Progressive rock can be both challenging and accessible, much like a James Joyce pop-up book or a mathematical proof written in barbecue sauce. Calculate the thrills of the incalculably catchy with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $15, you get one ticket to see Yes and Styx on Sunday, July 24, at 7 p.m. at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (a $29 value before fees, or up to a $38 value online, including all ticketing fees). Seating is located in rows T–CC in the right and left sections, in rows AA–DD in right and left center sections, and in rows AA–GG in the center section. Seats are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis upon ticket pickup at the box office. To sit together, groups must redeem their Groupons together. Doors open at 6 p.m., and parking is included.
Having helped shape the rock landscape, Yes and Styx continue to flex their honed and toned musical muscles as they co-headline their Progressive U.S. Tour. The virtuosos of Yes flaunt their titanic talents as they crack the spine on a songbook that includes showstoppers such as “Roundabout” and “Owner of a Lonely Heart,” as well as material from their newest album, Fly From Here. Styx, responsible for tunes such as “Come Sail Away” and named for the most popular water park in ancient Greece, invites listeners to hitch their ears to its litany of hits, many of which have been re-recorded for the band's Regeneration series.