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    September 16, 2013

    Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival -- Verizon Wireless Amphitheater -- 9/15/13

    Funny Or Die's Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival September 15, 2013 Verizon Amphitheater Yesterday, comedy nerds herded into the Verizon Amphitheater to check out the outstanding line up of the first ever Funny Or Die Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival. With a lineup that included Dave Chappell ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2012

    Reggae Legends The Wailers To Play Long Beach This Saturday

    See Also: *2J's Cocktail Lounge Goes Country on the Weekends, Apparently it Brings in the Chicks *311 - Slightly Stoopid - Verizon Amphitheater - 8/24/12 *Summer Sensation Concert Rallys Young, Santa Ana Community Organizers Everyone knows who Bob Marley is, right? Alright, cool. Now that we've es ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2012

    KISS To Charge Over $4000 For a Book, Really?

    See Also: *Heretic To Film Live DVD In Santa Ana This Weekend *Kiss - Motley Crue - Verizon Wireless Aphitheater - 8/14/12*Kiss at the Honda Center Never ones to deviate from the bigger is better mantra, veteran rockers KISS announced Tuesday at the Viper Room that they'll be releasing a massive 45 ... More >>

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    March 9, 2012

    Def Leppard To Play Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre June 22

    Children of the '80s unite! British hard rockers Def Leppard announced that they'll be hitting the road along with Poison and Lita Ford this summer, including a June 22 date at Irvine's Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre. The band that's best known for hit singles like "Photograph," "Pour Some Sugar On Me ... More >>

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    January 11, 2012

    Red Hot Chili Peppers Reschedule Tour Due to Foot Injuries

    ​Red Hot Chili Peppers postponed their upcoming U.S. tour supporting their Grammy-nominated snoozefest, I'm With You, due to multiple foot injuries sustained by lead singer Anthony Kiedis. According to a statement, "Kiedis recently underwent surgery to remove a crushed sesamoid bone and correct a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2011

    Can You Fleece Me Now? Verizon Among Nation's Top Tax Dodgers: Report

    ​Verizon Communications has been one of the nation's biggest tax dodgers for the past three years, according to a new report that is to be released today."Unpaid Bills: How Verizon Shortchanges Government Through Tax Dodging and Subsidies" is to be unveiled at a press conference held by the Commun ... More >>

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    November 7, 2011

    Chris Brown at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Last Saturday Night

    Timothy Norris/LA WeeklyChris Brown at Staples Center, not Verizon Wireless​Chris Brown November 5, 2011 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Attending Chris Brown's concert Saturday night at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater was a test of devotion, with the traditionally long, 15 minute walk from the pa ... More >>

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    September 12, 2011

    Jack's Sixth Show at Verizon Amphitheater Last Night

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​Marcy Playground, Dramarama, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Everclear, Heart, Def Leppard at Jack FM's Sixth Show September 10, 2011 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Irvine Holy cluster fuck!! I can easily say the theme for Jack's Sixth Show was pissed. After a morning full of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    Adele Announces Rescheduled North American Tour Dates

    ​Hurrah! Hurrah! Today Adele announced her rescheduled North American tour dates on her website. A few days ago she posted a note to her fans saying the decision to cancel the tour "was a devastating decision to make, but i really had no choice. i had to give my voice 2 weeks rest or risk permane ... 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

    October 22, 2010

    Orange Bits: Dusty Rhodes, Tenacious D, Jimmy Buffett

    Luke Holwerda/Phoenix New TimesJimmy Buffett​Here's what we didn't write about this week in Orange County music news. Aside from perhaps Dusty Rhodes, much of the leftover news this week is about old guys. Enjoy!

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    This Week in OC Music News, Featuring Dusty Rhodes, Dave Matthews and Young the Giant

    Chad Sengstock / OC WeeklyJohn Mayer at Verizon in 2008.​School is back in session, and that means that most local college papers have started putting out music stories again. They're in the mix below, along with  news of an OC act's breakup.

  • Calendar

    August 19, 2010

    Dave Matthews Band

    Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

  • Culture

    August 12, 2010

    Student Discounts and Beyond, for Clothes and More

    [Trendzilla] Google, others can be your price-cutting pal

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    August 2, 2010

    What You Missed: Aerosmith, Christopher Lawrence, U.S. Open of Surfing Opening Day, Sublime

    John Gilhooley/OC Weekly​Monday, Monday: What'd you miss this weekend? We visited Sutra and the Verizon Wireless on Thursday night for some Christopher Lawrence and Aerosmith (respectively!). Then Sublime and the Dirty Heads played at the Pacific Amphitheater on Saturday night. And, of course, the ... More >>

  • Music

    May 20, 2010

    SoCo Announces Fall Tour

    [Mental Notes] Also: Obey vs. the Feds, lackluster Lilith, Coachella's broken record, new No Doubt?

