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Entertainment industry treading water after 6 months of coronavirus restrictions

Entertainment happens in gathering places, which is what officials are trying to discourage to combat the novel coronavirus. When the COVID-19 pandemic broke out in March, few people could have imagined a world without places to go for entertainment: no amusement parks, no multiplexes for movies, no theaters or festival grounds for concerts, no casinos. But not only did all those venues close, most haven’t reopened. And as we head into fall, no one knows when they will come back. They are part o...
Tags: Gaming, Movies, California, La, Disney, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Commerce, Metallica, Beverly Hills, Seaworld, Diplo, Disneyland, Orange County


Ziggy Marley coming to Anaheim’s Drive-In OC series for two different shows

Following a live performance of his latest single “Play With Sky” featuring Ben Harper on “The Late Late Show With James Corden,” Ziggy Marley was set to announce he’ll headline City National Grove of Anaheim’s Drive-In OC concert series on Saturday, Oct. 24. The Grammy Award-winning reggae artist and son of late legend Bob Marley will perform two sets: a kid-friendly 2 p.m. matinee featuring Norm the Rhythm Child, and then a more traditional evening show at 7:30 p.m. with special guest Zuri. Ti...
Tags: Music, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Jamaica, Marley, Bob Marley, Jamie Lee Curtis, Concerts, Ziggy Marley, Ben Harper, Anaheim, Isaiah, Tustin, Jurupa Valley, Stephen Marley


Spotify adds virtual event listings to its app

Spotify is embracing virtual events. The company today announced the addition of virtual event listings in the Spotify app, which will allow music fans to see when their favorite artists will be playing live — even if only via a livestream. These listings will be available through the “On Tour” section of artist profiles as well as in Spotify’s Concerts hub, the company said. TechCrunch previously detailed Spotify’s plans in this area, but today the company made the news official. The streami...
Tags: Spotify, Media, Events, Tech, Artists, Songkick, Ticketmaster, Concerts, Virtual Events


Covid-19 Delays Popoular Music Fesitival

MusicWatch - #1 Internet Music Media SiteThe Coachella and Stagecoach 2020 music festival, scheduled to take place in October of 2020, has been cancelled to due to the safety concerns over the Coronavirus pandemic regarding the well-being of music fans and festival workers. The new tentative dates added are April 9 – 11, 2021, April 16 – 18, 2021, and Stagecoach for  April 23 – 25, 2021. Top music acts scheduled are "Travis Scott, Rage Against The Machine, Frank Ocean, Megan Thee Stallion, Thom ...
Tags: Music, Musicians, Live Music, Coachella, Stagecoach, Unknown, Concerts, Lana Del Ray, Thom Yorke Dababy


Nocturnal Wonderland announces return to Glen Helen Amphitheater in 2021

Insomniac Events’ Nocturnal Wonderland plans to return to Glen Helen Amphitheater in Devore in 2021. Founder Pasquale Rotella dropped the news via Twitter Sunday night that the event will take place Sept. 18-19, 2021. In 2019, Rotella announced that the festival would find a new home in 2020. However, due to the spread of COVID-19, dates for this year were canceled and a new location was never announced. “We’re back!” Rotella wrote on Twitter. “With everything that’s been going on in the world, ...
Tags: Music, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Music Festivals, Concerts, DeVore, Rotella, Pasquale Rotella, Glen Helen Amphitheater, Nocturnal Wonderland, Glen Helen, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB


Drive-In OC turns up the heat as Fitz and the Tantrums ignite socially distanced dance party

Fitz and the Tantrums were more than ready to face the heat during the first of two headlining sets Saturday night for City National Grove of Anaheim’s Drive-In OC series in the venue’s parking lot. On a sweltering hot day, the recording-breaking temperatures soared beyond 100 degrees until things slowly began to cool as the sun dipped behind the buildings in the Angel Stadium parking lot. As a fanless baseball game between the Angels and Houston Astros took place in the distance and the moon hu...
Tags: Music, Angels, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Harlem Globetrotters, Whitehall, Houston Astros, Concerts, James King, Anaheim, City National Grove, Fitz, City National Grove of Anaheim, Fitzpatrick, Angel Stadium


