What to do this Halloween in Los Angeles? If you’re asking yourself this question, we have a list of the best solutions. Sure, you can go to a club, bar or house party — and we’re sure they will all be a fun time, but there’s nothing like celebrating Halloween with a damned good concert. Surrounded by costumes and hearing the tunes from your favorite bands as they too perform dressed in Halloween garb, the best way to celebrate Halloween in L.A. is with a live music.
Take a look at our list of the 6 Best Halloween Concerts in Los Angeles.
1. Queens of Stone Age Halloween Bash at the Forum — QOTSA is throwing one of the most epic Halloween concerts we’ve ever come across. Not only will QOTSA headline the evening, but also on the bill are The Kills, JD McPherson and Nick Oliveri’s Uncontrollable. Not to mention, a frightening variety of carnies and sideshow acts. The event will include pagan festivities, freak shows, appearances by SuicideGirls, a Blackout Haunted House, and a King and Queen of Halloween Costume Competition. Tickets are priced at $29.50 – US $69.50.
2. King Diamond at the Wiltern — Before Marilyn Manson, there was King Diamond. A member of the Church of Satan (way before it was “cool”), the cult heavy metal legend known as King Diamond will perform his first L.A. date in nearly a decade. Delivering his signature falsetto vocals, don’t be surprised if the Danish heavy metal icon decides to use human bones as a microphone stand again. Expect to be have your soul taken away. Tickets are priced at $39-$59.
3. POND at Echo — Based out of the psychedelic mecca of Perth, Australia, POND shares three members with Tame Impala and they’re just as mind blowing, if not more. Not to mention, they’re some pretty funny dudes. We can only imagine how much fun their live show is going to be at the Echo. Fascinated with the endless possibilities of outer space, you can definitely hear the influence in their sound (space-odyssey synths and cataclysmic walls of sound). Watch out! One of the boys just may dress up as a jar of Vegamite! Tickets are priced at $13 – $15.
4. Domo Genesis & Hodgy Beats at Jewels Catch One — Reppin’ Los Angeles’, alternative hip-hop favorites, Domo Genesis and Hodgy Beats of Odd Future are about the get wild this Halloween with a headlining show at Jewels Catch One. Fellow Odd Future collective homies Leftbrain and Mike G keep the party going all night on the decks with DJ sets. As Mike G recently Tweeted: “If you don’t have a costume, wear a du-rag and choose a rapper.” Tickets are priced at $13-$15 and we wouldn’t be shocked if some surprise guests hit the stage!
5. Marilyn Manson at the Roxy — As if Marilyn Manson alone wasn’t already creepy enough, imagine catching this metal novelty on Halloween. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or just curious, we’re sure Manson will give you a most festive performance with some ghoulish surprises. Expect to hear some new Manson tunes, and who knows, you may see a Sons of Anarchy cast member or two. Tickets to Marilyn Manson at the Roxy are priced at $49.50.
6. Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton at Nokia Theatre — Creepy and beautiful! Hear songs from some of your favorite Tim Burton films such as Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, and many more. This unique concert includes newly created suites from all sixteen film collaborations from the iconic composer Danny Elfman and visionary director Tim Burton. Elfman himself will perform his songs from “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” Bet you didn’t know we was the singing voice of Jack Skellington! The concert will feature an 87-piece orchestra and 45-person choir and will be accompanied with large screen film clips, and the artwork of Tim Burton. Tickets are priced at $55-$150.
Queens of the Stone Age – The Vampyre of Time and Memory
King Diamond – Eye of the Witch
The Danny Elfman Tim Burton 25th Anniversary Music Box Suite