Roadies are the unsung heroes of rock shows—moving equipment, checking microphones, and vaccinating bands against each city's local poxes. Prepare to rock with this Groupon.
- $17 for one G-Pass to see The Smashing Pumpkins with special guest AWOLNATION (up to a $34 value)
- When: Tuesday, May 7, at 7 p.m.
- Where: Red Hat Amphitheater
- Door time: 6 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Seating in sections 4–7
- General-admission access to the lawn
- 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._
The Smashing Pumpkins
By the year 2000, The Smashing Pumpkins had achieved what most bands only dream of. They’d topped the alternative and mainstream charts, sold almost 30 million albums, won multiple Grammy awards, and were immortalized in cartoon form on The Simpsons. Alongside blasts of guitar power, they created seas of atmosphere through which Billy Corgan’s voice cut as viciously as a shark, propelling a string of singles such as “Zero” and "Bullet with Butterfly Wings." And a decade later, they haven't slowed a step. A new lineup that features drummer Mike Byrne, bassist/vocalist Nicole Fiorentino (also of Veruca Salt), and guitarist Jeff Schroeder (who’s been on board since the band’s 2007 revival) appears on stage and on 2012's Oceania. Described as an “album within an album” and part of a 44-song work in progress, Oceania harkens back to Corgan’s guitar-drenched beginnings—AllMusic.com describes it as “an exuberant, gloriously melodic, fluid return to form.” Immersing audiences in Oceania's world for this tour, the band is shrouded by video-mapping magic from visual-art wizard Sean Evans, best known for his striking restaging of The Wall for Roger Waters' tour and his enhancement of most of the world’s sunsets.
The Smashing Pumpkins – "Cherub Rock" Live in 2012
If there's an expedition exploring the bounds of modern rock, AWOLNATION is at the forefront. The band's 2011 release Megalithic Symphony mixed atmospheric electronic elements with jolting bolts of good old-fashioned guitar shredding and drum pummeling, all underscored by frontman Aaron Bruno's gravel-tossed growl. In the platinum single "Sail"—a soundtrack phenomenon heard on CBS’s The Good Wife, Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance, and a roster of commercials—that roar tears until breaking into a soulful croon overtop an infectiously heavy beat, before the song crumbles into lonely piano notes. Continuing AWOLNATION's soundtrack success, the song "Some Kind of Joke" adds an element of intensity to the otherwise paperwork-heavy shots of Iron Man 3: Heroes.
AWOLNATION – “Sail” Live at Red Bull Studio Sessions
Red Hat Amphitheater
500 S McDowell St.
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601Get Directions