Greek Theatre and Gibson Amphitheatre announce summer series
The Greek Theatre and the Gibson Amphitheatre have announced their forthcoming summer concert series for 2009, along with an expanded edition of their Premiere Marquee Club perks package. Among the notable headliners this season at the Greek are alt-country siren Neko Case, chamber-folk auteur Andrew Bird, dapper soul man John Legend and globe-trotting folk veterans Gipsy Kings. The Gibson’s lineup includes crooner Frankie Valli, metal stalwarts Judas Priest and ranchero legend Vicente Fernandez.
The Premiere Marquee Club’s broadened perks this year (available to anyone buying advance tickets to combinations of three, five or seven shows) include guaranteed seating, valet parking, special concession lines and advance pre-sales. The full summer lineups for each, after the jump.
Celtic Woman, April 25; L.A. Latin Jazz Festival, May 16; Allman Brothers Band & the Doobie Brothers, May 19-20; War, May 23; Video Games Live, June 4; "A Prairie Home Companion," June 5; Super '70s Soul Jam Spectacular, June 6; Neko Case, June 12; Emmylou Harris, June 24; Chris Botti, July 9; Andrew Bird, July 10; Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs, July 11; Counting Crows, July 21; George Thorogood & Jonny Lang, July 26 Lyle Lovett, Aug. 7; Morris Day, Aug. 8; Jackson Browne, Aug. 12; Los Lonely Boys & Los Lobos, Aug. 16; Jefferson Starship, Aug. 23; Tom Jones, Aug. 25; Chris Isaak, Aug. 26; Dream Theater, Aug. 29; John Legend, Sept. 1; Bob Weir & Ratdog, Sept. 5; Bonnie Raitt & Taj Mahal, Sept. 11; Old School Jams Live with Lisa Lisa, Sept. 13; Flogging Molly, Sept. 17; Gipsy Kings, Sept. 18-19; 94.7 the Wave Smooth Jazz Night, Sept. 25-26; Loggins & Messina, Oct. 2; Heart, Oct. 17; Go Country 105 Summer Under tThe Stars Concert, TBA; Crosby, Stills & Nash, TBA.
Amanda Miguel and Diego Verdaguer, May 15; Ramon Ayala, May 16; MTV Movie Awards, May 31; Frankie Valli, June 19; Polo Polo, June 20; Emmanuel, June 26; Ultimate Doo-Wop Show, June 27; '80s Regeneration Tour with ABC, July 9; the O’Jays, July 10; Intocable, July 18; Il Divo, July 20; the Wiggles, July 25-26; Hippiefest with the Turtles, July 31; Judas Priest, Aug. 2; Teen Choice Awards, Aug. 9; Chelsea Handler, Aug. 22; Pepe Aguilar, Aug. 28; Marco Antonio Solis, Sept. 18-19; the Temptations, Sept. 25; Ana Gabriel, Sept. 26; Vicente Fernandez, Nov. 6-8; Kathy Griffin, Nov. 27; the Brian Setzer Orchestra, Dec. 18.
-- August Brown
Neko Case photo by Jason Creps