Progressive rock can be both challenging and accessible, much like a James Joyce pop-up book or a mathematical proof written in barbecue sauce. Calculate the thrills of the incalculably catchy with this GrouponLive deal to see Yes and special guest Procol Harum at Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City. For $30, you get one G-Pass for reserved upper-orchestra seating in sections 10–17 on Wednesday, August 15, at 7:45 p.m. (up to a $67.50 value, including all fees). Doors open at 7 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.
Combining their English progressive-rock forces, siblings of the '70s Yes and Procol Harum strike out on their North America summer 2012 tour with songs characterized by complex arrangements and fantastical lyrics. The virtuosos of Yes flaunt their titanic talents as they crack the spine on a songbook that includes showstoppers such as “Roundabout,” famed for its manic keyboard solo, as well as material from their newest album, Fly from Here. Best known for their hit debut, "A Whiter Shade of Pale," Procol Harum combines baroque and symphonic elements with arcane lyrics and the persistent sounds of synth organ, interspersed with screaming guitar solos.
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.