The Weenie Roast lineup was just announced this morning. Headlined by the Black Keys, this year's 106.7 KROQ FM concert at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on May 18 is about to go on sale. View the full lineup below.
KROQ/106.7 FM's annual Weenie Roast is back, earlier than ever. This year's edition--the 20th--is dubbed Weenie Roast y Fiesta, and will be held on May 5 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine. On the line up is Coldplay, Incubus, the Offspring, Silversun Pickups, Pennywise, Angels & A ... More >>
By popular demand, the Beach Boys have added a show to the 50th Anniversary tour at Irvine's Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre on June 3. Previously, the only area show was at the Hollywood Bowl on June 2, and that's sold out.
The last time I saw Madonna, it was 2006 and I paid $352 for a floor ticket. Madonna, fresh off the success of her Super Bowl halftime show, is going on a World Tour beginning May 29 in Tel Aviv, Israel. While we have no idea how much tickets will be going for, we do know she'll stop at&nbs ... More >>
Sweet! Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band added another show to their LA stop. Now they're also performing on Friday, April 27 at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena. The tour supports Springsteen's 17th studio album, Wrecking Ball, out on March 6, and tickets go on sale at all Ticketmast ... More >>
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 >>
Andrew YoussefKROQ 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 >>
Flickr user SapphireblueIf you purchased event tickets through Ticketmaster between October 21, 1999 and October 19, 2011, you've probably already received an email informing you of the corporation's proposed settlement in a long-standing class action suit. Originally filed eight years ago by two ... More >>
Beth Stirnamann/OC WeeklyThe Cure at Coachella 2009Ever since the Cure performed their first three albums--Three Imaginary Boys (1979), Seventeen Seconds (1980) and Faith (1981)--in a 44-song, nearly four-hour concert last March at the Vivid Festival in Sydney, fans have been waiting for news of ... More >>
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 >>
According to a press statement sent out today, the demand for Jay-Z and Kanye West's groundbreaking Watch the Throne tour is so overwhelming, additional shows are being added as we speak. As a result, the tour schedule has been modified. The new presale date moves to Tuesday, August 2, and the n ... More >>
On Wednesday, July 13, electronic-only festival Identity, which we'd talked about here, will be selling $20 general admission tickets for only 20 hours (for any one of the Identity Festival shows). Starting at 9 a.m. until 5 a.m. the next day, fans can buy the tickets via any Ticketmaster outlet. ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyKings of Leon at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater last yearKings 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 >>
L.A. Rising's July 30 date at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum will have performances by El Gran Silencio, Immortal Technique, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Muse, Rage Against The Machine and Rise Against. Tickets are scheduled to go on sale on tomorrow, May 13 at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster for $69.00 and $99. ... More >>
If you're a die-hard Doors fan, you'll obviously never see the Lizard King in your lifetime (other than in the Oliver Stone movie, that is). But you can see the next best thing--better than a cover band, Doors members Ray Manzarek & Robby Krieger will be performing with Dave Brock at the OC ... More >>
It's been a whole year! KROQ announced just this morning the full line-up for their 2011 Weenie Roast, and the roster--as usual--is a nice little mix of the mainstream with the not-exaaactly-mainstream. Headliners? Linkin Park, Rise Against, the Strokes and Bad Religion. But on the same lin ... More >>
Who says Christians don't have fun? Sure, the price you pay for having too much fun is an eternity in the lake of fire, but there'll be plenty of time for that later. For now Christians can edify their God and shake their booty simultaneously (and piously of course) courtesy of area radio station ... More >>
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Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyThe OC Fair's line up is pretty stellar this year; aside from Bob Dylan,Weezer (August 4), Huey Lewis & The News (August 7), Montgomery Gentry (August 10) and Kansas/Blue Oyster Cult (August 11) are performing. What, no B-52's?
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 www.aperfectcircle.com then. They'll also be available at venue box offices, Ticketmaster.com and Livenation.com.
