Win A Ticket For Uli Jon Roth @ B.B. King Blues Club On 4/4/2016

Poster - Uli Jon Roth at BB Kings - 2016

The Details: His sound is that of Heavy Metal legend based on numerous works with the Scorpions and if you are a guitar slinger who’s paid mind to the wizards of the medium then you know that I am speaking of the incredible Uli Jon Roth. All of this makes me happy to announce that he and his band will once again be returning to the stage of the B.B. King Blues Club and this tour will feature both Andy Timmons and Jennifer Batten who are fantastic guitarists in their own right. Thanks to the venue marketing rock stars, some of the PiercingMetal readers are going to get to enjoy the show for free. I’m pretty psyched since that particular day is also the 11th Anniversary of this very website. Cool right? Read more below on how
this works.

When and Where: Monday, April 4th at B.B. King Blues Club 7:30pm (237 West 42nd Street NYC)

To Participate: With Uli’s influence being featured on so many albums and being also of such influence I am going to ask those who are familiar with his body of work to give me three of his albums either with another band or as a solo artist and let me know some things about each release that makes them so timeless in your personal opinion. Now since there are likely newbies in the mix that want to be a part of the fun, those people can get me three solid reasons that they must be at the show. Maybe they are tremendous fans of Batten and Timmons as well to sweeten up the response. Just make it a little interesting and more than “because he rocks dude” because that is just too un-original and boring. I’ll be responding to the comments that I like most right below their answer. This is for a single ticket only and no plus one requests can be honored. Sorry.

– Enter only enter once. The comments are moderated and will not appear immediately after submission.
– Number them for ease of knowing if you followed the instructions or not if I’ve asked for a list.
– Please enter your full real name in the comment form along with an email address that you can be reached at if you win. This is necessary for listing purposes. Please do NOT put this information in the comment itself out of privacy concerns.
– Only enter if you can and will attend the show should you win and it’s logistically possible for you to do so. Essentially if you live a couple of hundred miles away we don’t think you’re coming here for a show in NYC.
– Subscribe to the comments and check back to see the responses so you know if you won or not.
– Make sure you are entering a NEW comment and not replying to another contestant’s entry as that makes notifying you difficult should you be marked as a winner.

Bring it on as this one will close by noon on day of show or when allotment has been depleted.

Restrictions: All of the PiercingMetal contests are open to our loyal readers, Facebook Page likers and Twitter Followers but that being said we are still looking for the new names first. Don’t let that stop you from entering of course but we do keep track based on the overall demand for this stuff at this point. We want EVERYONE to have a chance to enjoy a show on the provider and PiercingMetal but if you just won a contest recently you will likely not have a chance for this one. Please note that Anonymous or Guest comments will not be approved.

If You Win This Contest: If you are marked as one of the winners for this contest, here is how to claim the ticket. On the night of the show go to the venue podium and ask for the House Guest List. Please bring proper identification (driver’s license, passport, NYC ID card) and your name will be checked off that list for you to enter. If you encounter any difficulty, please politely ask for an onsite manager and cite how this contest was done in coordination with venue Marketing and PiercingMetal.com. You can also expect an email to the provided address reminding you of the win so make sure that @piercingmetal.com is listed as a safe domain to receive notes from.

Official Links:
Uli Jon Roth: http://ulijonroth.com/
Jennifer Batten: http://jenniferbatten.com/
Andy Timmons: https://www.facebook.com/Andy-Timmons-Official-Page-125436344165669/

9 thoughts on “Win A Ticket For Uli Jon Roth @ B.B. King Blues Club On 4/4/2016”

  1. Uli Jon Roth is an extraordinary guitarist with a unique sound and style that really encompasses the early Scorpions sound. A lover of Hendrix and psychadelic, Roth co-scripted many of the most famous Scorpions albums in hard rock history, “Fly to the Rainbow” plus “Taken by Force”, and rapidly ascended the stairway of fame and recognition for his virtuoso playing and writing.

