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(credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)


When it comes to music, one thing is for sure: LA knows how to put on a good show. After all, with the great outdoor venues and weather, what band is going to pass up an opportunity to play venues like the Hollywood Bowl, or The Greek Theatre? Whether it’s an outdoor show or not, LA is playing host to some amazing bands this summer. Here are just a few of the best.
Foo Fighters (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Foo Fighters (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)


The Foo Fighters
LA Forum
3900 W Manchester Blvd
Inglewood, CA 90305
(310) 330-7300
www.fabulousforum.com
Date: September 21 & 22, 2015

Looking to capitalize on their latest HBO documentary and album that accompanied it, The Foo Fighters make their way back to LA to play the LA Forum for a two night gig. The Foo Fighters ‘World Tour’ will feature headlining tracks from the Sonic Highways album, as well as old hits from many of their top albums. The September 21st show begins at 7:30pm, while the September 22nd show beings at 7pm.

Taylor Swift (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Taylor Swift (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)


Taylor Swift
STAPLES Center
1111 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 742-7100
www.staplescenter.com
Date: August 21, 22, 24, 25 & 26, 2015

Taylor Swift’s career is about as hot as it can get right now. In support of her latest album, “1989” which was released in October of 2014, Swift hits the stage at the STAPLES Center to wow Angelenos once more. Hits from the album including “Style,” “Black Space,” “This Love,” and “Shake It Off” will be the focus of Swift’s show, while fans will also get the chance to hear more of her pop-country hits too.

(Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

(Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)


Fleetwood Mac
LA Forum
3900 W Manchester Blvd
Inglewood, CA 90305
(310) 330-7300
www.fabulousforum.com
Date: August 10 & 14, 2015

When you think of classic bands from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s, Fleetwood Mac has to be on the list. The band, which have sold more than 100 million records worldwide are still incredibly relevant after all of the time that’s passed which says a lot. Making their way back to LA on August 10 and 14, the band will be playing the LA Forum for two nights and it’s sure to be one not to miss. While the first half of the set is more rock oriented, the middle of the set is everything Lindsey Buckingham, who will wow the crowd with acoustic hits.

Apparently paying taxes wasn't always on the mind of Willie Nelson: the country crooner was forced to pay the U.S. government $16 million after they seized his assets in 1990 over an allegedly fraudulent tax shelter. (credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT)

Apparently paying taxes wasn’t always on the mind of Willie Nelson: the country crooner was forced to pay the U.S. government $16 million after they seized his assets in 1990 over an allegedly fraudulent tax shelter. (credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT)


Willie Nelson & Family
The Greek Theatre
2700 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 665-5857
www.greektheatrela.com
Date: July 18, 2015

Legendary music makers and Grammy Award winning artists Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss & Union Station Featuring Jerry Douglas will be hitting the stage at the Greek Theatre this May for a night that you won’t want to miss. As part of a 14 city U.S. tour, Nelson and friends will make a pit stop at The Greek to follow up from their immense success of their 2014 tour. Marking the second time they will all be playing together, if it’s anything like 2014’s tour, fans can expect flawless musicianship, award-winning songs and an unforgettable evening.

(Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

(Rick Diamond/Getty Images)


The Who
STAPLES Center
1111 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 742-7100
www.staplescenter.com
Date: September 21, 2015 at 7pm

The Who, one of music’s most legendary bands, is celebrating their 50-year legacy with an event you won’t want to miss. Playing The STAPLES Center in September, The Who hits the stage for their “The Who Hits 50!” tour where fans can expect to hear classic hits like “Won’t Get Fooled Again,” “My Generation,” “Baba O’Riley,” “Who Are You,” “I Can’t Explain,” “Pinball Wizard” and “Behind Blue Eyes.” The English rock band formed in 1964 and is consisted of 2 of music’s legendary musicians, Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend.

Photo courtesy of AEG Live

Photo courtesy of AEG Live


Journey
The Hollywood Bowl
2301 Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90068
(323) 850-2000
www.hollywoodbowl.com
Date: Jun 20, 2015 at 8pm

Journey might not have all of the original members that it did when it formed in 1973, but you wouldn’t know the difference thanks to fill in lead Arnel Pineda who happens to have almost the same vocal chords as Steve Perry. To celebrate opening night at The Hollywood Bowl, Journey along with the Steve Miller Band will kick things off on June 20th. Opening night at The Hollywood Bowl is always one of the most highly anticipated events of the summer season, and this will be no exception. Along with great music from two of the most storied rock bands, a spectacular firework display will be on hand. Grab some food, setup a picnic and get the summer off to a great start!

(Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)

(Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)


Ed Sheeran
The Hollywood Bowl
2301 Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90068
(323) 850-2000
www.hollywoodbowl.com
Date: June 24 & 25, 2015 at 7:30pm

If you haven’t had a chance to listen to Ed Sheeran and his soulful voice, you’re in for a treat. The Hollywood Bowl presents Ed Sheeran for two nights as the singer/songwriter will play through acoustic pop, folk and witty lyricism. Hits include “Thinking Out Loud,” “I See Fire,” and “Give Me Love.”

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