Rock 'n' roll is one of two jobs in which you are encouraged to set your tools on fire when you're done with them—the other, of course, is dentistry. Hear hot licks with this GrouponLive deal.
- $29 for one G-Pass to the Under the Sun Tour featuring Smash Mouth, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, Vertical Horizon, and Fastball (up to a $60.90 value)
- When: Saturday, August 3, at 7 p.m.
- Where: The Electric Factory Outdoor Stage
- Section: general admission
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
How G-Pass Works: Your G-Pass will be ready to print 48 hours after the deal ends. Print the G-Pass and use it to enter the venue directly; you won't need to redeem at will call. Due to security restrictions, G-Passes cannot be redeemed through the Groupon mobile app.
Under the Sun Tour 2013
- Bands you’ll see on the tour: Smash Mouth, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, Vertical Horizon, and Fastball
- '90s hits you'll hear at the concert: Smash Mouth's "All Star," Sugar Ray's "Fly," and Gin Blossoms' "Found Out About You"
- New tunes you'll hear: the titular single from Smash Mouth's 2012 release Magic
- Where you may have spotted Smash Mouth lead singer Steve Harwell: on the cast of the sixth season of VH1's The Surreal Life
- Gift ideas for the Smash Mouth fan who has everything: the band's 2012 cookbook, Recipes from the Road
- Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath's thoughts on touring with hits from the ‘90s, according to Rolling Stone: "People always want to revive memories. 'I met my wife and 'Every Morning' was on,' or ’Fly’ was the first song my kid ever sang.' You can't take that memory away. Call it nostalgia. Call it whatever you want. I'm calling it the Under the Sun tour."
- Gin Blossoms' most recent album: No Chocolate Cake, released on September 28, 2010
- Most downloaded album on Amazon.com on September 28, 2010: No Chocolate Cake
- Most common snack on Gin Blossoms’ tour bus: definitely not chocolate cake
- Guest musicians on Vertical Horizon's 2009 album Burning the Days: Rush drummer Neil Pert in the song "Even Now," which he co-wrote
- The worst year to be any Austin band besides Fastball: 1998, when they won "Best Video," "Best Pop," * "Best Single," "Album of the Year," and "Band of the Year" at the Austin Music Awards
- Unexpected connection between Fastball and Ian McKellen: like the knighted actor, the band once sported the name "Magneto"
The Electric Factory
First opened in 1968, the Electric Factory has been hosting rock shows for almost as long Puerto Rico has been a state. After dancing their faces off to headliners from Erykah Badu to the Dropkick Murphys, concertgoers can stop by The Chive Café to recharge with a cheesesteak or an all-beef hotdog on a potato bun, or refill their draft Yuengling at the bar. In summer, the Electric Factory reveals an outdoor location complete with more refreshment booths, vendors, and upgraded food stands.