Must See Concerts in Los Angeles in May 2016


Summer's almost here, which means really big names are out on tour and making stops in Los Angeles. These are five of the most anticipated concerts happening here in May. (If you can't score tickets, try StubHub.com.)

May 3: Rihanna at The Forum
Even if you have nosebleed seats when her Anti World Tour comes to The Forum in Inglewood, you'll still have a good view of Rhianna as she soars around the arena on a plexiglass beam, performing hits like "Diamonds" and "Umbrella."

May 14: Beyonce at the Rose Bowl
"Rose Queen" Bey, arguably the hardest working woman in show biz, is bringing her much-anticipated Formation tour to this Pasadena landmark stadium for one sold-out night only. It's sure to be filled with song, dance and plenty of costume changes.

May 14: KIIS FM Wango Tango at the Stub Hub Center
This year's Wango Tango concert, an annual one-day music festival geared toward tweens, features Ariana Grande, Gwen Stefani, Zayn Demi Levato and eight other performers every 12-year-old has heard of. KIIS FM is giving away tickets to some lucky callers.

May 22-24: The Cure at the Hollywood Bowl
In their first U.S. tour since 2008, the Cure, including original member Robert Smith, plays the beloved Hollywood Bowl for three nights. The influential post-punk, pre-goth band will be playing songs of theirs from the past 37 years. Be sure to wear black.

May 25: The Who at the Staples Center
Postponed from its original September 2015 date due to Roger Daltrey's bout with viral meningitis, "The Who Hits 50!" tour finally arrives at the Staples Center. Expect to see Pete Townsend's famous "windmills" as they play all the classics, and yes, the fully recovered Roger Daltrey will probably nail the scream in "Won't Get Fooled Again."

Laura Goldman is a freelance writer and lifelong Angeleno. Check out her i Still Love Dogs blog and follow her on Twitter.

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