Being the lead singer of a famous band requires nerves of steel, a surplus of swagger, and the patience to endure Cleveland’s rambling, uncomfortably personal answer to “How you doin’ tonight, Cleveland?” Catch master showmen in their element with this GrouponLive deal to see The Brian Setzer Orchestra’s Christmas Rocks! Extravaganza at Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk. For $25, you get one G-Pass for rear-side loge seating on Saturday, December 22, at 8:15 p.m. (up to a $58.25 value, including all fees). Doors open at 7:30 p.m. 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.<p>
Consummate guitarist Brian Setzer leads his heralded orchestra for an extravaganza of classic Christmas tunes infused with swing-band bombast and rockabilly blitz, all led by Setzer’s signature cache of Gretsch and other craftsman guitars. Favorite Yuletide ditties such as “Jingle Bell Rock” and “Run Rudolph Run” reverberate with rollicking percussion, boisterous brass, and the tuba’s spot-on whale mating call. The band also tinsels eardrums with a vintage, cool ’50s vibe during jazzy seasonal standards such as “Dig That Crazy Santa Claus” and “Boogie Woogie Santa Claus.” Before the show ends with a customary candy-cane duel, Setzer may sprinkle his set list with non-holiday fan favorites from his Stray Cats days, including slinky hits such as “Stray Cat Strut” and “Rock This Town.” ####Brian Setzer Orchestra – “Blue Christmas” (2009) <iframe width="450" height="243" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/K5zUH7m99Tg" frameborder="0" allowFullScreen="allowFullScreen"></iframe>
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.
One of California’s largest and most renowned venues, Gibson Amphitheatre lives up to its stellar reputation as a go-to entertainment destination by corralling sought-after acts into its sprawling confines. More than 6,000 seats on two levels angle toward the stage, granting visitors easy, unobstructed views. A state-of-the-art sound system, meanwhile, allows event goers to rock out to dynamic tunes or hear even the softest whispers between an encouraging roadie and a nervous guitar making its debut performance.