Progressive rock fuses the conventions of rock with adventurous compositional techniques: complex rhythms, odd time signatures, and exotic instruments such as the electric guitar. Expand your ears with this GrouponLive deal to see Kansas and King’s X at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Friday, September 14, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Choose between the following seating options:
- For $23, you get one G-Pass for seating in rows 33–36 of the floor section, or rows 22–29 of the wing sections (up to a $47 value, including all fees).
- For $29, you get one G-Pass for seating in rows 25–32 of the floor section, or rows 10–21 of the wing sections (up to a $58 value, including all 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.
“Carry on my wayward son”: Those five words make up the most iconic lyrics in the career of Kansas, but they could also be a mantra for the band. Nearly four decades out from their 1978 debut album, original members Phil Ehart, Steve Walsh, and Richard Williams keep rolling like a hard-rock tumbleweed, pushed along by the melodic prairie wind of violinist Dave Ragsdale. Bassist Billy Greer completes the quintet, and together they gallivant through the complex arrangements of their prog-rock catalog, from the lobe-buzzing chugger “Fight Fire With Fire” to the symphonic melancholia of “Dust in the Wind.” After 38 years of rock’s ups and downs, the members of Kansas imbue their greatest hits and obscure gems with a hard-won maturity. Fellow prog-rockers King’s X open with a set of critically acclaimed metal grooves, such as the perpetual-motion anthem “Over My Head” and the tear-rusted lament “Dogman.”
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.
Sands Bethlehem Events Center
77 Sands Blvd.
Bethlehem, PA 18015