Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Hollywood Bowl Lineup Highlights

Hollywood Bowl recently released their 2012-2013 calendar, and it promises many exciting shows from award-winning artists. Roster highlights include Coldplay, LA Phil’s Gustavo Dudamel, Black Eyed Peas, Jazz artist Esperanza Spalding, and the perennial favorite Sound of Music Sing-Along Night.

From May 1st-3rd, seven-time Grammy winner Coldplay will take the stage, which will surely be a spectacular event as Roc Nation’s Rita Ora and Welsh singer Marina & the Diamonds will be opening these shows. Also, fresh off his Grammy Win, the Bowl boasts multiple shows of Gustavo Dudamel, including a collaboration night with world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma [08/07]. Another much-anticipated show is the Sound of Music Sing-Along Night [09/22] , which boasts one of the highest event reviews amongst annual shows on Ticketmaster. As expected, Hollywood Bowl will also cater to jazz fans and xenophiles. With 24 Grammy wins amongst them, Jazz darlings Norah Jones, Dianna Krall, Anita Baker and Esperanza Spalding [08/10, 08/24, 08/22 respectively] will all grace the famous HB band shell in August. Lastly, for world music fans, HB will be showing a couple of world music shows; the 23rd Annual Mariachi USA Festival will be held on June 23rd, and as part of KCRW’s World Festival series, Black Eyed Peas’, and Taboo will be front lining the Celebration of Global Filipino Music on July 8th.

As we here at Musical Chairs Tickets are big fans of Hollywood Bowl, consider buying your tickets from us as we do sell amazing seats for these shows, including sold-out Garden Box Seats for the upcoming Coldplay shows. For more information, visit, or call 1-800-659-1702.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Gibson Amphitheatre and Greek Theatre Release Much-Anticipated Summer Concert Series Lineup

Offering a great and varied spectrum of seasoned musicians, as well as recent hit makers, The Gibson Amphitheatre and Greek Theatre just announced their lineup for their concert series starting from summer, and going on until the end of December. Highlights include assorted Latin entertainment, country superstars, and comedians.

The Gibson Amphitheatre, catering to a more diverse audience, will be hosting not only an array of shows from Latin music stars, but also a couple of American pop events. For fans of regional Mexican music, one of the most popular Conjunto groups, Conjunto Primavera, will be back in Los Angeles on June 23rd with one of the oldest and most popular NorteƱo groups, Los Rieleros Del Norte. Also, Latin pop stars Franco de Vita, Marco Antonio Solis, and Cristian Castro [06/24, 09/22, TBA, respectively] will also be gracing the Gibson stage. For fans of mainstream pop, Grammy-nominated bands Foster the People [06/30 and 07/01] and Barenaked Ladies [07/27] will also be performing at the Gibson. Also, following the successes of comedy tours such as Anjelah Johnson and Kathy Griffin, the Gibson added a couple of comedians of television fame, Larry the Cable Guy [Blue Collar TV – Comedy Central; 10/11] and Gabriel Iglesias [Last Comic Standing – NBC; 12/28]. Lastly, the annual Teen Choice Awards will be on July 22nd.

The Greek Theatre’s shows focuses on a mix of country and contemporary music. Fresh from her Etta James tribute, nine-time Grammy winner Bonnie Raitt [09/22]will be at the Greek Theater as part of her tour behind her much anticipated album – she hasn’t released one in seven years! Another hot concert is the 40th Anniversary celebration of Neil Diamond’s Hot August Night [TBA, sometime in August], and tickets are for sure will be flying off fast. Other adult contemporary musicians that will be performing at the Greek are Kristin Chenoweth of Wicked and Glee fame [05/12], Colbie Caillat and Gavin DeGraw [08/19], and Regina Spektor [08/14].

Both venues are part of the Premiere Marquee Club that offers a VIP experience to multiple events, which is great for avid musical fans that have schedules that allow them to. However, for those who are too busy to go to multiple events, or just want to watch one show, but still want to have a VIP experience, I suggest that you come to us, MUSICAL CHAIRS TICKETS. We would be more than happy to cater to your ticket needs to ensure that your total event experience is enjoyable - at the best prices, of course.

List of artists mentioned above:
Conjunto Primavera, Los Rieleros Del Norte, Franco de Vita, Marco Antonio Solis, Cristian Castro, Foster the People, Barenaked Ladies, Larry the Cable guy, Gabriel Iglesias, Bonnie Raitt, Neil Diamond, Kristin Chenoweth, Colbie Caillat, Gavin DeGraw, Regina Spektor