The Hollywood Bowl has added Glen Campbell, Fitz and the Tantrums, and more to its upcoming season. The additions include:
Legendary singer/guitarist Glen Campbell, a true American musical icon, will give his final Los Angeles concert at the Hollywood Bowl on Sunday, June 24 as part of his Goodbye Tour – a celebration of his extraordinary five-decade-plus career and the release of his acclaimed final studio album Ghost on the Canvas. The first half of the concert will begin with California-based roots rock band Dawes, joined by special guest Jackson Browne and just-confirmed special guests Kris Kristofferson, Courtney Taylor-Taylor and Lucinda Williams, performing original songs and selections from Campbell’s repertoire that have been of special influence. The concert will close with Campbell performing his most memorable hits.
After nearly a decade, California native Ben Harper returns to the Hollywood Bowl with his diverse style of handcrafted rock – a powerful amalgam of singer-songwriter, roots and blues, jam band, and soul and funk music from which he draws inspiration. Completing this triple bill are the “Hendrix of the Sahara” Vieux Farka Touré and soulsters Fitz and the Tantrums. Since their first show at Hollywood’s Hotel Café in December 2008, Fitz and co. have experienced a meteoric rise to success, all on the strength of their stellar five-song EP, Songs for a Breakup, Vol. 1. Complete with six killer musicians, five dapper suits, irresistible songs, some serendipity and one vintage organ, few performers deliver an unrestrained blast of soul-clapping, get-down-on-the-floor, moneymaker shakers like Fitz and the Tantrums. Now post-release of their debut full length, Pickin’ Up the Pieces (Dangerbird Records), the troupe adds another milestone moment to their fast-rising career with their Hollywood Bowl debut on July 1st.
With a penchant for boundless experimentation, the sonically ambidextrous Animal Collective brings the 2012 KCRW World Festival series to a close with their venue debut, joined by experimental, multi-genre artist Flying Lotus on September 23rd. Opening the show is innovative Tuvan throat singing group Huun Huur Tu.
Subscriptions for the Hollywood Bowl 2012 summer season are available now at HollywoodBowl.com or via credit card phone order at 323.850.2000. The Hollywood Bowl Box Office opens for single ticket sales on Saturday, May 5.