Posts Tagged ‘concert’
Big Music Buildings Impress Our Flying Tour Guests
As any of our guests will tell you when they arrange a helicopter tour of Los Angeles with us, seeing man-made structures from above is completely different from nature’s landscapes. They are really surprised when they see what we captured in this aerial photograph over downtown Los Angeles. The odd structure of Frank Gehry‘s Walt Disney Concert Hall across the street from the traditional architecture of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Both theaters host classical music concerts like the Los Angeles Philharmonic as well as the L.A. Opera and ballet. However, the range of music hosted at these two venues far exceeds the confines of classical music. New symphonic works, jazz, world music – the range is considerable and there always will be something here for all musical tastes. The Walt Disney Concert Hall extends the opportunities for theatrical culture with its proximity to the Music Center which, besides the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, also includes the Broadway-style Ahmanson Theater and the more intimate Mark Taper Forum. The presence of these music and theater venues so near Grand Park create a wonderful focus of activity in the newly reinvigorated downtown. With this activity in the north part of the downtown area and L.A. Live occupying the southern portion there is so much more to see and do right in downtown Los Angeles there is almost no reason to leave…except maybe to visit Hollywood, Beverly Hills and the beach communities on our custom private Los Angeles tour.
The Boys are Back in Town –
One Direction Plays the Rose Bowl in Pasadena –
on Their Luxury Tour
Coming to a historic football stadium this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, British boy band One Direction (1D), still hot after being discovered in 2010 on Simon Cowell‘s X Factor television show, will fill the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena with 60,000+ screaming fans and pop music lovers. It is a busy weekend for the oldest of the great college football arenas. And though she is old (games have been played here since 1902) she is looking very good these days after recent renovations and revitalizations made the stadium worthy of continuing as a home field for the UCLA Bruins, site of the annual New Year’s Day Tournament of Roses and periodically the host of the BCS Championship Game – the Superbowl of college football. Accompanying 1D on this tour will be 5 Seconds of Summer (5SoS), an equally popular boy band from Australia. Oh, the teenyboppers that will be populating Los Angeles this weekend. It boggles the mind. 5SOS appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel show earlier this year. We took the photograph below on a private Los Angeles tour in Hollywood of the young ladies waiting behind the studio to see the lads and proffer marriage proposals.
Fly Right to the Concert
It’s tax day and surely you have sent in the paperwork to the various tax agencies and collected your refunds, right? Now you are wondering what to do with the loads of extra cash burning a hole in your pocket. Here’s an idea. Tickets for the Rolling Stones 50 Years and Counting launch concert in Los Angeles at the Staples Center on May 2nd go on sale at 10:00 a.m. today. We hope we are not too late letting you know about this. An even more impressive idea. Let us fly you by private luxury helicopter to a landing pad atop a building adjacent to the Staples Center. This private Los Angeles helicopter tour allows you to skip all the traffic and get a birdseye view of the city as it prepares to greet the Stones on this historic concert tour.
The Stones will return to the Los Angeles area on May 15th for a concert at the Honda Center in Anaheim. Contact us about a helicopter tour to the concert.
Vicente Fernandez Plays the Staples Center in Los Angeles
Right across the street from the Grammy Museum, where musicians are honored, one of the most honored of Spanish-singing artists will pack the Staples Center tomorrow night, March 24th (7:00 p.m.). For more than 50 years this King of Ranchera Music has thrilled and moved audiences around the world. Arising from humble beginnings in Mexico, good fortune and his amazing talent allowed Vicente to perform in front of audiences on stage, on television and in the movies. He is still a devoted stage performer even after 35 years on the trail, more than 50 albums and 30 movies later. He might possibly represent the last of the great ranchera singers so take this opportunity to purchase tickets and attend this show. We often conduct private Los Angeles tours in Spanish (with a translator) for guests from the many Spanish-speaking countries all over the world. We will certainly suggest to any Mexican music aficionados sightseeing with us that they not miss this opportunity to listen live to Vicente Fernandez – Chente!
Vicente Fernandez’ greatest hit is Volver, Volver and we have linked an old video for you to watch right here:
Tour the Hollywood Bowl with Elite Adventure Tours while in Los Angeles
You can avoid the lines for Hollywood Bowl tickets, unlike the folks shown in this archival photo from the early 1950s, because you can use the internet to visit the Hollywood Bowl website and get your tickets well in advance. This famed location began modestly with a wooden platform for the performers and fruit crates for the audience to use as seats. Today it is a grand orchestral venue with a magnificent domed stage and enough musical and cultural history to fill a museum…and they have a museum. Now is the perfect time for a private Hollywood Bowl tour to walk the grounds and see the museum before the season opens. But don’t forget to purchase tickets now while good seats are still available. Coming in 2013 — Willie Nelson, Josh Groban, Sergio Mendes and Herb Alpert, George Benson, Zooey Deschanel, plus evenings with John Williams and Bugs Bunny. Fireworks, orchestras and lots of fun. Remember to bring your picnic dinner and wine!
Every great city has its great music venues and the Wiltern Theater in mid-town Los Angeles is one of those great venues. Located on the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Western Avenue this auditorium seats from 1800 – 2300 concertgoers depending on the chosen seating configuration. Smaller than the Staples Center but larger than the El Rey this is a fine place to listen to modern music as bands visit Los Angeles. For you architecture lovers, the theater was built in 1931 in the art deco style of the time and fronting the main street of Los Angeles (Wilshire Boulevard) was part of a look and style that was dominating the great boulevard at the time. As we drive by with our guests on a private luxury tour of Los Angeles heading from a downtown hotel to Hollywood and Beverly Hills we check out the marquee on the theater to see who is going to be playing in the near future. Operated by Live Nation you can be certain that a wide variety of musical artists will play the great stage.
Coming our way on December 3rd, AEROSMITH, at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. Steven Tyler and his gang of well judged musical heroes are bringing their Music from Another Dimension tour to southern California. A great way to arrive at the concert in style is to enjoy a helicopter sightseeing tour of Los Angeles that lands atop a downtown skyscraper near the Staples Center from where we will drive you the short distance over to the main entrance of the auditorium in our luxury custom van. It is fun and luxurious and makes a special concert evening even more memorable.
Listen to Aerosmith’s FLY AWAY FROM HERE:
Since 1969 the Hollywood Bowl has incorporated fireworks into the July 4th concerts which thrill and delight the 18,000 fans seated up the hill admiring the orchestra shell illuminated against the darkening Hollywood hills. Great music, either your own picnic dinner or a choice of excellent food available at the Bowl, you have in store a super special patriotic evening.
We often visit the Hollywood Bowl with our private tour guests here in Los Angeles to see Hollywood, celebrity homes in Beverly Hills and Bel Air and the nearby beach communities. During the day the area is just a park with a history museum and a great band shell so on a custom luxury tour we can walk around and take photographs and talk about Los Angeles in the 1920’s when the Bowl began.