Country music harks back to a more courteous era, when kids still called women "ma'am" and men "daddy ma'am." Tip your hat to the good ol' days with this GrouponLive deal.
- $22.50 early bird presale for one G-Pass to see Dwight Yoakam (up to a $58.85 value)
- When: Friday, September 6, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Hollywood Palladium
- Section: general admission
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.
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.
Dwight Yoakam performing "A Heart Like Mine" live on KCRW
- How you know him: Dwight pioneered the honky-tonk style of country in the '80s and '90s, racking up five Billboard-topping albums in the process
- Number of Grammy wins: 2
- Number of Grammy nominations: 21
- If the combined number of his gold and platinum albums were a person's age, that person could legally watch an R-rated movie without getting permission from a parent or US president
- Total worldwide album sales: more than 25 million
- Newest album: 2012's 3 Pears
- What Rolling Stone said about "A Heart Like Mine" on its "50 Best Songs of 2012" list: "[it] hits you like a linebacker"
- Unexpected co-producer of "A Heart Like Mine": Beck
- Why Dwight looks so familiar: he's a record-holder for most appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and has appeared in more than 30 films, including Sling Blade and Wedding Crashers
On Halloween 1940, hundreds of couples clad in suits and cocktail gowns flooded into a brand-new concert hall. Bas-relief pillars and crushed-velvet curtains flanked a bandstand that today would seem comically small, its curves echoed in a series of sweeping, backlit circles rippling across the ceiling and ending in a wrap-around balcony where guests could look down on the sea of elegantly coiffed heads. But most importantly, there was lots and lots of room to dance.
That’s remained true in the many decades since the Hollywood Palladium’s grand opening. Over the years, the venue has hosted everyone from Black Flag and The Ramones to The Offspring and Jay-Z, and though a flashy modern light and video system now fills the stage, it still looks out on a massive dance floor lit by anachronistic chandeliers. Of course, guests might well guess at this blend of modern spectacle and old-school panache just from the venue’s façade, whose enormous neon letters, powered by the motor of a 1955 Cadillac, tower above the marquee’s list of the big names on deck that week.