James Blake at First Avenue: Win a pair of free tickets

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​Anyone who crammed into the Entry last May for James Blake's very sold-out Minnesota debut will tell you that the young British sensation was visibly enamored with the historic building in which he was playing.

"When we got here earlier we walked through the bigger room, where we thought we were playing," Blake said. "I thought, why aren't we playing there? That's where Prince played!"

Blake is going to get a chance to play "the room where Prince played" later this month when he returns to Minneapolis to headline the Mainroom on September 28 -- and we want to send one of our readers and a friend to check out the event for free.

To enter our James Blake ticket giveaway, simply follow these two steps:

1. "Like" us on Facebook, which you can do right here (if you already "Like us", you're halfway there!):



2. Leave a comment below telling us why you want to see James Blake at First Ave. (Be sure to leave a working email address in the proper field when you comment, as this is how we will contact our winners. Your contact information will not be used for any other purpose.)

We will leave the contest open through tomorrow and draw a winner at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 21.




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21 comments
Guy
Guy

so did anybody win? was it only announced to the winner and not made known in the comments?

Mary Zehner
Mary Zehner

Hey, it's my hubby's last bday in his 50's and this would be a great present. He loves all types of music and particularly loves to hear live music in a venue smaller than the Metrodome!

Vanessa
Vanessa

I want to win because I already got screwed out of Wilco presale tickets this morning and could use a bit of good luck on the music front.

Kelsey
Kelsey

Because I didn't get to see his last show. And who doesn't like winning?

Kolby
Kolby

I'd really hate to end the year NOT seeing one of my favorite new artists. 

Chris I.
Chris I.

Somebody showed me dubstep one day, and I wondered if anybody went 'beyond' it. James Blake happened to be in that category, and as a keyboardist personally, I fell in love with his style. Also, when anybody collaborates with Bon Iver as a side project, you know they're legit.

Brian Treece
Brian Treece

Had a blast at his Entry show and can't wait to see him again!

Cbats
Cbats

You should pick me as the winner because I'm too broke to go but Mr. Blake's cd is probably my favorite CD of the year. I can't stand dubstep but his sound is so much more interesting than any of the similar artists that are gaining much traction (ok Burial and Mt. Kimbie are exceptions). Send me to the show so I can rant to all of my raver friends about it and do my part to change the direction of electronic music

TheP
TheP

I want to see James Blake because I think that's about the lowest bass I've heard a song go that wasn't on a MEGA BASS tape.  Vibrate my body baby.

Dug
Dug

I've never seen him live before and think it will be one of the shows of the year!

Kim
Kim

I would love to hear how his live show compares to his recorded music. I'm sure he would blow my mind.

TMN
TMN

I want to go for free because "there's a limit to my funds."

micahspieler
micahspieler

I just can't make up my mind if I want to go or not. Winning tickets would make up my mind for me. 

party pete
party pete

I really want to hear James Blake on something other than my shitty computer speakers!

Steve Skavnak
Steve Skavnak

Frankly, James Blake's debut LP did not resonate with me. However, I've had countless friends gush over his Entry set that I can't help but be intrigued by his live prospects. I'd like to check it out for myself, and possibly become a convert. 

Rick_Von_Sloneker
Rick_Von_Sloneker

In between a futile search for employment ("Why Don't You Call Me"), a fading relationship with my parents ("I Never Learnt to Share"), and the sorrow of missing my friends in my former city of residence ("Limit to Your Love"), I woke up Friday morning to find that my garden fell victim to the icy scythe of death ("[Warm?] Air and Lack Thereof").

Unluck, indeed.

I need this.

Daron K
Daron K

The better question is why WOULDN'T you want to see James Blake.  Everything the guy puts out is amazing.  I missed the Entry show and do not want to miss this.

Georgie
Georgie

It's been four months since his last performance and my friends are still talking about it. That's why I want to see James Blake. So that in December I have something to talk about. 

Reed Fischer
Reed Fischer

Yes, the winner has been notified. Thanks for playing, everyone!

Rick_Von_Sloneker
Rick_Von_Sloneker

For some reason, my Facebook isn't linking, either ("Wilhelm's Scream") - my contact info is musicwithoutborders at gmail dot com. 

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