The Los Angeles Summer 2014 Concert Guide For Classic Rock Acts

Music lovers are spoiled in Los Angeles with dozens of options each day to catch a show just about anywhere in the city. With the summer concert season just revving up to a start, we wanted to help make the deciding easier for you by laying out this summer’s concert season in one ultimate guide for classic artists.

From the big arenas to L.A.’s beloved outdoor theaters, there’s a concert for everyone this summer. Plus, ’tis the season of double-bill shows with many classic artists on tour together from Boston and Cheap Trick to Gladys Knight and Kool & the Gang, giving you a double dosage of music in one night.

So clear out your schedules and get ready for a jam-packed concert season with these rockin’ classic acts rolling through SoCal this summer.

The Forum:

July 3rd: Queen with Adam Lambert; buy tickets

July 8th: KISS and Def Leppard; buy ticketsĀ 

July 12th: Steely Dan; buy tickets

July 29th: Boston and Cheap Trick; buy tickets

July 30th: Aerosmith with Slash; buy tickets

The Greek Theatre:

July 19th: Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band; buy tickets

July 26th: Styx, Foreigner, Don Felder; buy tickets

Aug. 1st: Chicago and REO Speedwagon; buy tickets

Aug. 7th: Michael McDonald and Toto; buy tickets

Aug. 16th: Smokey Robinson; buy tickets

Aug. 24th: YES; buy tickets

Aug. 29th: Retro Futura Tour with Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey, Howard Jones, Ultravox’s Midge Ure, China Crisis, Katrina with Katrina and the Waves; buy tickets

The Hollywood Bowl:

July 13th: Grease Sing-a-long; buy tickets

July 21st: Motley Crue and Alice Cooper; buy tickets

Aug. 8-9: Gladys Knight and Kool & the Gang; buy tickets

Ford Amphitheatre:

June 21st: Johnny Rivers and Jimmy Webb, hosted by Gary Bryan; buy tickets


July 7th: Cher with Cyndi Lauper; buy tickets

Honda Center:

July 9th: Cher with Cyndi Lauper; buy tickets

Saban Theatre:

June 28th: Foghat; buy tickets

June 29th: The Pointer Sisters; buy tickets

July 13th: Kenny Loggins; buy tickets

July 18th: Happy Together Tour starring The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie, Chuck Negron formerly of Three Dog Night, Mark Farner formerly of Grand Funk Railroad, Gary Lewis & The Playboys and more; buy tickets

Aug. 9th: The 5th Dimension; buy tickets

Dodger Stadium:

Aug. 10: Paul McCartney; buy tickets

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