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    June 17, 2013

    Breaking News: Funny or Die's "Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival" is Coming to Irvine!

    Comedy titan Dave Chappelle has been popping up all over with spontaneous appearances lately and if you are getting pissed that he hasn't popped into Orange County, you can push your anger aside because, HE IS COMING!! Oh my god, calm down. No screw it. WE CAN'T! WE'RE WAYYY TO EXCITED!

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    May 9, 2013
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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...

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    July 23, 2012

    Madeon - Yost Theater - 7/22/12

    Madeon Yost Theater7/22/12 As a Sunday night crowd in SanTana crowd chanted Madeon's name with the strength of a Roman legion, the underage French DJ looked out onto the the Yost Theater from the stage at the scene he'd created. Raising one hand to the sky, he let the tense vocal line from ... More >>

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    July 16, 2012

    When Is Shutting Down a Concert Worth the Hassle?

    See Also: *TV on the Radio, Grouplove and Best Coast to Play the U.S. Open of Surfing *Jane's Addiction and the Flaming Lips to Headline Doheny Days *Adele and Gotye Top Mid-Year Album and Single Sales. Yikes!For those of you who haven't heard, Saturday night's Bruce Springsteen show at the Hard R ... More >>

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    May 29, 2012

    I Love This City Festival - Cricket Wireless Amphitheater - 5/27/2012

    I Love This City Festival Cricket Wireless Amphitheater 5/27/2012 This Memorial Day Weekend, the new electronic music festival produced by Live Nation Entertainment and LED Presents made its debut. The San Diego edition of I Love This City drew a sea of EDM fans at the Cricket Wireless Amphith ... More >>

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    January 6, 2012

    Van Halen Announce Tour Dates: Staples Center on June 1, Honda Center June 12

    ​Van Halen finally announced their tour dates today, and it is massive. The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame inductees announced the dates at an intimate performance in New York's Café Wha?. The tour will begin on Feb. 18., with Kool & The Gang joining Van Halen for select tour dates. And as the ... More >>

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    August 4, 2011

    Kanye West and Jay-Z Confirm New North American Dates for Watch the Throne Tour

    ​As we reported earlier, Jay-Z and Kanye West have new dates for the Watch The Throne Tour due to the "overwhelming response to presale tickets." The North American tour will now begin on Saturday, Oct. 29 in Atlanta, Georgia at the Philips Arena. All fans who purchase their tickets online will r ... More >>

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    June 20, 2011

    Kings of Leon Return to Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in September

    Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyKings of Leon at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater last year​Kings of Leon have confirmed a date at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater with Band of Horses opening. They must like Orange County, since they were just here last year. It's their first tour since their fifth album, ... More >>

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    May 11, 2011

    UPDATED: Prince and Live Nation Split After Purple One Announces Six Five More Los Angeles Dates for His '21 Nite Stand'

    ​UPDATED, May 5, 2011, 5 p.m.:A tweet from Jawn Murray, asking us to refer to his timeline says Prince did part ways with Live Nation! "Rep says split was amicable. 'He & the president remain friends & will do future biz.' He ... More >>

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    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 25, 2011

    Eddie Vedder Announces Solo Tour With Three SoCal Stops

    Jon Gitchoff/Riverfront Times​Pearl Jam front man Eddie Vedder today announced a tour to support his soon-to-be-released solo album, Ukulele Songs. He's performing at the Long Beach Terrace Theatre on July 6 and The Wiltern on July 8.

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    March 7, 2011

    Freshly Reunited System of a Down Announces LA Show

    ​When System of a Down announced that they were reuniting and touring Europe last November, we knew a US tour wasn't far behind. Today the band announced that they are playing a few headlining shows before their trip to Europe this summer--one of which will be in LA, at the Forum.  

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    October 5, 2010

    [UPDATE] Man Collapses at Tom Petty Concert Last Saturday; Medical Help Did Not Arrive Until House Lights Came On

    Christopher Victorio/SF Weekly​ UPDATE (Oct. 5, 2:04 p.m.):We just got word from Hoag Hospital Irvine that the man did survive and is now OK.UPDATE (Oct. 5, 1:20 p.m.): Here's a statement from Matt Curto, the general manager of Verizon Wireless Amphitheater:"The on site medical team was dispatche ... More >>

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    September 21, 2010

    Lady Gaga's Monster Ball Tour Coming to Anaheim in 2011

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​Missed Lady Gaga's flaming piano at her Staples show in August? Always wanted to wear diet cola cans in your hair along with thousands of other fans? 

