Win Tickets ($90): The Tubes @ Aladdin Theater | Featuring Fee Waybill, Rock

We are giving away a pair of tickets to The Tubes @ Aladdin Theater on August 21. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed August 15.


From our sponsors:
The Tubes
August 21, 2022
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM | $45 | All Ages
More info:

Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202

The Tubes formed in 1972 in San Francisco from two bands that moved there from Phoenix, The Beans along with the Red, White and Blues Band. While musically influenced by groups like Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart, who actually recorded a song with the group on their third album, their theatrical satire was evident from the very beginning. All these years later, The Tubes still consists of, original members, the irrepressible front man Fee Waybill, world-class drummer Prairie Prince, virtuoso guitarist Roger Steen and oh-so-steady bassist Rick Gator Anderson, and continue to delight fans across the country and around the world with their iconic live shows.

Led by singer Fee Waybill – known for his classic characters, including the glam-rocking, stackheeled Quay Lewd, the dangerous Mr. Hate or the gnarly punk parody Johnny Bugger – The Tubes released five albums on A&M Records, starting with the Al Kooper-produced self-titled debut in 1975, which included “White Punks on Dope,” dubbed an absurd anthem of wretched excess” later covered by Motley Crue, German chanteuse Nina Hagen and most recently the Joe Elliot led Down-n-Outs, as well as set staple, “Mondo Bondage.” “What Do You Want from Life?” was yet another signature song for the band, a prescient satire of consumerism and celebrity culture that calls out Bob Dylan and Randy Mantooth along with “a herd of Winnebagos, we’re givin’ em away”. With the help of Kenny Ortega, they mounted the stage show for which they’re still known, using videos as part of the presentation long before MTV was born.

After Young & Rich (1976), produced by Ken Scott (of Beatles fame) highlighted by the salacious “Don’t Touch Me There,” The Tubes released Now (1977), the live What Do You Want From Live (1978) and the concept album Remote Control (1979) their final album for A&M before leaving for Capitol Records.

Their new label teamed them up with producer David Foster for the group’s most commercially successful (and radio-friendly) release to that point, with two hit singles in the power ballad, “Don’t Want to Wait Anymore” (their first to land in the Top 40 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart) and the now classic Top 10 Rock radio anthem, “Talk to Ya Later,” a collaboration between Fee, Foster and Toto guitarist Steve Lukather that was #1 in 17 countries.

The Tubes, for the first time ever, have been on tour performing The Completion Backward Principle live from start to finish, and now the album has been re-released on 180-gram audiophile blue vinyl.

In addition to playing the complete Completion, The Tubes’ current tour set list includes such classics as “White Punks on Dope”, “Mondo Bondage”, “What Do You Want from Life”, “Out of the Business”, “I Want It All Now” and “She’s a Beauty”.

Fee enthuses, “It’s so great that people still love our music and sing along at shows. The best part is, we’re a way better band today than we ever were.”




  1. Mike on August 1, 2022 at 6:23 pm

    I would love to see The Tubes live and hopefully they will play “Sushi Girl” & “White Punks On Dope” for me.

  2. AT on August 2, 2022 at 12:58 pm

    I’m on a mission to see all the oldies perform before it’s too late… so I’d love some free tickets to use my $$$ for beers!

  3. Orest on August 2, 2022 at 1:15 pm

    I like good music and dancing. I would really like to attend this concert!

  4. T.R. on August 2, 2022 at 4:11 pm

    The Tubes are a classic and I would love to see their amazing wild show plus a Tubes show always means a visit from Quay Lude himself

  5. Michael Pendlebury on August 2, 2022 at 6:41 pm

    I’ve heard they are a really great live band! I’d love to have the chance to see them!

  6. Natasha on August 2, 2022 at 8:13 pm

    Could be fun

  7. Jackie on August 3, 2022 at 11:56 am

    Would love to see rock legends Fee Waybill & The Tubes at an intimate venue. I remember seeing Fee Waybill and former Tubes member the late Vince Welnick in a movie call “Ladies And Gentlemen The Fabulous Stains” They played members of a metal band called The Metal Corpses.

  8. Al on August 4, 2022 at 6:47 am

    Tubeway Army!

  9. Martin McCurdy on August 4, 2022 at 5:12 pm

    Tha Tubes, he’ll yes!!

  10. Karl Michael Jacobson on August 4, 2022 at 5:14 pm

    I would gladly go to this show. Please and thank you!

  11. Robert Gronotte on August 5, 2022 at 9:54 am

    She’s a beauty!

  12. Kristi on August 7, 2022 at 9:00 pm


  13. Paul Lesinski on August 9, 2022 at 1:16 pm

    The Tubes were the FIRST CONCERT I ever went to, back in 1982 at the San Jose Convention Center in California. I was 14 years old. I remember it to this day. Would LOVE to see them again after all these years.

  14. Steph on August 9, 2022 at 2:40 pm

    one of the BEST bands AND they were in XANADU!! i mean, c’mon!!!! yes please!

  15. Ronald Dale on August 9, 2022 at 3:41 pm

    We would love to see them again last time we went was in the early or mid 70s in Seattle Wa. Ya baby good times

  16. Scott Gallien on August 10, 2022 at 5:48 pm

    Would love to see Quay-Lude one more time!

  17. Richard Potts on August 11, 2022 at 2:15 pm

    White Punks on Dope!

  18. Rebecca Kimball on August 14, 2022 at 9:10 am

    I love The Tubes! I was planning to go with a loved one who, sadly and unfortunately, passed away. I would love to go in honor of him. I would take someone who loved this band as much as he did. He would totally dig that!!!!!
    Also, when I was a teenager I won a prize in KGON for being the 92nd caller when they played “She’s a Beauty”. Good memories!!

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