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OC Concerts To Look Forward To In 2014

December 17, 2013 6:00 AM

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Orange County is loaded with great music venues and 2014 will bring some of the biggest bands in the world to Orange County. The OC was host to some legendary shows this past year. And, with the OC becoming an appealing place to tour for a lot of bands, you can expect some big shows to come. With an amazing year of music in Orange County behind us, we look forward to 2014’s top events.

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(credit: Mark Davis/Getty Images)


Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion
The Observatory
3503 S. Harbor Blvd.
Santa Ana, CA 92704
(714) 957-0600
Date: Jan. 10, 2014 at 8pm
www.observatoryoc.com/snoop-dogg

Whether it is as Snoop Dogg or Snoop Lion, Long Beach legend Calvin Broadus Jr. always throws down quite the show. He has over two decades worth of material to pull from and playing a semi-hometown show should make for an interesting crowd. Expect any or all of “Doggystyle,” the seminal album from señor Dogg, but his newer tunes are always crowd pleasers. His newest incarnation, Snoop Lion, has more of a reggae flair, so it won’t just be “Gin and Juice” all night long.

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(credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)


Styx
Grove Of Anaheim
2200 E. Katella Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92806
(714) 712-2700
Date: Jan. 22, 2014 at 8pm
www.citynationalgroveofanaheim.com

Renegades come, one and all, and enjoy Styx at the Grove of Anaheim. Tommy Shaw and crew will be playing tunes from any of the 30 million albums they have sold over the past half-decade including “Come Sail Away” and more. The Canadian rockers have been touring for so long that their show is a precise execution in how to perform live, so the outdoor venue of the Grove is perfect for their large sound and professional execution. This is one of the available dinner shows, as well, so order early and sit down with a nice meal to enjoy the show in style.

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(credit: George De Sota/Getty Images)


Queensryche
House of Blues Anaheim
1530 S. Disneyland Drive
Anaheim, CA 92802
(714) 778-2583
Date: Jan. 25, 2014 at 8pm
www.houseofblues.com

2014 might be the best time to enjoy the best of 1984 and Queensryche is going to help you get there. The House of Blues in Anaheim is hosting a sweet gig with the rockers to bring back some fond feelings of nostalgia while banging your head for over an hour. Any show involving Queensryche needs a tiny bit of research, as the band has splintered over the years around the different lead singers. This show will feature John Corabi who is not the original vocalist (Geoff Tate). Expect a less insane show, as Tate tends to fight with the crowd a bit and cause his own controversy, something that will keep you from enjoying “Operation: Mindcrime” to the fullest.

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P!nk
The Honda Center
2695 E Katella Ave
Anaheim, CA 92806
(714) 704-2400
Date: January 29, 2014 at 7:30pm
www.hondacenter.com

Following her sold out Southern California show last February and two sold out shows this previous October, P!nk returns for a performance at The Honda Center in Anaheim. The “Truth About Love Tour” is presented by Covergirl and will feature songs from her latest album which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and went certified double platinum. P!nk collaborated with show director and her creative partner Baz Halpin to put together a visually creative stage production which will have you in awe.

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(credit: Cory Schwartz/Getty Images)


Yuck
Detroit Bar
843 W. 19th St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 642-0600
Date: Jan. 31, 2014 at 8pm
www.detroitbar.com/yuck-costa-mesa

British gents Yuck are going to grace our shores in the most intimate way possible: with a headlining show at the minuscule Detroit Bar. Even though the group only has two albums to its name, it has been a touring monster for a few years and has played some of the more major music festivals around the world. Although Yuck hails from across the pond, the band released its music on Fat Possum and has a sort of lo-fi growl sound more akin to American favorites like Dinosaur Jr and Sonic Youth. This group will mostly be playing from its new album “Glow and Behold,” but that’s to be expected when a band is on the road in support of their latest output.

