Although technology has brought us electronic sound amplification, the original outdoor concerts had Greek heroes whispering their notes to obliging titans that yelled at sold-out amphitheater crowds. Enjoy augmented decibels without the risk of being stepped on with today's GrouponLive deal: for $23, you get one ticket for a seat in section 201, 202, 210, or 211 (rows 21–32) to Honda Civic Tour Presents: blink-182 and My Chemical Romance at the White River Amphitheatre in Auburn on Thursday, September 1, at 6:30 p.m. (a $36 value before fees, or up to a $46.50 value online, including all ticketing fees). Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Quintessential pop-punk idols blink-182 delight fans with up-tempo jams and a trademark, irreverent humor. 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 delectable aural stews that nourish eardrums weaned on diets of TV static. With a classic catalog of rebellious anthems and loss-tinged reflections on love including "All the Small Things" and "What's My Age Again?" the band can draw on nearly two decades of tuneful hits. Pop-punk mainstays My Chemical Romance and Rancid join the euphonic festivities with energetic aplomb. Musical merry-making will take place at the outdoor White River Amphitheatre, which protects heads with a seat-covering pavilion while summer breezes cool off fans who arrived to the show on a unicycle while clad head-to-toe in leather.
40601 Auburn Enumclaw Rd.
Auburn, Washington 98092