Live Nation laying off more employees as COVID-19 drags on

Live Nation instituted another round of staffing reductions this week as the company continues to grapple with concert cancellations and plummeting revenue amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Beverly Hills-based concert promoter didn’t reveal how many employees are impacted, but the layoffs — first reported by Pollstar — follow a host of cost-cutting reductions in April. That included the furlough of 20% of its employees, salary reductions for senior executives, hiring freezes, a reduction in the us...
Tags: Business, Music, Sport, Economy, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Music Festivals, Aeg, Coachella, Stagecoach, Concerts, Frank Ocean, Travis Scott, Anaheim, City National Grove, Pollstar


Drive-In Dance series will bring back live LA Dance Project performances

The L.A. Dance Project announced it would carry on with its 2020-2021 season by presenting its shows via a Drive-In Dance series. The shows will also be live-streamed. The series features two different shows including “Solo at Dusk,” which is choreographed by Bobbi Jean Smith and Or Schraiber, and “The Betweens,” choreographed by Jermaine Spivey and Spenser Theberge. Performances will take place in the area surrounding the LADP studio at 2245 East Washington Blvd. in Los Angeles. “I strongly bel...
Tags: Music, Los Angeles, Sport, Dance, Things To Do, Soccer, Southern California, Concerts, Fortunate Youth, Benjamin Millepied, Dusk, LADP, Top Stories LADN, Music + Concerts, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT


How the pandemic and protests led to the creation of super group Fear No Empire

After the coronavirus canceled the touring plans of Southern California bands Zebrahead, Death By Stereo and The Adolescents, the players in these bands found themselves quarantined at home with idle hands. It didn’t take long for Zebrahead vocalist Ali Tabatabaee to turn his frustrations into song lyrics. “We had been on tour with Sum 41 in Europe and we came home and the pandemic hit and then George Floyd was killed,” Tabatabaee said during a recent phone chat. He called up Zebrahead bassist B...
Tags: Europe, Music, Sport, Iran, Things To Do, Soccer, Southern California, San Pedro, Concerts, Los Lobos, Rage Against The Machine, UC Irvine, Fortunate Youth, Dan Palmer, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR


Drive-In OC adds reggae rock band Fortunate Youth to its series line-up

City National Grove of Anaheim’s Drive-In OC series just announced two evenings with Hermosa Beach reggae rock band Fortunate Youth on Sept. 25-26. Tickets are $200-$300 per vehicle (number of passengers must not exceed the number of safety belts in the vehicle) and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 4 via. AXS.com. Both shows start at 7 p.m. and are open to all-ages. Fortunate Youth formed in 2009 and gained attention with its debut album, “Irie State of Mind.” Since then, the sextet has toure...
Tags: Music, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, San Pedro, Concerts, Los Lobos, Anaheim, Hermosa Beach, Fortunate Youth, Agoura Hills, Top Stories OCR, Music + Concerts, LA s Greek Theatre


Drive-in events: What you need to know before attending live Southern California shows

Who would have predicted drive-ins would be all the rage in the year 2020? Drive-in style events have been popping up all over Southern California since the coronavirus pandemic shut down activities as varied as concerts, festivals, theater productions, haunted houses, stand-up comedy shows, movie screenings and more. Out of a tragic situation has come some ingenious workarounds, however, as event producers have pivoted to providing live entertainment while also following safety and social dista...
Tags: Music, Cdc, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Southern California, San Pedro, Concerts, Los Lobos, Dodgers, Yasiel Puig, Costa Mesa, City National Grove of Anaheim, San Dimas, Los Angeles Daily News


Masked up and ready to rock, Los Lobos played to a parking lot full of fans at So Cal Drive In

