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- $16 to see The Dan Band (up to a $31 value)
- When: Saturday, June 8, at 9 p.m.
- Where: House of Blues New Orleans
- Standing-room-only general admission
- Door time: 8 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.<p>
The Dan Band
Warning: coarse language and hand gestures lacking in prudence
The Dan Band’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart”
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](http://www.thedanband.com), an all-male rock group that enthusiastically rips into covers of songs traditionally sung by women. 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 also has led to appearances in The Hangover, where they flipped 50 Cent’s “Candy Shop,” and a one-hour concert special entitled Dan Finnerty & 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.
House of Blues New Orleans
At home in the French Quarter, the House of Blues New Orleans keeps its heritage ever near with a metal box of mud from the Mississippi Delta hidden beneath its stage. Around this, more than 290 pieces of folk art—one of the largest collections in the country—decorate the walls. Also bringing its Southern charm and homestyle feel are hardwood floors, no fewer than three bars, and two levels for concert viewing.