One of the reasons Los Angeles is considered the Entertainment Capital of the World is because of all the music talent that made their start in the small clubs there, and the numerous venues that showcase some of the world’s biggest musical talent. In the month ahead, some of those big names are headed to the area.
On October 1, Blink 182 comes to town playing a gig at the popular LA Forum. Founding member Tom DeLonge might be gone, but the band is as popular as ever thanks to the addition of Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba serving as co-singer with the talented Mark Hoppus. The band is riding high on the success of its latest chart topper, "California," which was responsible for the summer hit, "Bored to Death." Old favorites such as "The Rock Show," "Man Overboard," and "I Miss You" will make the concert one no one will forget. Tickets to see Blink 182 in Los Angeles are averaging $123, but the cheapest ticket can be secured for a mere $36.
Bob Weir, a founding member of the Grateful Dead, plays the Wiltern Theatre on October 10. The singer recently released his first solo album in more than a decade and is touring in support of "Blue Mountain," which features 12 traditional cowboy songs. As a guitarist, he is known for his unique style of complex voice-leading and for bringing unusual depth and a new approach to the role of rhythm guitar expression. Tickets for Bob Weir are averaging $90, and the cheapest ticket is priced at $32 for his show in Los Angeles.
Two of the biggest female singers from the ’90s—Gwen Stefani & Eve—continue their "This is What the Truth Feels Like" tour at the LA Forum on October 15 and 16. This is Stefani's first tour in almost a decade and her latest album, carrying the same name as the tour, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, showing the No Doubt singer still have some firepower. Grammy award winner Eve is touring in support of her latest EP, Lillith. Tickets to see Gwen Stefani are averaging $116, and the cheapest ticket is priced at just $20.
The Greek Theatre plays host to Young The Giant on October 21. The Irvine, Calif.-based rockers feature Sameer Gadhia on vocals, Jacob Tilley on guitar, Eric Cannata on guitar, Payam Doostzadeh on bass and Francois Comtois on drums. Its first three singles—“My Body,” “Cough Syrup” and “Apartment” all reached top 5 rankings on the U.S. Alternative Songs chart. The band is touring in support of its latest song, “Amerika,” and newest album, Home of the Strange. Tickets are averaging $134, with the cheapest ticket going for $50.
There's no one quite like Kanye West—all you have to do is ask him—and whether he’s interrupting award shows or rewriting history, the performer is a one of a kind showman. On October 25-27, West brings his Saint Pablo Tour to the LA Forum in support of his newest release, The Life of Pablo. West’s politics still bring a tremendous gravity to his verses, and he sure knows how to put on a show. Tickets for Kanye are averaging $193, with the cheapest ticket available for $48.