The legendary East Los Angeles band Los Lobos was fired up to take the So Cal Drive In stage in front of a sold-out crowd in the parking lot adjacent to Citadel Outlets in Commerce Saturday night. “If we all take care of ourselves and do this [he pulls up his face mask], we can do more of this [waves his hand toward the audience],” Los Lobos vocalist-guitarist David Hidalgo said to the crowd. The band has been vocal on social media about taking coronavirus seriously and joined the Los Angeles Co...
Tags: Music, Mexico, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Southern California, Concerts, Mary Wells, Los Lobos, Don, Anaheim, Evangeline, Cesar Rosas, East Los Angeles, Agoura Hills, La Bamba


L.A.’s Greek Theatre is selling off its iconic red seats, and you can buy a pair

This year was slated to be a big one for the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. The iconic Griffith Park venue was ready to celebrate its 90th anniversary and had a full line-up of shows, but with the spread of coronavirus, the season was over before it began. However, the venue has gone on with some renovations and recently posted an aerial photo on social media showing that its terrace seats had been removed during construction. Now those seats are up for grabs on the venue’s official website along...
Tags: Music, Mexico, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Things To Do, Soccer, Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Jonah Hill, Ringo Starr, Dick Van Dyke, Concerts, Don, Anaheim, Fitz


LA’s Greek Theatre is selling off its iconic red seats, and you can buy a pair

This year was slated to be a big one for the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. The iconic Griffith Park venue was ready to celebrate its 90th anniversary and had a full line-up of shows, but with the spread of coronavirus, the season was over before it began. However, the venue has gone on with some renovations and recently posted an aerial photo on social media showing that its terrace seats had been removed during construction. Now those seats are up for grabs on the venue’s official website along...
Tags: Music, Mexico, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Things To Do, Soccer, Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Jonah Hill, Ringo Starr, Dick Van Dyke, Concerts, Don, Anaheim


Drive-In OC is bringing Mexico’s Banda El Recodo to Anaheim

To celebrate the traditional Mexican Independence next month, the long-running, Latin Grammy Award-winning Mexican ensemble Banda El Recodo will perform two special sets at City National Grove of Anaheim’s Drive-In OC series with two shows at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12. Tickets start at $250 per vehicle (with up to six patrons per vehicle who must all have a safety belt) and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 28 via AXS.com. For those who don’t feel comfortable attending in-person e...
Tags: Music, Mexico, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Concerts, Anaheim, Fitz, Peggy Lee, City National Grove of Anaheim, Gareth Emery, Banda El Recodo, Top Stories OCR, Music + Concerts, San Fernando Valley LA


Drive-In OC shows have Fitz and the Tantrums ready to play for audiences in cars

It has been nearly six months since pop band Fitz and The Tantrums performed in front of a live audience. The Los Angeles-based sextet was at the tail end of its All The Feels Tour when the rapid spread of coronavirus forced Gov. Gavin Newsom to shut things down in California. The band returned home and since then its members — vocalist Michael Fitzpatrick, vocalist-percussionist Noelle Scaggs, drummer John Wicks, keys player Jeremy Ruzumna, guitarist James King and bassist Joe Karnes — have bee...
Tags: Music, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Gavin Newsom, Concerts, James King, Anaheim, City National Grove, Fitz, Peggy Lee, City National Grove of Anaheim, Fitzpatrick, John Wick


Spotify is developing a ‘virtual events’ feature

The coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact on the music industry, as artists who relied on live performances and concerts suddenly had the rug pulled out beneath them, impacting their ability to generate income. An upcoming feature in development at Spotify could help turn things around, by again connecting artists with their fans through ticketed live music events. This time, however, instead of helping fans find live concerts, as in the pre-pandemic days, the new feature will alert ...
Tags: Apple, Apps, Spotify, Music, Japan, Events, Tech, Artists, Streaming, Streaming Music, Facebook Live, Ticketing, Concerts, Wong, Napster, Virtual Events


