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Greek Theatre, Gibson Amphitheatre announce upcoming lineups

March 5, 2010 |  5:00 am

The Gibson will have several Latin music acts, including Gilberto Santa Rosa, Pepe Aguilar and Vicente Fernández. Sugarland, the Go-Go's and Norah Jones will play the Greek.


System of a Down's Serj Tankian, Spanish tenor Jose Carreras, L.A. rockers 30 Seconds to Mars, kid-friendly group the Wiggles and the MTV Movie Awards are among the highlights of the 2010 subscription concert series being announced jointly Friday by the Greek Theatre and Gibson Amphitheatre.

Offerings include many veterans making return visits to the two facilities as well as a number of newer acts injecting some freshness to the lineups.

Tankian will bring his ambitious "Elect the Dead" symphony, from his 2007 solo album, to the Greek on July 30 with accompaniment from a full orchestra. Carreras also will appear with symphonic backing June 26 when he plays the Greek for the first time in 15 years.

The Gibson's schedule again features a plethora of Latin music acts, this year including the L.A. Salsa Festival with Gilberto Santa Rosa, Luis Enrique, Willy Chirino and Oscar D'Leon (May 7), Conjunto Primavera (June 12), Pepe Aguilar (July 16-17), Alejandro Sanz (July 23-24), Marco Antonio Solis (Sept. 25) and the venue's annual fall series of appearances by Vicente Fernández (Nov. 12-14).

Also on tap for the Gibson are Celtic Woman (May 6), a '70s prog-rock bill with Styx, Foreigner and Kansas (May 18), Backstreet Boys (June 26), the 2010 Teen Choice Awards (Aug. 8), Gary Allan and Jack Ingram (Sept. 9) and Heart (Sept. 18). The MTV Movie Awards will be June 6, and the Wiggles will appear Aug. 1.

The Greek lineup consists of the usual broad spectrum of rock, pop, country, jazz and Latino performers such as Sugarland (July 8), Yes and Peter Frampton (July 9), trumpeter Chris Botti (July 10), Jackson Browne with David Lindley (July 23), the Go-Go's (July 24), Ringo Starr (Aug. 7), Los Lonely Boys (Aug. 14), the Levon Helm Band and Jenny Lewis (Aug. 15), Rodrigo y Gabriela (Aug. 18), Al Green (Aug. 21), Norah Jones (Aug. 25), Sheryl Crow (Sept. 10) and Band of Horses (Sept. 25).

Concertgoers who buy tickets to at least three shows become members of the Premiere Marquee Club, which provides priority access to tickets and other benefits. There is no membership fee required. The PMC subscription program opens Friday and continues through the order deadline of April 13. The full schedule and other information is at www.pmcla.com or by phone at (818) 622-9987*.

--Randy Lewis

Photo: Serj Tankian. Credit: Jay Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

[*Corrected 3:20 p.m. March 6: An earlier version listed the wrong phone number for ticket information.]