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 $12, you get one general-admission ticket to see Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band at House of Blues New Orleans on Friday, October 7, at 9 p.m. (up to a $24 value, including all ticketing fees). Doors open at 8 p.m.
Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band salutes the King of Pop with spirited reverence in an extravagant showcase spanning four decades of Michael Jackson’s record-breaking career. The seven-piece collective has charmed the globe with its meticulous mimicry, keeping the eternal flame of Michael Jackson burning while giving old and new fans room to dance. With glitzy jackets, the signature glove filled with peanut butter, and synchronized choreography, Who’s Bad delivers a set stacked high with hits ranging from MJ’s wunderkind days in The Jackson 5 to his hyperbaric epilogue, earning exhilarated gasps and swaying sing-alongs. With muscular horns, tectonic grooves, and ghost-tickling execution, Who’s Bad gets audiences as close as they can get to the legendary juggernaut without having to hang out with Macaulay Culkin.
House of Blues New Orleans
At home in the French Quarter, the House of Blues New Orleans keeps its heritage ever near with a metal box of mud from the Mississippi Delta hidden beneath its stage. Around this, more than 290 pieces of folk art—one of the largest collections in the country—decorate the walls. Also bringing its Southern charm and homestyle feel are hardwood floors, no fewer than three bars, and two levels for concert viewing.