each other!!! Thanks y’all Xoxo

  13. Ryan G. on January 9, 2024 at 3:06 pm

    No budget for more shows at the moment, but would love to see DJ Shadow live.

  14. Josh on January 9, 2024 at 4:22 pm

    One of the greats

  15. Michael Pendlebury on January 9, 2024 at 7:08 pm

    I’m really enjoying the new album and the Revolution Has would be a great venue to catch this tour!

  16. April on January 11, 2024 at 8:29 pm

    In a Perfect World I would win tickets cuz been a fan ever since Midnight…

  17. Carolina on January 13, 2024 at 3:32 pm

    pleeeeeease pick me omg

  18. Joe Alfone on January 14, 2024 at 4:13 am

    DJ Shadow’s shadow will loom across Portland’s north, northwest, northeast, southeast and southwest neighborhoods on January 22nd as Revolution Hall readies itself for the grand occasion – samples – effects and – beats – dancing – spinning -and – feats – defying genrefication, musical style pioneering and paving the way for where we are here and today. Count me in!

  19. Bradlee Webber on January 14, 2024 at 10:17 am

    DJ Shadow is a true Master!!! I need to see this!!!

  20. Craven Rock on January 14, 2024 at 10:32 am

    I’d love to see this! Love Shadow!

  21. Nathan Breigenzer on January 14, 2024 at 11:14 am

    Hi there! Been a fan since the early days, would love to see him!

  22. Erich on January 15, 2024 at 11:00 pm

    Shadow just gets me moving. In my ears and out my body through artistic release. Would love to boogie at the Rev.

  23. Joe Siemon on January 16, 2024 at 3:12 pm

    Love DJ Shadow! Would love to experience this, never been before! Pick me!

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