Ah, Los Angeles. A mecca for concertgoers and event lovers alike. As the summer kicks off, it may seem daunting to choose which concerts in Los Angeles are worth going to (and paying for). But have no fear; Here’s an outline of some of the must-see events in June to keep you entertained.
U2 | June 3rd at the Forum
Yes, we’re all still confused about the Songs of Innocence tracks that magically appeared on Apple products everywhere last fall. But honestly, U2 is pretty legendary. Let’s agree to forgive and forget on this one because they’re coming to Los Angeles and we should all be stoked about it. Their Innocence + Experience tour is the first time they’ve been on the road since 2011. Given endless options of concerts in Los Angeles, here’s one you don’t want to miss (with tickets anywhere from $45-$300). So let’s head to the Forum and soak up some of the best rock tunes in the game.
Sufjan Stevens | June 4th at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
The Michigan based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist is headed to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion next month, bringing back his folk roots with the record Carrie & Lowel. The album has been met with critical acclaim, including tracks following the trials of Stevens’ life with his bipolar and schizophrenic mother, Carrie, and stepfather Lowell Brams. His relaxing, sincere songs are the perfect June concert. With tickets around $60, the show is a must-see for those of you who appreciate serious instrumental talent. Between all the hyped up concerts in Los Angeles, Sufjan Stevens is for someone who wants to enjoy a more low-key event.
Of Mice and Men | June 5th at The Wiltern
Coming off a sweet performance at Rock in Rio in Las Vegas, Of Mice and Men are heading toward the end of their tour right here in Los Angeles. They’re set to take The Wiltern by storm on June 5th, bringing those metalcore tunes with their album Restoring Force: Full Circle. This special extended version of their third album includes an acoustic version of their single ‘Feels Like Forever,’ as well as their new single ‘Broken Generation.’ With support from two other acts, Crown The Empire and Volumes, the show is sure to make waves in the LA concert scene next month, with tickets from $30.
Playboy Jazz Festival | June 13th–14th at the Hollywood Bowl
Here’s a little mid-June pick me up that you won’t want to miss. With artists like Aloe Blacc, Herbie Hancock, and Jason Moran, the 37th annual Playboy Jazz Festival is going to be one for the books. George Lopez is set to host for the third consecutive year, so you know it’ll be a good time. Unique from most concerts in Los Angeles, This two-day event at the Hollywood Bowl celebrates the best in jazz as well as upcoming artists, so let’s give them a little love. Tickets range anywhere from $35-$70, but they’re selling out fast!
Surfer Blood | June 19th at the Troubadour
Remember Surfer Blood’s killer performance at Coachella 2014? If you didn’t get a chance to see them, now is your chance! They’re headed to the Troubadour with their third album, ‘1000 Palms.’ This cool indie rock band is sure to be a gem amongst concerts in Los Angeles this month, and just what your June needs. Plus, tickets will only cost you about 20 bucks!
No doubt these artists will give next month the energy it deserves!