Compared to smaller shows, major rock concerts can increase the energy of a crowd and decrease the suspicion that the drummer keeps mocking the way you move your arms when you dance. Join the friendly crowd with this GrouponLive deal to see the Last Summer on Earth tour, featuring the Barenaked Ladies, Blues Traveler, Big Head Todd & the Monsters, and Cracker at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh. For $32, you get one G-Pass for reserved Stadium 1 seating on Tuesday, August 14, at 7 p.m. (up to a $64 value, including all fees). Doors open at 6 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.
Canadian pop-rock troupers the Barenaked Ladies play ringmasters to a freewheeling circus of brainy pop, brawny blues, and carefree jams as the Last Summer on Earth tour lights up arenas and amphitheaters across the continent. On stage, they maintain their 20-year reputation as an engaging live act with tight but playful musicianship and gregarious repartee with their adoring audiences. Their hook-laced lyrical patter, bookworm wit, and mastery of the tone sequences that activate the brain's CD-buying centers steered '90s hits such as “One Week” and “If I Had a Million Dollars” into perpetual ubiquity. Touring with a lean, four-man lineup behind its 11th studio album, All in Good Time, the band headlines a formidable posse of alternative-rock veterans. Blues Traveler, best known for runaway hits “Runaround” and “Hook,” celebrates its silver anniversary by digging into its hacky sack of sing-alongs, fueled by John Popper’s resuscitating gusts of harmonica. The venerable touring machine of Big Head Todd & the Monsters induces involuntary swaying with its blend of Delta blues, Motown soul, and Caribbean vibes. Rounding out the roster, David Lowery, Johnny Hickman, and the rest of the rootsy road warriors in Cracker continue to mix sardonic rockers such as the hit “Low” with jocular jams in the vein of “Eurotrash Girl."
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.