Win Tickets ($78): Joe Jackson Solo and The Music of Max Champion @ Revolution Hall | Rock, Pop, New Wave

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Joe Jackson Solo and The Music of Max Champion @ Revolution Hall on June 30. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed June 24.



———————————————

From our sponsors:
Mr. Joe Jackson Presents: Joe Jackson Solo and The Music of Max Champion
June 30, 2024
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM | $49 | All Ages
More info: etix.com

Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark St., Portland, OR

An unprecedented two-part performance with no intermission.

Following the newly released album by earMUSIC, Mr. Joe Jackson presents: Max Champion in ‘What A Racket!’ – reviving the songs of enigmatic early 20th-century English Music Hall artist Max Champion – renowned musician and producer Joe Jackson announces “The Two Rounds Of Racket Tour” appearing in 19 cities across the U.S. in summer 2024.

“The Two Rounds Of Racket Tour” promises to be festive, fun, and unlike anything else music fans will see next (or any other) year. The show will be in two parts: a solo set by Joe Jackson of his original songs, and a set based on the album What A Racket! – the first performance in more than 100 years of the songs of forgotten Music Hall genius Max Champion, with Joe and a nine-piece band.

Max Champion was born in 1882 in London’s East End and is thought to have been related to the great Victorian entertainer Harry Champion. As an up-and-coming performer he shared the stage with big stars such as Gus Ellen and Vesta Tilley, but his career (much like the Music Hall era itself) was cut short by the First World War, and his songs faded into obscurity. That is, until 2014, when Max Champion sheet music started to surface: first in Malta, then in England, and, intriguingly, in Belgium, where Max probably met his end in the trenches. By 2019, enough songs had been recovered for Joe Jackson to resurrect them with a 12-piece orchestra.

According to producer Joe Jackson, “These were wonderful songs in their time, but they’re surprisingly modern, too. Sometimes it’s almost as if Max is speaking, from his London of the early 20th century, directly to us in the early 21st.”

A newly released documentary now sheds light on the early 20th century artist from England.

Music Hall originated in 19th-century London, transitioning from pubs and street performances to grand theaters by 1900. It attracted a diverse audience, spanning from commoners to aristocrats. The songs in this genre depicted life in the Victorian and Edwardian eras, often infused with humor, satire, sentimentality, patriotism, and occasionally darker themes like jealousy and murder. Some songs were also risqué but cleverly expressed.

Categories

Tags

9 Comments

  1. Asher Brill on June 11, 2024 at 1:20 pm

    I’m a huge Joe Jackson fan. Bought my first record of his when I was 13. Would love to surprise my husband for his birthday with tickets to this show.

  2. Pam on June 11, 2024 at 3:22 pm

    Joe Jackson. Wow. Yes please

  3. Al on June 11, 2024 at 3:27 pm

    Ok. Let’s go?

  4. Michael Pendlebury on June 11, 2024 at 3:39 pm

    This seems like a really fascinating show to see. I’ve been lucky enough to see Joe Jackson before but this isn’t going to be a greatest hits set (which would have been incredible) but something a little dating and different. Is love to win!

  5. iJimbot on June 11, 2024 at 4:16 pm

    I’ve never had the opportunity to see Joe Jackson before, but I’d love to go, and that would really make my wife happy! Pick me please!

  6. Lynn Elsdon on June 11, 2024 at 4:27 pm

    It’s been many many years since I’ve gotten to hear Joe Jackson! I love him. It would be wonderful!

  7. John Thomas on June 11, 2024 at 6:56 pm

    Radness

  8. Cory on June 11, 2024 at 7:31 pm

    I would love to Step out for the evening with Joe Jackson!!

  9. Maggie H on June 11, 2024 at 8:13 pm

    Joe Jackson !! Can I say more? I’ve been a huge
    fan of his since the ’80’s and own his “Body and
    Soul” album. His music has covered every genre
    from jazz, pop, latin, classical. I’d be honored to see this great at one of my favorite music venues, “Revolution Hall.”

Leave a Comment





Keep in Touch!

Subscribe to our e-mail newsletter to receive updates