Concerts, like kite-based science experiments, were a favorite pastime of the Founding Fathers and are always more enjoyable in an electric atmosphere. Revel in the energy of live music with today's GrouponLive deal: for $16, you get one general-admission lawn ticket to see Journey Presents The Eclipse Tour with special guests Foreigner and Night Ranger at the Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion on Sunday, July 24, at 7 p.m. (a $25 value before fees, or up to a $32 value online, including all ticketing fees). Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and parking is included in the Groupon ticket price.
The storied performers of Journey delight fans with powerful guitar, catchy hooks, and virtuosic singing. Lead singer Arnel Pineda's octave-smashing range combines with guitarist Neal Schon's monumental chords and the musical teamwork of Ross Valory's bass, Jonathan Cain's keyboard, and Deen Castronovo's drums, creating tuneful tapestries that inspire ears like a stirring soliloquy from a bald eagle. Touring in support of its new album, Eclipse, the band is able to draw upon an aural arsenal that includes hits such as "Don’t Stop Believin'," "Any Way You Want It," and "Faithfully." The power balladeers of Foreigner and Night Ranger supplement the sonic revelry with their own swelling melodies and heart-inflating emotion.
The concert takes place at the open-air Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion, with Groupon holders welcome to sit, stand, or mime anywhere on the expansive lawn. Chair and blanket policies vary from concert to concert, so guests should call ahead to determine what items can be toted along.