A touring rock band endures its fair share of discomforts, from interminable bus rides to the cold, cast-iron bed sheets of "rock-star-proof" hotel rooms. Discover why they love doing it with this GrouponLive deal to see the Carnival of Madness, featuring Evanescence and Chevelle, at PNC Bank Arts Center. For $26, you get one G-Pass for loge or terrace seating in sections 301–304 or 401–405 on Wednesday, August 29, at 5 p.m. (up to a $51.85 value, including all fees). Doors open at 4 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.
With two Grammy awards, two multiplatinum records, and a sound described by the Los Angeles Times as "pain-soaked pleasure," Evanescence left a mosh-pit-sized void in the rock world when the band decided to go on a five-year hiatus. Pictures of the band were taken off milk cartons last year when it returned to rock-radio dominance with its latest, self-titled album, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Evanescence has since been relentlessly spreading its heavy, passionate songs around the world while on tour. Lead singer Amy Lee wears her heart on her sleeve as her crystalline voice soars over chugging riffs in classics such as “Bring Me to Life” and “Call Me When You’re Sober,” as well as newer hits, including “My Heart Is Broken.”
Three-piece rockers Chevelle rev audiences’ engines with a stripped-down brand of metal that sets itself apart with songs both crunchy and catchy, ranging from the emotionally vulnerable "Send the Pain Below" to the jaded, anti-exploitation "Face to the Floor." Three more acts pack the evening's amp-shattering lineup, including the female-fronted Halestorm, Minneapolis rockers New Medicine, and post-grunge thumpers Cavo.
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.
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