Live concerts are meticulously coordinated events, with dedicated staff ensuring each instrument is tuned, each mic is working, and each band member is set in the upright and locked position. Keep their hard work from going to waste with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $15, you get one general-admission ticket to see Drive-By Truckers at Missouri Theatre on Thursday, October 27, at 7 p.m. (a $31.50 value, including all taxes and fees). Groupon buyers will be admitted to the standing room section of the main floor.
The hard-rocking sextet of Drive-By Truckers blasts out of the dirty South to take the stage at Missouri Theatre, pumping up crowds with their alternative blend of country, rock, and soul music in the latest chapter of the University of Missouri Concert Series. Touring on the heels of its latest album, the backwoods noir Go-Go Boots, the band peppers its Southern gothic tales with shredding licks from three guitarists and vocal harmonies honed in recent gigs backing up musical legends Bettye LaVette and Booker T. Jones. Publications such as Spin have praised the new material for its “late-night soul vibe,” citing frontman Patterson Hood’s ability to stir a cauldron with his microphone while lyrically summoning forth “a rogues’ gallery of ex-cops, misunderstood stalkers, and disgraced preachers willing to keep their secrets hidden.”
Missouri Theatre’s eagle-eyed security squad will be on keen lookout for these dastardly characters while opener Those Darlins woos purer hearts with a set of girl-powered rock 'n' roll. Once the Truckers arrive on stage, standing concertgoers in the general-admission floor section can make pretend kazoo noises to tunes from acclaimed releases such as cathartic 2008 masterpiece Brighter Than Creation's Dark and 2001 concept album Southern Rock Opera.
203 S 9th St.
Columbia, Missouri 65201