There's nothing better than seeing your favorite band live in concert. We've put together a list of some of the best concerts coming to Los Angeles in February 2023, so whether you're looking for rock, Kpop, or Latin there's something on this list for everyone.
Lim Young Woong at Dolby Theatre (Feb 11 & 12)
Lim Young Woong is a South Korean singer and actor. Lim is the first winner of the MBC Music Star Audition in 1999, and made his debut with the album A Boy's Story in 1999. In 2004, he left for the army where he served for two years before returning as an actor in 2006. He has since starred in many TV dramas such as The King and I (2017), My Only One (2018) and Falsify (2019).
Lim will be performing at LA’s Dolby Theatre on February 11th at 7:30pm and February 12th.
A Flock of Seagulls at House of Blues Anaheim (Feb 16)
A Flock of Seagulls are a Welsh new wave band formed in 1979. The band achieved mainstream success in the early 1980s with their debut single "Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You)", which hit number one on the UK Singles Chart. Their 1982 album, The Story of a Young Heart, charted at number two on the Billboard 200 and was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). They also recorded two songs for the soundtrack to John Hughes' film Sixteen Candles: "I Ran (So Far Away)" and "Space Age Love Song".
In 1983, they released another album called Listen. It reached #1 in Australia and Canada and was certified gold by both RIAA and CRIA respectively. In 1984 they released their last album named The Best Of A Flock Of Seagulls which reached #2 on Billboard 200 but failed to chart any higher than this as it only had three new tracks included with classic hits such as 'I Ran' or 'Space Age Love Song'.
Los Temerarios at Kia Forum (Feb 16 & 17)
Los Temerarios are a Mexican band that have been performing for over 40 years. The group is known for their tropical style, as well as their choice of instruments: the charango, quena and mandolin.
They'll be performing at the Kia Forum on February 16 & 17! You should definitely go see them if you can!
Nelly at The Novo by Microsoft ( Feb 18)
Nelly is a rapper, producer and entrepreneur. His debut album, Country Grammar (2000), sold nine million copies in the US and was nominated for two Grammy Awards.. The following albums were released: Nellyville (2002) and Suit (2004). Nelly has had four number one albums on the Billboard 200. In 2019 the artist released the song "Hot In Herre" with Markey Funk Jr., which became popular in nightclubs worldwide.
Ace Frehley at The Coachhouse (Feb 23)
Ace Frehley is a rock guitarist and vocalist best known as the original lead guitarist for American hard rock band Kiss. He was ranked 38th on Guitar World's Top 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarists of All Time.
During his time with Kiss, he performed on their first five studio albums and one live album, all of which were certified gold or platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). He left Kiss in 1982, rejoined in 1996 for a reunion tour with the original line-up, and then was again replaced by Tommy Thayer from 2002 to 2004. He has remained active as a solo artist and session musician since leaving Kiss for good in 2002. His latest effort is “Spaceman” (2019), which reached #4 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart.
Steel Panther at House of Blues Anaheim (Feb 25)
If you're looking for a good time, Steel Panther is your band. The group's over-the-top stage show, flamboyant outfits and tongue-in-cheek lyrics have made them one of the most popular glam metal bands in a generation. Known for their infectious singles "Party Like Tomorrow Is The End Of The World" and "Death To All But Metal", this is the perfect concert if you want to experience classic rock with a modern twist. Steel Panther's latest album "Heavy Metal Rules" was released in 2019.
Ana Gabriel at Kia Forum (Feb 25 & 26)
On February 25 and 26, Ana Gabriel will take the stage at Kia Forum. She's one of the most important artists of Latin pop, having sold more than 30 million albums worldwide. Her music has been recorded in over 10 languages and she has performed for over 2 million people across Mexico, Central America and South America. Ana Gabriel has received numerous awards including a Grammy Award nomination, four Latin Grammy Award nominations, thirteen Lo Nuestro Awards, as well as awards from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers; in 2006, she received the Excellence Award at the Lo Nuestro Awards.
Chicago at Cerritos Center (Feb 26)
Formed in 1967, the group has released 16 studio albums, nine live albums, four compilation albums, and three box sets. Chicago is one of the most successful bands of all time with 22 Grammy Awards. In addition to their five consecutive number-one albums from 1970 through 1975 (the last three being certified as quadruple platinum), they achieved eight gold singles during the same period. Their collaboration with Earth Wind & Fire on “I'm a Man” reached #2 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart in 1973; this was the only single that reached the Top 40 for Chicago (and it did so after a gap of nearly two years).
Their music is often classified as either soft rock or jazz fusion due to its complex rhythms and instrumental texture. Elements such as horns and strings are common on their songs along with electric guitars and synthesizers.