Almost anything can be improved with music, as evidenced by tuba-accompanied balcony serenades, operatic State of the Union addresses, and yodeled bank statements. Tune your ears to the sweet sounds on stage with today’s Groupons for a ticket to see either the B-52s or UB40 in concert at the House of Blues, located in River North. Choose from the following options:
- $28 for one ticket to see the B-52s on Thursday, October 7, at 7:30 p.m. (a $65.87 value)
- $28 for one ticket to see UB40 on Friday, October 8, at 7:30 p.m. (a $55.56 value)
Sporting one of the most recognizable sounds in pop music, the B-52s will take the House of Blues stage on October 7, turning eardrums into high-capacity pleasure sponges with a catalog of hits that includes "Rock Lobster," "Love Shack," and "Roam." Augmented by a three-person touring band, the quirky quartet will use its infectious melodies and energetic tempos to combat the widespread stereotype that rock musicians are all stuffily tame introverts. The following evening, UB40—one of the best-selling reggae bands of all time—will fill the House of Blues with some of the hits that have sold more than 70 million records worldwide. Slow-groove with a lover or confused survey-taker to the scintillating reggae backbeats of “Red Red Wine,” the politically charged “Food for Thought,” and many more.
Unlike its snootier cousin, the Jazz Mansion, the House of Blues provides concertgoers with a comfortable environment in which to enjoy some of the world's premier melodeers. Come early to treat your taste buds to the virtuosic vittles of the on-site restaurant, where you can fuel up for extended harmonic hoopla in the general-admission concert space.
- While UB40 may be viewed merely as a populizer [sic] of reggae music, they do it exceedingly well. – Steve V., Amazon
- in the performing arts, originality is key, and the b-52's are that in spades. – Amazon.com user
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