A concert brings fans and bands face to face in a happier fashion than tour-bus fender benders or souvenir-hunting home invasions. Get some quality face time with beloved music makers with today's GrouponLive deal: for $20, you get a general-admission lawn ticket to see Kings of Leon at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Saturday, August 20, at 7:30 p.m. (a $27.50 value before fees, or up to a $38 value online, including all ticketing fees). Tickets will be available for pickup at will call. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
The Grammy-winning rockers of Kings of Leon meld a chameleon-like ability to shift styles and genres with a musically trained chameleon's virtuosic instrument-wielding. Lead vocalist Caleb Followill's earnest, ethereal singing finds backup on drums and bass from his brothers Nathan and Jared, and their cousin Matthew cows errant sound waves into complacency with air-shredding guitar. Backing its most recent album, Come Around Sundown, the band can draw on nearly 10 years of chart-climbing ear pleasers including "Use Somebody" and "Radioactive" in its quest for audience enjoyment. Opening act Band of Horses whets aural appetites with a delectable mélange of southern and alt rock. The open-air Saratoga Performing Arts Center provides fitting enclosure for euphonic evenings, mingling ear-pleasing notes with cool night air and the distant cries of nocturnal vigilantes. Blanket and lawn-chair rules vary from performance to performance, so guests should call ahead to determine the acceptability of toted-along items.