Jon Gitchoff/Riverfront TimesPearl 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.
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.
[Mental Notes] Also: The winners of two OCMA awards, Amateur Chemist is on hiatus
A second show was just added to the New Kids On The Block and Backstreet Boys co-headlining tour--including a July 6 concert at Honda Center in Anaheim. Tickets go on sale Saturday, Dec. 11 at noon, so now you have another chance to relive your tween years, get out your Trapper Keeper and b ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyPhoenix at the Hollywood Bowl last SeptemberToday 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 >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklySmashing Pumpkins at the Gibson Amphitheatre in 2008You 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 >>
Queens Of The Stone Age bassist Brian O'Connor, recently diagnosed with cancer, is currently going through treatment in Los Angeles. As we reported last month, he doesn't have health insurance, so members of Eagles of Death Metal, Queens of the Stone Age, Them Crooked Vultures and Rage Against Th ... More >>
This year's Orange County Fair will be themed "The Beat Goes On," which is what has happened to the wallets of attendees of past summer extravaganzas.However, to help celebrate the fair's 120th year, several old and new deals and promotions are being offered.
Andrew YoussefAfter Coheed and Cambria scored a coveted main stage slot at Coachella (as one of the few metal bands on the bill, no less), they come back to SoCal for a victory lap this Tuesday, May 4. The Fox Theater show in Pomona is sold-out, which means you're going to have to lurk around the ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Effeminate-voiced Anthony Green--what? the dude sings like a lady--either likes to work with many different people or is a total dick who doesn't play well with others. Back around 2003 the Pennsylvanian moved here and fronted Saosin, which he named, according to our recent story on the band, befor ... More >>
Andrew YoussefMuse at the Gibson AmphitheaterClick 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 >>
The public's first crack at Angels playoff tickets begins at 10 a.m. Wednesday, but don't bother showing up at the box office at the Big A. They are only available online at the Angels Web site or by calling Ticketmaster at (714) 663-9000. There's a limit of four tickets per household. Since the ... More >>
Time to dig those earplugs out: My Bloody Valentine will be playing an unannounced show this Thursday night at the El Rey in Los Angeles. Though tickets went on sale this morning at 10 a.m., they're still currently available through Ticketmaster--which means yes, you'll have to pay some ghastly serv ... More >>
In "American Boy," Estelle sings "I'd love to see LA." Pshaw. That ain't nothin', Estelle. Wait until you see the House of Blues in Anaheim tonight. There's a Build-a-Bear Workshop. And an ESPN Zone! Not to mention all the great crap stuff you can find at Starabilias. The British R&B singer is i ... More >>
As far as these things go, the lineup for this year's "KIIS 102.7 FM Jingle Ball," Dec. 6 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, is fairly impressive. And by "these things," of course I mean a concert where pre-fab, manufactured teeny bopper acts perform 15 minute sets in the name of promoting a radio stat ... More >>
Veteran LA punk band Fear apparently isn't as much of a draw as Ticketmaster or the Grove of Anaheim hoped, as they're offering a buy one, get one free deal for Sunday's show. To take advantage of the deal, go here and enter "WAR" in the special offers box. Thanks, Ticketmaster! You're the sweetes ... More >>
Recently crowned Grammy Award-winning rapper/producer Kanye West will be performing at LA's Nokia Theatre April 21. Joining him on the Glow in the Dark Tour are Lupe Fiasco, Rihanna and N.E.R.D. Tickets go on sale Feb. 15 at 10 a.m. And are available at Ticketmaster locations and www.ticketmaster.c ... More >>
I could never understand why the biggest Southern California music festival is in the middle of the desert. To me, enduring triple-digit temperatures to catch the Pixies reunion just seemed like pure sadism on behalf of Goldenvoice. Nevertheless, Coachella always draws a crowd. And this year, the fe ... More >>
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