Amphitheaters were engineered so that the public could witness philosophers show off their debate skills, get visibly frustrated, and then settle arguments with break-dance battles. Take in the view with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $40, you get two reserved-seating tickets to Lil Wayne's I Am Still Music tour at Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion on Wednesday, August 24, at 7 p.m. (a $111.50 value before fees, or up to a $137.50 value online including all Live Nation fees). Doors open at 5 p.m. Seating is located in sections 302-304.
Running off the sonic fuel from his I Am Not a Human Being album and upcoming full-length Tha Carter IV, Lil Wayne lands his spaceship for a speaker-blowing stop on the extended leg of his summer tour. The Grammy winner touts an impressive curriculum vitae, punctuated by CEO status, unabashed genre crossing, and lyrics woven together by sagacious metaphors. Although Tunechi fans can anticipate a high-octane performance rife with hit singles, the tour's white-hot opening acts acclimate concertgoers with equal parts R & B silk, rap grit, and synth-powered moxie. Frequent Lil Wayne collaborator and Miami boss Rick Ross partners with breakout diva Keri Hilson, club-banger maestros Far East Movement, and velvet-voiced Lloyd for a hard-hitting evening that far surpasses backyard puppet shows featuring homemade pyrotechnics.