Courtney Love is coming to the Fillmore Silver Spring on Saturday, 22 June, and ShowlistDC is giving away a pair of tickets!
Now, you may remember that Love’s last area appearance with her band Hole in 2010 was quite the trainwreck (seriously, if you haven’t heard the story, go read the linked review, by David Malitz for the Washington Post)– and that’s really not that unusual for Courtney Love. So, to win this pair of tickets to her show at the Fillmore, all you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post telling me the worst concert you’ve ever seen, and I’ll pick the winner at random (using random.org) on Thursday, 6 June at midnight Eastern. Be sure to use a valid email address when you enter, so I can contact you if you win (and don’t worry: your email address won’t be posted publicly when you comment on this entry and won’t be added to any sort of mailing list). If you’re a hotmail user, please add firstname.lastname@example.org to your address book or no-spam list, as other hotmail users have had problems with emails from us not getting through. Also note that we ask winners to respond within 24 hours, or else we have to pick another winner, so make sure to check your email regularly!
I usually like to give a little background on the artists that I do giveaways for, but Courtney Love really needs no introduction. After a brief stint in Faith No More (?!), she founded Hole in 1989 and released her first solo album America’s Sweetheart in 2004. She recently contributed guest vocals to the latest Fall Out Boy album (there’s a linked video below), and she allegedly has some new solo tunes this year, so you might get a sneak peek of those at this show– if she makes it that far. If you’d like to see the trainwreck unfolding in real time, follow Love on twitter at @courtney.
The opening band is called Starred, which is a duo whose music you can hear on their Soundcloud page. Their tumblr page seems to be just as scatterbrained as Courtney Love’s internet musings, so this concert should be quite the entertaining double-header.
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If you come across this post after the contest has closed, or if you’re not the lucky winner, then you can pick up tickets for $29, plus service fees ($8), via concerts.livenation.com.
The contest is now closed and the winner has been notified.