Ancient singers had no microphones, which meant audiences were quieter, and bringing a pet howler monkey to a performance was twice as irritating. Hoot and holler all you want with today's GrouponLive deal: for $35, you get one ticket for a seat in sections 114–115 or 108–109 to see blink-182 with My Chemical Romance, Rancid, and Against Me! at Rogers Arena on Wednesday, August 31, at 7 p.m. (a $69.50 value before fees, or up to an $86.50 value online, including all Ticketmaster fees and HST). Doors open at 6 p.m.
Quintessential pop-punk idols blink-182 delight fans with up-tempo jams and a trademark, irreverent humour. Mark Hoppus and Tom DeLonge's raw vocals and brain-burrowing guitar riffs interweave with Travis Barker's toe-tap-inducing percussion to serve up aural stews that nourish eardrums weaned on diets of TV static. With a classic catalogue of rebellious anthems and loss-tinged reflections on love including "All the Small Things" and "What's My Age Again?," the band draws on nearly two decades of tuneful hits. Pop-punk mainstays My Chemical Romance, Rancid, and Against Me! join the euphonic festivities with energetic aplomb. Musical merrymaking will take place at Rogers Arena, where the inescapable aura of the Vancouver Canucks cools off any fans who arrived on a unicycle while clad in head-to-toe leather.