Without rock 'n' roll concerts, music fans would never experience the raw power of live performance or be able to lick a famous person’s sweat off the back of a subwoofer. Lap up the magic with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get one ticket to see Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo at Celebrity Theatre on Saturday, April 2 at 8 p.m. (a $54.75 value, including processing and convenience fees). Theater doors open at 7 p.m., and seating is in-the-round, offering every audience member an intimate, Pat–centric view, with convenient spots in rows 14–25.
The legendary hits and inimitable pipes of Pat Benatar have scored the personal soundtracks of millions, as the inertia of her '80s anthems continues to attract generations of fans. With an unflappable opera-trained voice, Pat and guitarist Neil Giraldo, who is also her husband, will send spirits soaring and lighters waving as the duo unloads its arsenal of multiplatinum, Grammy–winning chartbusters on the 2,650-seat Celebrity Theatre. Fists will pump like oil wells as smashes such as “Heartbreaker” and “Hit Me with Your Best Shot” are delivered with newborn gusto, and shoulders shimmy out of their shoulder pads to the Congressional Medal of Honor–winning anthem “Love is a Battlefield.” Sway along to “We Belong,” and allow the historic theater’s ceilings to staunch any free-floating incidences of spiritual transcendence.
Celebrity Theatre's distinctive in-the-round construction keeps show-goers close to the action, with no seat more than 70 feet from the performers. The slowly rotating stage ensures each audience member can bask in singers' flashing smiles and search the backs of their heads for bonus flashing smiles.