Greek Theatre unveils 2015 concert season

Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, Brian Wilson, Weird Al and others to play the Greek in 2015

Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, Beach Boys creative leader Brian Wilson, Weird Al Yankovic, Social Distortion, Ramon Ayala, Barenaked Ladies, Ingrid Michaelson and Jackson Browne are among the acts slated to play the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles during the venue’s 2015 season.

That's just a sampling from the theater's initial 28-date lineup for which season subscriptions go on sale Friday. Tickets for individual shows will become available later.

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Greek Theatre: In the March 6 Calendar section, an article about the Greek Theatre's 2015 season said that a date for Chilean rock band La Ley was still to be arranged. The group will not be part of the 2015 season. Also, the website for subscription ticket information is greekpass.com; the theater's official website is www.greektheatrela.com. The story also said that the season opens May 16. It opens April 24 with Damien Rice, an event for which tickets are already on sale. —
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The city-owned theater is in the midst of a debate over its future operations; the Nederlander Organization, which has operated the Greek for 40 years, is trying to fend off a bid to take over the theater by the world’s largest concert promoter, Live Nation. City officials are weighing proposals from each firm before deciding which one to award the contract to starting with the 2016 season.

Plant returns to the Greek on June 2, shortly after Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin’s Experience show arrives on May 31. The season opens April 24 with Damien Rice, for which tickets are already on sale, and also includes a May 16 date with Swedish indie electronic band Little Dragon.

Other highlights include the Doobie Brothers and former Eagles guitarist Don Felder on June 6, a Go Country 105 multi-act bill on June 18 with Little Big Town, David Nail and Ashley Monroe, Ben Folds (june 27), Wilco (Aug. 5), Gloria Trevi (Aug. 21) and Joe Bonamassa (Aug. 29).

Wilson will appear June 20 -- the day he turns 73 -- on a bill with long-out-of-the-limelight Detroit singer-songwriter Sixto Rodriguez, the subject of the Oscar-winning 2012 documentary “Searching for Sugar Man.”

Michaelson is slated to appear June 11, and Barenaked Ladies will be joined by Violent Femmes and Colin Hay on July 21.

Yankovic brings his Mandatory Fun tour home to L.A. on Sept. 19, a week after long-running Southland punk band Social Distortion plays the Greek on Sept. 12.

The full lineup and more ticket information is available on the Greek’s official website, www.GreekTheatreLA.com. Specifics on the subscription ticket program is at www.greekpass.com.

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