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12/2: Gloriana

@ Sycuan Casino,

Country threesome best known for its 2011 hit, "(Kissed You) Good Night.”

12/4: Slightly Stoopid

@ Observatory North Park ,

These Ocean Beach -based boys dropped their eighth studio album, Meanwhile...Back at the Lab, in June. Slightly Stoopid also plays at the Belly Up Tavern on 12/5.

12/4: Trans-Siberian Orchestra

@ Valley View Casino Center,

Progressive rockers on the road to promote their new album, Letters from the Labyrinth, which dropped November 13.

12/4: Adam Lambert

@ San Diego Civic Theatre,

In June, this Season Eight American Idol runner-up dropped The Original High, his third pop album.

12/5: Tori Kelly

@ Petco Park,

Pop singer-songwriter Tori Kelly headlines Channel 933’s FREEcember concert (free admission with an unwrapped toy donation) with support from Alessia Cara and Max.

12/5: Slightly Stoopid

@ Belly Up Tavern,

Also playing 12/4 at Observatory North Park (see 12/4 entry above).

12/9: Ghost Town


Kevin “Ghost” McCullough, Alix “Monster” Koochaki and Manny “Drummer” Dominick compose this electronic rock outfit.

12/10-11: Tribal Seeds

@ Observatory North Park,

In 2014, this San Diego-based roots/reggae band’s Representing album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s reggae chart.

12/11: Eli Young Band

@ House of Blues,

This country foursome’s first chart-topping hit, “Crazy Girl” (2011), earned the band an Academy of Country Music Award for Song of the Year.

12/11: Our Last Night


These punk rockers have covered songs by Maroon 5, Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus .

12/12: The Maine

@ The Irenic,

Five-piece alt. rock band on the road to promote its new album, American Candy, which dropped in March.

12/12: Agnostic Front

@ Til-Two Club,

Hardcore punk band out of NYC.

12/13: Lights

@ House of Blues,

The Canadian electro-soul artist wraps her month-long U.S. tour at this show in San Diego.

12/12: Dance Gavin Dance

@ Observatory North Park,

Screamo quintet headlining the 10 Year Anniversary tour with Slaves, A Lot Like Birds, Dayshell and Strawberry Girls.

12/12: KSON CountryFest Christmas

@ Del Mar Fairgrounds,

Country artists Scotty McCreery , Love and Theft, Raelynn and Chase Bryant perform at KSON’s annual holiday-themed mini music festival.

12/12: Will Downing

@ Sycuan Casino,

Grammy Award-winning R&B artist on the road in support of his new album, Chocolate Drops, which dropped in March.

12/13: Jennifer Nettles

@ Pechanga Resort & Casino,

Half of mega-successful country duo Sugarland, singer-songwriter Jennifer Nettles released her debut studio album, That Girl, in January 2014. In advance of her forthcoming sophomore solo album, Nettles released a new single, “Sugar,” in July, and will complete her 20-stop Playing with Fire tour (with openers Brandy Clark and Ryan Kinder) at this show in Temecula.

12/13: 91X Wrex the Halls

@ Valley View Casino Center,

Alt. rockers Jane’s Addiction, indie rock bands The Wombats and Foals, hip-hop duo Run the Jewels and others perform during this annual holiday music fest.

12/15: Cheap Trick

@ Belly Up Tavern,

In October, the rock band best known for 1977’s “I Want You to Want Me” was nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame .

12/15: The 1975

@ Observatory North Park,

These indie rockers plan to release their sophomore album, I Like It When You Sleep for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It, in February 2016.

12/16: Chris Tomlin

@ Balboa Theatre,

In 2013, this Christian music singer-songwriter’s Burning Lights album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

12/16: Muse

@ Valley View Casino Center,

Shania Twain’s ex-hubby, Robert John “Mutt” Lang, produced this Grammy Award-winning alt. rock band’s seventh album, Drones, which dropped in March.

12/16: Chris Tomlin

@ Balboa Theatre,

In 2013, this Christian music singer-songwriter’s Burning Lights album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

12/17: Ghostface Killah

@ Observatory North Park,

Rapper Dennis Cole, aka Ghostface Killah, is also a member of hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan.

12/17: Volumes


This metal band covered Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home” on the Punk Goes Pop 6 album.

12/18: Rick Springfield

@ House of Blues,

In August, this rocker starred opposite Meryl Streep in the film Ricki and the Flash.

12/18: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

@ Observatory North Park,

Five-piece R&B group most recognized for “Tha Crossroads,” its 1999 hit and tribute to deceased rapper Eazy-E.

12/18: Machine Head

@ Ramona Mainstage,

Metal foursome on its international Bloodstone & Diamonds tour through March.

12/20: Mo?tley Cru?e

@ SDSU’s Viejas Arena,

Tommy Lee and his hard rock crew plan to retire after this tour, The Final Tour, which wraps on New Year’s Eve.

12/29: Chet Faker

@ Observatory North Park,

This electro soul artist’s cover of Blackstreet’s “No Diggity” was featured in a Beck’s Sapphire beer commercial during the 2013 Super Bowl .

12/30: The Academy Is...

@ Observatory North Park,

These Illinois rockers reunited for their month-long 10 Year Anniversary tour, which wraps on this night in America’s Finest.

12/31: Skylar Grey

@ Parq Nightclub,

Pop/rocker Holly Brook Hafermann, aka Skylar Grey, co-wrote Eminem and Rihanna’s 2010 hit single “Love the Way You Lie.”