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    July 15, 2010

    [UPDATED:] Rage Against the Machine, Conor Oberst, Perform Benefit at Hollywood Palladium To Combat SB 1070 On July 23

    Lilledeshan Bose​UPDATE: The public onsale is Monday, July 19 at 10 a.m. at On July 23, Rage Against the Machine will be performing in LA for the first time in 10 years to support organizations combating SB 1070, Arizona's immigration law. The Sound Strike, Zack de la Rocha's or ... More >>

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    July 13, 2010

    U2 360° Tour Rescheduled For 2011; Dates Announced For Anaheim

    Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyBono's back is fine!​U2 announced today that all their 360° tour dates in the US, which were postponed because of Bono's emergency back surgery, have all been rescheduled for 2011. All tickets for the postponed shows will be valid at the rescheduled performances. The Anahe ... More >>

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    May 25, 2010

    U2 Postpone North American Tour Dates

    Andrew YoussefU2 at the Rose Bowl, October 25, 2009​Well, we have good news and bad news for all you U2 fans. The good: Bono has been discharged from the Ludwig Maximilians-University (LMU) Hospital in Munich where he underwent emergency surgery on Friday after a back injury. The bad: U2's North A ... More >>

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    February 19, 2010

    Ticketmaster Is Evil, The Wu-Massacre, Vampire Weekend Vid, Allman Brothers Box

    Ticketmaster "sold concert tickets that it didn't have in hand, the Federal Trade Commission says," reports Los Angeles Times. There's a special place in hell that not even Dante could fathom for Irving Azoff, the goat fucker responsible for everything from the Eagles to New Kids on the Block to the ... More >>

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    January 27, 2010

    Today in Music News: Katy Perry Crushes on 'American Idol,' Bob Dylan, Grizzly Bear, Ticketmaster-Live Nation Merger

    Katy Perry gets her snark on as guest judge at American Idol auditions in LA.Bob Dylan, Jennifer Hudson, Natalie Cole, John Legend, John Mellencamp, Smokey Robinson, Seal, the Blind Boys of Alabama to perform at White House.Grizzly Bear contributes to soundtrack to Philip Seymour Hoffman directo ... More >>

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    January 26, 2010

    Today in Music News: "Runaways" Rocks Sundance, Ticketmaster-Live Nation Merger Blows, Wilco, Jack White

    Watch Dakota Fanning (as Cherie Currie) "snort drugs" in Runaways--"the movie, about the all-girl teenage rock band of the same name co-founded by Joan Jett in the 1970s, debuted here at the Sundance Film Festival late Sunday to solid reviews, and it hits movie theaters this coming March."Like we ... More >>

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    January 26, 2010

    I Hate the Fucking Eagles to Play Honda Center, Anaheim

    Due to an insatiable need for even more cash following the announcement of their three-night Hollywood Bowl stand, the Eagles have added a fourth area date at Anaheim's Honda Center on Sunday, April 25. The Eagles--Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit--will offer note-for-note r ... More >>

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    January 25, 2010

    Prepare to be Screwed: Ticketmaster-Live Nation Merger Approved

    When it comes to the law, my knowledge is pretty much limited to drinking, drugs and anything else that at some point in my life might have gotten me fined, incarcerated or both. Despite my ignorance, though, I'm fairly certain that the Ticketmaster-Live Nation coupling will not only result in many ... More >>

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    October 26, 2009

    Cold War Kids Update: New EP and Shows on the Way!

