Rock ‘n’ roll is one of two jobs in which you are encouraged to set your tools on fire when you’re done with them—the other, of course, is dentistry. Hear hot licks with this GrouponLive deal.
- $16 for one G-Pass to Great White (up to a $33.70 value)
- When: Thursday, August 1, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Bergen Performing Arts Center
- Sections: orchestra, mezzanine, or front or rear balcony
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- 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>
Great White performing "Hard to Say Goodbye"
The average listener knows Great White best from their hit cover, "Once Bitten, Twice Shy." The infectious rock anthem, sporting a pull-no-punches buffet of riffs and an earworm of a chorus, had millions chanting "my, my, my" in 1989. But dedicated rock fans—the kind that answer their phones with "KROX Rocks" even when there isn't a radio contest—were already in the know about Great White's gritty, grinding blend of blues and rock. Formed in the late '70s and set by 1982, Great White's eponymous 1984 debut album took them from LA clubs to amphitheaters as they opened for the likes of Judas Priest and Whitesnake. 1987's Once Bitten... took them into platinum record territory with hits such as "Rock Me" and "Save Your Love." But it was 1989's ellipses-ending follow-up ...Twice Shy that brought the band to full-boil with the titular single, leading them to headlining shows and tours with KISS and Bon Jovi.
Years later, the group is still crafting barnstorming rockers with bluesy swagger, as heard on their latest album Elation. With many of their original members still in tow—including guitarist Mark Kendall, keyboardist Michael Lardie, and dummer Audie Desbrow, alongside new singer Terry Ilous—the band rips through decades of hits during their raucous live show.
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.