Being the lead singer of a famous band requires nerves of steel, a surplus of swagger, and the patience to endure Cleveland's rambling, uncomfortably personal answer to "How you doin' tonight, Cleveland?" Catch master showmen in their element with this GrouponLive deal.
- $25 for one G-Pass to see the Gipsy Kings (up to a $57.50 value)
- When: Monday, August 5, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Fillmore Auditorium
- Section: general-admission standing room
- Door time: one hour before showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.
Must be 16 or older with valid ID.
How G-Pass Works: Your G-Pass will be ready to print 48 hours after the deal ends. Print the G-Pass and use it to enter the venue directly; you won't need to redeem at will call. Due to security restrictions, G-Passes cannot be redeemed through the Groupon mobile app.
At a Gipsy Kings concert, there is no shortage of energy, or, for that matter, musicians. During each live performance, two bands of brothers, the Reyes and the Baliardos—cousins of each other and sons of renowned flamenco artists—pile onstage to work up the crowd with a signature sound they've coined "rumba gitano." This happy marriage of South American–rumba rhythms and furious-flamenco guitar strumming spans cultures and keeps bodies moving like an ice-cream truck that won’t stop.
The family members have been playing together for more than 30 years, beginning as refugees in southern France during their native Spain’s civil war. After humbly busking on the streets of Cannes, the group became international sensations with its 1987 self-titled debut. Since then, the members have notched seven No. 1 albums on Billboard’s Top World Albums chart, including The Best of the Gipsy Kings, which spent 42 weeks at the top. Hits such as "Bamboleo," “Volare," and popular interpretations of songs such as the Eagles’ "Hotel California" unite audiences, no matter their linguistic limitations, into a throng of chorus shouters.
The Fillmore Auditorium—founded in 1907 as the Mammoth Roller Rink and renovated in 1999 to evoke the famous Fillmore in San Francisco—has hosted numerous stars and dignitaries on its stage. Although everyone from Marilyn Manson to James Blunt has packed the concert schedule, the space remains an especially popular site for jam bands; Phish mastermind Trey Anastasio christened the revamped venue in 1999 by performing a marathon set.