Big Head Todd & The Monsters - press photoFor the past 25 years, Big Head Todd & The Monsters have built a strong reputation and following with their blues-flavored rock performances and releases. Their latest album, Black Beehive, continues to explore their rootsy blend of blues, folk and rock that has developed their distinguishable unique sound. The new album features noted blues greats saxophonist Eddie Shaw and guitarist Ronnie Baker Brooks (who has often toured with Big Head Todd), as the songs speak of modern social issues and also pay tributes to the passing of artists Amy Winehouse and Hubert Sumlin.

Big Head Todd & The Monsters are embarking on a multi-city winter tour celebrating the release of Black Beehive and they will be making a stop in Portland on Friday, January 16th at the Crystal Ballroom. Showtime is 8:00 with tickets available through etix.com for $32.50 advance (does not include service charge), $35.00 day of show for general admission. This is a 21 & over only show. The Crystal Ballroom is located at 1332 W Burnside.

Special VIP Monster Ticket Packages are also available exclusively at the band’s website, bigheadtodd.com. For $82.50, it will include 1 ticket to the show, pre-show meet & greet with the band, an exclusive 2015 VIP laminate with lanyard, an exclusive limited edition, hand-numbered print signed by the band, and a photo op (have your camera ready, the venue only allows point & shoot cameras with no flash, professional cameras not welcome without first obtaining permission from the band ahead of time). See the Crystal Ballroom website for full details.