A great live performance is something you’ll be able to describe to your kids someday, unlike the way they looked midbirth. Scream along to your favorites with this GrouponLive deal to see Scott Weiland at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center. For $20, you get one ticket for standing-room-only general admission on Thursday, March 14, at 8 p.m. (up to a $53.50 value, including all fees). Doors open at 7 p.m.
When Scott Weiland first barnstormed the music world with Stone Temple Pilots in 1992, radio and MTV audiences discovered a voice that epitomizes rock ‘n’ roll. Throughout the course of a three-minute song, Weiland can alternate seamlessly between the whimper of a wounded beast and the snarl of a dog that won’t let go of his bone, an ability that scored him a Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance with Vocal in 1995. With singing and songwriting savvy, and the sex appeal of Jim Morrison after he set fire to his T-shirt collection, Scott and his seminal band bombarded the Billboard charts and became one of the most successful bands of the 1990s.<p>
In the time between the Stone Temple Pilots disbanding, reuniting, and possibly disbanding again, Weiland flexed his musical muscles in solo albums, such as the stripped-down 12 Bar Blues and the recent “Happy” in Galoshes, and took the reins of glam-rock supergroup Velvet Revolver until Slash was crushed by a flying house. A true survivor of the rock ‘n’ roll wringer, as he described in his autobiography Not Dead & Not For Sale, Weiland emerges like a phoenix from an ashtray throughout his Purple at the Core tour. Backed by a brand new five-piece band dubbed The Wildabouts, Weiland smokes and slithers through STP’s greatest hits from the albums Purple and Core, including “Sex Type Thing,” “Vasoline,” and “Interstate Love Song,” and puts his stamp on classic rock stompers such as Bowie’s “The Jean Genie” and Jane’s Addiction’s “Mountain Song.”
Scott Weiland Performing David Bowie’s “The Jean Genie” in 2011
####Sands Bethlehem Event Center Constructed in 2011, Sands Bethlehem Event Center’s striking, charcoal-colored façade still has the sheen of just-released technology. The venue was designed so that no seat would be more than 137 feet or 20 Shaquille O’Neals from the stage. Despite the intimate feel, the event center is large enough to support no-holds-barred audiovisual displays, and it regularly welcomes spectacle-loving national acts in a variety of genres.