Gibson Amphitheatre 100 Universal City Plaza Universal City, CA 91608
Off The 101 Freeway, Northbound: Exit Universal Studios Blvd and make a right. Southbound: Exit Lankershim Blvd, make a right. At Universal Hollywood Drive make a right. Parking General Parking: $10 - $14 Preferred Parking: $20 Valet Parking: $25 max.
Box Office Numbers Box Office :
(818) 777-3931 Information: (818) 622-4440 (24hrs)
Box Office Hours
CityWalk Box Office open Monday-Friday 1:00PM-8:30PM Closed Saturday and Sunday (open show days 1:00PM - 9:00PM). *Note: The Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal Citywalk Does Have Service Fees.
No Bottles, Cans, Or Coolers No Baskets, Cameras, Or Recording Devices Absolutely No Smoking In Hall -- OK Outside Only.
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Indisputably the greatest Latino rock band of the '60s, Thee Midniters took their inspiration from both the British Invasion sound of the Rolling Stones and the more traditional R&B that they were weaned on in their native Los Angeles. Hugely popular in East Los Angeles, the group, featuring both guitars and horns, had a national hit with their storming version of "Land of a Thousand Dances" in 1965. Much of their repertoire features lead singer Willie Garcia aka LITTLE WILLIE G. whose voice is known for its heartbreaking delivery on slow and steamy ballads like "The Town I Live In"..."Dreaming Casually", "Sad Girl", "Giving Up On Love" and many others.
El Chicano grew out of the burgeoning Latino music scene from the streets of East Los Angeles. Originally as “The VIP’s”, founded by Freddie Sanchez, El Chicano was the most successful of the L.A. Latino Rock recording artists. Their 7 album run for MCA Records included classic albums such as Viva Tirado, Celebration, Revolucion and Cinco. Viva Tirado (a tribute to Mexican bullfighter, Jose Ramon Tirado) composed by Maestro Gerald Wilson, was their big crossover smash. It was significant also for charting in all music chart categories, apart from country and western, and garnered the group their first Gold Record in 1970. and voted by Billboard and Cashbox publications the #1 Jazz group of the year.
Joe Bataan – King of Latin Soul Biography Boogaloo, Latin Soul, Rhythm and Blues, Salsa, Disco, Latin Funk, Latin R&B Latin Jazz, Rap .... What didn't Joe Bataan sing? Joe Bataan was born and raised in Spanish Harlem (East Side of Manhattan New York) in 1942 to an African-American mother and Filipino father. His given name was Bataan Nitollano.
His musical experience started in the street corner singing do-wops in the 1950's. During his teenage years, Bataan associated himself with street gangs. At the age of 15 he spent five years at Coxsackie State Prison for riding in a stolen vehicle. It is unknown if he was the driver of the stolen vehicle. In prison he learned music and six months after his release, he began to record music. Bataan visualized an incredible vision that perhaps several recording artist may have said it is impossible to do. His visual modality was to combine Latin music with Rhythm and Blues. As a result of this merger, Joe Bataan became known as the first recording artist to create authentically Latin Soul music. Although Latin Soul existed in the past before Joe Bataan 's merger, however these recording artists were actually Boogaloo singers. They sang English lyrics in a soulful doowop style along with Boogaloo music. Hector Rivera is one example with his Boogaloo hits in 1966 " I wanna a chance for romance " " At The Party" and " Drown my heart " Mr. Bataan didn't coin the phrase " Latin Soul " The phrase was used in the early 60's and perhaps late 1950's with La Lupe and Tito Puente. Mr. Bataan actually created the music as it should have sounded. By merging Latin music with R&B tunes in the late 60's, "Latin Soul" was officially born by the creator Joe Bataan.
Legendary Latin Rock band MALO is one of the most successful, enduring and energetic bands in the world. This year they’re celebrating their 40th anniversary. Their 1972 hit single, “Suavecito” is the ultimate Hispanic love song, and four decades later, still one of the most played oldies tracks on classic radio.
