The Forum
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Kia Forum


Time Out says

It had been a while since this 17,500-seat space was the city’s go-to arena, and its fading halls were beginning to belie its rich history: “Showtime” Lakers, Gretzky-era Kings, ‘84 Olympics, Led Zeppelin, Queen and a ridiculously long set from Guns N’ Roses. The Arena (née Staples Center) had been hogging the spotlight ever since, but around the half-century mark the Inglewood venue regained some of its former glory. After a $100 million renovation—thanks to New York’s Madison Square Garden Company—the Forum (now with Kia branding at the front of its name) has shaped up to be fabulous once again, and the destination for arena shows.


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What’s on

Alanis Morissette

I’m broke but I’m happy because Alanis Morissette is playing the Forum (and, let’s face it, we’ll be even more broke once we shell out for tickets). The singer-songwriter who we’ve all attempted to emulate during drunken karaoke is hitting the road, and she’ll be playing all the hits (and probably even more classic songs than you remember). Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and Morgan Wade open the August 10 show at the Forum. And I’m here to remind you that tickets go on sale Friday, November 17 at 10am, with presales starting as early Tuesday, November 14.

  • Rock and indie

Olivia Rodrigo

A little bit piano ballad a little bit pop-punk, the “driver’s license” singer hits the road in support of GUTS, the follow-up to her smash album SOUR, with four nights at the Forum and two at the Intuit Dome.

  • Pop

Kings of Leon

Once a “sweat-soaked garage band,” the four members of the Followill family have made the transition to arena-rock stardom with their integrity—err, somewhat intact.

  • Rock and indie

Santana + Counting Crows

Air-guitar like your life depends on it and enjoy the legendary Santana’s half-century discography. A now-dreadlockless Adam Duritz and the rest of the “Mr. Jones” crew share the bill for this show at the Forum.

  • Rock and indie

Nicki Minaj

Following the release of her fifth studio album, Pink Friday 2, at the end of last year, Minaj comes to L.A. for shows at both the Arena and Kia Forum.

  • Rap, hip-hop and R&B

Kacey Musgraves

Country star Kacey Musgraves mixes a classic, honeyed sound with a subversive lyrical take on the traditionally straitlaced genre. For her dates at the Forum, catch her with some pretty excellent support, too, thanks to opening sets from Father John Misty and Nickel Creek.

  • Folk, country and blues

Iron Maiden

In any discussion of rock acts that have improved with age, English heavy-metal institution Iron Maiden has to come in somewhere near the top: Even if Bruce Dickinson can’t hit every screeching high note of his prime (cut him some slack, the guy overcame tongue cancer), he deploys his resources for maximum impact, something that could be said equally for his restless bandmates.

  • Punk and metal

Charli XCX + Troye Sivan

With bouyant beats and catchy refrains, Charli XCX teams up with charismatic pop singer Troye Sivan for their coheadlining “Sweat” tour, with special guest Shygirl.

  • Pop

Meghan Trainor

Bubblegum pop-soul singer Meghan Trainor started behind the scenes in the music business, penning tracks for Rascal Flatts and Disney star Sabrina Carpenter before “bringing booty back” with her chart-dominating 2014 breakthrough, “All About That Bass.”

  • Pop

Jeff Lynne’s ELO

The Electric Light Orchestra are back in business for one last tour, with symphonic pop master Jeff Lynne playing the Forum. If past shows are anything to go by, this one promises more of the bombastic, string-laden ’70s outfit you know and love.

  • Pop
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