Another year has come and gone--just as quickly as it came, 2017 is on its way out, and 2018 and whatever it may bring is looming ever closer. But we still have some time left to take in some live music before the year officially comes to a close, and New Year's Eve is the perfect time to do it. After all, is there a better way to say goodbye to one year and welcome the next? And Los Angeles has plenty of concerts happening for New Year's, from ambitious bashes to small but exciting shows. So put on your finest, pop some champagne, and get your tickets to have a fun, memorable holiday.
Dec. 31 @ 9 p.m.
The Novo by Microsoft - 800 W Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015
Celebrate with musician H.E.R., plus special guest SiR. Tickets are on sale right here on AXS starting Dec. 8 at 10 a.m., including AXS Premium seating. And the show is a great opportunity to check out H.E.R.--the once-mysterious musician, real name Gabi Wilson, who kept her face obscured made our list of artists to keep an eye on in 2018.
Dec. 31 @ 10 p.m.
Shrine Expo Hall - 665 W Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90007
Count down to midnight with a packed lineup at Shrine Expo Hall. LA native DJ Dillon Francis will headline the IDGAFOS New Year Experience, while special guests Whethan, Valentino Khan, Yung Pinch--who teamed up with him for recent single "Hello There"--and Team EZY will also perform. Tickets are on sale now right here on AXS, ranging from $74.50 to $125, as well as AXS Premium seating and Mega Ultra VIP Packages loaded with perks for superfans. Get ready for the show and learn something new with these five things you didn't know about Francis, and then check out new single "Another Dimension," released just days ago with previous collaborator NGHTMRE.
Dec. 31 @ 8 p.m.
The Regent Theater - 448 S. Main St., Los Angeles, CA, 90013
Duo VNV Nation just wrapped up a fall tour, but they're back at it for New Year's with a show at The Regent Theater. Tickets are on sale now for $40. Frontman Ronan Harris chatted with AXS last fall about the band's 20 years together, and we hope to be able to see them play for another 20. Get a preview of what to expect with our review of their recent Detroit show.
Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox
Dec. 31 @ 7 and 10:30 p.m.
Walt Disney Concert Hall - 111 South Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Party like it's 1918, not 2018, with Postmodern Jukebox and their song stylings of yesteryear, reimagining today's hits as though they came from years gone by--and they'll even have an old-fashioned speakeasy. You'll have two chances to do it, with shows at 7 and 10:30 whether you want the concert to kick off your night or end it with a bang as we welcome the New Year. Tickets are on sale now, and that's just the start of the group's 2018--they've announced a fresh batch of tour dates through the spring.
Dec. 31 @ 10 p.m.
Exchange LA - 618 Spring St., Los Angeles, CA, 90014