Live concerts remind fans that even the most famous musicians are people too, unlike the cyborgs and agile muppets that dominate the professional-sports landscape. Witness humanity at its most melodious with today's Groupon: for $42, you get one ticket to the opening night of Rihanna's LOUD tour, with special guests Cee Lo Green and J. Cole, at 1st Mariner Arena on Saturday, June 4, at 7:30 p.m. (a $69.75 value before fees, or up to an $85.20 value online, including all Ticketmaster fees). Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
In support of her high-decibel new album, Rihanna kicks off her hotly anticipated LOUD tour with emphatic gusto and a sizzling roster of special guests. Like an art show at a sundae bar, the LOUD tour floods the senses, enchanting audiences with lavishly designed sets, myriad costume changes, move-busting dancers, and Rihanna's songbook of Grammy magnets. Crooner Cee Lo Green augments the songful offerings with his own vocal talents, and Roc Nation rapper and rhythm scientist J. Cole further helps resuscitate ear drums traumatized by the outside world's blaring car horns and shrill howler monkeys.
1st Mariner Arena, host to sporting events and concerts, can pack in nearly twice as many music lovers as attended Beethoven's famous Unplugged performance in 1811. Seats available via today's deal are located in sections 215–218 and sections 223–228.