Ten Upcoming Concerts in LA You Don’t Want to Miss
As Covid protocols are loosening up, cancelled tours and festivals from the last two years are beginning to bounce back in full motion. 2020 and 2021 weren’t the best time for live music because staying in was the need of the hour. As the United States is processing a slow recovery, musicians are getting back on the scene with two years’ worth of energy for fans who have been waiting patiently to watch their favorite acts in person. A good year for entertainment is a good year for Los Angeles. Here are ten exciting shows scheduled to take place in the city that you should mark on your calendar:
The Marías (Cinema Live Tour)
March 12, 13 | The Novo
Los Angeles indie pop outfit The Marías are on the come up. Their most recent album, “Cinema,” has been nominated for the 2022 Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical. This has set them on the path to mainstream success and it is a matter of time before they start playing larger, pricier venues.
Tyler the Creator w/ Vince Staples, Kali Uchis & Teezo Touchdown (Call Me If You Get Lost Tour)
March 31 | Crypto.com Arena
“Call Me If You Get Lost” was yet another installment in Tyler the Creator’s vibrant and eclectic discography. Its supporting North American tour will feature an all-star supporting cast, making it even tougher to pass on. Tyler is at the peak of his career and there’s no better time to watch him perform his best work (thus far).
Billie Eilish (Happier Than Ever, The World Tour)
April 6, 8, 9 | The Forum
America’s favorite overachiever is finally back on the road. Billie Eilish has had a hold on the music industry ever since she broke into the mainstream in 2016, and today, she is among the most sensational personalities in the business. Right before headlining Coachella, Eilish will also be playing three shows at the Forum. You best believe it’s going to be packed every night.
April 29 | Greek Theatre
Riot grrrl band Bikini Kill led the underground feminist punk movement of the 90s. By the 21st century, however, their presence in the music scene became more sporadic as they eased into veteran status. This makes every performance by them highly precious because we have no way to tell when (or if) it’ll happen again.
Nas w/ Los Angeles Philharmonic
May 1 | Walt Disney Concert Hall
What’s greater than a hip-hop performance? A hip-hop performance backed by an entire orchestra. There’s no better artist to watch embrace this concert format than rap pioneer and New York legend Nas. With a prolific career that has spanned three decades, he has an abundance of hits that are waiting to be reimagined by one of LA’s most innovative ensembles.
Paul McCartney (Got Back Tour)
May 13 | SoFi Stadium
When Paul McCartney goes on tour, the possibilities are endless — he could pull out any of the countless hits he wrote for the Beatles or the Wings or his solo career. As he approaches eighty, fans need to jump on every opportunity they get to witness him in the flesh. This will always be a huge deal!
Olivia Rodrigo (Sour Tour)
May 24, 25 | Greek Theatre
Besides being the hottest new name in music, Olivia Rodrigo is also an artist who emerged amid the COVID-19 pandemic. That means she’s never truly experienced nationwide audiences cheering her on from night to night … until now. Her critically acclaimed debut album, “Sour,” was released last year and the 19-year-old prodigy will be hitting the road this April to bask in its glory.
Jack White (The Supply Chain Issues Tour)
May 31, June 1 | YouTube Theatre
Jack White is back with a huge promise: two new albums and an international tour all in one year. The first three singles are out and have been creating a buzz. It’s been nearly five years since his last tour, so the anticipation is particularly high since he is nothing short of spectacular on stage.
Red Hot Chili Peppers w/ Beck & Thundercat (2022 Global Stadium Tour)
July 31 | SoFi Stadium
California’s beloved Red Hot Chili Peppers always go big, especially when they’re in their home state. With new music on the horizon, fans across the world are welcoming the band back with open arms. If that wasn’t enough, they have two of the most versatile musicians opening for them in LA! Based on their respective track records, none of them will not disappoint!
Bad Bunny w/ Diplo (World’s Hottest Tour)
Sept. 30, Oct. 1 | SoFi Stadium
If you didn’t catch him the first time around on the El Último Tour del Mundo, no need to worry! Puerto Rican reggaeton sensation Bad Bunny will once again pass through Los Angeles on his second tour of the year, this time with back-to-back dates in Inglewood. After all, it is no surprise that one of the most streamed artists in the world is in such high demand.