Win Tickets ($80): Josh Ritter & the Royal City Band @ Revolution Hall | Folk, Americana, Rock

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Josh Ritter & the Royal City Band @ Revolution Hall on October 10. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed October 2.


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Josh Ritter & the Royal City Band
October 10, 2023
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM | $40-$50 | 21+
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Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark St., Portland, OR

“Josh Ritter remains at the top of his game two decades into a highlight-strewn career. He’d be forgiven for loosening his grip, but his hand has never felt surer.”
– NPR Music

“Harking back to Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and maybe a little Mark Knopfler, Mr. Ritter has always been a slinger of serious ideas and high-flown imagery.”
– The New York Times

“Mysterious, melancholy, melodic…and those are only the M’s.”
— Stephen King in Entertainment Weekly

Renowned singer, songwriter, musician, artist and best-selling author Josh Ritter released his anticipated new album, Spectral Lines, on April 28 via Thirty Tigers.

One of today’s most thoughtful and prolific voices, Ritter has released ten studio albums including 2019’s widely acclaimed, Fever Breaks, of which NPR Music praised, “He remains a hydrant of ideas while embodying an endless capacity for empathy and indignation, often within a single song.”

In addition to his work as a musician, Ritter is also a national best-selling author, having released two novels to date: 2021’s The Great Glorious Goddamn of It All and 2011’s Bright’s Passage. Released to critical attention, Stephen King wrote in The New York Times Book Review that Bright’s Passage “shines with a compressed lyricism that recalls Ray Bradbury in his prime…This is the work of a gifted novelist.”

About the new album Spectral Lines (out 4/29):

Josh Ritter has been thinking a lot about space exploration. It has nothing to do with his spellbinding new album, Spectral Lines, except that in a way, it really does.

“The Voyager spacecraft went up in ’77 and now it’s out there in a place that no one’s ever been before, and it’s sending back all these messages,” Ritter says. “I feel like songs do that in their own little way. They’re probes: they go out into the world, and sometimes you hear stories back from them, but really, they go off on their own.”

Ritter, too, is sending back messages, in the form of 10 new songs that are atmospheric and impressionistic. Like the recently launched Webb Telescope, or Voyager all those years ago, he’s looking for signs of life, reaching for a sense of commonality, something that feels universal in this infinite universe. Spectral Lines, his 11th album, finds those shared experiences in songs that push beyond the bounds of Ritter’s previous work. Recorded with longtime collaborator Sam Kassirer producing, it’s an album full of wonder and light as Ritter considers the ideas of love, devotion and what it means to be connected, to each other and to ourselves.




  1. Shillina Jones on September 18, 2023 at 7:40 pm

    We’d love to go! Thunderbolt’s Goodnight is one of my favs.

  2. Joseph on September 19, 2023 at 3:30 am

    I am ready to get up to get down. Send me to this Idaho treasure stat!

    • Justin McGee on September 20, 2023 at 6:44 pm

      I love Josh Ritter’s music and would love to go!

  3. Teena Winski on September 19, 2023 at 1:03 pm

    Love Josh Ritter!

  4. Ryan Jones on September 19, 2023 at 1:03 pm

    Yes please

  5. Jim Winski on September 19, 2023 at 1:04 pm

    Revolution hall is amazing!

  6. Chazz Hooper on September 19, 2023 at 1:10 pm

    It would be a treat to see Josh live

  7. Emma on September 19, 2023 at 5:02 pm

    This would be such a fun night! Totally interested 🙂

  8. Lauri on September 19, 2023 at 7:52 pm

    I recently discovered Josh Ritter’s music and he’s wonderful. Fingers crossed!

  9. David on September 21, 2023 at 5:47 pm

    Fantastic in concert!

  10. Tim on September 24, 2023 at 10:10 am

    Never seen him live but he does release great music!

  11. Matthew on September 26, 2023 at 3:33 pm

    Haver never seen live and would love to!

  12. Mia on September 26, 2023 at 3:46 pm

    Would love to see him live!

  13. Peter on September 29, 2023 at 12:33 am

    Yes please!

  14. Shira on October 2, 2023 at 9:27 am

    I’ve heard he’s great live! Josh Ritter makes me laugh, cry, and dance and I’d love to do all of the above at the show:)

  15. Ivy on October 2, 2023 at 12:08 pm

    We have a babysitter! First time 🙂

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