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 $30, you get two general-admission lawn tickets to see Def Leppard, with special guest Heart, at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte on Wednesday, June 22, at 7:30 p.m. (a $50 value before fees, or up to a $64 value online, including all Ticketmaster fees). Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
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 the late 1970s, solidifying its reign with the 1987 hit 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 Mirrorball live album. Heart frontwomen Ann and Nancy Wilson add to the aural carnival with sisterly harmonics and guitar-wrangling routines developed from 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.
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707 Pavilion Blvd.
Charlotte, North Carolina 28262