Songs from the past can bring back the youthful pleasures of discovering new music on the radio or making new music by rolling the radio down the stairs. Take in pleasantly innovative sounds with this GrouponLive deal to see Collective Soul at The Fillmore Charlotte. For $18, you get one general-admission ticket on Tuesday, May 15, at 8 p.m. (a $36 value, including all fees). Doors open at 7 p.m.
Georgia rockers Collective Soul began their tenure at the top of the charts in 1994, when alternative rock DJs got their paws on the album Hints Allegations and Things Left Unsaid and transformed “Shine” into a No. 1 smash. From that point on, smoky-voiced singer Ed Roland and his powerhouse quartet constantly evolved their sound, one-upping themselves across a string of platinum albums and racking up seven hard-driving No. 1 hits, including “The World I Know” and “Precious Declaration.”
For its 2012 tour, the band roars through its fourth album, 1999’s Dosage, in its entirety. Entertainment Weekly's review lauded the album's “pop touchdowns” and "eerily uplifting" anthems, prime examples of Collective Soul’s signature melodic grunge template laden with earnest, spiritually brooding lyricism. Live, the band finesses Dosage tracks such as “Heavy” and “Tremble for My Beloved”— prominently featured on the soundtrack to the lighthearted teen comedy Twilight—along with a smattering of tunes from their back catalog and upcoming album. Fans standing on The Fillmore Charlotte’s red-oak floor can time-warp back to radio’s pre-Y2K days while enjoying superb sightlines to the stage beneath spectacular chandeliers.
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.