Deep down inside, everyone dreams of rocking out on stage and then spending 10 minutes signing pictures of their own face. Watch how it's done with this GrouponLive deal to see Our Lady Peace at Bogart’s. For $15, you get one G-Pass for general admission on Sunday, August 5, at 8 p.m. (up to a $29.27 value, including all fees). Doors open at 7 p.m. Because the ticket is a G-Pass, Groupon customers can use it to enter the venue directly; they will not need to redeem their Groupon at will call.
Our Lady Peace's 1995 platinum-selling debut, Naveed, heralded a new heavyweight on the post-grunge scene, distinguished by singer Raine Maida’s versatile voice, which trades off between a gritty growl and a soaring falsetto. Two years later, their follow-up, Clumsy, went eight-times platinum, carried on the shoulders of hits such as “Superman’s Dead” and the title track, which touts its twisted sing-along refrain, “I’ll be waving my hand, watching you drown, watching you scream, no one’s around.” Then their third, fourth, fifth, and sixth albums found similar success, cementing the band’s status as an alt-rock legend and enabling it to shingle the roof of its recording studio with platinum records.
Their brand-new record, Curve, which dropped in April, marks a return to form with characteristically huge arena ballads that smack with an ambitious, experimental flavor. The rising, triumphant single “Heavyweight” spits defiance at the world’s crushing burden, and in “As Fast As You Can,” Maida pleads, “Don’t give up!” over a thudding, bluesy bass drum. In a rave review praising Our Lady Peace’s newly reignited creative bonfire, John Lucas of Vancouver’s Straight.com said, “Maida still sings like a man convinced that the fate of the world rests on his every word.”
Originally built in the late 1800s as a vaudeville theater and then seeing time as a German film theater in the 1950s, today Bogart’s stands as a portal to a world of live music. Six bars stand at the ready to keep rocking bodies hydrated, and three concert-viewing levels ensure pristine sightlines so that lead singers can have midconcert staring contests with anyone they choose.
Due to security restrictions, G-Passes must be printed out and presented in person at the event. They cannot be redeemed through Groupon's mobile app.