A great live performance is something you’ll be able to describe to your kids someday, unlike the way they looked midbirth. Scream along to your favorites with this GrouponLive deal to see The Dan Band at the House of Blues Dallas. For $14, you get one G-Pass for general admission on Friday, June 7, at 9 p.m. (up to a $27.58 value, including all fees). Doors open at 8 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.<p>
In the opening moments of Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart,” a piano mournfully accompanies heartbroken lyrics such as “every now and then I get a little bit tired of listening to the sound of my tears.” It is an emotional resonance completely at odds with the image of Dan Finnerty––the smirking, wide-eyed frontman of The Dan Band, an all-male rock group that enthusiastically rips into covers of songs traditionally sung by women.<p> Finnerty vaulted into national prominence with the 2003 film Old School, when he inappropriately serenaded Will Ferrell’s character, Frank the Tank, and his bride at their wedding with an expletive-laden version of the aforementioned tune. Since then, Dan has packed clubs across the country with fans clamoring for his unabashed version of Salt-n-Pepa’s sensual “Shoop,” Christina Aguilera’s teenybopping “Genie in a Bottle,” and Alanis Morissette’s unhinged angst in “You Oughta Know.” The Dan Band’s silly showmanship and penchant for ticklish vulgarity has also led to appearances in The Hangover, where they flipped 50 Cent’s “Candy Shop,” and a one-hour concert special entitled The Dan Band: I Am Woman, which was executive produced by Steven Spielberg after he was charmed by their uncensored version of the theme to Jaws.<p>
The Dan Band’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart”<p>
Warning: Coarse language and hand gestures lacking in prudence<p>
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.
House of Blues Dallas
To keep the spirit of its musical roots ever near, House of Blues Dallas keeps a metal box of mud from the Delta Mississippi beneath its stage. Summoning the spirit and raw grit contained therein, local and national performers enliven the venue’s wood-laden auditorium, lined with art such as Alan Sainte James Boudrot’s A Dream Come True. The historic White Swan building, a remnant of the 1920s coffee-processing plant, hosts this mix of traditional and contemporary, adding its open architecture to every show.