Nothing can match the thrill of seeing a concert in-person, not even watching it on a high-definition Blu-Ray or listening to it on a high-definition parrot. Get out of your cage with today's GrouponLive deal to see Queensrÿche's Geoff Tate at the Uptown Theatre Napa. For $18, you get one ticket for orchestra or balcony seating on Thursday, February 2, at 8 p.m. (up to a $36 value, including all Ticketmaster fees). Doors open at 7 p.m.
After three decades as lead singer of renowned progressive-metal band Queensrÿche, Geoff Tate shows fans a strummier side on his West Coast acoustic tour. Tate turns his mellifluous pipes on an unplugged set that includes songs from his 2002 self-titled solo album, Queensrÿche classics, and Andrew Lloyd Webber favorites. The stripped-down style brings Tate's famously brooding voice and complex melodies, along with a less expected sense of groove, to the fore. The show opens with an acoustic trio led by special guest Jaime Kyle, who has written songs for luminaries including Faith Hill. Originally a movie palace, the art deco Uptown Theatre Napa evokes the splendor of Hollywood's golden age, and the auditorium's 860 plush seats keep guests comfy during concerts and postshow discussions with ushers over the semantics of the phrase "you have to leave."