Drive-In OC series bringing DJ Gareth Emery to Anaheim for two shows

DJ Gareth Emery has been added to City National Grove of Anaheim’s Drive-In OC series line-up. The British trance artist, producer and songwriter will headline two shows in the venue’s parking lot on Friday, Sept. 18 and Saturday, Sept. 19. Tickets are $175-$350 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 28 via AXS.com. Ticket price is per vehicle and the number of passengers must not exceed the number of safety belts in the vehicle. Though Emery is known for his dance chart-topping albums, “Norther...
Tags: Music, Sport, Pink Floyd, Things To Do, Soccer, Concerts, Emery, Anaheim, City National Grove, Peggy Lee, Gareth Emery, Top Stories OCR, Music + Concerts, San Fernando Valley LA, Pala Casino Spa Resort, Northern Lights Drive


Drive-in concerts with Pink Floyd and Queen tribute bands coming to Costa Mesa

Autosonic Concerts has rounded out a full weekend of drive-in concerts for Sept. 25-27 at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa. Following the announcement of Oingo Boingo tribute band Dead Man’s Party’s drive-in show on Sept. 27, promoters have added Pink Floyd tribute band Which One’s Pink? on Sept. 25 and Queen tribute act Queen Nation on Sept. 26. All acts will perform two sets per evening: 6:30 and 9 p.m. for Queen Nation and Which One’s Pink? and 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. for Dead Man’s P...
Tags: Music, Sport, Pink Floyd, Things To Do, Soccer, Concerts, Costa Mesa, Manhattan Beach, Oingo Boingo, Top Stories OCR, Music + Concerts, Dead Man s Party, J Cole Gorillaz Jack White


Oingo Boingo tribute band Dead Man’s Party will headline drive-in concerts at OC Fair

Following the debut of its drive-in series with back-to-back evenings with Beatles tribute band The Fab Four July 31 and Aug. 1, OC Fair and Autosonic Concerts have announced its next drive-in event. Oingo Boingo tribute act Dead Man’s Party will take the stage for two sets at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27 at the OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Dive, in Costa Mesa. Tickets are $75-$199 per vehicle (up to four patrons per vehicle) and are on sale now at autosonicconcerts.com. There’s also...
Tags: Music, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Party, Concerts, Sinatra, Riverside, Costa Mesa, Oingo Boingo, Trini Lopez, Pacific Amphitheatre, Top Stories OCR, Music + Concerts, San Fernando Valley LA, Dead Man s Party


40 years ago, there was a riot at a Devo show in Riverside: Here’s what happened next

It’s the summer of 1980 and you have to wager on which rock concert is most likely to turn into a riot. Do you put your money on: A) Van Halen at the Los Angeles Sports Arena? This is, after all, a band fronted by Diamond David Lee Roth on a run of shows titled the Party ‘Til You Die tour. B) Your choice of hardcore acts — Black Flag, Circle Jerks, Fear, you name it — playing some grimy club in the South Bay or Orange County? Popular TV series like “Quincy, M.E.” and “CHiPs” will do episodes on ...
Tags: Hollywood, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Associated Press, Orange County, South Lake Tahoe, Cincinnati, Van Halen, Dillon Francis, Concerts, Pomona, Namm, Anaheim, South Bay, Riverside


NAMM cancels 2021 convention in Anaheim due to coronavirus

The 2021 NAMM Show, which was scheduled for the week of Jan. 18, 2021 at the Anaheim Convention Center, has officially been canceled due to the continued spread of COVID-19. Organizers announced on Monday that with the health and safety of NAMM members being a top priority, the in-person event would be canceled. However, they’ll be bringing music merchants, industry insiders and musicians together in a virtual space with the launch of its Believe in Music week. “While it remains unsafe for us to...
Tags: Music, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Concerts, Namm, National Association Of Music Merchants, Anaheim, NAMM Show, Joe Lamond, Lamond, Anaheim Convention Center, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Music + Concerts, COVID


Pomona’s Alejandro Aranda brings Scarypoolparty to City National Grove of Anaheim’s Drive-In OC

Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Alejandro Aranda, who goes by the moniker Scarypoolparty, will headline City National Grove of Anaheim’s Drive-In OC series on Friday, Sept. 4. Tickets are $150 for general admission and $250 for VIP and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 14 via AXS.com. Ticket price is per vehicle and each patron inside the vehicle must be able to wear a seatbelt (up to 6 people). Aranda is a Pomona native who finished as a runner-up on the 17th season of “American Id...
Tags: Music, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Aclu, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Orange County, Southern California, Dillon Francis, Concerts, Pomona, Anaheim, Fitz, Thon, City National Grove of Anaheim


