October 16th, 2012
Staples Center Parking
Going to an event at the Staples Center? Lakers, Clippers, Kings and Concert events draw huge crowds over 18,000 plus. Located in the heart of Los Angeles you can get to the Staples Center from several different freeways as well as public transportation.
Staples Center Parking:
Staples Center itself has over 3000 parking spaces in parking lots which it owns as well as you can find 16000 other parking spaces within several blocks of the Staples Center owned by different parking companies. Rates and hours of operation of these other parking lots vary because they are owned by private management companies.
Barrys Ticket Service offers parking passes to Staples Center owned lots for all Lakers, Clippers, Kings and Sparks games as well as a majority of concerts and events at the Staples Center.
Click on the Parking Passes right underneath the Venue map and we show you a complete listing of all Parking Passes that are available for that event.
Barrys Tickets is a Los Angeles Based Ticket Broker with three LA offices to serve you. We have an office right next to the Staples Center:
Barry’s Ticket Service
1020 S. Figueroa, Los Angeles, CA 90015
(across from the Staples Center inside the Luxe City Center)
Open 7 days a week, 10am – 9pm, for pickups.
October 15th, 2012
Barbra Steisand Review of NY Concert
NEW YORK – Barbra Streisand was visiting the new Barclays Center and was happily singing to her Brooklyn roots. Thursday’s performance was at least three-hours and a signature move for returning to her hometown. The “Back to Brooklyn” tour will be coming up on Saturday.
Barbra is one of the music industry’s most successful performers — selling more than 140 million albums worldwide (71.5 million in the U.S. alone). The RIAA says that Streisand holds the sought-after record for the most top-ten albums by any female recording artist. She’s locked up a total of 31 top-ten albums since 1963. So obviously, coming home to Brooklyn is a pretty big deal.
Although Streisand is now 70 years old, that didn’t stop the 18,000+ crowd from showing up to see her in her flowing skirt and black blazer. She sang many of the classics, including “The Way We Were”, “Evergreen” and the very popular “People”. As she held the microphone with both hands to show that she still had the voice, the crowd went wild. At one point, she said “Hello Brooklyn,” and the crowd erupted.
To compliment the great vocal performance, Streisand told jokes and responded to the screams from the passionate audience. A video played on the big screen depicting people from Streisand’s neighborhood who discussed their experiences with the singer — pointing out her personality traits, talents, and even prominent body parts — particularly her nose.
She exclaimed “I left Brooklyn to pursue my dreams and Brooklyn never quite left me.” The legend of a singer wowed the audience and often carried on conversations or poked jokes at fans. The people laughed and seemed to have an incredible time cheering her on.
The light show was fantastic and the orchestral group played in a pit by the stage. As she strolled around the stage, the visuals of purple and blue lights adorned the stage and orchestra. Although Streisand is older now, she was performing both while sitting and standing, at times she would break to answer questions from fans who had submitted questions before the show. Apparently, the audience was curious about her thoughts on lip syncing. She replied, “I’ve heard about that. I could never do it because I’m so bad at it.”. The crowded laughed and overall it was a really great time.
It would seem that politics came into the picture a bit when she made a comment about “Big Bird” — referring to the Romney vs Obama battle.
Streisand was complimented by fellow trumpet player Chris Botti and her son Jason Gould. Jason at one point earned an ovation, with the crowd standing up on their feet. The ovation was greet by Jason’s mother saying “Oh my God”.
Barbra referenced Donna Summer by performing a song they sang together called “No More Tears”. She also gave a tribute to composer Marvin Hamlisch — her late friend by singing, “The Way We Were”.
One of the best moments of the night was when she referenced another Brooklyn artist, Jay-Z. She changed some of the lyrics of her song “You’re the Top” by saying Jay-Z lyrics like “You’re a Brooklyn Net, on a private jet”, which made some of the younger crowd quite enthused.
