Music is still the best way to express love, loss, joy, and the manner in which to agitate anatomical parts after putting them in and taking them out. Get ready to shake it all about with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get one ticket to see Def Leppard, with special guest Heart, at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, August 2, at 7:30 p.m. (a $39 value before fees, or up to a $51.50 value online, including all ticketing fees). Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and parking is included in the Groupon ticket price. Seating is located in sections 20–30 and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis upon ticket pickup at Will Call.
Generation gaps call an evening-long truce to absorb the electric harmonies and magnetic energy of legendary rock bands Def Leppard and Heart. Def Leppard began its ascent to British hard-rock royalty in 1977, solidifying its reign with the 1987 multiplatinum album Hysteria and its iconic anthems "Love Bites" and "Armageddon It." Its latest tour stokes nostalgia and then pours sugar on it, with library classics giving way to singles such as "Undefeated" from the forthcoming Mirror Ball – Live & More album. Heart frontwomen Ann and Nancy Wilson add to the aural carnival with sisterly harmonics and guitar-wrangling routines developed over more than 30 years onstage. Revelry-inducing '70s hits "Barracuda" and "Crazy on You," along with soul-clutching '80s power ballads "Alone" and "What About Love," embody the decades whence they came while continuing to forcefully knock the socks and toenail polish off rapt concertgoers.