As with feeling ants in your pants or getting your belt caught in a cotton-candy spinner, the fusion of hip-hop with soul causes hips to move. Get hips shaking with this GrouponLive deal to see Tyrese on his Open Invitation tour at the Arie Crown Theater. For $36, you get one G-Pass for main-floor or balcony seating on Friday, May 11, at 8 p.m. (up to a $73.32 value, including Ticketmaster fees). Because the ticket is a G-Pass, Groupon customers can use it to enter the venue directly; they will not need to redeem their Groupon at will call.
Following the release of his new Billboard Top 10 album Open Invitation, silky-voiced R&B titan Tyrese returns to the stage to caress ears with his honeyed melodies. With the alluringly confident poise and chiseled good looks that have won him leading roles in the Transformers and The Fast and the Furious series, Tyrese commands the stage, moving effortlessly from courtly declarations of love to steamy avowals of passion that weaken knees and smooth out wrinkled hearts. Tunes include instant classics from his new album, such as the breezily seductive "One Night" and the cheerily chivalric "It's All On Me."
The Arie Crown Theater hosts the event in an auditorium that has survived more than four decades and a fire. The stage has hosted every type of act, from the dancing of prima ballerinas to a speech by John F. Kennedy to the dulcet tones of legendary boy band and safari surfers The Beach Boys.
Due to security restrictions, G-Passes must be printed out and presented in person at the event. They cannot be redeemed through Groupon's mobile app.
Arie Crown Theater
The Arie Crown Theater—named after Lithuanian-native business tycoon, Arie Crown, and Theater, his loyal shar pei—has been a Chicago staple since 1960. Although its home at McCormick Place caught fire in 1967, somehow the theater was spared. It emerged from the smoke to welcome the biggest names in entertainment to its stage, acts including the Rolling Stones, the Temptaitions, the Bolshoi Ballet, and Jerry Seinfeld as well as stagings of Hello Dolly with Carol Channing and The King and I with Yul Brenner.