Classic-rock bands still reminisce about the days when riffs cost a nickel and gentlemen took off their hats whenever the Grim Reaper walked by. Cue up timeless tunes with this GrouponLive deal.
- One G-Pass to see Heart with Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience
- When: Friday, June 21, at 7:30 p.m.
- Where: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte
- Door time: 6:30 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- $10 for sections 10–15 (up to a $33 value)
- $30 for rows G–S of sections 4–9 (up to a $63.35 value)
- Click here to view the seating chart.
How G-Pass Works: Your G-Pass will be ready to print 48 hours after the deal ends. Print the G-Pass and use it to enter the venue directly; you won't need to redeem at will call. Due to security restrictions, G-Passes cannot be redeemed through the Groupon mobile app.
Heart performing "Alone" from 2003's Alive in Seattle
Throughout a career that's spanned nearly four decades, Heart has sold more than 35 million records and grabbed four Grammy nominations and a VH1 Rock Honors Lifetime Achievement award. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April and given their own exhibit, but the story of siblings Ann and Nancy Wilson might well deserve its own wing. When their debut album, Dreamboat Annie, hit shelves in 1976, the group was an anomaly in a scene populated mainly by headbanging male rockers. But when radio unleashed “Magic Man,” Nancy's chain-smoking guitar riff and Ann's voice—alternating between folky '70s sweetness and a mic-singeing wail—began to change the hard-rock landscape for good.
Over the next decade, the band continued to crank out then-hits and current karaoke staples such as “Barracuda” and “Crazy on You,” often luring listeners in with sweet acoustic strumming before swinging their hard-rock wrecking ball. Their success spilled over into the '80s and '90s with monster ballads such as the band's first number one single “These Dreams”, plus “What About Love” and “Alone.” In 2010, Red Velvet Car, a return to their two-fisted roots, sailed to the top of the charts, and they've followed it up with the just-released Fanatic, whose title track contains one of Nancy's crunchiest riffs to date. On tour supporting the album as well as their new memoir, Kicking & Dreaming, the band soars through a set list that spans their entire career.
Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience
Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience performing “Black Dog”
Stepping out of your father's shadow can be hard, especially when he's able to cast it while sitting on a tiny stool. For drummer Jason Bonham—the son of legendary Led Zeppelin drummer John "Bonzo" Bonham—the inevitable comparisons used to irk him. "At some point I got sick of people calling me Bonzo junior," he recently told Spinner.com. As time wore on, however, he began embracing his dad's legacy, later remarking, "But now that I'm older and wiser, I'm just honored to be mentioned in the same breath." After handling the drums for the sporadic Led Zeppelin reunions over the years, Bonham decided to commemorate the band and its fans with a meticulously conceived tribute concert that re-created the experience of a classic Zeppelin show.
After obtaining the blessing of singer Robert Plant, he assembled a talented crew of musicians and set to work creating a live experience that Rolling Stone praised for its "state-of-the-art lighting and effects, dazzling video treatments and a crisp, thundering sound." Between passionate renditions of such classics as "Kashmir," "When the Levee Breaks," and the extended drum solo of "Moby Dick," home video from Bonham's childhood opens a poignant window into his relationship with his father.