Lurking within the darkest heavy-metal band is a human heart, which makes itself known when the band pauses to help an elderly lady cross the mosh pit. Let your conscience bang its head with this GrouponLive deal to see Stone Sour and Papa Roach at Congress Theater. For $22, you get one ticket for general admission on Sunday, January 27, at 7 p.m. (up to a $37.89 value, including all fees). Doors open at 6 p.m.
Headbangers rejoice as Congress Theater presents a double dose of full-throttle alternative metal, energizing mosh pits with the fist-pumping pairing of Stone Sour and Papa Roach. With three Grammy nominations for Best Metal Performance and enough gold records to fill a brontosaurus tooth, Stone Sour's grapes are anything but sour. On its latest tour, the crunchy quartet—featuring frontman Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root of Slipknot fame—punishes amplifiers with high-volume tracks off its latest slab of malicious melodies, House of Gold & Bones – Part 1. Adding to the sonic assault, the band also shreds through blistering fan favorites such as "30/30-150" and the jagged power ballad "Through Glass." Fellow multiplatinum rockers, Grammy nominees, and nü metal bad boys Papa Roach get the show started with odes to delinquency, such as the rap-infused "Last Resort," the confessionary radio hit “Scars,” and fiery numbers from their latest album, The Connection.
Stone Sour – "Gone Sovereign" (Official Video)
Papa Roach – "Getting Away with Murder" (Live at Poland Woodstock 2011)
Warning: Coarse language, getting away with murder
With its gargantuan ballroom space, the Congress Theater is just as much a feast for the eyes as it is for the ears. The former movie palace, which boasts a curved upper deck lined with red-velvet seats, beckons concertgoers to its lushly vintage confines for country-music shows, bluegrass festivals, and electronic-music performances. Regardless of the act, audience members revel beneath an ornately decorated domed ceiling that's perfect for jetpack escapes when the dance floor gets too crowded. The theater also is branching out into its surrounding neighborhood by filling attached storefronts with restaurants, small grocers, and other community partners.