As we head into fall, warm days fade to cooler evenings, and Angelenos and visitors gather at Microsoft Theater, the renowned 7,100-seat entertainment center in downtown Los Angeles, for sensational performances by Academy Award-winning score composers, YouTube comedic sensations, record-breaking cumbia groups and more.
During your stay at the luxury downtown LA Hotel Figueroa, we recommend the following must-see events at Microsoft Theater this fall.
Microsoft Theater Calendar for September 2018
September 21 – Joe Hisaishi Symphonic Concert
The magic of the silver screen can be experienced even with your eyes closed during the Joe Hisaishi Symphonic Concert. The evening will be comprised of contemporary film and music scores for features such as Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (2008), Princess Mononoke (1999), Howl’s Moving Castle (2004), and Spirited Away (2002 Academy Award Winner, Best Animated Feature).
September 22 – Los Angeles Azules
Most recently at Coachella, Los Angeles Azules takes the stage at Microsoft Theater with their symphonic cumbia sound, a fusion of accordion and synthesizer. The group’s song “Cómo Te Voy a Olvidar” reached #5 on the Mexican music charts.
Microsoft Theater Calendar for October 2018
October 12 – Platinum Comedy Tour: Mike Epps & More
Prepare for a night of laughter as Mike Epps headlines the Platinum Comedy Tour. Epps has appeared in blockbusters, including Next Friday and All About the Benjamins. Also on tour is Tony Rock, the veteran comedian (and younger brother of Chris Rock), who stole scenes in Think Like a Man.
October 13 – Franco Escamilla
Known as “El Diablo” (the Devil) or “El Amo del Sarcasmo” (The Master of Sarcasm), Franco Escamilla brings black humor and sarcasm to his show at Microsoft Theater.
October 20 – Russell Peters
Comedian Russell Peters is one of the few artists who got their “big break” on YouTube. Breaking the old paradigm for success, Peters was recently listed by Rolling Stone as one of the “50 Best Comics of All Time.”
October 31 – My Favorite Murder Live
A Halloween event for the true crime-obsessed, podcast hostesses Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark present My Favorite Murder LIVE. The show started in 2016 and has broken download records and led to sold out live tours around the globe.
Microsoft Theater Calendar for November 2018
November 9 – FOREIGNER, Double Vision: Then and Now
An unforgettable concert experience, FOREIGNER presents Double Vision: Then and Now, including all current and original band members. Concert-goers will hear new material plus hits from the ten multi-platinum albums like “Cold As Ice,” “Hot Blooded,” and “Feels Like The First Time.”
November 10 – Maxwell: 50 Intimate Nights Live
Known for his neo-soul music, Maxwell’s 50 date tour debuts new material alongside his hits like “Pretty Wings,” “This Woman’s Work,” and “Sumthin’ Sumthin.”
November 16 – Redemption of a Dogg
A stage play by award-winning writer, director, and producer Je’Caryous Johnson, Redemption of a Dogg examines the internal struggle of a man (played by Snoop Dogg) who must choose between his fame and the love of his life (played by Tamar Braxton). The production incorporates Snoop Dogg’s greatest hits as well as, songs from his recently released chart-topping Gospel album, Bible Of Love.
November 18 – José María Napoleón
Known as the “Poet of Song,” award-winning singer and songwriter José María Napoleón incorporates elements from mariachis to rancheras to boleros with orchestra and rock.
About the Microsoft Theatre
Each year, the Microsoft Theater, formerly Nokia Theatre L. A. LIVE, hosts 500,000 music and comedy fans. The 7,100-seat theater, where no seat is further than 220 feet from the stage, has hosted entertainment sensations like Adam Levine, John Legend, Kanye West, Steely Dan, Marc Anthony and many more. Microsoft Theater is located within L.A. LIVE, a four-million-square-foot downtown Los Angeles sports, entertainment and residential district adjacent to STAPLES Center and the Los Angeles Convention Center.
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