With this GrouponLive deal, you get to see Heart and Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience at First Niagara Pavilion. For $15, you get one G-Pass for general admission to the lawn on Sunday, July 21, at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $26 value, including all fees). Doors open at 6:30 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.
Throughout a career that’s spanned nearly four decades, Heart has sold more than 35 million records and grabbed four Grammy nominations and a VH1 Rock Honors Lifetime Achievement award. They are being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April and have their own exhibit, but the story of siblings Ann and Nancy Wilson might well deserve its own wing. When their debut album, Dreamboat Annie, hit shelves in 1976, the group was an anomaly in a scene populated mainly by headbanging male rockers. But when radio unleashed “Magic Man,” Nancy's chain-smoking guitar riff and Ann's voice—alternating between folky ’70s sweetness and a mic-singeing wail—began to change the hard-rock landscape for good.
Over the next decade, the band continued to crank out then-hits and current karaoke staples such as “Barracuda” and “Crazy on You,” often luring listeners in with sweet acoustic strumming before swinging their hard-rock wrecking ball. Their success spilled over into the ’80s and ’90s with monster ballads such as the band's first number one single “These Dreams”, plus “What About Love” and “Alone.” In 2010, Red Velvet Car, a return to their two-fisted roots, sailed to the top of the charts, and they’ve followed it up with the just-released Fanatic, whose title track contains one of Nancy's crunchiest riffs to date. On tour supporting the album as well as their new memoir, Kicking & Dreaming, the band soars through a set list that spans their entire career.
"Alone" from 2003’s Alive in Seattle
Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience
Stepping out of your father's shadow can be hard, especially when he can cast it while sitting on a tiny stool. For drummer Jason Bonham—the son of legendary Led Zeppelin drummer John "Bonzo" Bonham—the inevitable comparisons used to irk him. He recently told Spinner.com, "At some point I got sick of people calling me Bonzo junior." As time wore on, however, he began embracing his dad's legacy, later remarking, "But now that I'm older and wiser, I'm just honored to be mentioned in the same breath." After handling the drums for the sporadic Led Zeppelin reunions over the years, Bonham decided to commemorate the band and its fans with a meticulously conceived tribute concert that re-created the experience of a classic Zeppelin show.
After obtaining the blessing of singer Robert Plant, he assembled a talented crew of musicians and set to work creating a live experience that Rolling Stone praised for its "state-of-the-art lighting and effects, dazzling video treatments and a crisp, thundering sound." Between passionate renditions of such classics as "Kashmir," "When the Levee Breaks," and "Moby Dick," home video from Bonham's childhood provides a poignant window into his relationship with his father.
Event date and time subject to change.
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.
First Niagara Pavilion
Under the sprawling roof of First Niagara Pavilion, music greats such as Billy Joel, Rush, and Jimmy Buffett have all taken over the stage as fans throughout the amphitheater space watch, transfixed. Whether enjoying the show from the open-air pavilion or the verdant lawn, concertgoers demonstrate their love for the performers by dancing along to the music or holding up lighters engraved with the lead singer’s astrological sign.
First Niagara Pavilion
665 Route 18
Burgettstown, Pennsylvania 15021