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August 25, 2011
MUSIC Chart-topping rapper Lil Wayne is a complex dude. He's a perfectionist in the studio, sometimes laboring over and delaying albums for months or years, yet he also turns out a seemingly endless supply of off-the-cuff mix tapes. In any case, his long-awaited album "Tha Carter IV" is finally set to drop next week, making this concert especially timely. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 8808 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine. 7:30 p.m. Fri. $38.75-$201.75. (949) 855-8095. http://www.livenation.com.
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June 3, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Bob Dylan is bringing it all back home. A year after the legendary singer-songwriter was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, he's set to be decorated with France's prestigious Legion of Honor, according to Reuters , which said that a 17-member council had approved Dylan's nomination. In a letter to the French newspaper Le Monde, the council's grand chancellor, Jean-Louis Georgelin, described Dylan as an "exceptional artist" and a "tremendous singer and great poet" and confirmed rumors that he'd rejected an earlier nomination for Dylan based on what he called a "controversy.
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 29, 2010
Lilith Where: Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 8808 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine When: July 10 Price: $47.50 to $258 Info: http://www.lilithfair.com
ENTERTAINMENT
November 3, 2011
MUSIC Chris Brown has gone from a charming, fleet-footed newcomer to scorned domestic abuser and now seems to have returned to pop-rap's forefront with several cocky, sonically demanding singles like "Look at Me Now" and "Deuces. " Here he brings T-Pain and Tyga along for a headlining tour. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 8808 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine. 7 p.m. Sat. $10-$144.75. livenation.com.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 30, 2003
Concert: The annual KROQ Weenie Roast will be held June 14 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. More than 15 acts will be on the bill, including the white-hot White Stripes, Staind, Blur, the Foo Fighters and Sum 41. Tickets go on sale Saturday at noon.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 15, 2010
Sting with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra Where and when: 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Irvine. Tickets: $30 to $210 Information: http://www.hollywoodbowl.com or http://www.livenation.com
ENTERTAINMENT
June 2, 2009 | Todd Martens
Concert promotion behemoth Live Nation is scrapping service fees on a number of summer tours, with a few caveats. On Wednesday, the company will forgo its added service charges for 24 hours only. While the deal will be resurrected on Wednesdays throughout the summer, for now it's good only on lawn seats. All told, expect to save between $9 and $12 per ticket. The promotion will cover 43 venues around the country, among them a number of shows at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, including Coldplay, No Doubt, Blink-182 and the Fray.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 3, 2000 | RICHARD CROMELIN
* Creed, featuring lead singer Scott Strap, above, along with Collective Soul and Full Devil Jacket, will play Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on Sept. 23 and the Universal Amphitheatre on Sept. 25. Tickets go on sale Saturday. . . . Also coming to Universal and on sale Saturday: Mary J. Blige, with Jagged Edge and Avant, on Aug. 27 and Iron Maiden on Sept. 13. . . . Tickets go on sale Sunday for Tina Turner's Nov.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 8, 2000
Re "Rock's Singing a Different Tune About Corporate Sponsorship" (by Letta Tayler, June 30): I would like to add to the distressing list of pop stars endorsing products, rock 'n' roll acts accepting corporate tour sponsors and artists selling their songs for commercial jingles, the phenomenon of renaming our entertainment venues after business giants. Is everything for sale? "Irvine Meadows Amphitheater" may not have been the most imaginatively named arena, but saying "Verizon Wireless Amphitheater" nearly makes me choke.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 2000 | Erika I. Ritchie, (949) 574-4211
After voicing reluctance and distress, planning commissioners broke their stalemate with Verizon Wireless on Thursday and unanimously approved the communication company's sign for the former Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre. "I'm deeply disappointed Verizon hasn't shown itself as a better neighbor," Commissioner Chris Mears said.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 25, 2011
MUSIC Chart-topping rapper Lil Wayne is a complex dude. He's a perfectionist in the studio, sometimes laboring over and delaying albums for months or years, yet he also turns out a seemingly endless supply of off-the-cuff mix tapes. In any case, his long-awaited album "Tha Carter IV" is finally set to drop next week, making this concert especially timely. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 8808 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine. 7:30 p.m. Fri. $38.75-$201.75. (949) 855-8095. http://www.livenation.com.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 23, 2010
POP MUSIC John Mayer After getting himself into hot water with a controversial Playboy interview this year, guitar dude John Mayer has kept a low profile, toning down the shtick and letting his blues-tinged songs speak for him. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 8808 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine. 7 p.m. $48.10-$94.90. (949) 855-8095. http://www.livenation.com Dave Matthews Band Didn't fulfill Delta Chi's bro-folk quota at John Mayer? Try for more at this blowout set from the Dave.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 29, 2010
Lilith Where: Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 8808 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine When: July 10 Price: $47.50 to $258 Info: http://www.lilithfair.com
ENTERTAINMENT
June 15, 2010
Sting with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra Where and when: 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Irvine. Tickets: $30 to $210 Information: http://www.hollywoodbowl.com or http://www.livenation.com
ENTERTAINMENT
September 19, 2009 | Mikael Wood
Near the end of Blink-182's show Thursday night at Irvine's Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, bassist Mark Hoppus revealed what anyone who'd witnessed the previous hour already knew -- during the four-year hiatus that this SoCal trio recently ended, his bandmate Tom DeLonge hadn't grow up one bit. "Donny, you're like a child," Hoppus told the guitarist, paraphrasing a line from "The Big Lebowski." After calling it quits in 2005, Hoppus, DeLonge and drummer Travis Barker began playing together again late last year following a plane crash that Barker survived but that killed four others, including the drummer's assistant and bodyguard.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 2, 2009 | Todd Martens
Concert promotion behemoth Live Nation is scrapping service fees on a number of summer tours, with a few caveats. On Wednesday, the company will forgo its added service charges for 24 hours only. While the deal will be resurrected on Wednesdays throughout the summer, for now it's good only on lawn seats. All told, expect to save between $9 and $12 per ticket. The promotion will cover 43 venues around the country, among them a number of shows at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, including Coldplay, No Doubt, Blink-182 and the Fray.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 3, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Bob Dylan is bringing it all back home. A year after the legendary singer-songwriter was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, he's set to be decorated with France's prestigious Legion of Honor, according to Reuters , which said that a 17-member council had approved Dylan's nomination. In a letter to the French newspaper Le Monde, the council's grand chancellor, Jean-Louis Georgelin, described Dylan as an "exceptional artist" and a "tremendous singer and great poet" and confirmed rumors that he'd rejected an earlier nomination for Dylan based on what he called a "controversy.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 3, 2011
MUSIC Chris Brown has gone from a charming, fleet-footed newcomer to scorned domestic abuser and now seems to have returned to pop-rap's forefront with several cocky, sonically demanding singles like "Look at Me Now" and "Deuces. " Here he brings T-Pain and Tyga along for a headlining tour. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 8808 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine. 7 p.m. Sat. $10-$144.75. livenation.com.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 22, 2009 | Mikael Wood
While tens of millions of television viewers watched Kris Allen and Adam Lambert battle for the title of American Idol on Wednesday night, a different kind of showdown was taking place at Irvine's Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, where Nine Inch Nails and Jane's Addiction -- two veterans of the late-'80s/early-'90s alternative-rock boom -- played to a packed house nostalgic for an era when guyliner wasn't quite ready for prime time.
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