Gibson Amphitheatre

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    April 25, 2013

    Top 10 Concert Highlights From Gibson Amphitheatre

    Yesterday's news that the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City will be closing in September was met with mixed reaction. Haters weren't too fond of the venue's location, (frankly who wanted to navigate through thousands of clueless tourists?) nor the ridiculous parking fees. But one thing that was ... More >>

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    April 24, 2013

    The Gibson Amphitheatre To Close Its Doors

    The storied L.A. venue announced today that it will officially close in September following a special grand finale concert honoring its history. The full press release is available below...

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    Kevin & Bean's April Foolishness Lineup Announced

    KROQ's Kevin and Bean have been doing their part to help raise awareness for charities that are near and dear to their hearts with their annual, "Kevin & Bean's April Foolishness" comedy show that has brought comedic greats to the stage over the years like Bob Saget, Ray Romano, Tim Minchin, Eddie I ... More >>

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    December 18, 2012

    Jenni Rivera Public Memorial Won't Be Accessible to All Her Fan Base--Live Nation Demands Photo ID, Credit Card

    A public memorial service for Jenni Rivera, the late Mexican superstar singer, entrepreneur and all-around chingona, is set to take place tomorrow from 10 a.m. to noon at the Gibson Amphitheater at the Universal CityWalk. The performer had a concert date scheduled at the venue for March of next year ... More >>

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    December 10, 2012

    KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Night One - Gibson Amphitheatre - December 8, 2012

    KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Night One Gibson AmphitheatreDecember 8, 2012 The landscape of modern rock radio has definitely changed over the past few years.This became evident when examining the line-up for the first night of KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas. Historically, the first night has b ... More >>

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    December 10, 2012

    KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Night Two - Gibson Amphitheatre - December 9, 2012

    KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Night Two Gibson Amphitheatre December 9,2012 Gwen Stefani's appearance at the first night of KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas made for a memorable evening. The rumors had circulated early in the evening that those in attendance would be treated to a surprise set from N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2012

    No Doubt - Gibson Amphitheatre - 12/6/12

    No Doubt Gibson Amphitheatre 12/6/12 One of my early concert claims to fame is seeing No Doubt in a warehouse in Orange back in 1994. Fast forward eighteen years and No Doubt is capping a seven night sold-out run at the Gibson Amphitheatre with roughly 40,000 people snapping up tickets. Their his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    Wiz Khalifa - Gibson Amphitheater - November 13, 2012

    Wiz KhalifaGibson Amphitheater, Los AngelesNovember 13, 2012From Pittsburgh mix tap flop to festival main stage headliner, Wiz Khalifa turned the Gibson Amphitheater into LA's next best Cannabis expo last night. Since he recording Ink My Whole Body in 2008, the Wizzle man has had a snow ball effect ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas 2012 Lineup Announced

    This morning KROQ affirmed some of our early predictions when it announced the lineup for both nights of their 23 Annual Almost Acoustic Christmas. Linkin Park and Rise Against are slated to headline Night 1 along with an outfit of nostalgic, monosyllabic hard rock acts--Bush and Garbage--bolstered ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    Predicting the KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Lineup

    In a month, alternative rock radio behemoth KROQ will be throwing down their annual Almost Acoustic Christmas concerts. After some sleuthing and perusal of other regional radio holiday shows, the dates for KROQ will be December 8th and 9th at the Gibson Amphitheater. Let's look at the potential line ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2012

    How Unknown Ontario Band Noise of Rumors Got Their Opening Slot for No Doubt at the Gibson

    How does an unknown band from the Inland Empire get to open for No Doubt on one of the band's biggest shows in Southern California? It can't be as simple as Noise of Rumors makes it out to be, can it? In a YouTube video, the one-year-old band detailed all the steps they took to get noticed by Anahei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2012

    Smashing Pumpkins - Gibson Amphitheater - October 14, 2012

    Smashing Pumpkins Gibson Amphitheater October 14, 2012 This crazy month of good concerts(better known as Rocktober) kept chugging along last weekend as  the Smashing Pumpkins filled up the Gibson Amphitheater for a blistering performance. Blessing us with sonic offerings old and new, this is t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2012