They have performed all over the world and have shared the stage with such groups as the Rolling Stones, and Queen. MALO has at least eleven albums to their credit and continue to tour to sell out crowds.
Rene y Rene was a Latin pop duo from Laredo, Texas. Composed of Rene Ornelas (born August 26, 1936) and Rene Herrera (born October 2, 1935), the group scored two hit singles in the U.S. in the 1960s. 1964's "Angelito" ("Little Angel") peaked at #43 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, and 1969's "Lo Mucho que Te Quiero (The More I Love You)" hit #2 on the Adult Contemporary chart and #14 on the Hot 100 chart.
By 1976 Ralfi was based in Los Angeles where he found especially favor amongst Chicanos for whom his persona as a sensitive latin lover resonated. He became a regular on the thriving club and salsa dance circuit that included The Gold Dust on Garfield Avenue in Montebello, The King's Table in Pico Rivera, The Monterey West in East Los Angeles, and the Mardi Gras across from MacArthur Park.
Pagan maintained a parallel career as a salsa singer and after a disco release, Girl From The Mountain on Coco records in 1976, he released his fifth album El Flaco De Oro sung entirely in Spanish which represented him as a salsa singer. This appeared on Pumpkris Records for whom he also took the production duties for an album by Johnny Nelson entitled Ralfi Pagan Presenta Johnny Nelson-El Principe de La Salsa. Pagan's final known release is the disco sounding Take Me With You b/w Heaven Sent You also on Pumpkris. An album Take Me With You was scheduled but Pagan's early death curtailed its release. Read more.
Inspired by Illinois Jacquet and Lester Young, he teamed with his older brother Robert McNeely, who played baritone saxophone, and made his first recordings with drummer Johnny Otis, who ran the Barrelhouse Club that stood only a few blocks from McNeely's home. Shortly after he performed on Otis's "Barrel House Stomp." Ralph Bass, A&R man for Savoy Records, promptly signed him to a recording contract. Bass's boss, Herman Lubinsky, suggested the stage name Big Jay McNeely because Cecil McNeely did not sound commercial. McNeely's first hit was "The Deacon's Hop," an instrumental which topped the Billboard R&B chart in early 1949. The single was his most successful of his three chart entries. Read more.
Tierra, the band named "Best R&B Vocal Group" by four leading magazines including Billboard. They started their career in East Los Angeles with a blend of rock, pop, jazz, R&B and salsa. The result was a Latin R&B rhythm which produced classics like "Together", "Gonna Find Her", "Memories" and "Zoot Suit Boogie". The band's quarter century commitment shows a dedication that can only be understood by listening to their smooth and soulful sounds.
Tierra was the first Latino band to have four songs on the national chart and two simultaneously in the Top 100. They have performed in such prestigious shows such as Carnegie Hall, The American Music Awards, American Bandstand, and The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
Tierra is widely known to have played a role in opening doors for other Latino and non-Latino superstars of today, including comedian Paul Rodriguez, Arsenio Hall, Sheila E., Gloria Estefan, Los Lobos, Latino Comic of the Year, Rudy Moreno, and more.
Leader of the band, Rudy Salas holds the foundation of the group strong as he leads TIERRA into the new millenium. With their new CD, "On the Right Track", this is one band that will not stop!
J. B. began his career at the tender age of 15. Forming his own band with several peep's attending Harlandale High School in San Antonio TX. Shortly thereafter he was called upon to fill some very big shoes. In the summer of 1961 Sunny Ozuna left The Sunglows, this would be the break out opportunity J.B. would need to start a stellar career. With the Sunglows he recorded hit's such as "Amorcito Consentido", "It's OK" and "All Night Worker". In 1969 J.B. took a solo career helping build Zarape Records to a major record label with monster hit "Patita De Conejo", as well as "El Playboy", "Irma Linda" and many others. With mega hit "Que Casualida" coming in 1986 for Freddie Records. J.B. is presently touring with "Houston's Powerhouse" AVIZO and working on a brand new C. D. for Powerhouse Record's due early April... Read more.