    ​Mondays aren't usually known for being full of good news. But if you're a Cold War Kids fan, today is a joyous anomaly. It's come to our attention that the band announced the upcoming release of their new EP, Behave Yourself, out on Jan. 19 (Downtown Records). And they plan to celebrate ... More >>

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    October 1, 2009

    'Fame Kills' Killed; Kanye West and Lady Gaga Scrap Tour

    ​From the "well, you kind of had to see this coming" department: Kanye West and Lady Gaga have canceled their much-publicized, co-headlining "Fame Kills" tour, which was to stop at Anaheim's Honda Center on November 15. (Yes, surely a lot of people are going to be using "'Fame Kills' Killed." Who ... More >>

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    September 23, 2009

    Live Nation and Great Park May Team Up on Amphitheater

    ​When the Orange County Great Park Corporation Board meets Thursday morning at Irvine City Hall, directors will consider a $93,000 "feasibility study funding agreement" with mega concert promoter Live Nation Worldwide, Inc. for an amphitheater at the former El Toro Marines Corps Air Station.Los An ... More >>

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    September 18, 2009

    Kanye West/Lady Gaga Tour Now Officially Official

    S. Affandi, courtesy Wikimedia Commons.​After a good amount of speculation due to a lack of official announcements and tour dates disappearing from the Internets, the Kanye West and Lady Gaga "Fame Kills" tour is on for realsies, following press releases from Live Nation this morning.

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    September 17, 2009

    Kanye West/Lady Gaga Anaheim Show (And Tour) in Doubt?

    S. Affandi, courtesy Wikimedia Commons.​That previously announced Kanye West/Lady Gaga "Fame Kills" tour, scheduled to stop at the Honda Center in Anaheim on November 15? Yeah, now there's some amount of uncertainty to if that whole thing's actually happening.

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    September 17, 2009

    Fifty Bucks Gets You Alotta Shows with New Live Nation Deal

    ​Concert promoter Live Nation has a pretty sweet deal on the table. For $49.99, people who purchase something called a "Club Passport" get admission to all shows at a few local venues (including the Anaheim House of Blues) for the remainder of the year. When you consider your average ticket costs ... 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 22, 2009

    Two-for-One tickets today

    Just got this email regarding two-for-one tickets on sale only today. Here's the info I was sent. HALF PRICE TICKETS; Get 2 for the Price of 1 -- Tomorrow! -- Starting at 12:01 midnight on Wednesday, July 22 for 24 hours: -- A pair of lawn tickets to participating Live Nation amphitheate ... More >>

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    July 8, 2009

    Live Nation Going 'All-In' Today

    The Fray kicking back.Sure, it's fun to hate Live Nation for being a giant corporation that seems to control every big concert tour in the world, but they're making it pretty tough to do so this summer. Since starting "no service fee Wednesdays" last month, they've (as one might guess) dropped those ... More >>

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    June 24, 2009

    With Arms Wide Open (Again)

    A recently reunited Creed is performing Sept. 30 at Irvine's Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Insert your own joke here. The show was actually announced back in April, but now it's totally official and all that.Staind opens. Tickets go on sale Saturday, June 27, at 10 a.m. through Live Nation.

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    June 16, 2009

    Incoming: Second Blink-182 Show Added at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (With Fall Out Boy)

    Sometimes things happen by "popular demand." That's kid stuff. A mere trifle. A pittance. This second Blink-182 show just added to the schedule at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater? Why, that was a result of OVERWHELMING DEMAND! At least according to the Live Nation press release.It's happening Friday, ... More >>

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    June 5, 2009

    TONIGHT: The Offspring at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

    If hit songs and record sales are any indication (and uh...they are) the Offspring may very well be the most successful Orange County band of all time. Latest album Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace spawned "You're Gonna Go Far, Kid," one of their biggest hits ever (11 weeks at #1 on the Billboard moder ... More >>

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    June 2, 2009

    Hate Service Fees? Live Nation Has You Covered! (For One Day, At Least)

    It's easy to hate on Live Nation, but they've been involved in some alright stuff lately, like the Blink 182 lawn seats that cost $20, straight-up--inclusive of parking and service fees and all that yakkety yak. The latest is "no service fees Wednesdays," which will run throughout the summer and sta ... More >>

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    May 26, 2009

    INCOMING: Blink-182, Weezer, Taking Back Sunday, Asher Roth at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

    Despite some conflicting reports on the matter, Weezer is coming to the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine with Blink-182 (pictured) on Sept. 17, as confirmed today by Live Nation. This is, of course, the first Blink-182 tour since their 2005 breakup, which led to largely uninspiring projects l ... More >>