    While “Fly to the Rainbow” gave hints at the heavy metal greatness to come in songs like “Drifting Sun”, “Taken by Force” takes the brilliant heavy metal sound even further. Released in 1977, “Taken by Force” features such defining Uli Jon Roth stamped tracks such as “The Sails of Charon (covered by Testament and Yngwie Malmsteen)” and the soulful, bluesy “Your Light”

    When Uli parted ways with the Scorpions after the timeless classic “Tokyo Tapes” live release, he went solo, and released his first solo output “Electric Sun” giving the guitar prodigy a chance to stretch out a bit and explore his love of Hendrix. Included are some Eastern influences, an influence that he also crow barred into some of the early Scorps albums. There are lots of self indulgent guitar playfulness on “Earthquake” as well as a few more straight forward cuts, such as “Burning Wheels Turning”. Roth’s vocal style is unique in its own right as well.

    No doubt, Uli is legend of his work, ethos and his continuing influence on a whole new generation of guitarists with his with his touring mates Andy Timmons and Jennifer Batten, has never faded away.

    If I am chosen to be a winner for this ticket sweepstakes. I will be there, that’s for certain!

    Quick edit: No doubt, Uli is a legend of his work, ethos and his continuing influence on a whole new generation of guitarists, has never faded away. Uli has also inspired two talented guitar players, that being his touring mates, Andy Timmons and Jennifer Batten.

    1. Whew that was one hell of a response Ian and I had to stop and drink more coffee to properly absorb it all. That being said congrats on winning one of our tickets to see Uli Jon Roth and company at B.B. King’s on Monday. Please refer to the section of the post labelled “If You Win This Contest” for the full on details on how to claim the prize that night.

  2. Uli Jon Roth. Just the name conjures up images of one fantastic guitar player. When he was with the Scorpions,he recorded some highly influential albums that still stand the rest of time, Fly to the Rainbow, Virgin Killer, In Trance,Taken By Force, & one of the greatest live albums ever recorded, Tokyo Tapes. As a solo artist with Electric Sun, the great Beyond the Astral Skies is my favorite. The Sky Orchestra stuff is excellent, as well. Plus he used to date Hendrix’s ex- girlfriend. A true legend. I’d be truly honored to attend this show

    1. Yeah Seth, he is truly one of the best and you’ve clearly got some background on his works and life. That being said congrats on winning one of our tickets to see Uli Jon Roth and company at B.B. King’s on Monday. Please refer to the section of the post labelled “If You Win This Contest” for the full on details on how to claim the prize that night.

  3. I’m going with my three favorites… Beyond the astral sky, virgin killer and sky of Avalon. Didn’t think I’d ever see another show missed the last one due to emergency surgery thought it was all good and Bang heart attack and triple freaking bypass. Just got the all clear from my doctor and jonesin for a great show!

    1. Holy crap Silver that is surely some scary stuff so we are glad you are alright here at Metal Command HQ. Clearly you need to get to the healing energies of live music. That being said congrats on winning one of our tickets to see Uli Jon Roth and company at B.B. King’s on Monday. Please refer to the section of the post labelled “If You Win This Contest” for the full on details on how to claim the prize that night.

  4. 1. Uli Jon Roth invented a new style of guitar playing, which gave rise to new musical genres, such as symphonic metal or neoclassical metal.

    2. He was part of Scorpions in their beginnings, which helped them move from an obscure German band to the mega-monster that is now and which I had the pleasure to see live on their 50-th anniversary tour.

    3. As I am not familiar with Electric Sun or Uli’s solo work, it would be great to check those songs live as well.

    Ludovic

    1. Yes indeed he did Ludovic. I am going to keep this simple and say congrats on winning one of our tickets to see Uli Jon Roth and company at B.B. King’s on Monday. Please refer to the section of the post labelled “If You Win This Contest” for the full on details on how to claim the prize that night.

  5. Alright my guitar slinging friends, this contest is 100% officially closed. Congratulations to all of our winners for this one who each had their comment replied to with the news. To make sure you have all the specs, please refer to the section of the contest marked “If You Win This Contest” so you know what to do. I will be at the show as well so if you see me wandering around please say hello.

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