This has been an enormous yr for concerts and music of all genres in Southern California. From ginormous, multi-day festivals and spectacular one-offs, elaborate excursions that stopped in quite a lot of native stadiums, golf equipment and amphitheaters and hard-to-get-into, unique small-venue experiences, music followers turned out in droves to catch these performances.
Whether or not it was the double-header of hip-hop/R&B king and queen Jay-Z and Beyoncé on the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, the primary headlining area present from Swedish metallic band Ghost at The Discussion board in Inglewood, a Nirvana reunion of types on the Foo Fighters-curated Cal Jam ’18 at Glen Helen Amphitheater in San Bernardino, KIIS 102.7/FM’s Wango Tango breaking in the all-new Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles, Taylor Swift shaking off her status over two nights on the Rose Bowl or the quite a few nation, ska and punk rock festivals that invaded Huntington State Seashore and Doheny State Seashore, this yr has solely left followers questioning what sort of fabulous enjoyable 2019 has in retailer.
Whereas a couple of actually massive excursions and one-offs have already been introduced and tickets have gone on sale, the yr already appears to be dominated by the previous guard with a number of the largest names in music coming to city. Hip-hop and trendy pop music undoubtedly dominated the scene this yr, nevertheless not a lot has been introduced but in these genres, leaving predominantly basic rockers, ’80s and ’90s boy bands and nation artists topping our record of probably the most anticipated concerts of 2019.
The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Pageant
OK positive, we don’t even know the line-up but — and if we did know, we’d be sworn to secrecy and couldn’t share anyway — however we’re pleased to speculate with the most effective of ’em. It’s the 20th anniversary of the beloved Coachella Valley Music & Arts Pageant and rumors have been circulating for months that the headliners might be Kanye West, Infantile Gambino and Justin Timberlake.
Nevertheless, West has had a slightly rocky 2018 and followers didn’t appear proud of the considered him headlining a night of their valuable desert fest and Donald Glover did announce that he’d be retiring his Infantile Gambino musical alter ego on the shut of his That is America Tour.
As for Timberlake, properly he’s had some vocal points extra just lately as he’s been out on his very in depth Man of the Woods Tour, which already hit Southern California for 2 dates in April and he’s set for a number of make-up exhibits in the world since he postponed due to sickness. He’ll be again to play the Pechanga Area (3500 Sports activities Area Blvd.) in San Diego on Feb. 21 and Honda Middle (2695 E. Katella Ave.) in Anaheim on Feb. 22.
With such a milestone anniversary to play off of, the line-up ought to be an thrilling eclectic mixture of music. The dates are April 12-14 and 19-21 on the Empire Polo Membership (81800 Ave. 51) in Indio and the complete line-up ought to be introduced in early January. We’re nonetheless holding out hope for Daft Punk.
Sir Paul McCartney is heading out on his Freshen Up Tour and introduced he’d be bringing his candy music and ending his North American stadium jaunt at Dodger Stadium (1000 Elysian Park Ave.) in Los Angeles on July 13. The tour is in help of McCartney’s 17th solo album, “Egypt Station,” which dropped again in September.
By way of a press launch, McCartney assured that his tour would come with a mixture of new materials, solo hits and Wings and Beatles classics. Tickets for this one went shortly, nevertheless, there are tickets out there by way of secondary sellers beginning at $70 at VividSeats.com and beginning at $79 at StubHub.com. He’s additionally enjoying Petco Park in San Diego on June 22.
The Rolling Stones
They teased us by all of a sudden placing their band emblem on billboards extremely seen from a number of Southern California freeways, however The Rolling Stones finally revealed that they’d be coming to The Rose Bowl (1001 Rose Bowl Drive) in Pasadena on Might 11. The band’s No Filter stadium tour, which is hitting up simply 13 cities throughout the U.S. There have been rumors that it will be the ultimate Rolling Stones tour and guitarist Keith Richards introduced he’s not consuming alcohol, so who is aware of what might occur.
However, in the event you wanna get on the market and sing alongside to “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” “Sympathy for the Devil,” “Paint it Black” and “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” then you need to in all probability splurge for this present. Tickets aren’t low cost both, with resale costs beginning at round $250 and going up to over $1,500 every at Ticketmaster.com.
Earlier this yr, Sir Elton John introduced he’d be formally retiring from the street however not earlier than heading out on a reasonably epic three-year Farewell Yellow Brick Street Tour. There are a number of possibilities to catch this tour in Southern California. He’ll cease at Staples Middle (1111 S. Figueroa Road) in Los Angeles on Jan. 22-23, 25 and 30.
He’ll be on the Pechanga Area in San Diego on Jan. 29, the Discussion board (3900 W. Manchester Blvd.) in Inglewood on Feb. 1-2 and Honda Middle in Anaheim on Sept. 10-11. Most of those exhibits are utterly bought out, nevertheless there are tickets out there by way of secondary sellers beginning at about $50 at Ticketmaster.com, Vividseats.com and StubHub.com.
This yr was a profitable and tumultuous one for pop star Ariana Grande, however she seemingly took all of it in stride and got here out on prime together with her cheeky music video for her single “Thank U, Next,” blowing up the Web with its tributes to the movies “Legally Blonde,” “Bring It On,” “13 Going on 30” and “Mean Girls.” Her fourth album, “Sweetener,” got here out in August and she or he introduced she’d be heading out on an enormous tour in help of the report in 2019.
