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The first concert of the fall at the majestic and historic Hollywood Bowl is one of two rescheduled dates for classic rockers Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina. That’s on Thursday, Sept. 22, the first day of Autumn, with the second on Saturday, Sept. 24. From there, the fall program at the Bowl takes in many genres and eras. ‘80s icon Grace Jones performs on a bill with CHVRCHES; Pitbull and Iggy Azalea join forces; there’s jazz with Herbie Hancock and dance music with Jamie xx; classic rock with Stevie Nicks, and hip-hop from Wu-Tang and Nas. Other highlights include the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, New Order and Pet Shop Boys, RÜFÜS DU SOL, Florence + the Machine, this week’s featured star Danny Elfman, The Who, Smashing Pumpkins and Jane’s Addiction, and the We Can Survive concert featuring Alanis Morissette, Halsey, Garbage and more.
The allure of live music and live events is getting harder and harder to resist – even for those of us who’ve avoided going out the past couple of years due to COVID-19. By now, most of us have had the virus and/or have been vaccinated so we know that even if we get it (again), it isn’t likely to be too bad. The profound joy and spiritual release that live entertainment provides is worth the risk. And that goes for both performer and audience. Of course, life happens, and plans can change on a dime due to illness (Dave Navarro just announced he won’t be on tour with Jane’s Addiction this Fall due to long COVID symptoms), rehab announcements (Bauhaus canceled shows due to Peter Murphy’s problems), VISA issues and sometimes, a combo of all of these. These are precarious times, but they also are exciting times, and in Los Angeles the seasonal transition from Summer to Fall, in 2022 anyway, signals more (not less) anticipation for events in venues big and small. Here, we offer a Fall Concert Survival Guide with tips to navigate what’s shaping up to be a very busy season. Rock on LA Weekly readers. We love being out there with you again.
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