Live concerts are meticulously coordinated events, with dedicated staff ensuring each instrument is tuned, each mic is working, and each band member is set in the upright and locked position. Keep their hard work from going to waste with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $15, you get two general-admission standing room main-floor tickets to see 2U and The B-Street Band at The Paramount in Huntington on Saturday, January 7, at 8 p.m. (up to a $30 value, including all Ticketmaster fees). Doors open at 6 p.m.
Audiences rejoice to songs they know by heart as a duo of tribute acts enact the stadium-rock-show experience of seeing U2 and Bruce Springsteen. Fronted by Bono clone Gene Marchello, the steadfast impersonators of 2U inhabit their inverted namesake with career dedication, nailing the sound, mannerisms, and political apathy of the iconic band during a rousing set of classics such as "Vertigo" and "With or Without You." Filling The Paramount with enough classic rock to capsize Bob Seger's canoe, long-born-to-running Bruce Springsteen tribute act The B-Street Band salutes the sonic majesty of The Boss and his E-Street posse in an invigorating workout of timeless tunes. Like Springsteen and company, the band hails from Asbury Park, New Jersey, and wears pants. The anthemic rock outfit is fronted by Bruce look-alike Glenn Stuart, who pegs the frontman’s passionate rasp and charismatic stage presence as the B-Street Band blazes through a mélange of Springsteen's greatest hits, along with covers of a lineup of artists ranging from Tom Petty and John Mellencamp to Billy Joel.