Tribute bands let fans see their favorite musician up close without painting themselves gold and hiding in a pile of Grammys. Clear your sightline with this GrouponLive deal to see Ozzy vs. Metallica, a tribute show featuring Blizzard of Ozz and Blackened at House of Blues Chicago. For $25, you get a concert package for two on Thursday, July 26, at 8 p.m. (up to a $90.29 total value). Doors open at 7 p.m. The package includes the following:
- Two tickets for general admission (up to a $26.30 value, including all fees)
- Access for two to the Foundation Room (a $50 value)
- One appetizer of hand-stretched, grilled flatbread (up to a $13.99 value)
It’s a battle most headbangers have waited their whole lives to see. In the ring, wearing black cloaks and colored shades, stands Blizzard of Ozz––a tribute to the music of Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath. Also in the ring, sporting tattoos, Flying V guitars, and clinched grimaces, stands Blackened––a tribute to Metallica. Natural adversaries in the wild of heavy-metal country, these two acts have been drawn to the House of Blues Chicago for a musical blitzkrieg. Two bands enter, and both bands do eventually leave, but not until they’ve rocked the fillings out of a roomful of fans.
Chicagoland’s Blizzard of Ozz has been harnessing the crazed energy of its namesake since ‘96. A jukebox of all things Osbourne, the nationally touring act has more than 60 songs from Ozzy’s solo and Black Sabbath days in their repertoire. Singer Scott T. Cutler captures all of Ozzy’s onstage frenzy and vocal histrionics, and guitarist Kevin M. Buck admirably apes the famed guitar heroics of both Randy Rhodes and Sabbath’s Tony Iommi. Expect hits ranging from “Paranoid” to “Crazy Train” sung with a madman’s passion and a refreshing amount of enunciation. Doubling the bill, Blackened inhabits the role of Metallica in a whiplash-inducing tribute to the speed-metal titans. Blasting through favorites such as “Enter Sandman” and “Master of Puppets,” the fiery foursome mirrors James Hetfield and company by staffing every note and striking every surly pose.
Before the show, the House of Blues restaurant buffers bellies with piping-hot, hand-stretched flatbread appetizers. Throughout the evening, fans can wet whistles and stretch their feet like a VIP in the Foundation Room. Shrouded in folk art and adorned in artifacts from around the world, the Foundation Room features exotic lounges and bars, extra fine-dining options, and three Prayer Rooms where friends can gather together and confess their secret love of Celine Dion.