Like Ouija boards, concerts bring people into physical contact with the disembodied voices that croon nightly at their bedsides. Groove to some supernatural beats with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $13, you get one ticket to see Nightwish at Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk on Saturday, January 21, at 8:15 p.m. (up to a $26.99 value, including all Ticketmaster fees). Reserved seating is in loge sections 18–23, rows L–W.
Symphonic metal superstars Nightwish soar from their native Finland to Gibson Amphitheatre on unflappable wings of worldwide success, immersing fans in dense operatic soundscapes, skull-pounding riffs, and hypnotic gothic anthems. Heroes of Finland's fabled hard-music scene, where breakfast is always eaten off an anvil, the band pile-drives the imagination with multiplatinum-selling explorations of otherworldly arias that haunt dreams and fill the devil's iPod. In support of its latest album, Imaginaerum, the flocculent band of shredders envelops chanteuse Anette Olzon’s English crooning in black and purple melodies that pierce the ears. With very few U.S. shows on the band’s tour schedule, hardcore fans of undiluted international thrash dash for the chance to see Nightwish live and perhaps bring them home for a memorably metal sleepover party.
One of California’s largest and most renowned venues, Gibson Amphitheatre lives up to its stellar reputation as a go-to entertainment destination by corralling sought-after acts into its sprawling confines. More than 6,000 seats on two levels angle toward the stage, granting visitors easy, unobstructed views. A state-of-the-art sound system, meanwhile, allows event goers to rock out to dynamic tunes or hear even the softest whispers between an encouraging roadie and a nervous guitar making its debut performance.