Heavy metal unleashes aggression in a safe and therapeutic way, unlike light metal, which is only good for covering casseroles and blowing up microwaves. Trade in your tinfoil for an anvil of rock with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $31, you get one general-admission floor ticket to see Gigantour, featuring Megadeth with Motörhead, Volbeat, and Lacuna Coil, at Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell on Sunday, January 29, at 6 p.m. (up to a $62.40 value online, including all fees). Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
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 handpicked by Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine. Mustaine leads his own frothing band of shredders like caffeinated jackrabbits through a bludgeoning set of classics and tracks from TH1RT3EN, Megadeth's 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 Lacuna Coil.
The Webster opened as an art-deco movie house more than 70 years ago, and in 1992, the theater and its employees’ slang were both restored to their original condition. Today, the stage monopolizes a major portion of the big-name acts passing through Hartford, with previous headliners including Whitesnake, Henry Rollins, and Cake. A wide-open orchestra invites dancing, and a more-relaxed loge area lets guests coolly survey the action onstage and in the audience.