Win Tickets ($50): Jens Lekman & Youth Orchestras Across The USA @ Aladdin Theater | Featuring Leslie Deshazor, w/ Bravo Youth Orchestra

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Jens Lekman & Youth Orchestras Across The USA @ Aladdin Theater on May 5. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed May 2.


From our sponsors:
Jens Lekman & Youth Orchestras Across The USA
May 5, 2022
Doors 6:30 PM, Show 7:30PM | $25 | All Ages
More info:

Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202

*Proof of COVID vaccination or negative COVID test required for entry. Details here*

This spring Jens Lekman is finally returning to the USA to play with youth orchestras across the country! Originally planned in 2020 and cancelled by you know what, this is a tour that he’s been working on and looked forward to for almost four years.

The idea originally came to Jens in 2015 when he was invited to Cincinnati to perform a show with a group of young string players from the organization MyCincinnati. The show ended up being one of the most memorable moments of Jens’ whole career. In his own words:”The energy that is present when a young person is still exploring and mastering an instrument is something I’ve always been drawn to. As someone who’s been playing music more or less professionally for over 15 years I often have to go back to this youthful source to remember and learn. To let the students become my teachers.”

This time Jens is heading out with a new crew featuring the amazing violinist Leslie DeShazor from Detroit, his trusty old drummer Johan Hjalmarsson and his newfound acquaintance Jesse Bielenberg on bass. They’ll be making their way up the West Coast, doing a string of shows with youth orchestras there, then they’ll do a number of shows without orchestras, from Salt Lake City to Minneapolis. Those shows will have a slightly different set but will be great too. And then they’ll do some more orchestra shows from Chicago to DC. Well, just look at the tour routing and you’ll see. It’ll be great. This tour will focus a lot on songs from Jens’ earlier catalog since he’s re-releasing some of those albums this year but there will also be a lot of new songs that he’s been working on.

Oh, and in case you have no idea who Jens Lekman is, well, he’s a singer and songwriter from Gothenburg, Sweden, who’s been releasing albums with Indiana based record label Secretly Canadian since 2003. Look him up on the internet and see if you like his songs. If not, it’s ok.




  1. Kat on April 19, 2022 at 12:49 pm

    So excited to see that Jens is coming to town. I’d love to check out this show.

  2. Sascha on April 19, 2022 at 12:52 pm

    I love Jens Lekman and seeing him with a youth orchestra sounds extra special!

  3. Carol Trekas on April 19, 2022 at 1:29 pm

    I’ve heard the Bravo Youth Orchestra are very good. I’m a retired teacher and support all youth. Would like to see this.

  4. Bob MacKay on April 19, 2022 at 1:34 pm

    My favorite Swedish pop crooner!

  5. Jasmine Jay-Bonn on April 21, 2022 at 7:51 am

    I’m a huge fan, this show sounds amazing!

  6. Sam S on April 21, 2022 at 3:05 pm

    What a cool idea for a tour! I love Jens, this would be a riot.

  7. Laine on April 21, 2022 at 5:33 pm

    Count me in!

  8. Chris Johnson on April 26, 2022 at 12:33 pm

    Yeah, welcome back Jens!!!

  9. Ashley L. on April 27, 2022 at 9:46 am

    Would absolutely love to win tickets for this show! Love Jens and I have actually never seen a show at Aladdin so it would be extra special!

  10. Sarita on April 28, 2022 at 2:37 pm

    I would adore seeing Jens with such a cute backing band!!!

  11. S on April 28, 2022 at 2:38 pm

    I would be ecstatic for a chance to see Jens & such a cute backup band

  12. Paul on April 29, 2022 at 7:58 pm

    This would be fantastic! Thanks!

  13. Matthew Light on April 30, 2022 at 12:37 pm

    Would be a treat to see him live

  14. Kelly on May 1, 2022 at 4:04 pm

    Link me to Lenkman?! Please and thank you!

  15. Joy on May 1, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    Love Jens Lekman! Would love to take my nephew for his 20th bday please and thank you.

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