The best live bands have honed their chemistry through hours spent rehearsing in the studio, improvising onstage, and playing games of MASH on the tour bus. Get out of the shack and pile all eight kids into the Ferrari for this GrouponLive deal to see 311 and Slightly Stoopid at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Irvine on Friday, August 24, at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Choose between the following seating options:
For $15, you get one ticket for terrace seating in section 11 or 12, row AAA–JJJ; section 10 or 13, row AAA–MMM; or section 9 or 14, row AAA–KKK (up to a $58 value, including all fees).
For $25, you get one ticket for loge seating in section 5 or 7, row HH–RR; or section 4 or 8, row CC–MM (up to a $68.50 value, including all fees).
This summer on the Unity Tour 2012, 311 and Slightly Stoopid roll through the continent with their signature trippy reggae beats and distorted guitar thrashing. The five-piece band of 311 broke out of Omaha in the mid-'90s with its blend of sing-along choruses and raspy lyrics, propelled into the microphone by dueling vocalists S.A. Martinez and Nick Hexum. Its triple-platinum, self-titled album scored the first and second spots on the Billboard charts with the guitar-soaked rap of “Down” and the funky bass of “All Mixed Up.”
Slightly Stoopid throws similar rock-laced beats throughout a discography that stretches back to a self-titled release in 1996. During its live sets, guitar and conga players wander fearlessly along deep grooves into rambling jams, stretching the track in surprising directions, like a walrus trying to shimmy into sweatpants. Opening-act SOJA blends golden-era ska and reggae with folk-inspired rock in a live show it has honed over years of sharing stages with heavy-hitting acts such as Dave Matthews Band and Matisyahu.