BIG Shows Coming: Los Angeles 2014

by Matthew Downes

We love new music here at ktc, but we’re also fans of both popular music and legacy artists.  Los Angeles is a hub for live concerts and the 2014 calendar is warming up to be one of the best.  Besides the resident(ed) festivals Coachella and Hard, we’re gonna show you some dates where you’ll need to put a fat red “x” on your calendar.

The Eagles will hold the re-opening party for the LA forum.  They’re hosting 6 nights on January 15th (opening night), 17th, 18th, 22nd, 24th and 25th.  Ticket Information

Justin Timberlake will be the 2nd artist to perform at the LA forum on January 20th. Ticket Information

One Direction added two dates for the fall of 2014 at the world famous Rose Bowl.  Ticket information

Coachella stand-out 2 Chainz just announced he’ll be returning to southern California through The Hollywood Palladium on February 21st.  Ticket Information

Kings of Leon, fresh off a new album and a pretty awesome performance at Life is Beautiful will be playing the freshened LA forum on March 21st.  ktc favorite Local Natives will open. Ticket Information

Aurora’s favorite Sound Tribe Sector 9 (STS9) is coming back to the Hollywood Palladium on January 24th. Some pics from that dance party here. Ticket Information

The legendary Billy Joel is performing twice at the great Hollywood Bowl on May 17th and 22nd.  Ticket Information

ktc favorite Band of Horses is returning for a semi-intimate night of acoustic music at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre on February 11th.  Tickets are limited and might be sold out, but find out more here.

Popstar Lady Gaga brings The ARTPOP Ball to the Staples center on July 21st.  Ticket Information

Paul Simon and Sting On Stage Together at the LA forum on February 15th. Ticket Information

Cher takes her show on the road to Los Angeles July 7th at the Staples Center. Ticket Information

Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers with Edie Brickell at the Hollywood Bowl three nights July 2nd through 4th.  Quite the ambitious trek!  Ticket information

Black Sabbath returns to Los Angeles through the Hollywood Bowl as well on April 26th. Ticket Information

Franz Ferdinand is at the Wiltern on April 29th.  Ticket Information

Another boy band, The Wanted, performs at the Wiltern on May 1st. Ticket Information

Composer Philip Glass has three nights scheduled at Royce Auditorium on the UCLA campus May 2nd through 4th.  Ticket Information

Electronic outfit kraftwerk will be performing all 8 of their recorded albums over the course of 4 nights at the Walt Disney Concert Hall on March 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st. Ticket Information

Angel Olsen returns with a new record label and a big show at the Echoplex on March 2nd. Ticket Information

High-flying Acapella group Pentatonix comes to the Orpheum Theater two nights on March 1st and 2nd. Ticket Information

David Crosby has 5 nights at the world famous Troubadour on February 23rd, 24th, 25th, 27th and 28th. Ticket Information

Miley Cyrus has one night at the Staples Center with Icona Pop and Sky Ferreira. Ticket Information

Imagine Dragons with The Naked and Famous and Nico Vega at the LA forum on February 14th.  Happy Valentines Day! Ticket Information

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