Palladium sets concert dates
After rapper Jay-Z opens the renovated Hollywood Palladium on Oct. 15, the 68-year-old venue will rejoin the Southern California concert scene with an inaugural lineup heavy on alt-rock and hard-rock music, with splashes of hip-hop, reggaeton and rock en espanol.
Gym Class Heroes and the Roots will team up for an Oct. 17 show, followed by Flogging Molly (Oct. 25), the Kooks (Oct. 28), Rise Against (Oct. 31, Nov. 1 and 2), Dragonforce (Nov. 7) and La Fabrika del Reggaeton (Nov. 8).
Bookings continue with Mudvayne (Nov. 11), OneRepublic (Nov. 15), Alejandra Guzman (Nov. 21), Of Montreal (Nov. 22) and Slightly Stoopid (Dec. 6).
Tickets for the Rise Against shows are on sale now, Jay-Z tickets will be available Sept. 5 and the other shows go on sale Sept. 13 at Live Nation’s website, www.livenation.com.
-- Randy Lewis