For all their glamorous lifestyles, rock stars still connect with people over the pain of a broken heart or the simple joy of roasting marshmallows over a burning Picasso. Empathize with celebrities with this GrouponLive deal to see The Global Warming Tour Featuring Aerosmith and Cheap Trick at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. For $50, you get one G-Pass for side 300-level seating on Tuesday, December 11, at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $103.35 value, including all fees). Doors open at 6 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.
Very few humans can hit those high notes at the end of Aerosmith's breakthrough single “Dream On.” Perhaps one of the most famous crescendos in rock history, its lung-busting apex can wreck even the most confident singers.
But not Steven Tyler.
At any time, whether he’s serenading a sandwich or coaching future pop stars, he can drop what he’s doing and nail those notes on a dime. Take that lusty caterwaul, fuse it with the fire-spewing guitar hydra of Joe Perry and Brad Whitford, anchor it with Tom Hamilton’s foot-massaging bass, and put master basher Joey Kramer behind the skins, and you get one of the highest selling and most unstoppable rock ‘n’ roll forces to ever stomp the earth. The “Bad Boys from Boston” have sold more than 100 million albums, scored four Grammys, been named one of Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Artists, and were inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, all while managing to survive their own excesses and Alicia Silverstone’s poetry.
On the current tour to promote Music from Another Dimension!, Aerosmith’s first studio album since 2001, Tyler struts and shimmies in his signature flamboyant frocks as the band hustles and muscles through a set packed with classic and future greatest hits. Cherry-picking from their massive catalog, they unleash bluesy ‘70s stompers such as “Last Child” and ”Sweet Emotion,” ‘90s radio hogs “Dude (Looks Like a Lady)” and “Love in an Elevator,” and slinky new ditties “Lover Alot” and “Oh Yeah.”
Fellow lighter-drainers Cheap Trick kick off the show with fist-pumping classics that signify arena rock. Poppy, punky, and punchy, the mega-multiplatinum band members maintain the power of their ‘70s heyday with hooks that get under the skin and bring out the juvenile delinquent in even the most mild-mannered listener. With Rick Nielsen’s trademark five-necked guitar and singer Robin Zander’s come-hither larynx, the group dashes out of the gates with anthems such as “Surrender,” “I Want You to Want Me,” “Dream Police,” and their ‘90s uber power ballad “The Flame.”
Aerosmith Live at the iHeartRadio Music Festival 2012
Cheap Trick at the Greek Theatre in 2011
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.