Cover bands sound just like the real thing, unlike cover audiences, who are just used mannequins holding up lighters. See the real almost-real thing with this GrouponLive deal to see The Dan Band at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center. For $13, you get one G-Pass for general admission on Saturday, December 15, at 9 p.m. (up to a $26 value, including all fees). Doors open at 8 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.
In the opening moments of Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart,” a piano mournfully accompanies heartbroken lyrics such as “every now and then I get a little bit tired of listening to the sound of my tears.” It is an emotional resonance completely at odds with the image of Dan Finnerty––the smirking, wide-eyed frontman of The Dan Band, an all-male rock group that enthusiastically rips into covers of songs traditionally sung by women.
Finnerty vaulted into national prominence with the 2003 film Old School, when he inappropriately serenaded Will Ferrell’s character, Frank the Tank, and his bride at their wedding with an expletive-laden version of the aforementioned tune. Since then, Dan has packed clubs across the country with fans clamoring for his unabashed version of Salt-n-Pepa’s sensual “Shoop,” Christina Aguilera’s teenybopping “Genie in a Bottle,” and Alanis Morissette’s unhinged angst in “You Oughta Know.” The Dan Band’s silly showmanship and penchant for ticklish vulgarity has also led to appearances in The Hangover, where they flipped 50 Cent’s “Candy Shop,” and a one-hour concert special entitled The Dan Band: I Am Woman, which was executive produced by Steven Spielberg after he was charmed by their uncensored version of the theme to Jaws.
The Dan Band’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart”
Warning: Coarse language and hand gestures lacking in prudence<p>
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.
What some people are buzzing about:
The Dan Band is a wonderful mix of music and humor.Piggygirl13, Ticketmaster, 10/8/12
We were laughing the second the show began and hardly stopped. It was probably the best show I've seenBrookyarn, Ticketmaster, 11/14/12
Sands Bethlehem Event Center
77 Sands Blvd.
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015