Holding up lighters at concerts dates back to medieval times, when villagers gathered with torches to frighten the loudest person in town. Face the music with this GrouponLive deal.
- $18 for one ticket to see Melanie Fiona (up to a $31.60 value)
- When: Friday, May 3, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Phoenix Concert Hall
- Seating: general admission
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.<p>
Melanie Fiona performing “4 AM” at Fuse Studios
One would think Melanie Fiona’s 2012 sophomore album, The MF Life, simply refers to her initials. But it goes deeper than that. “…it also gets at the many facets of myself as an artist and a young woman,” she says. “It can be viewed as the ‘Mighty Fine Life’ in times of triumph and success, but also the ‘Mother-F-ing Life’ when I’m dealing with frustration or misfortune. I celebrate both.” It would be easy for the R&B artist to dwell solely on her successes, as she’s nabbed two Grammy Awards for her collaboration with Cee Lo Green on “Fool for You.” But her hardships make for some of her most compelling material. “4 AM” is the cry of a scorned lover, an arc that continues with the hard-edged reckoning of “6 AM,” and concludes tragically with a missed McDonald’s breakfast in “10:37 AM.” No matter the scenario, Fiona’s confident voice anchors each song with celestial highs and throaty lows. ####Phoenix Concert Theatre Three distinct sections comprise the 18,000 square feet of the Phoenix Concert Theatre. In the Main Room, concertgoers dance while bathed in the light emanating from a retractable projection screen. The space is anchored by five bars, including a 50-foot marble bar excavated from the ruins of ancient Greece's nightclub district. Overlooking the Main Room is the balcony of Le Loft, whose lounge seating, separate bar, and TVs form a more intimate environment. The Parlour has its own dance floor, light board, and sound system.