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    May 8, 2009

    TOMORROW: Wango Tango at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

    It's, apparently, radio station concert season--tomorrow at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine is KIIS-FM's Wango Tango show, featuring pop luminaries as illustrious as Kelly Clarkson herself (pictured); next Saturday at the same venue is the Weezer-fronted KROQ Weenie Roast.The Black Eyed Peas ... More >>

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    May 5, 2009

    KROQ Weenie Roast lineup announced

    The 2009 version of KROQ's annual summer blowout, the Weenie Roast y Fiesta, is hitting the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater May 16. That's like less than two weeks away, so get on it. Bands include Weezer (who still don't have or bassist Matt Sharp back in the band, even though everyone knows they sho ... More >>

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    March 23, 2009

    Incoming: The Offspring Return to Orange County. Updated!

    Huntington Beach's The Offspring might be the most successful Orange County band of all time--y'know, selling more than 50 million albums worldwide is as good of a claim as any, not to mention being one of very few '90s bands still churning out huge radio hits--and they're making a big ol' return to ... More >>

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    March 18, 2009

    Tickets for NIN/Ja (Nine Inch Nails and Jane's Addiction) on Sale Friday

    Last week, we knew that Nine Inch Nails and Jane's Addiction were coming to the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine on May 20. But we didn't know much else, like ticket prices or on-sale dates. Reasonably important things. But hey, now we know! Tickets for that show are going on sale 3 p.m. this ... More >>

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    March 4, 2009

    Buy a No Doubt Ticket, Get No Doubt Music

    Live Nation and Universal Music Group have announced a new promotion for No Doubt's big return tour this summer: If you buy a seat in the "top tier ticket price levels," you will receive digital copies of "No Doubt's entire music career." Yes, the obvious question is why would someone that didn't al ... More >>

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    January 27, 2009

    Bruce Springsteen Returns to SoCal, Releases an Album

    For an older fella, Bruce Springsteen has been keeping busy lately. His new album, Working on a Dream, is out today, he won a Golden Globe a couple weeks ago for the title track of "The Wrestler" (an excellent tune which was oddly snubbed at the Oscar noms), and he's playing at the Super Bowl on Sun ... More >>

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    January 23, 2009

    Incoming: Rascal Flatts and Jessica Simpson at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

    Oh boy, I know you guys are psyched about this!Country superstars Rascal Flatts are, apparently, on the last leg of their "Bob That Head Tour," which is coming to the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine on March 14. Former reality star/failed actress/sometime pop singer Jessica Simpson is openin ... More >>

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    November 20, 2008

    Rihanna to Make 'Special Guest Appearance' at KIIS Jingle Ball

    Live Nation by way of the inimitable Ryan Seacrest announced this morning that Rihanna (she of "Disturbia," "Umbrella," "S.O.S.," "Shut Up and Drive" et al. fame) will be making a "special guest appearance" at the KIIS-FM Jingle Ball, Dec. 6 at the Honda Center in Anaheim. "Special guest appearanc ... More >>

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    November 12, 2007

    Bruce Springsteen at Honda Center... April 7, 2008

    Just announced—tickets go on sale Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. Baby-boomer critics (of whom I'm one, I guess) are hyperventilating over how great Springsteen's new album, Magic, is. I struggled to get through it once. He sounds tired and uninspired. But I was never a fan, even when Bruce was in his prime. ... More >>

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    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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    September 18, 2007

    New Developments In Disney Censorship

    Anaheim’s House Of Blues cancellation of the Machine Head show earlier this month was just the beginning in Disney’s slow and steady elimination of all things metal. Immediately after the cancellation, Machine Head released a statement citing the venue’s reasons for canceling the show (with ... More >>

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    September 6, 2007

    Mickey Nixes Metal Concert

    Raise your hand if you saw this coming... The powers that be at Walt Disney Properties have pressured concert promoter Live Nation into cancelling tomorrow’s Machine Head show at the House Of Blues, the reason being “violent imagery, undesirable fans and inflammatory lyrics”. The Happiest Pl ... More >>

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