Without music, concerts wouldn't exist and “funk” would just be the smell emanating from an old sock filled with corn. Lend an ear to this GrouponLive deal to see Candlebox at The Fillmore Charlotte. For $13, you get one advanced presale general-admission ticket for Friday, April 13, at 8 p.m. (up to a $25 value, including all fees). Doors open at 7 p.m.
With a brand-new album in the hatch and musical muscles bulging, the platinum-selling Seattle outfit Candlebox rocks out The Fillmore on its spring tour. The band first made radio waves in the early '90s with breakout hits “Far Behind” and “You,” which stayed in rotation on MTV like an overzealous Wheel of Fortune spin. The group has since persevered as a vessel of the rock ‘n’ roll spirit, rising above the grunge-rock label initially applied to it by coloring its tunes with genres such as blues and jazz. Blending time-honored chart-toppers with tracks from the upcoming Love Stories and Other Musings, Candlebox burns like a box with a candle inside in a live performance fit to thrill fresh faces and longtime fans alike.
Modeled after the legendary San Francisco venue of the same name, The Fillmore encourages spirited sock sliding with its red-oak floors and rapid ceiling swinging with chandeliers throughout. Stadium-style tiers ensure optimal sight lines for general-admission audiences, allowing them to fully make out the meticulous shredding of every guitar solo and throaty belting of each chorus.
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.