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One Ticket to See the New York Dolls at Irving Plaza on December 30 at 8 p.m. (Up to $41.50 Value)

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Famous protopunk & glam-rock architects shred across stage in historic venue with set that mixes classics & new material

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Promotional value expires Dec 30, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 8 per person. Redeem on day of show for admission at Irving Plaza box office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Irving Plaza box office. Must provide first and last name at checkout, which will be provided to Irving Plaza. Refundable only on day of purchase. Discount reflects Irving Plaza current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Parking not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

As of December 29, this show has been postponed and is in the process of being rescheduled. The updated show date will be announced at a later time.

Musicians often cultivate a dynamic stage persona by filling their shows with multiple costume changes, elaborate choreography, and family-vacation slideshows. Feast your eyes and ears on a thrilling performance with today’s GrouponLive deal for one general-admission ticket to see the New York Dolls at Irving Plaza on Friday, December 30, at 8 p.m. (up to a $41.50 value, including all ticketing fees). Doors open at 7 p.m.

The raw human thunderstorm of the New York Dolls rattles the foundation of the historic Irving Plaza, closing the year with a scorching set of new rabble-rousers and classic hip-shakers. Since 1971, the trendsetting band’s brawny, malevolent sound has founded thousands of punk-rock preschools and glam academies. Enigmatic frontman David Johansen, with his gracious rasp and ability to stuff Buster Poindexter into a closet whenever he wants, leads the Dolls through a nitro-burning set of ‘70s classics such as “Personality Crisis” and “Trash,” along with gripping new tunes, such as “Fool for You Baby” <iframe width="450" height="243" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/f2NFpwlHx68" frameborder="0" allowFullScreen="allowFullScreen"></iframe> from its latest album, Dancing Backwards in High Heels. Witty and menacing, like a game-show host that writes you fan mail, the New York Dolls perspire inertia and rock ‘n’ roll spirit that earplugs and deodorant can’t drown out.

Irving Plaza’s intimate stage and dance floor capably accommodate the standing-room crowds that come to share in the night’s sonic feast. A chandelier above the stage casts an elegant light on the proceedings, giving stage divers something to grab if their human pedestals begin to falter.

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