A concert brings fans and bands face to face in a happier fashion than tour-bus fender benders or souvenir-hunting home invasions. Get some quality face time with beloved music makers with today's GrouponLive deal: for $39, you get two tickets to see Kings of Leon at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center in Darien Center on Tuesday, August 16, at 7 p.m. (a $81 value before fees, or up to an $106.70 value online, including all LiveNation fees). Seats are located in sections 400–406. Parking is included with ticket purchase, and doors open at 6 p.m.
The Grammy-winning rockers Kings of Leon meld a chameleon-like ability to shift styles and genres with a musically trained chameleon's virtuosic instrument-wielding. Lead vocalist Caleb Followill's earnest, ethereal singing finds backup on drums and bass from his brothers Nathan and Jared, and their cousin Matthew cows errant sound waves into complacency with air-shredding guitar. Backing its most recent album, Come Around Sundown, the band can draw on nearly 10 years of chart-climbing ear pleasers including "Use Somebody" and "Radioactive" in its quest for audience enjoyment. Opening act Band of Horses whets aural appetites with a delectable mélange of southern and alt rock. The open-air Darien Lake Performing Arts Center provides fitting enclosure for euphonic evenings, mingling ear-pleasing notes with cool night air and the distant cries of nocturnal vigilantes.