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(credit: Michael Buckner/Getty Images)


Miley Cyrus
The Honda Center
2695 E Katella Ave
Anaheim, CA 92806
(714) 704-2400
Date: February 20, 2014 at 7pm
www.hondacenter.com

Featuring special guest Icona Pop, Miley Cyrus hits the stage February 20th for her much anticipated Bangerz Tour. Produced by Live Nation, Miley will be singing hits such as ‘Wrecking Ball’, ‘We Can’t Stop’, and more from her ‘Bangerz’ album. The album, which debuted at #1 on both the Billboard Top 200 Album chart and the Digital Album Charts with over 270,000 sold has been a hit since its debut. Expect to see surprises from this pop sensation!

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(credit: Karl Walter/Getty Images for Coachella)


Coachella 2014
Empire Polo Field
81-800 Avenue 51
Indio, CA 92201
(323) 930-5700
Dates: April 11th-13th, April 18th-20th
www.coachella.com

Your concert schedule would not be complete without attending Southern California’s premier music event: Coachella. Each year, the festival announces it’s lineup to much fan fare. With the lineup of 2013 including hit acts like The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phoenix, Blur, Hot Chip, Modest Mouse, Passion Pit and many many others, you can rest assured that 2014 will not disappoint. The event, which takes place each year at the Empire Polo Fields in the Coachella Valley, takes place over 2 weeks in mid-April this year.

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(credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)


Stagecoach 2014
Empire Polo Field
81-800 Avenue 51
Indio, CA 92201
(323) 930-5700
Dates: April 25-27
www.stagecoachfestival.com

Get out your cowboy boots because California’s Country music festival returns this year with some of country’s top musical stars. Expect to see Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan who will headline the 2014 Stagecoach Country Music Festival which returns again this year at the Empire Polo Club in Indio. Other top artists include Eric Church, Easton Corbin, Loretta Lynn, Hunter Hayes, Jennifer Nettles, and many others. Tickets are still available on the Stagecoach website.

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(credit: Brad Barket/Getty Images)


Gavin DeGraw
City National Grove of Anaheim
2200 E Katella Ave
Anaheim, CA 92806
(714) 712-2700
Date: April 29 at 8pm
www.citynationalgroveofanaheim.com

Multi-Platinum recording artist Gavin DeGraw is set to play his first set of tour dates for early 2014 and will perform at the City National Grove of Anaheim in early April. Fans will have the chance to see this great artist live on stage on his latest tour with a proceed of all US ticket sales purchased going directly to the Wounded Warriors Project which helps bring awareness to injured service members. Expect hits from DeGraw’s fourth studio album Make A Move as well as older hits such as “Not Over You”, “Best I Ever Had” and more.

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(credit: Simone Joyner / Getty Images)


We Are Scientists
The Constellation Room
3503 S. Harbor Blvd.
Santa Ana, CA 92704
(714) 957-0600
Date: May 8, 2014 at 9pm
www.constellationroom.com

The trio We Are Scientists are back with another exciting show at the Constellation Room. This small venue has become a second home for the band, hosting the group at least once or twice a year for the last few. This consistent touring schedule has built a huge fan base in the local area and shows tend to sell out anytime We Are Scientists come to town, so buy your tickets early. The band formed in nearby Claremont, so its SoCal roots run deep and always deliver a killer show to the crowds in Orange County.

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(credit: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)


Warped Tour 2014
Pomona Fairplex
1101 W. McKinley Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768
(909) 623-3111
Date: June 20
www.vanswarpedtour.com

Get ready for the 2014 Warped Tour which will include rock’s top acts such as Saves The Day, I the Mighty, Mayday Parade, Mixtapes, Plague Vendor, For Today, Beartooth, Air Dubai and more. This year, if you bring in your old cell phone to the event, you’ll be able to skip the line!

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(credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


Cher
The Honda Center
2695 E Katella Ave
Anaheim, CA 92806
(714) 704-2400
Date: July 7 at 8pm
www.hondacenter.com

Cher returns for her Dressed to Kill Tour right after America’s holiday. On July 7, head to the Honda Center for a show that will surely not disappoint. The only and only Cher herself will perform hits such as “Believe”, “I Hope You Find It”, “Strong Enough” and more for fans.

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Jesse Seilhan is a writer, editor and photographer from the California Bay Area. After moving to Long Beach, Jesse continues his passion for writing and music by covering concerts, interviewing top artists, and giving a dose of wisdom in a crazy, mixed-up musical world. His work can be found at Examiner.com.

 

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