Madison Concert Ticket Giveaway: M. Ward

M. Ward

Portland’s Matthew Ward has earned himself legions of fans from his work in the endlessly charming She & Him alongside Zooey Deschanel, and as part of the Monsters of Folk supergroup, but on his latest tour, the neo-folk star will stand alone.   M. Ward will be performing this Wednesday evening at the Barrymore Theatre in support of his latest solo release, A Wasteland Companion.   Of his sound on the album, Q magazine remarks, “In upbeat mode, he’s made of stirring stuff, but the real wonder here is to be found when he drops a gear into hushed beauty and sun-dappled loveliness.”

We can’t wait to hear the sounds brought to life here in Madison tomorrow night.  One lucky blog reader will win a pair of tickets to the show—find out if it’ll be you, after the jump!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Barrymore Theatre – 8pm – $22 ADV $25 DOS – General Admission – All Ages

WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS:   With the above song from M. Ward’s A Wasteland Companion in mind, we want to know where you’d want to run away to, if you were so inclined, and why.  Post your response below.

Please have your comments posted by 6pm tonight (Tuesday, May 22, 2012).  A winner will be chosen and notified shortly thereafter.  Go0d luck! 


Related Content:  Now Streaming: M. Ward’s “A Wasteland Companion”


13 Responses

  1. I’d run away to Spain

  2. I would run away to my grandmother’s house. If I were running away, something would have to be really bothering me and my grandmother would drop anything and everything to sit with me in her backyard and listen to whatever it was. She would offer me her thoughts and whatever it was would slowly wash away.

  3. I would run away from the Hulk!!! I have seen the Avengers twice now and the unjolly green giant is NOT to be trifled with and most importantly do not yell at him….

  4. I would run away to Hawaii, where all my worries would be put on hold.

  5. I would run away to the 60s.So many things changing, free love, War, protests and rebellion, innocence and innocence lost – I imagine that being a very fascinating time. But, since I can run that far or that fast (definitely not fast enough to turn back time), I guess I would run South and explore my inner-vagabond and my curious desire to live in a consistent climate (if one in fact does exist). I imagine my days would be filled with the occasional cocktail while staring into the deep blue sky and waxing philosophical with the locals.

  6. I would run away to Switzerland because of their armed neutrality and mountains you can get lost in.

  7. It would be a toss up between Patagonia or New Zealand. Both are incredibly diverse and beautiful, offering all sorts of outdoor adventure opportunities. Patagonia would probably be more secluded, whereas New Zealand would have more opportunities to see fellow run-awayers.

  8. I’d run away to my all-time favorite karaoke bar: Ed’s Pub– tucked away inside Leisure Bowl along old Route 66 in Albuquerque, NM. The bartender knows my name, the KJ knows my favorite tunes, and the blue-collar crowd knows what karaoke is supposed to be. No groups of douchey frat kids, no obnoxious 21st birthday parties, just a regular crowd of average folks who come in after a hard day’s work to have a beer and unwind. Singing in public as personal catharsis– it’s one of the best ways I know to restore my faith in humanity.

  9. I’d run away to London because it’s the first city I ever felt like I belonged in.

  10. I think I might run away from Wisconsin if Scott Walker gets re-elected in this up-coming Govenor recall. But I couldn’t really no matter what happens…. I love madsion and Wisconsin too much to give up on it.

  11. I would run away to my childhood home, I had to abruptly leave there when i was 15 and left so many precious memories behind. A fine place to collect the thoughts of my past.

  12. Thanks to everybody who entered! The tix will go to eatpraylaw. Congratulations! Hope you’ll all be able to run away to see M. Ward tomorrow night!

  13. I would run to a place far enough away, that no one would know my name or where I came from. I’d make new friends and start a new career. I could be anyone I wanted to be.

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