Los Angeles is the entertainment capital of the world and part of that title is due to its prominence in the music industry. LA is home to a handful of historical music venues including the Hollywood Bowl, the Greek Theatre and The Wiltern in addition to new sites like the Grammy Museum and The Walt Disney Concert Hall. Recording studios such as Capitol Records have also become landmarks in Los Angeles as has Amoeba Music, the World’s largest independent Record Store. Two of the largest music award shows – the American Music Awards and The Grammy’s – were held in downtown Los Angeles last year as was the MTV Video Music Awards.
There are hundreds of songs about the City –“Beverly Hills” by Weezer, “All I Wanna Do” by Sheryl Crow, and “California Dreamin’” by The Mamas and The Papas quickly come to mind. La-La Land and its surrounding areas is also home base for many musicians – Maroon 5, Sublime, The Doors, The Monkees, The Beach Boys, and No Doubt to name a few. And lastly the three largest reality television singing competitions are all filmed in Los Angeles – American Idol, The Voice, and The X-Factor.
Music has certainly evolved in Tinseltown; from punk rock in the 1970’s to the massive music festivals that have Los Angeles known as the rave capital of North America in today’s era.With over 50 concerts next month in the City of Los Angeles alone, let’s take a look at what’s trending in the City of Angels for the month of September.
Top Concerts in Los Angeles – September 2013
Fifty-seven Los Angeles concerts will take place in the month of September at 13 different venues; that is third most in quantity behind Las Vegas (386) and New York (58). Depeche Mode Los Angeles tickets are the most expensive of any Los Angeles concert in September averaging $323 followed by Keith Urban tickets at $235. The average Los Angeles concert tickets next month average $162 on the secondary market.
|Los Angeles Concerts||No. of Shows||Avg. Price|
|Black Veil Brides||1||$97.56|
|The Dan Band||1||$37.50|
|The Mission UK||1||$80.00|
|Dorothy Chandler Pavilion||1||$325.00|
|Los Angeles Opera – Carmen||1||$325.00|
|El Rey Theater-CA||3||$85.83|
|Carly Rae Jepsen||1||$75.22|
|Michael W Smith||1||$104.88|
|Henry Fonda Theatre||4||$128.48|
|Minus the Bear||1||$74.00|
|Ra Ra Riot||1||$74.00|
|Earth Wind and Fire||3||$150.58|
|Los Angeles Philharmonic||4||$186.22|
|The Big Picture||1||$97.83|
|Los Angeles Sports Arena||1||$192.12|
|Nokia Theatre LA Live||3||$187.05|
|Gary Clark Jr.||1||$79.76|
|The Naked and Famous||1||$74.32|
Top Los Angeles Music Venues
Both “The Greek” and The Hollywood Bowl will host 14 Los Angeles music events next month, more than any other venue. The Los Angeles Philharmonic will play the most shows this month at four. Groups like fun. and Local Natives (from nearby Silver Lake) will play The Greek and appeal to the indie folk living in LA; the indie scene in Los Angeles is certainly on the rise in the last decade.
The Staples Center is the most expensive venue with just two music events next month in Calibash and Depeche Mode. Belasco Theatre-LA and Club Nokia are the cheapest venues in Los Angeles. Ariana Grande, Black Veil Brides, Cher, India.Arie, Morgan Page, The Dan Band, and The Mission UK all play the latter 59,000 square foot theatre.
We’ll leave you with this photo from Depeche Mode’s 1988 concert at the Rose Bowl, courtesy of modefan.com.
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