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  • Nov. 14, 2017


    THE GO-GO’S 


    Full Season Announcement to Come in February 2018


     Los Angeles, CA (November 14, 2017) – The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association announced today the first details of the 2018 Hollywood Bowl summer season, with the entire season to be announced in February 2018.
    Trailblazing pop-rock group The Go-Go’s are set for the July 4th Fireworks Spectacular, with three performances, July 2, 3 and 4. Joining the Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum-selling recording artists is the Los Angeles Philharmonic, led by Thomas Wilkins. Considered one of Southern California’s top Independence Day pyrotechnic displays, the annual July 4th Fireworks Spectacular at the Bowl has become a local family tradition. Tickets for children ages 12 and under are half price.
    The Go-Go’s broke into the Los Angeles music scene in 1978 and will be celebrating their 40th anniversary with this hometown show. The band rose to fame after the release of their 1981 debut album, Beauty and the Beat, which was No. 1 on the Billboard charts for six consecutive weeks. The album, which featured their hit singles “Our Lips Are Sealed” and “We Got the Beat,” went triple-platinum in the U.S. and was on Rolling Stone’s list of “500 Greatest Albums of All Time.” The Go-Go’s also made history as the first all-female band that both wrote their own songs and played their own instruments to ever top the Billboard charts. In 1982, The Go-Go’s were nominated for a Grammy Award for Best New Artist. The band became the foundation of the early ’80s pop-rock sound, blazing a new trail for the DIY ethic in general, and for women in music in particular. In 2011, 30 years after the release of their debut album, The Go-Go’s were honored with a star on the world-famous Hollywood Walk of Fame.

    Dates for other popular annual concerts at the Hollywood Bowl have also been set, including: Opening Night (June 16), Sing-A-Long Sound of Music (September 22), Smooth Summer Jazz (August 19), The Tchaikovsky Spectacular (August 24 & 25) and Movie Night (September 2).

    With the Hollywood Bowl serving as the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic for more than 90 years, the 2018 season continues the tradition of offering classical concerts every Tuesday and Thursday night, with star-studded programming.

    Highlights include:


    • Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel celebrating Leonard Bernstein’s Centennial to open the Hollywood Bowl Classical Season.
    • The National Ballet of Cuba teaming up with Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil for rare mid-summer performances of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker.
    • Renowned conductor-composers Thomas Adès and Matthias Pintscher making their respective Bowl debuts.
    • The return of beloved Hollywood Bowl guest conductors Bramwell Tovey – conducting Carmina Burana, and Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy with soloist Emanuel Ax – and Stéphane Denève.
    • Rising star Speranza Scappucci making her Bowl debut, conducting a program that includes Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with Ray Chen.
    • Plácido Domingo conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic to close the 2018 classical season.


    Tickets for the Hollywood Bowl 2018 summer season will be available online at or via phone at 323.850.2000 on the following dates:


    • Subscription online renewals will be available November 14, 2017.
    • Subscription mail renewals will be available November 14, 2017.
    • Group sales for July 4th Fireworks Spectacular and Movie Night will be available February 19, 2018; Smooth Summer Jazz and Sing-A-Long Sound of Music on February 21, 2018; and all other events on February 27, 2018.  
    • New subscriptions will be available February 20, 2018.
    • “Five or More” packages will be available March 20, 2018.
    • The Hollywood Bowl box office opens for single ticket sales in May 2018.


    Programs, artists, prices and dates subject to change.  Ticket limits may apply.
    For additional information, please visit:

    About the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association 

    The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, under the vibrant leadership of Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, presents an inspiring array of music from all genres – orchestral, chamber and Baroque music, organ and celebrity recitals, new music, jazz, world music and pop – at two of L.A.'s iconic venues, Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. The LA Phil's season extends from September through May at Walt Disney Concert Hall, and throughout the summer at the Hollywood Bowl. With the preeminent Los Angeles Philharmonic at the foundation of its offerings, the LA Phil aims to enrich and transform lives through music, with a robust mix of artistic, education and community programs.


    About the Hollywood Bowl 
    One of the largest natural amphitheaters in the world, with a seating capacity of nearly 18,000, the Hollywood Bowl has been the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since its official opening in 1922, and plays host to the finest artists from all genres of music. It remains one of the best deals anywhere in Los Angeles; to this day, $1 buys a seat at the top of the Bowl for many classical and jazz offerings. The venue offers something for everyone. In February 2017, the Hollywood Bowl was named Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue for the 13th year in a row at the 28th Annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards. For millions of music lovers across Southern California, the Hollywood Bowl is synonymous with summer.

  • Contact:

    Sophie Jefferies, 213.972.3422,
    Lisa White, 213.972.3408, 
    Lydia Fong, 213.972.3689, 
    Laura Cohen, 310.867.389,