    Louis C.K. - Hollywood Improv - September 21, 2012

    Louis C.K. September 21, 2012 Hollywood Improv See Also: *Kevin & Bean's April Foolishness at Gibson Amphitheatre *Margaret Cho at the Grove of Anaheim Last Night *Wu-Tang Clan Last Night at the Grove Last time Louie C.K. did a show at the Hollywood Improv it sold out in forty-five minutes. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    Chino Moreno Says New Deftones Album is a Little Bit Meshuggah, a Little Bit Depeche Mode

    "Change (In The House Of Flies)" from the Deftones' third album White Pony maybe the archetypical song for the band. It represented a shift from their primary aggressive in your face assaults to one of tortured beauty while retaining heavy elements to the song. Deftones have shed their Nu-Metal moni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2012

    Kevin & Bean's April Foolishness at Gibson Amphitheatre, April 7, 2012

    Kevin & Bean's April Foolishness April 7, 2012 Gibson Amphitheatre There is nothing like live comedy and when you get an exceptional lineup of great talent, you can't help but to be excited for the night ahead. Taking our seats in the Gibson was easy because the drink lines were long as hell a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    Megadeth at the Gibson Amphitheater, Feb. 24, 2012

    ​​MegadethVIEW OUR SLIDESHOW HEREGibson AmphitheaterFeb. 24, 2012 With Megadeth's recent success (they just received their tenth Grammy for Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Performance), the multiplatinum metal gods Megadeth returned to headline the critically acclaimed Gigantour, showcasing metal's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Night Two Last Night

    Andrew Youssef​KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Night TwoDecember 11, 2011Gibson AmphitheaterSee also: KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Night One  After barely surviving Night One of KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas, my endurance was tested with another stellar line-up for Night Two. The Gibson ... More >>

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    December 11, 2011

    KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Night One Last Night

    Andrew Youssef​KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Night OneDecember 10, 2011Gibson AmphitheaterStarting off 22 years ago as a one-night affair with a handful of acoustic performances, KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas has swelled into a two-night, predominately plugged-in festival. Night one, usually b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    Our Almost-Sure KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Lineup Prediction

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​With the announcement of San Francisco's Live 105 Not So Silent Night and San Diego's 91X Wrex The Halls concerts, one can easily forecast who will most likely appear at KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas to be held on December 10th and 11th at Gibson Amphitheater.Live 105 N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    [UPDATED with Photos from Gibson Amphitheater] Bon Iver at the Shrine Auditorium Last Night

    Chad Sengstock/OC WeeklyBon Iver at the Gibson Amphitheater​Bon IverSept. 19, 2011Shrine AuditoriumSee more images here!I've seen Bon Iver triple in size since Justin Vernon released his groundbreaking debut, For Emma, Forever Ago, from a three-piece consisting of a drummer who was also a childhoo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2011

    Jesse Tabish of Other Lives: 'We're An Animal Living In This Strange, Strange World'

    ​Other Lives began their year by releasing a their second album 15 months in the making. Tamer Animals is the product of folk heart, a classical soul, and minimalist recordings. The result is one of the most critically acclaimed albums of the year. They began their tour with Bon Iver and Mate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    A Perfect Circle at the Gibson Amphitheater Last Night

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​A Perfect CircleJuly 28, 2011Gibson AmphitheaterAfter a smattering of dates on the West Coast back in November, A Perfect Circle returned for a triumphant homecoming show at the Gibson Amphitheater. Sitting down in front of a small toy piano, Billy Howerdel plunked out the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Tickets for A Perfect Circle On Sale on Friday

    ​Tickets for A Perfect Circle's upcoming tour will be available on Friday, Apr. 8 at 10 a.m. everywhere! You can buy them at then. They'll also be available at venue box offices, and

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    March 21, 2011

    A Perfect Circle Announces New North American Tour--And a Call for the APC Superfan

    Tim CadienteLeft to right: James Iha, Matt McJunkins, Billy Howerdel, Josh Freese, Maynard James Keenan.​If you didn't manage to catch A Perfect Circle the last time around (click here to see our review), good news: The band just announced a new slew of North American tour dates, including a Los A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    Ozzy Osbourne at the Gibson Amphitheater Last Night

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​Ozzy OsbourneFebruary 1, 2011Gibson AmphitheaterClick here to see the slideshow!Ozzy Osbourne has been labeled many things throughout his storied career. Some of the tags include legend, icon, the prince of darkness, and the godfather of metal. One characteristic that is o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Night One at the Gibson Amphitheater Last Night

    Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklySmashing Pumpkins headlined. For more photos, check out our slideshow here.​KROQ Almost Acoustic Xmas Night OneDecember 11, 2010Gibson AmphitheaterIt doesn't feel like the end of the concert year until KROQ throws their annual Almost Acoustic Christmas shows at the Gibson A ... More >>

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    December 13, 2010

    KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Night Two at the Gibson Amphitheater Last Night

    Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyPhoenix headlined​KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Night TwoDecember 12, 2010Gibson AmphitheaterNight number two of KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas involved more of an alternative fare compared to the hard rock vibe of night one. Phoenix went from being an earlier opener last ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    Social Distortion's TV Debut on Jimmy Kimmel​It's strange to hear that Social Distortion, a band that's been around since 1978, is making its TV DEBUT on December 6. I'm assuming this means network TV and not, like regular TV, since I've seen a bunch of clips of them on European TV shows and cable channels. ... More >>

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    November 29, 2010

    Weezer at the Gibson Amphitheater Over The Weekend

    Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyJorge Garcia makes a cameo at Weezer's first night in LA​Check out our Weezer slideshow here!WeezerNovember 26, 2010Gibson AmphitheaterUnderstandably dubbed the "Memories" tour, Weezer dug up plenty of memorable older tunes to go along with a tidal wave of flashbacks at the ... More >>

  • Music

    November 18, 2010

    Fingerprints to Leave Belmont Shore

    [Mental Notes] We predicted KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas lineup, and an interview with our local Justin Bieber

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    November 16, 2010

    Night Two of KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas Announced

    Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyPhoenix at the Hollywood Bowl last September​Today KROQ completed the Almost Acoustic Christmas line up announcement by giving us night two's roster. To be held on Saturday, Dec. 11 and Sunday, Dec. 12 at the Gibson Amphitheatre, KROQ announced the headliners for night one ... More >>

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    November 15, 2010

    KROQ Announces Almost Acoustic Christmas Night One Lineup

    Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklySmashing Pumpkins at the Gibson Amphitheatre in 2008​You know it's not officially Christmas until KROQ announces the Almost Acoustic Christmas line up. This year's holiday special is going to be held on Saturday, Dec. 11 and Sunday, Dec. 12 at the Gibson Amphitheatre.  ... More >>

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    November 2, 2010

    Predicting the KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Line Up

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​It is that time of the year again when people start talking about who will appear at the KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas shows. Traditionally held at the Gibson Amphitheater, the venue has a glaring hole in their calendar: there are no shows scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 11, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    Power 106 Cali Christmas Lineup Includes Ice Cube, Chris Brown, Far East Movement

    ​Power 106 (KPWR, 105.9 Los Angeles) is holding their annual Cali Christmas  on Friday, Dec. 3, 2010 at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, and the usual suspects (Ice Cube, Chris Brown) are in the lineup, as well as some noobs (Far East Movement and The New Boyz--literally! hah!).

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    October 28, 2010

    Gorillaz at the Gibson Amphitheater Last Night

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​GorillazOctober 27, 2010Gibson AmphitheaterSee the slideshow here! After playing a solid headlining slot at Coachella, Gorillaz brought their full stage production and a slew of guest all-stars for a blistering performance last night at the Gibson Amphitheater. The first a ... More >>

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    October 13, 2010

    Alice in Chains, Deftones, and Mastodon at the Gibson Amphitheater Last Night

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​Check out our Alice in Chains, Deftones and Mastodon slideshow here!Alice in Chains, Deftones, MastodonGibson AmphitheaterOctober 12, 2010Taking snippets from the album titles of Alice in Chains, Deftones and Mastodon, the Blackdiamondskye tour descended upon the Gibson Am ... More >>

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    September 23, 2010

    [UPDATED] Weezer Announces Blue/Pinkerton Dates--With an LA Stop

    ​Dates for Weezer's Memories Tour--around which the band will play both the eponymously-named yet literally-termed "Blue Album" from 1994 and the cult favorite Pinkerton--have just been announced.The band will play two nights in every city, with some "greatest hits" thrown in on both nights.There' ... More >>

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    June 9, 2010

    Five Indie Sell Outs: Does Anyone Really Care Anymore?

