311 with Cypress Hill and G. Love & Special Sauce on Friday, August 2, at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Irvine

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311, Cypress Hill, and G. Love & Special Sauce band together for a summer tour packed with reggae-tinged jams, mellow blues, and hip-hop

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Promotional value expires Aug 3, 2013. Limit 8 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem starting 8/2 for a ticket at venue will call. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Irvine. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must purchase together to sit together. Discount reflects Live Nation's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 1 hour before showtime. For ADA seating, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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The Deal

  • One ticket to see 311 with Cypress Hill and G. Love & Special Sauce
  • When: Friday, August 2, at 7 p.m.
  • Where: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Irvine
  • Door time: 6 p.m.
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311 performing “You Wouldn’t Believe”

In 1995, 311 broadcasted their genre-bending style to the world with their triple-platinum self-titled album. The record’s release saw the Omaha quintet scoring the first and second spots on the Billboard charts with the guitar-soaked rap of “Down” and the reggae-infused “All Mixed Up.” Like every one of their songs, each cut was propelled into the mic by two vocalists—the hyperactive S.A. Martinez and the lower-registered Nick Hexum. 311’s '90s success hasn’t slowed in the 21st century as the band continues to tour like the Grateful Dead on skateboards while expanding their palette on their most recent albums, Uplifter and Universal Pulse. In their live show, the group treats fans to an energized mix of their latest pogo-worthy jams and greatest hits.

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Cypress Hill performing “Hits from the Bong” live at The Smokeout 2012

Warning: contains profanity, tobacco paraphernalia, and Cypress Hill acting like Cypress Hill

Hailing from South Gate, California, Cypress Hill broke new ground in the 1990s, becoming the first hip-hop group of Cuban-American and Latino heritage to achieve mainstream success and go multiplatinum. The burly foursome, consisting of MCs B-Real and Sen Dog, percussionist Eric Bobo, and mixmaster DJ Muggs, were incomparable in those Alternative Nation days, having tapped into a brand-new sound as others relied on the fading sound of grunge. Atop funky drum-and-bass loops, spooky and experimental samples that screech like a dolphin slamming on the brakes, and infectiously congested vocals, Cypress Hill first exploded on the scene with hits such as “How I Could Just Kill a Man,” “Hand on the Pump,” and the bilingual “Latin Lingo.” From there, the group went from incomparable to inescapable with the massive earworm “Insane in the Brain,” made instantly recognizable by B-Real’s high-pitched nasal voice. Although champions of the mellow lifestyle, the group still brings bounding energy to their summer tour. The quartet prowls the stage amid seas of flailing arms as they perform greatest hits and tracks from their latest collaborative EP, Cypress x Rusko, which adds dubstep into their dank musical formula.

####G. Love & Special Sauce

G. Love & Special Sauce performing at NewWestFest in Colorado in 2011

When critics and fans refer to G. Love & Special Sauce as “sloppy,” it’s meant as a compliment. With their musical gumbo of Mississippi blues slow cooked in a stock of hip-hop, the band broke out in 1994 with slinky jams such as “Cold Beverage” and “Baby’s Got Sauce.” Since then, the group has continued to pack even more soulful, bluesy, and funky sounds into their stuffed suitcase of influences, crafting a style that suggests Dr. John giving birth to the Beastie Boys as Robert Johnson plays midwife. Live, Garrett “G. Love” Dutton drawls out his languid vocals and maws his harmonica as the band ladles out greatest hits and jams from their latest album, Fixin’ to Die, released on cohort Jack Johnson’s label.

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