Win Tickets ($110): The Wallflowers @ Aladdin Theater | Rock

We are giving away a pair of tickets to The Wallflowers @ Aladdin Theater on September 28. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed September 19.


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The Wallflowers
September 28, 2022
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM | $55 | All Ages
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Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202

Rock ‘n’ roll is often hard to define, or even to find, in these fractured musical times. But to paraphrase an old saying, you know it when you hear it.

And you always hear it with the Wallflowers. For the past 30 years, the Jakob Dylan-led act has stood as one of rock’s most dynamic and purposeful bands – a unit dedicated to and continually honing a sound that meshes timeless songwriting and storytelling with a hard-hitting and decidedly modern musical attack. That signature style has been present through the decades, baked into the grooves of smash hits like 1996’s Bringing Down the Horse as well as more recent and exploratory fare like 2012’s Glad All Over.

Even so, in recent years, Dylan – the Wallflowers’ founding singer, songwriter and guitarist – has repeatedly stepped outside of his band, first with a pair of more acoustic and rootsy records, 2008’s Seeing Things and 2010’s Women + Country , and then with the 2018 film Echo in the Canyon and the accompanying soundtrack, which saw him collaborate with a host of artists classic and contemporary, from Neil Young and Eric Clapton to Beck and Fiona Apple.

But while it’s been nine long years since we’ve heard from the group with whom he first made his mark, the Wallflowers are silent no more. And Dylan always knew they’d return. “The Wallflowers is much of my life’s work,” he says simply.

Plus, he adds with a laugh, “It’s pretty hard to get a good band name, so if you have one, keep it.”

Good band name aside, that life’s work continues with Exit Wounds, the brand-new Wallflowers studio offering. The collection marks the first new Wallflowers material since Glad All Over. And while the wait has been long, the much-anticipated record finds the band’s signature sound – lean, potent and eminently entrancing – intact, even as Dylan surrounds himself with a fresh cast of musicians.

Which, the front man is quick to point out, is not all that unusual. “The Wallflowers has always been a vehicle for me to make great rock ‘n’ roll records,” he says. “And sometimes the lineup that makes the record transfers over into touring, and sometimes it doesn’t. But my intention is always to make the Wallflowers record I want to make, using the musicians I have beside me.”

Dylan’s vision has always been the core of the Wallflower’s music. How he chooses to express that vision, however, is what makes a song a Wallflowers song. “I usually just let the songs tell me what kind of arrangements they need,” he says. “And if they’re asking for full-band electric arrangements, then that’s what the Wallflowers provide. And I knew I wanted to make a full-band electric record this time out.

For Dylan, Exit Wounds is the next chapter in a career devoted to chasing – and capturing – that magic. “I came up in an era of great rock ‘n’ roll bands making great music, and it’s the way I always imagined I would do it one day,” he says. “So that’s always been my vision with the Wallflowers – to be a great rock ‘n’ roll band. And I’ve worked on it for 30 years now and I still have a lot to say. It’s something I started a long time ago, and it’s far from finished.”




  1. M.S. on September 6, 2022 at 6:26 pm

    I have not seen the Wallflowers since their very first tour. I would sure love to see them again in an intimate venue as the first time was at The Rose Garden Arena (Now Moda Center) plus getting free tickets leaves me some cash for food and drinks at the concert.

    • Whitney Alexander on September 13, 2022 at 6:14 pm

      I’d love to make this my first post-pandemic concert!

  2. K.A. on September 6, 2022 at 9:50 pm

    I would love to attend this concert as Breach (2000) is one of my favorite albums of all time. I have never had the opportunity to see them perform before, and getting free tickets would absolutely make my 2022.

  3. seri on September 7, 2022 at 7:20 am

    as a wallflower myself, the music always spoke to me.

  4. Tim on September 7, 2022 at 8:42 am

    Sounds like a great night of music in my future(?)!

