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 >>
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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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Timothy Norris/LA WeeklyChris Brown at Staples Center, not Verizon WirelessChris 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 >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyMarcy 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 >>
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.
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 >>
Luke Holwerda/Phoenix New TimesJimmy BuffettHere'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!
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John Gilhooley/OC WeeklyMonday, 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 >>
[Mental Notes] Also: Obey vs. the Feds, lackluster Lilith, Coachella's broken record, new No Doubt?
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
For the third straight year, the Vans Warped Tour--46 dates in 2009-will be kicking off at the Pomona Fairplex, this time on June 26. Pre-sales for tickets start April 1 (not a prank), with the "regular" on-sale date being April 18. They've also announced the list of bands performing, though we don' ... More >>
Full tour dates have finally been announced for archetypal OC success stories No Doubt's tour with Paramore--we've known for a while that they were going on tour at some point and the first date would be May 3 at the Bamboozle Festival in NJ, but now we've got the whole sched, and the three month-is ... More >>
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 >>
Debra's Girls Present: Going Green Theme Party, Friday 7 p.m. Long Beach's favorite gay bar pitches in to help the environment. Ripples 5101 E. Ocean Blvd. Long Beach, CA 562-433-0357 Hootie & The Blowfish, Friday 8 p.m. Hold My Hand! House of Blues 1530 S. Disneyland Dr. Anaheim, CA 714-778-2583 ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Metalcore Populists Atreyu Shed No Tears for the OC Scene They Left Behind
"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 >>
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