Like a fine wine, a good pop song gets better with age and has notes of chocolate that only true connoisseurs can taste. Regale your sonic palate with this GrouponLive deal to see the Mermaids of Alcatraz Tour featuring Train with special guests The Script and Gavin DeGraw at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre. For $15, you get one G-Pass for general admission to the lawn on Sunday, July 21, at 7 p.m. (up to a $27 value, including all fees). Doors open at 6 p.m. Because the ticket is a G-Pass, Groupon customers can use it to enter the venue directly; they will not need to redeem their Groupon at will call.
The Grammy-winning trio Train freights a cargo of breezy melodies and poignant jams, satiating legions of fans on the Mermaids of Alcatraz Tour 2013. With intrinsically catchy beats and crossover appeal, Train's euphonic anthems bridge the gap between the hearts and brains of millions. Best known for Grammy-magnet singles such as “Hey, Soul Sister,” “Drops of Jupiter,” and “Calling All Angels,” Train’s grooves, combined with Patrick Monahan’s lilting vocals, stick in ears like relentless peanut butter. During the gripping live show, devotees can expect sing-alongs from Train’s catalog of smashes and cochleae candy from the band's latest album, California 37. Train even tickles diehard fans' other senses with its own wine and chocolate brand, the Save Me, San Francisco Wine Co., which features song-based libations such as the Soul Sister pinot noir and the Drops of Jupiter red wine, fermented from astronaut tears.
If there were an Irish word for juggernaut, it still wouldn’t describe the staggering success of Dublin’s The Script. From scrappy beginnings playing pubs to toppling the UK charts and being handpicked by U2 and Paul McCartney to open sold-out stadium shows, the earnest trio hasn’t let fame go to its three handsome heads. Riding shotgun on the Mermaids of Alcatraz Tour, The Script envelopes audiences with its “Celtic soul” sound—a drift of poignant lyricism, shimmering guitars and soulful harmonies that pirouette atop hip-hop beats—as it touts its third album, #3, featuring the platinum-selling will.i.am collaboration “Hall of Fame.”
Train’s old touring buddy Gavin DeGraw croons artfully penned lyrics with an acoustic pop sensibility. Exploding onto the scene as the singer-songwriter behind One Tree Hill's theme song, "I Don't Want to Be," DeGraw crafts albums that cement him to the pop charts time and time again. On his latest album, Sweeter, Gavin expands his musical wardrobe, covering the heart on his sleeve with a jacket of swagger in his funkiest batch of songs to date.
Train—“Drops of Jupiter” (Acoustic)
Due to security restrictions, G-Passes must be printed out and presented in person at the event. They cannot be redeemed through Groupon's mobile app.