The best online concerts to watch in August

There's no shortage of impressive daily musical lineups
Tags: Music, News, Trends, Concerts, Livestreams, Coronavirus, Entertainment in containment


The best virtual concerts to watch in August

There's no shortage of impressive daily musical lineups
Tags: Music, News, Trends, Concerts, Livestreams, Coronavirus, Entertainment in containment


Insomniac’s Backhard Summer BBQ Virtual Rave-A-Thon promises Dillon Francis, Joyryde and more

Break out the barbecue and get ready to flip some burgers to the sounds of EDM with Insomniac’s Backhard Summer BBQ Virtual Rave-A-Thon. The latest installment of the Beverly Hills-based electronic music production company’s virtual events will stream live from 6 p.m.-midnight Aug. 7 and Aug. 8 via Insomniac’s YouTube and Twitch channels. Insomniac founder Pasquale Rotella will serve as the grill master and host the event from inside the Insomniac Studios, which will be decked out to look like t...
Tags: Music, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Streaming, Concerts, Inglewood, Thon, Petco Park, Insomniac, Pasquale Rotella, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB


The UK's "pilot program" for socially distanced indoor concerts sounds terrible

The last thing I did before the coronavirus lockdown really take off was a single one of my scheduled St. Patrick's Day music gigs. My rock band just released the first single off our upcoming album, and we know that we won't be able to play any shows to promote it for at least another year. Meanwhile, my wife has spent the last twenty years working exclusively in live theatre. Performing arts are a central part of our lives, but we both know that they won't be coming back for a while — at least...
Tags: Post, UK, England, London, News, US, Performing Arts, Musicians, Live Music, Turner, Concerts, Frank Turner, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Social Distancing, Social Distance


See what concerts at Inglewood’s SoFi Stadium will be like in 2021

Though SoFi Stadium in Inglewood will be home base for both the Los Angeles Rams and Chargers, there’s an even bigger vision for the sprawling 298-acre Hollywood Park than football. SoFi Stadium, the new 3-million-square-foot centerpiece of Hollywood Park, was slated to open July 25th with two sold-out shows by singer-songwriter Taylor Swift; the rest of the summer was scheduled to be stacked with massive concerts by Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Guns N’ Roses and The Stadium Tour with Mötley Crüe,...
Tags: Music, Hollywood, Beyonce, Taylor Swift, La, Office, NFL, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Chargers, Pasadena, Orange County, NFL Network, SoFi


Drive-In Raves bring back large-scale live music events

With the cancelation of live events for the foreseeable future, the rave community has been facing serious withdrawals. No hypnotizing light shows to get lost in, no desert playground to run around in, and no trading kandi with strangers. In an attempt to comfort the EDM community, famous event organizer Insomniac, whose festivals include the Electric Daisy Carnival, has been hosting virtual raves. But, it may have done little to soothe a raver's EDM heart. Ravers aching to get back into the ...
Tags: Video, News, Concerts, Edm, Electric Daisy Carnival, Chandler Arizona, Seven Lions, Partying in a pandemic, Wild Horse Pass Motorsports


What it was like to see Andrew McMahon perform a concert to socially distanced fans at Drive-In OC

“So, is it weird, or is it cool out there?” singer-songwriter Andrew McMahon asked the sold-out crowd at the official kick-off of City National Grove of Anaheim’s Drive-In OC Series Friday night. It was a little of both. There hasn’t been a full-fledged live concert experience in the area due to the spread of novel coronavirus since March. It was weird to experience a concert, drive-in style, with fans parked within individual tape-marked squares, but as soon as the music began there was an obvi...
Tags: Music, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Jack, Black, Booker, Jones, Concerts, Anaheim, City National Grove, Grove, McMahon, Pala Casino Spa, City National Grove of Anaheim, Lindsey Stirling