Music is still the best way to express love, loss, joy, and the manner in which to agitate anatomical parts after putting them in and taking them out. Get ready to shake it all about with this GrouponLive deal to see Def Leppard and Poison on their Rock of Ages tour 2012 at Irvine Meadows/Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. For $20, you get one ticket for seating in the front half of terrace sections 9–14 on Friday, June 22, at 7 p.m. (up to a $75 value, including all ticketing fees).
Generation gaps call an evening-long truce to absorb the electric harmonies and magnetic energy of legendary rock bands Def Leppard and Poison. Def Leppard began its ascent to British hard-rock royalty in 1977, solidifying its reign with the 1987 multiplatinum album Hysteria and its iconic anthems "Love Bites" and "Armageddon It." Its latest tour stokes nostalgia and then pours sugar on it, with library classics giving way to singles such as "Undefeated" from the Mirror Ball – Live & More album.
Also taking the stage, Bret Michaels, CC DeVille, Bobby Dall, and Rikki Rockett rekindle the chemistry first brewed 26 years ago when Poison conjured up its debut album, Look What The Cat Dragged In. Ever the showman, Bret Michaels still charms audiences with the brash “Talk Dirty to Me” before casting the crowd into a unified, swaying throng of a choir with “Every Rose Has Its Thorn.” Rounding out the bill, Lita Ford showcases the chops that have led to her being dubbed the Queen of Metal, a title tied to an honorific crown forged out of leather and the broken hearts of countless roadies.