Thumping bass gets concertgoers jumping, much like a lighting technician dropping live spiders from above. Bounce and shake with this GrouponLive deal to see Daddy Yankee at the Greek Theatre on Sunday, August 5, at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Choose from the following seating options:
- For $25, you get one ticket for reserved seating in section C (up to a $52.15 value, including all fees).
- For $35, you get one ticket for reserved seating in section B (up to a $68 value, including all fees).
- For $55, you get one ticket for reserved seating in section A (up to a $90.10 value, including all fees).
With his 2004 mainstream breakthrough, Barrio Fino, Daddy Yankee nearly singlehandedly brought reggaetón stateside. The thudding beat and big, boastful lyrics of such songs as “Gasolina” and "Lo Que Pasó, Pasó" were soon synonymous in many American minds with the genre––a hybrid of Jamaican dancehall drum and bass, salsa melodies, and hip-hop aesthetics. In 2007, Daddy Yankee followed up Barrio Fino with El Cartel: The Big Boss, which featured household hip-hop acts such as will.i.am, Akon, and Fergie. Instead of attempting to top such an all-star roster, 2010’s Mundial stripped away some of the more prominent rap, replacing it with old-fashioned Latin riffs and a new-fashioned, auto-tuned sound. The imminently dropping Prestige follows a similar strategy, marking a return to his reggaetón roots, seasoned with some melodic tropical-urbano tracks. In demonstration and continuation of his creative success, all of Daddy Yankee’s albums since Barrio Fino have been released on his own personal label, El Cartel Records, freeing him to make the music he wants to hear and line each of his CD cases with caviar.
The Greek Theatre, one of Los Angeles' most iconic music venues, was built in 1929 as a gift from wealthy immigrant Griffith J. Griffith, who wanted to give back to his adopted city. With a stage that evokes an ancient Hellenistic theater, modern sound systems, and clear sightlines, the venue combines old and new, much like cell phones made of Nintendo controllers.