  5. John Thomas on September 8, 2022 at 2:36 pm

    Love there last show

  6. YB on September 8, 2022 at 2:36 pm


  7. Jim Winski on September 8, 2022 at 2:47 pm

    I love the Wallflowers. That lead singer Jakob Dylan is pretty good, and I think his dad has a possibility to make it to the big time one day too.

  8. Pepper Varga on September 8, 2022 at 8:59 pm


  9. kick toft on September 8, 2022 at 9:34 pm

    wouldn’t want to miss this!

  10. Andi on September 9, 2022 at 8:36 am

    Yeah, baby

  11. DC on September 9, 2022 at 2:44 pm

    I’m not going to lie, I lost my virginity to this band 🙃

    Having midlife reboot and retracing my steps…

  12. Robert Gronotte on September 11, 2022 at 12:38 am

    I’d love to see the show!

  13. Miriam on September 11, 2022 at 9:28 am

    and now I have ONE HEADLIGHT screaming in my head 🙂 would love to take my friend Travis to the show…

  14. John Bills on September 11, 2022 at 10:08 am

    I would love to see them, it’s been so long!

  15. Jacob Williams on September 12, 2022 at 8:10 am

    My dad put me on to Jakob Dylan and The Wallflowers when I was a kid. Their music always puts me in a good headspace. My partner would be so excited for this show too!

  16. David rottenberg on September 12, 2022 at 11:05 am

    I want to go!!!

  17. Cory on September 13, 2022 at 12:53 pm

    3 Marlenas and a single headlight

  18. Carter LIPPERT on September 13, 2022 at 12:58 pm

    Saw them once years ago in Austin, TX! Great show would love to go again

  19. Cindy Behrens on September 13, 2022 at 4:13 pm

    I haven’t seen them since they first started out. Would love to check this out!

  20. Shenais on September 13, 2022 at 5:15 pm

    Pick me please! This sounds so fun.

  21. John on September 13, 2022 at 5:16 pm

    Let’s do it!

  22. Bob MacKay on September 13, 2022 at 6:39 pm

    I saw these guys last century (?!?!) and they were awesome. With Rami iff w/the Foos love to see Jacob’s latest lineup

  23. Mary A on September 13, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    I would love to surprise my sweetie with tickets to see aThe Wallflowers!!!

  24. TODD TOLCES on September 13, 2022 at 10:12 pm

    So impressed with all their albums…and I have them all! I’ve never seen them before but I will drive 180 miles from Bend just to see them. Pick me ! Pick me!

  25. Leigh on September 14, 2022 at 2:48 pm

    This would be a lot of fun! Happy they are still making good music.

  26. David on September 14, 2022 at 9:04 pm

    I always thought these guys were underrated… I’d love to check this out!

  27. Bob MacKay on September 15, 2022 at 2:15 pm

    Saw them on the first album tour- uh, last century! Time for a repeat.

  28. CHRIS MILLER on September 15, 2022 at 2:24 pm

    I would be fun to see Jakob and the band. I’ve never seen them and love their music 🙂

  29. Heather Roberts on September 15, 2022 at 3:52 pm

    Would love to attend..

  30. Christina on September 16, 2022 at 4:40 pm

    Hey, I just got 90 days clean after being homeless and could use a bit of good old fashioned fun. Thanks!

  31. Sunny Lewis on September 16, 2022 at 5:54 pm

    🌼 Goodtimes about to gO dowN 🌈

  32. Dan on September 16, 2022 at 6:37 pm

    Oh man! This takes me back to a time of far less responsibility. Take me there. Lol

  33. Catherine on September 17, 2022 at 8:12 pm

    Yes, please! 🙂

  34. Beth Farr on September 19, 2022 at 5:23 am

    It would be incredible to see the Wallflowers! I have loved them for ages, and the new album is amazing!

  35. Charles on September 19, 2022 at 10:25 pm

    Love the Wallflowers Rock’n! Luck and I win!

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