March 22nd, 2012, 11:09 am · · posted by BEN WENER, THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
So what does it mean that Canadian sensation Drake‘s next Southern California appearance will be his largest yet, May 8 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine? Since his Viejas Arena gig was larger but still tied to a school (San Diego State), should this date be considered somehow tied to … UCI?
No? Too much of a stretch?
Doesn’t really matter what you call it. Bound to be a wild night all the same.
J. Cole, who made a cameo during Drake’s striking performance earlier this month at USC’s Galen Center, will deliver a proper opening set for the O.C. gig, as will Wacka Flocka Flame, Meek Mill, 2 Chainz and French Montana.
Tickets, $43.75-$93.75, go on sale Saturday, March 24, at 10 a.m., with pre-sales underway ’til Friday at 10 p.m.
That’s only one of three Verizon shows announced this week. We already learned about Kiss and Mötley Crüe teaming up for a tour that stops there in August. But also on the way is the return of Danzig Legacy, the three-set show that creative force Glenn Danzig brought to Gibson Amphitheatre last year.
The concept — which pulls together Danzig’s same-named band, a turn from his second group Samhain and a headlining performance from his version of hardcore mainstay Misfits (also featuring guitarist Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein) — will come to the Irvine amphitheater on May 26. It’s one of only four U.S. shows this year, and the sole West Coast date. Tickets, $13.13-$69.50, are on sale now.
And along with Jack White’s two shows in May, there’s one more at the Wiltern: a solo appearance from Glenn Frey on May 26, behind the Eagles veteran’s first album since 1995, After Hours, a collection of love songs from the ’40s to the present. Tickets, $47.50-$85, are on sale Saturday at 10 a.m.
Photo, from a January show at the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, by Ethan Miller, Getty Images.
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