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Summer concerts in SoCal

Make concert-going your new hobby this summer!

Money is always better spent on experiences rather than items. Summer is a great time to make memories with friends, especially for seniors who will be going separate ways soon. What better way to make memories than to go watch bands or singers that you and your friends love? Here are some suggestions for who to see this summer:

Orange County:

Weezer and Panic! At The Disco, Irvine Meadows Amp. – Aug. 6.

Don’t miss Weezer or Panic! At The Disco as they play their classics such as “Beverly Hills” and “I Write Sins Not Tragedies.” Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, famous for the song “Cecilia and the Satellite”, will also be opening for the two headliners.

Songs to Know: “Death of a Bachelor”, “House of Memories”, “Don’t Threaten Me With a Good Time” (PATD) “Island in the Sun”, “Thank God for Girls”, “Buddy Holly”, “L.A Girlz” (Weezer)

Alabama Shakes, Irvine Meadows Amp. – Aug. 14.

The Alabama native blues-rock band comes to California for their “Sound & Color” tour. You might have heard their single “Don’t Wanna Fight” on alternative stations like KROQ. The folk-rock band Dawes, from Los Angeles, will be opening for Alabama Shakes.

Songs to Know: “Sound & Color”, “Always Alright”, “Gimme All Your Love”

* Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre will be closing in 2017. Enjoy the local concert venue while it lasts!

Los Angeles:

G-Eazy & Logic, The Forum – July 7.

The drive up to L.A will be worth it to watch G-Eazy & Logic on The Endless Summer Tour. The name of the tour says it all.

Songs to Know: “Hang Ten”, “All I Could Do”, “Lady Killers” (G-Eazy), “Young Sinatra III”, “Break it Down” (Logic)

Twenty One Pilots, The Forum – July 23.

There is no better way to release the built up teenage angst than at a Twenty One Pilot’s concert. Josh Dunn and Tyler Joseph bring a certain energy to the stage that will have the audience jumping and belting to every song. Be prepared to show up in a red beanie. The name of the tour, “The Emotional Roadshow”, foreshadows at the post concert depression that fans will be suffering from the next day.

Coldplay, Rose Bowl – Aug. 21.

To see Coldplay on their “A Head Full of Dreams Tour” would be a dream! Coldplay has music for everyone to enjoy. Take this opportunity to enjoy a family friendly concert with the family!

Songs to Know: “Hymn for the Weekend”, “A Head Full of Dreams”, “Fun”, “Adventure of a Lifetime”