Rock music from the 1990s takes listeners back to a simpler time when music came in the form of compact discs and robots only killed what they could eat. Travel back in time without disrupting continuums with this GrouponLive deal for one G-Pass to the Summerland Tour, featuring Everclear, Sugar Ray, the Gin Blossoms, LIT, and Marcy Playground at PNC Bank Arts Center. For $16, you get one general-admission lawn ticket on Saturday, July 21, at 7 p.m. (up to a $32 value, including all Ticketmaster 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.
Like a 1990s alternative-rock station come to life, the Summerland Tour rattles speakers with a quintet of seminal rock bands that once grabbed hold of Generations X and Y with their chart-topping tunes. Headlining the evening, front man Art Alexakis and his signature bleached-blond 'do lead Everclear as they evoke the Discman days in songs that have dominated the airwaves, such as “Santa Barbara” and “Father of Mine.” Heartthrob TV host Mark McGrath hops on his Sugar Ray saddle and oozes charisma while performing summertime staples “Fly” and “Every Morning,” occasionally pausing to politely pry fans from his ankles. The Gin Blossoms conjures up memories of college romances gone awry in hits such as “Hey Jealousy” and “Found Out About You,” which meld jangle-pop hooks and unabashed pangs. Rounding out the roster of late 20th-century rockers, Lit illuminates the stage with its breakthrough ditty “My Own Worst Enemy,” and Marcy Playground reacquaints ears with the hit “Sex and Candy.”
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.