Concerts are meticulously coordinated events, with dedicated roadies ensuring that each instrument is tuned and that each baby knows when it’s time to crawl onstage. See a seamless show with this GrouponLive deal to see Face to Face – A Tribute to Elton John and Billy Joel at The Fillmore Charlotte. For $12, you get one G-Pass for general-admission on Saturday, July 14, at 9 p.m. (a $24.50 value, including all fees). Doors open at 8 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.
Sitting on opposite ends of the stage at their respective pianos, the dual impersonators of Face to Face – A Tribute to Elton John and Billy Joel conjure the beloved songsters in both sound and image. Joey Riedel dons the iconic purple sunglasses and bedazzled suits of Elton John as he charts his style from the 70's to the present. Bittersweet anthems such as "Rocket Man (I Think It's Going to Be a Long, Long Time)" mix with more whimsical material such as "Crocodile Rock" and the fictional-rock-group narrative "Bennie and the Jets." Backed by a full band, Michael John's fingers flash up and down the full length of the piano before he jumps up to grab hold of the mic to belt out such high-energy Billy Joel classics as "Uptown Girl" and "Only the Good Die Young." The pair interacts with each other and the audience with bits of spontaneous humor and sing-alongs, culminating in a "Face to Face" finale where they trade piano licks, swap shoes, and intertwine lyrics for a show-stopping finish.
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.
The Fillmore Charlotte
The Fillmore Charlotte models itself on the iconic San Francisco venue. Once a textile mill, the open space follows the original Fillmore’s signature decor, from red-oak hardwood floors to glimmering chandeliers to stadium-style tiers that result in pristine sightlines for attending fans.