TVD Ticket Giveaway: Gotye at Merriweather Post Pavilion, 9/30

If you don’t know who Gotye is, you’ve been living under a rock (or without a radio).

The Australian singer-songwriter’s ubiquitous single “Somebody That I Used to Know,” featuring Kimbra, has sold more than seven million copies worldwide and has quickly become one of the best-selling downloads of all time.

Gotye will be coming to Merriweather Post Pavilion on Sunday, June 30th with Missy Higgins and Jonti. While tickets don’t go on sale until this Friday at 10AM, we have a pair of lawn tickets that we want to be in the hands of one lucky reader before you can even buy ’em!

If you aren’t hearing the original version of “Somebody That I Used To Know,” you’re probably checking out one of the many cover versions currently causing a lot of buzz. Canadian indie group Walk Off the Earth’s five people, one guitar version, as well as the Bad Lip Reading, “I Kicked Your Monkey,” gained major attention after being posted to YouTube.

For your chance to win a pair of tickets to see Gotye before you can buy them, comment below and tell us your favorite cover or derivative of a song.

I’m going to go with Jeff Buckley’s cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.”

A winner will be selected at noon on Thursday, June 8th.

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  • dabeatkeeper

    I’m going with Nirvana’s cover of the David Bowie  song “The Man Who Sold The World”.

  • moonpie28

    G&R “Knockin on Heaven’s Door”

  • BrittonWard

    I’m going with Harper Blynn’s Halo..

  • myers_kt

    Johnny Cash’s cover of NIN’s “Hurt”

  • TrayEsq

    I think it has to be Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole after going to Hawaii and hearing that in a helicopter flying over Kauai I was sold. 

  • plock

    Glen Hansard “Into the Mystic”

  • dsitko82

    My favorite is Old Dirty Bastard’s derivative of the Bee Gee’s Islands in the Stream. Add in the cover by Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers…this is clearly a lyric that transcends time and genres!

  • Fionzzzz

    JImi Hendrix’s cover of Bob Dylan’s “All Along the Watchtower”

  • alliebubba123

    Brandon Boyd’s conver of Elvis Costello’s “Alison”

  • Eric P

    Machine Head’s cover of “Message In Bottle” by The Police

  • emily_p_s

    Yeasayer’s cover of “Crazy” by Seal

  • LeilaniLucca

    So many great covers out there! I would have to pick Placebo’s cover of Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill”, Nada Surf’s cover of O.M.D.’s “If You Leave”, or Iron & Wine’s cover of New Order’s “Love Vigilantes”

  • DongEr

    i would say Revolting Cocks – Do Ya Think I’m Sexy for the shear mix of the genres

  • Nicole

    Run DMC’s version of “Walk This Way”.

  • ninamartucci

    Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal” by Alien Ant farm. September 30th is my birthday, it would be a perfect gift to win tickets to see this concert!!

  • ajwiltse

    Well I guess I will go with my most recent favorite – “Finally Moving” by Pretty Lights – a derivative of Etta James’ Something’s Got a Hold On Me.

  • Nyaka

    Mary J Blige’s version of Rose Royce’s I’m Going Down. I long for a break up Hollywood worthy enough to inspire a break up song this good.

  • Achick88

    “Girl You’ll Be a Woman Soon” by Urge Overkill.  Great cover of the Neil Diamond song, and it made one of the many iconic scenes in Pulp Fiction.  

  • wdloraine

    Eddie Vedder’s cover of the Beatles’ “You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away”

  • msrock505

    There are so many great ones, but I’m going with The Gourds’ cover of “Gin and Juice.”

  • GHoppin

    I would definitely have to say Florence + the Machine’s cover of Cold War Kids’s “Hospital Beds” off of her B-Sides album. Her soulful voice really adds something to the song and the simple guitar work really makes up for the missing piano.

  • enjoiKAM

    Definitely have to be Eva Cassidy – Fields of Gold… If you really look at it you can actually fit it in to all the videos that Gotye has made… This song has a universal meaning especially the way Eva sang it.

  • JohnFyl

    Audra Mae’s cover of Whitesnake’s “Here I Go Again” is so innovative and epic. I love it.

  • LenaWitIt

    The Civil Wars cover of “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson. They slowed it down and made it really intimate and even more beautiful.

  • JanRigelGalvan

    Birdy cover of “1901” by Pheonix.

  • Shelley

    Jeff Buckley’s Hallelujah

  • peluja1012

    Two Door Cinema Club cover of “the cave” by Mumford and Sons

  • manayer

    the white stripes doing jolene

  • EAS

    What a great giveaway! I feel in love with “Somebody that I use to know” when I first heard it on the radio and I am still loving it.

  • EAS

    What a great giveaway! I fell in love with “Somebody that I use to know” when I first heard it on the radio and I am still loving it.

  • oliviaung

    The winner has been notified. Check your email!


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