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Shrine Auditorium & Expo Center

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Shrine Auditorium
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Time Out Says

Built in 1926, this huge, 6,300-capacity Moorish structure is most famous for its role as the host of several of Hollywood's major annual awards shows, including the annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards in January—no surprise, given the record it holds as the single largest proscenium style stage with a freestanding balcony in all of North America.

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Björk

  • Rock and indie

Part singer and part Icelandic force of nature, Björk is returning to L.A. for three inventive nights of ever-astonishing shrieks and croons at the Shrine Auditorium. This time around, she’s teamed up with fimmaker Lucrecia Martel for Cornucopia, what’s being billed as her most elaborate and theatrical concert to date—a tall order considering that her recent tours have featured large all-female choirs, huge video screens, pipe organs, a “gravity harp,” a Tesla coil and narration from David Attenborough. During her last stop in L.A., Björk headlined both FYF and an orchestra-backed performance with the LA Phil, as well as a virtual reality exhibit.  

Shaq’s Fun House

  • Festivals

Hop on some carnival rides, snack on some of Shaq’s favorite L.A. restaurants and hear sets from Lil Wayne, Zedd and Diplo when the Lakers legend brings this Super Bowl weekend fest to the grounds of the Shrine. Each ticket includes access to a six-hour open bar and complimentary dining from the likes of KazuNori, Rosoe’s, Pink’s and Diddy Riese.

The War on Drugs

  • Rock and indie

Philly’s the War on Drugs is a strong outfit built around the Dylanesque songwriting of Adam Granduciel—and though Kurt Vile left the band a while ago, its colorful dreaminess is reminiscent of his solo work. Their music begs to be played on a road trip or on a sunny back patio with a few beers.

Mitski

  • Rock and indie

Mitski has a talent for swift transformation. Over the past several years, she’s rocketed from self-releasing her first two albums and playing DIY gigs to selling out major venues months in advance. Her latest collection, Be the Cowboy, continued that hunger for growth, veering from her recent penchant for dreamily yearning indie rock in favor of a multi-faceted synth pop.

Lorde

  • Pop

New Zealand pop royalty Lorde returns with her third album, Solar Power, and a stop at the Shrine Auditorium.

Kraftwerk

  • Dance and electronic

The krautrock and electronic pioneers sent museumgoers into a frenzy over their intimate shows in New York and London institutions. While the Shrine can hold a few more people than an art gallery, tickets to this (delayed) 50th anniversary career-spanning show should still go quickly. The quartet appears here under its “Kraftwerk 3-D” moniker—a projection and animation-filled spectacle that brings the proto-techno group into the 21st century.

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