Rock ‘n’ roll is one of two jobs in which you are encouraged to set your tools on fire when you’re done with them—the other, of course, is dentistry. Hear hot licks with this GrouponLive deal.
- $6.50 for one ticket to Trial by Fire – A Tribute to Journey with Heart Brigade (up to a $13 value)
- When: Friday, August 9, at 9 p.m.
- Where: The Fillmore Charlotte
- General-admission standing
- Door time: 8 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
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Trial by Fire – A Tribute to Journey
Highlights from Trial By Fire's Live Show
Charlotte-based rockers Trial by Fire – A Tribute to Journey named themselves after a project some might consider a failure. In 1996, the band behind “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Lights,” and “Any Way You Want It,” came together after a decade spent pursuing solo material to release the album Trial by Fire, and they hoped to support it with a flashy new tour and a line of gourmet popcorn. But then Steve Perry injured his hip, and the tour was scrapped. Trial by Fire – A Tribute to Journey picks up where that story ends, creating a high-energy concert experience that imagines the sights and sounds of a vintage-1996 band that never hit the road. Lead singer Ernie Shepherd—his voice a vigorous stand-in for Perry’s soaring tenor—traverses the stage confidently and welcomes audience sing-alongs as he belts out hit after hit in front of four other hard-rocking musicians. Shepherd has spent nearly a lifetime preparing for the role: on the band’s website, he says that the first record he ever bought was Escape.
Heart Brigade Performs "Barracuda" Live
From each wailing guitar shred to every growling chorus, Heart Brigade brings the Heart experience to life. Singer Suzi Nelson channels the fire of Ann Wilson with her coal-black voice and fierce stage presence, while her sister-in-arms Susan Darney immaculately replicates Nancy Wilson's ruggedly intricate riffs. Backed by a full band, the duo rips through signature tunes such as "Crazy On You," "Barracuda," and "Dreamboat Annie" with rocking precision. And in true Heart fashion, each setlist is rounded out with a Led Zeppelin cover and the enthusiastic exchange of high fives.
The Fillmore Charlotte
The Fillmore Charlotte models itself on the iconic San Francisco venue. Once a textile mill, the open space follows the original Fillmore’s signature decor, from red-oak hardwood floors to glimmering chandeliers to stadium-style tiers that result in pristine sightlines for attending fans.