The Sweetener World Tour comes to Staples Middle in Los Angeles for 2 nights on Might 6-7 and The Discussion board in Inglewood on Might 10. The album options collaborations with Pharrell Williams, Nicki Minaj and Missy Elliott, so who is aware of who may present up throughout her reside performances on the West Coast. Tickets are nonetheless obtainable for $39.50-$499.95 at AXS.com for the Staples Middle exhibits and tickets beginning at $144.95 at Ticketmaster.com for the date at The Discussion board.
Nation music singer-songwriter, seven-time Grammy Award-winner and former “American Idol” winner Carrie Underwood has introduced The Cry Fairly Tour 360 with openers Maddie & Tae and Runaway June. She in all probability would have headed out sooner since her “Cry Pretty” album got here out in September, nevertheless across the similar time the album dropped, Underwood introduced she was pregnant together with her second baby with husband Mike Fisher.
The tour kicks off in Might and comes to Pechanga Area in San Diego on Sept. 10 and Staples Middle in L.A. on Sept. 12. Tickets are $46-$99.50 at AXS.com.
This band has cried wolf with farewell excursions too many occasions, however its members promise that that is it and the 2019 Finish of the Street Tour will be the makeup-wearing rockers’ last journey. So, for actual now, this might be your final probability to “Shout it Out Loud” and “Rock and Roll All Nite.”
The tour stops at Viejas Area (5500 Canyon Crest Dr.) in San Diego on Feb. 7 earlier than hitting Honda Middle in Anaheim on Feb. 12 and The Discussion board in Inglewood on Feb. 16. Tickets to these exhibits are nonetheless out there beginning at $99 by way of Ticketmaster.com. In fact, there are a ton of VIP expertise packages for the Kiss Military out there at kissonline.com.
Adam Lambert + Queen
With the astronomical success of the “Bohemian Rhapsody” biopic this yr — for which each Queen guitarist Brian Might and drummer Roger Taylor served as artistic and musical consultants — the band, now fronted by former “American Idol” runner-up Adam Lambert, is hitting the street in 2019 for the Rhapsody Tour. It’s additionally promising larger-than-life manufacturing for a “spectacular yet, an innovative and interactive celebration of the continued power of Queen’s music.” The tour comes to The Discussion board in Inglewood July 19-20 and there are tickets for $79.50-$90 at 800-745-3000 or Ticketmaster.com.
Hootie & the Blowfish
In the future all of us awoke and have been slapped in the face with the information that ’90s school rock band Hootie & the Blowfish had reunited and have been going on tour in 2019. Frontman Darius Rucker has had a profitable profession as a rustic music singer-songwriter however after being on hiatus for greater than a decade, the band is again collectively and prepared to convey hits like “Only Wanna Be With You,” “Hold My Hand” and “Let Her Cry” to FivePoint Amphitheatre (14800 Chinon) in Irvine on June 23 and the Hollywood Bowl (2301 N. Highland Ave.) in L.A. on June 25. Tickets are $34.50-$232.50 at Ticketmaster.com.
New Youngsters on the Block
Sure, the yr is 2019 and never 1989, however New Youngsters on the Block are nonetheless on the market killing it. The Complete Package deal tour in 2017 with Paula Abdul and Boyz II Males bought out the Hollywood Bowl and was probably the most enjoyable and energetic units of the season. Now the quintet is again with the Combine Tape Tour they usually’re tapping into that late ’80s and early ’90s nostalgia by bringing alongside Tiffany, Salt-N-Pepa, Debbie Gibson and Naughty By Nature.
The tour comes to Viejas Area in San Diego on Might 23, Honda Middle in Anaheim on Might 24 and New Youngsters will return to the Hollywood Bowl on Might 26. Tickets are $39.95-$400 at Ticketmaster.com.
Backstreet Boys, one other boy band, this yet one more fashionable in the mid-to-late ’90s, has introduced an enormous tour in 2019. After tearing it up with a residency in Las Vegas and a few one-off radio appearances right here and there, the blokes introduced they’ll be heading out on their DNA World Tour which comes to Staples Middle in Los Angeles on Aug. three and Honda Middle in Anaheim on Aug. 5. Tickets begin at about $43 and the premium seats and up-close pits are going for anyplace from $188 to $800 at Ticketmaster.com.
Golden Globe and Tony Award-winning performer Hugh Jackman introduced his The Man. The Music. The Present. Tour, which can hit the Hollywood Bowl July 19-20. Although we’d actually like to see Jackman carry out as his beloved Marvel Comics character Wolverine, it’s safer to guess that he’ll be doing numbers from “The Greatest Showman,” “Les Misérables” and alternatives from different Broadway performs and have movies all whereas he’s accompanied by a stay orchestra. Tickets are $39-$250 at hollywoodbowl.com.
Nation music singer-songwriter Eric Church dropped his newest album, “Desperate Man,” again in October and gave Orange County a particular fan-request and acoustic set throughout day one of many Ohana Pageant at Doheny State Seashore earlier this yr. He introduced that he’ll be making an attempt one thing new for his headlining jaunt in 2019 and revealed the small print for his Double Down Tour which can function six albums’ worth of fabric unfold throughout to evenings at every venue he visits. Church comes to Staples Middle in L.A. Might 17-18. Tickets are $29-$129.00 at AXS.com.