Many iconic rock 'n' roll moments involve the destruction of instruments, such as Jimi Hendrix setting his guitar on fire or Bob Dylan eating a harmonica. Feel the music inside you with this GrouponLive deal to see UFO at the House of Blues Chicago. For $50, you get two tickets for general admission and a flatbread appetizer on Thursday, November 15, at 8 p.m. (up to a $122.19 total value, including all fees). Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Fueled by fret-melting guitar solos, lyrics that dip between poetic and anthemic, and a penchant for writing songs that are both musically epic and heartfelt, England-based UFO has earned its rank as one of VH1’s 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. Today, these hair-metal aficionados have enjoyed more than 40 years of successful albums, live shows, and reported but unconfirmed sightings. Hits such as "Too Hot to Handle" and "Doctor Doctor" paved the way for commercial success in the '70s, establishing a hard-rock credibility that carries through to the band’s most recent studio album, 2009’s The Visitor. Though the lineup has changed over the years, the chemistry of original members Paul Raymond on guitar and keyboard, drummer Andy Parker, and frontman Phil Mogg was reignited in 2003 by transplant guitarist Vinnie Moore’s dynamic energy and powerful riffs.
Special guests Hëssler warm up the stage with their leather-clad, Chicago-based metal. Lead singer Lariyah Daniels gyrates and head-bangs in time with her guitarists, stretching their neck muscles in preparation for their upcoming tour in support of their new album, Comes with the Territory.