Going to a concert can deepen your admiration for the musicians, especially during the drummer’s 20-minute bottle-feeding of a baby goat. Strengthen your musical bond with this GrouponLive deal.
- One G-Pass to see The Zombies featuring Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent, with guests Et Tu Brucé
- When: Thursday, June 13, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Bergen Performing Arts Center
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.<p>
- $24 for mezzanine or balcony (up to a $49 value)
- $29 for orchestra (up to a $59.75 value)
- Children over the age of 12 months must have their own ticket.
- Click here to view the seating chart.<p>
How G-Pass Works:</b> Your G-Pass will be ready to print 48 hours after the deal ends. Print the G-Pass and use it to enter the venue directly; you won’t need to redeem at will call. Due to security restrictions, G-Passes cannot be redeemed through the Groupon mobile app.<p>
The Zombies performing "Time of the Season" in 2012"
With the release of their debut single, “She’s Not There,” in 1964, [The Zombies](http://thezombies.net) were poised for the top of the British pop pyramid. The irresistible tune, driven by Rod Argent’s jazzy electric piano and Colin Blunstone’s hushed-to-howl vocal, catapulted them up the North American and UK charts. Then an unfunny thing happened. Their next hit, “Tell Her No,” reached No. 6 in the States but flopped in the band’s native Britain. Since social media didn’t exist, and all carrier pigeons in the ‘60s flew drunk, Blunstone and Co. only felt the UK sting, having no idea how much they were loved overseas.
These days, The Zombies’ sophomore masterpiece, Odessey and Oracle—anchored by the famed “Time of the Season”—is widely hailed as one of the most influential records ever laid to wax. It ranks at No. 100 on Rolling Stone's list of the [500 Greatest Albums of All Time](http://gr.pn/Y6qSLT), and English music magazines such as NME and Q rank it even higher, despite it being one of the British Invasion’s greatest casualties, released in the aftermath of The Zombies’ breakup due to collective disillusionment. Thankfully, reissues have spawned a surge of new fans and overdue critical affection. It sparked something even better than a band reunion—it inspired The Zombies to pick up where they left off. In 2011, they returned to form with the album Breathe Out, Breathe In and have another in the works for 2014.
Now, 52 years after they formed in the market town of St. Albans, the founding members of The Zombies tour with renewed zeal. Colin Blunstone’s vocals tenderly tease before expanding with soul like a bullfrog who swallowed a ghost, while Rod Argent beats the ivories black and blue in his triumphant keyboard solos. With a full rhythm section packed with backing vocals, the band tackles hits from their first album, future hits from albums yet to come, and almost every single gem from Odessey to the delight of fans who’ve waited for decades.
Bergen Performing Arts Center
In 2004—on a mission to bolster its community’s wellspring of creativity and education—the nonprofit Bergen Performing Arts Center took over the former John Harms Center, an art-deco-style movie and vaudeville palace built in 1922. Today, in the same antique theater where Frank Capra screened his first car chase, the venue hosts 150 yearly events that bring dance, music, and theatrical productions to an estimated 250,000 annual audience members. Networks such as HBO, PBS, and MTV all have filmed international broadcasts on the stage, which has seen the likes of Diana Krall, Heart, and ZZ Top.