A good impersonation can be indistinguishable from the real thing, which is why Method actors are no longer allowed to play dictators. Take in a safer form of imitation with this GrouponLive deal to see Bruce in the USA at the Altar Bar, presented by Drusky Entertainment. For $25, you get two tickets for general admission on Friday, November 30, at 9 p.m. (up to a $51.35 value, including all fees).
Born to run and raised to rock socks off, Bruce in the USA puts on a rip-roaring tribute to Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. From conquering the Vegas strip to packing theaters across the land, the band’s uncanny imitation of a Springsteen show leaves audiences glistening in elated sweat. Lead singer Matt Ryan, from the popular Vegas Legends in Concert revue, has been wearing The Boss’ shoes for more than a decade, imitating his idol’s rugged look, gravelly voice, and strictly blue-collar wardrobe. Throughout the near two-hour bash, Matt leads E Street doppelgängers such as Matthew Sully, the Little Steven surrogate, and Dave McLaurin, the Clarence Clemons stand-in, through a marathon of prominent hits such as “Dancing in the Dark” and “Glory Days,” along with deeper cuts certain to assuage hardcore, dyed-in-the-wool-bandana fans.
For a century, Altar Bar was a church—which is fitting, now that the Strip District venue has become a house of worship for all denominations of rock and roll fans. Renovated with an abundance of lasers, LED lighting, and projector screens, the three-level musical fortress sends sleek railings and staircases swooping between couches, full bars, and VIP areas. With a capacity of 650 guests, the venue stays intimate enough that all fans get a gander of the full-sized stage, which features a runway perfect for grandstanding rockers and very small planes. On the façade lives Pittsburgh’s largest wheatpasted mural, a work in progress depicting famous artists including The Misfits, Snoop Dogg, and other notables who have played at Altar Bar.