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    Jack Johnson Announces Tour Dates, 98 Percent of Orange County Celebrates

    Christopher VictorioJack Johnson, wearing a Save Trestles T-shirt, performing at the Irvine Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on August 29, 2008.​​Chief mellow music maker Jack Johnson has announced a new slew of tour dates for his upcoming To The Sea Tour, spanning from early July on the East Coast ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2010

    Oscar Winner-Ryan Bingham to Perform in Irvine

    Ryan Bingham & the Dead Horses Riding into Orange CountyAlt-country singer/songwriter Ryan Bingham, who won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for the "The Weary Kind (Theme From Crazy Heart)" last night, performs June 19 at the Verizon Amphitheater in Irvine. And that's good news.We're a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2009

    Last Night: Blink-182, Weezer at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

    Andrew YoussefNo, you da man.​Last Night: Blink-182, Weezer, Taking Back Sunday, Asher Roth at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Irvine; September 17, 2009.Better Than: Growing up.Hostile Territory: Blink-182 is doing a huge promotion with the T-Mobile Sidekick, and advertisements were plastered ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2009

    Last Night: No Doubt, Katy Perry, the Sounds at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

    No zoom on the iPhone, folks!​Last Night: No Doubt, Katy Perry, the Sounds at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Irvine; August 4, 2009.Better than: The three previous No Doubt shows at Verizon. Maybe. Actually, they were probably all equally fantastic, unless you hate Katy Perry.Number of dudes dress ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2009

    RIP: Trent Reznor's Twitter

    Andrew YoussefTrent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, May 21, 2009.For the last few months, Trent Reznor has been interacting with Nine Inch Nails fans (historically an insanely devoted lot) via Twitter, updating them on the happenings of their tour with Jane's Ad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2009

    Last Night: Nine Inch Nails, Jane's Addiction, At Verizon Amphitheater

    Andrew Youssef / OC WeeklyLast Night: Nine Inch Nails, Jane's Addiction at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. May 20, 2009.Better Than: Trying to bench-press more than Trent Reznor. Dude is buff.In honor of the headliners, I'm going to vent some angst to start things off.Who the hell knew it took an hou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2008

    To Do This Weekend 9/5 - 9/7

    Jay Mohr, Friday 8 p.m. Gimmie Mohr. Brea Improv 120 S. Brea Blvd. Brea, CA 714-482-0700 An Italian Straw Hat, Friday - Sunday 8 p.m. A play with flavors of vaudeville, ragtime, light opera and even barbershop quartet, following a hapless young bridegroom through turn-of-the-century New York as he ... More >>

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    July 18, 2008

    To Do This Weekend 7/18 -7/20

    BOYS LIKE GIRLS; GOOD CHARLOTTE; METRO STATION; THE MAINE, Friday 7:30 p.m. Don't forget your eyeliner The Grove of Anaheim 2200 E. Katella Ave. Anaheim CA 92806 714-712-2750 DIRTY SECRETS BURLESQUE, Friday 10 p.m. Dirty dancing The Pike Bar & Grill 1836 E. Fourth St. Long Beach CA 90802 562-437-44 ... More >>

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    June 20, 2008

    To Do This Weekend 6/20 - 6/22

    WINETASTING WITH THE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS, Friday 5 p.m. The Fullerton Chamber of Commerce's Young Professionals group will be wine tasting and networking for the cost for the tasting lesson, $25 including appetizers. Twisted Vine 127 W Commonwealth Ave. Fullerton CA 92832 (714) 871-1200 SWING DANCE ... 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 >>

  • Music

    August 30, 2007

    Emo Money, Emo Problems

    Metalcore Populists Atreyu Shed No Tears for the OC Scene They Left Behind

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2007

    Photos: Slayer/Manson in Irvine

    "SLAYERRRRR!!!" That drunken battle cry, which sounded at around 7:30 p.m. Friday, should have been warning enough. But we silly photographers stood in the aisles of the outdoor Verizon Ampitheater tinkering with our cameras without a care in the world. Then the lights went out and the ruckus on ... More >>

  • Music

    August 9, 2007

    Travel Alternatives

    Sultry Spanish Nights

  • Music

    October 5, 2006

    Album Review

    The Visionaries, We Are the Ones (Weve Been Waiting For) (Up Above)

  • Music

    July 6, 2006

    Get Out!

    July 6 - July 13: Burnout Classique

  • Music

    May 4, 2006

    Get Out!

    May 4 - May 11: Take It Out and Let Me See It

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    August 25, 2005

    Like Dogs in the Street!

    Nightlife and More:
    Aug. 25 - Sept. 1

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    August 18, 2005

    Black to Comm

    Black Mountain, obscured by clouds

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    August 18, 2005


    Aug. 11 - Aug. 18

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    July 28, 2005

    How Are the Huevos?

    Pepe Aguilar vs. Alejandro Fernandez: ?Quien es mas macho?

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    July 21, 2005


    July 21 - July 28

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    June 30, 2005
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    May 26, 2005
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    October 2, 2003
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    August 28, 2003
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    January 16, 2003

    Kitsched, Twinkled, Toe Looped

    Winter makes for ice dreams

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    May 30, 2002


    The summer music preview!

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    January 4, 2001


    Great gigs of '00

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    November 2, 2000

    Zen Guerrilla Radio

    Turn that shit up!

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    August 17, 2000
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