    Andrew YoussefPearl Jam at the Gibson Amphitheater last September​There was a time when leveling the word "sellout" at a band was the equivalent of pinning a scarlet letter to a musician's leather jacket. For some of those bands who made it big in the '90s, fame was ostensibly a lamentable state o ... More >>

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    May 20, 2010

    Today Only: More Tickets For Gleeks

    ​If you cared, you'd probably already know this. But as expected, tickets to Glee Live 2010, the live version of my favorite guilty pleasure on TV, sold out in like 10 seconds. For those of you that don't care, Glee is a High School Musical-esque show that breathed mucho life into J ... More >>

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    April 5, 2010

    What You Missed: MS Benefit, Common, the Cool Kids, Kevin & Bean's KROQ April Foolishness

    Christopher VictorioStacy Clark enjoys some Stereofix. ​On Saturday night, Turkey and Friends helped put together an awesome lineup of talented bands to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Local faves like Stacy Clark, Stereofix, Beta Wolf, the Relative Strangers, We Are the Pilots ... More >>

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    March 12, 2010

    Team Coco Alert! Conan O'Brien Stage Show Lands in LA

    ​Conan O'Brien's live comedy/music review, which is aptly titled "Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television," lands April 24-25 at Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal City Walk, poignantly close to where the tall drink of redhead taped The Tonight Show before NBC fucked him over.

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    December 14, 2009

    What You Missed: AKC Dog Show, Metallica, Fear, KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas

    AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Dog ShowKeith May​Another full weekend, another weekend that felt way too short. The first thing we did? We hit up the weekend-long AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Dog Show at the Long Beach Convention Center. Photographer Keith May captured some amazing shots ... More >>

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    December 14, 2009

    Over the Weekend: KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas with Muse, AFI at the Gibson Amphitheater

    Andrew YoussefMuse at the Gibson Amphitheater​Click for a comprehensive slideshow of night one. Click here for photos from night two.The Hype: Seventeen bands in two nights at the cozy Gibson Amphitheater in Universal City served as the annual Almost Acoustic Christmas party for the staffers at me ... More >>

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    August 19, 2009

    'Go Fest 2009' Set for Verizon, Live Nation Extends No Service Fee Wednesdays

    ​Country music in Orange County? It happens! Sometimes! Evidence: Go County 105 is bringing their "Go Fest 2009" to the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine on October 3. Performers are set to include Brad Paisley (pictured), Dierks Bentley, Jimmy Wayne, Sarah Buxton, Zona Jones and Peter Brand ... More >>

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    July 3, 2009

    Got Your Tickets to the Love Train Show?

    Well, if you do, you're SOL (that's shit outta luck for the squares) because the gig's been canceled. The full name of the event was "The Love Train: The Sound of Philadelphia" and locally it was scheduled to hit the Honda Center July 12 and the Gibson Amphitheater July 10. Tickets can be refunded a ... More >>

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    December 12, 2008

    Musical Advent Calendar: Death Cab for Cutie, 'Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)'

    At this point, who hasn't covered the Phil Spector co-written classic "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)"? Mariah Carey sang it on her 1994 Merry Christmas album, U2 on the 1987 Christmas compilation A Very Special Christmas. Original singer Darlene Love performs the tune every year on "The Late Sho ... More >>

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    December 4, 2008

    Last Night: Smashing Pumpkins at the Gibson Amphitheater

    Last Night: Smashing Pumpkins at the Gibson Amphitheater, Universal City, Dec. 3, 2008.Better Than: Watching your friends play as Billy Corgan in Guitar Hero World Tour.Download: The video for G.L.O.W. on MySpace Music.Vocalist/guitarist Billy Corgan would exclaim "don't give up on us yet!" as The S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2007

    CANCELED: Velvet Revolver in Irvine

    Friday's VR show at the Verizon Wireless (Irvine Meadows) Amphitheater has been canceled due to ongoing fire-related health concerns. The show, with Alice in Chains and Sparta, was to be band's final U.S. gig before stops in Japan and Australia. A Live Nation rep said the show has been *tentatively ... More >>

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    April 16, 2007

    Shins-ing the Night Away: A Sounds Eclectic Evening

    [photo by Marc Goldstein] Making a classic SoCal newcomer mistake, I only gave myself 45 minutes to drive from Costa Mesa to Universal City's Gibson Amphitheatre, where influential public radio station KCRW was holding its sixth annual Sounds Eclectic concert; this year proceeds go to help convert ... More >>

  • Film

    December 7, 2006

    New Reviews

    Guadalupe; The History Boys; Screamers; Unaccompanied Minors

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