A recording can sap the vitality from a musical performance, just as a Ouija board can rob a joke-telling poltergeist of his comic timing. Enjoy fully live music from fully living performers with today's GrouponLive deal: for $21, you get one general-admission ticket to see the Goo Goo Dolls at the Lifestyle Communities Pavilion on Tuesday, August 2, at 7 p.m. (a $35 value before fees, or up to a $42.25 value online, including all Ticketmaster fees). Doors open at 6 p.m.
The Goo Goo Dolls have weaved alt-rock tapestries for more than two decades, delighting fans with carefully crafted songs of love, loss, and rebellion. Singer and guitarist John Rzeznik's guttural growl and shimmering six-string sound meld with Robby Takac's bass and Mike Malinin's dexterous drumming to create sounds that charm their way into listeners' ears like smooth-talking Q-tips. Launched in support of the band's ninth studio album, Something for the Rest of Us, the Goo Goo Dolls' 2011 tour grants fans unfiltered listening of selections from the band's ample songbook, which includes tunes such as "Iris," "Black Balloon," and "All That You Are." Before the Goo Goo Dolls take the stage, chanteuse Michelle Branch inoculates the crowd against bored eardrums with her sonic syringe, and Parachute encourages audience swooning with songs about puppy love between kittens with identity complexes.
Concertgoers can take in the veteran band's expert stagecraft while basking in the music-rich atmosphere of the Lifestyle Communities Pavilion, whose open-air design combines fresh air and entertainment as seamlessly as a mountain-lion talent show.
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