With this GrouponLive deal, see the Barenaked Ladies: Last Summer of Earth tour, starring the Barenaked Ladies, Ben Folds Five, and Boothby Graffoe at Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island. For $20, you get one G-Pass for seating in grandstand sections 301–305, rows A–E; grandstand sections 310–314, rows A–V; or section 201 or 206, rows U–Y on Tuesday, July 9, at 7:30 p.m. (a $40 value, including all fees). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Each ticket holder will also receive a voucher for a download of the Barenaked Ladies’ forthcoming album, to be released this summer. Customers will receive an email in June to redeem their download when the album is released. 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.
Canadian pop-rock troupers the Barenaked Ladies light up cranial lobes with their brainy pop, maintaining their reputation as an engaging live act with tight yet playful musicianship and a gregarious repartee with their adoring audiences. Their hook-laced lyrical patter and bookworm wit steered '90s hits such as “One Week,” “The Old Apartment,” and “If I Had $1,000,000” into perpetual ubiquity and later into a greatest-hits collection, Hits from Yesterday & the Day Before, released in 2011. Celebrating their 25th anniversary, the Barenaked Ladies return to the stage once more with their second Last Summer on Earth tour. This time, they’re supporting their newest compilation album of rarities, Stop Us If You’ve Heard This One Before. Also, singer and guitarist Ed Robertson’s voice recently reached new heights as he recorded a collaboration with astronaut Col. Chris Hadfield, who played guitar and sang from aboard the International Space Station.
BNL’s Ed Robertson Performing “I.S.S. (Is Somebody Singing)” with Chris Hadfield, Commander of the International Space Station
Ben Folds Five
It’s no secret Ben Folds Five is actually a trio, but the band had no members for nearly a decade, having split amicably in 2000. Solo outings were well received, but it wasn’t the same as the magical combination of fuzz bass, jazzed-out drum fills, and rollicking piano, offset by a voice that fluctuated between bashful and angst ridden. The Five teamed up for what was meant to be a one-night-only concert in 2008. That one night led to a full-fledged reunion in 2012 and the release of their fourth full-length album, The Sound of the Life of the Mind. Live, fans can expect to hear the freewheeling newer cut “Michael Praytor, Five Years Later,” as well as exuberant classics such as “Army” and, of course, introspective numbers such as “Brick” off the now-classic Whatever and Ever Amen.
Ben Folds Five – "Song for the Dumped" (Live 2012)
Warning: Contains profanity.
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.
Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island
1300 S Lynn White Dr.
Chicago, Illinois 60605