Rock concerts feature pyrotechnics more often than aquatechnics, mostly due to the danger of electrocution and the water solubility of drummers. Stay abreast of modern stage strategies with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $26, you get one reserved-seating ticket to Gigantour, featuring Megadeth with Motörhead, Volbeat, and Lacuna Coil, at Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk on Friday, February 24, at 6:30 p.m. (up to a $52 value online, including all Ticketmaster fees). Doors open at 6 p.m. Seating will be in middle-level loge, sections 10–23, rows N–W.
Gigantour, the behemoth extravaganza of heavy metal founded by speed rockers Megadeth, returns from a three-year hiatus with an all-new lineup of hard-hitting legends. Hand-picked by Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine, the roster sports enough metal to get scooped into a shopping cart and wheeled off to the nearest recycling facility. Headliners Megadeth shred like caffeinated jackrabbits through a bludgeoning set of classics and tracks from TH1RT3EN, its latest album and the universal password of satanic bakers. Riding shotgun and fully cocked, Lemmy and the bruisers of Motörhead crack skulls and renovate eardrums with blitzkrieg classics about playing cards, fisticuffs, and the merits of chewing ammunition. Other Megadeth-approved acts include Danish metal fiends Volbeat, who cook up molten tunes fit for a sixth grader’s exceptionally brutal science-fair volcano, and Italian goth metallurgists Laguna Coil show off a creepy-crawly set of guitar riffs weaned in the deepest and darkest of practice-space basements.
One of California’s largest and most renowned venues, Gibson Amphitheatre lives up to its stellar reputation as a go-to entertainment destination by corralling sought-after acts into its sprawling confines. More than 6,000 seats on two levels angle toward the stage, granting visitors easy, unobstructed views. A state-of-the-art sound system, meanwhile, allows event goers to rock out to dynamic tunes or hear even the softest whispers between an encouraging roadie and a nervous guitar making its debut performance.