Overall, Streisand really overwhelmed the audience who seemed satisfied and yearning for more. The “Back to Brooklyn” tour continues… on November 9th Barbara Streisand will preform at the Hollywood Bowl.
October 15th, 2012
Mumford & Sons rock LC Pavilion in Portsmouth
Thousands of fans watched the Mumford and Sons concert last August 14 at the LC Pavilion in Portsmouth. The venue for the concert was move to the parking lot outside the Pavillion for them to accommodate fans eager to watch the band perform turning it into a “festival” setting. A fence around the perimeter with beer stations everywhere and a burrito bus called Late Nite Slice. Also, a large screen was placed next to the main stage and another in the middle of the lot about halfway back. The black-and-white videography on those screens was great and the sound was robust.
The band opened the show with their song “Lover’s Eyes”. It was played with minimal instruments and when it came to the chorus part the music and harmonies sync with the lights flashing around the stage.
For their second song, the band played the “Little Lion Man” followed by “I Will Wait” their lead single from their new album. Mumford & Sons uses bluegrass and folk instrumentation complete with banjo picking and a stomping rhythm with a rhythmic style based in alternative rock and folk.
“Lover of the Light” a song from the band’s upcoming album “Babel,” is more aggressive than the tunes on “Sigh No More.” The crowd’s response was so intense when the choruses surged and the rhythm stomped. You can see the audience jumping and clapping a little longer than just a minute or so at the chorus due to the high-octane rock energy from the band.
The played some of their hit songs such as “Roll Away your stone”, “White blank page” and “Awake my Soul”. The encore began with the song “Where are you now?” followed by “Winter Winds’ and “The Cave” for the finale.
The English folk rock band Mumford and Sons consist of Marcus Mumford (vocals, guitar, drums, mandolin), Ben Lovett (vocals, keyboards, accordion, drums), “Country” Winston Marshall (vocals, banjo, dobro, guitar), and Ted Dwane (vocals, string bass, drums, guitar). The band is currently touring the US to promote their second album Babel due for release next month. The band’s debut album Sigh No More sold more than 2 million copies which earned them two Grammy nominations.
Mumford and Sons will be at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on November 10th and 12th.
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October 9th, 2012
Muse returning to the Staples Center
U.K. rock trio Muse has further filled out their North American journey behind the impending release “The 2nd Law.”
Muse unleashed “The 2nd Law,” the alt-rock outfit’s sixth studio set, in late September throughout Europe and Oct. 2 stateside. The album follows the band’s 2009 release, “The Resistance,” which debuted at No. 3 on The Billboard 200 and topped charts in the U.K. and in other parts of Europe.
As of now Muse will be playing the Los Angeles Staples Center on Jan 23rd 2012 and will most likley add a second date at Staples Center. Band of Skulls will be the opening act for the Los Angeles Show or Shows.
Here are the Muse Tour dates for North America and the World.
1 – Manchester, United Kingdom – Manchester Arena
3 – Dublin, Ireland – The O2
12 – Munich, Germany – Olympiahalle
14 – Basel, Switzerland – St. Jakobshalle
16 – Bologna, Italy – Unipol Arena
17 – Pesaro, Italy – Adriatic Arena
19 – Vienna, Austria – Stadthalle
20 – Budapest, Hungary – Budapest Arena
22 – Prague, Czech Republic – O2 Arena
23 – Lodz, Poland – Atlas Arena
5 – Oslo, Norway – Spektrum Arena
6 – Stockholm, Sweden – Ericsson Globe
7 – Malmo, Sweden – Malmo Arena
10 – Helsinki, Finland – Hartwall Arena
11 – Tallinn, Estonia – Saku Arena
13 – Riga, Latvia – Arena Riga
15 – Hamburg, Germany – O2 World
17 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Zippo Dome
18 – Antwerp, Belgium – Sportpaleis
19 – Strasbourg, France – Zenith
12, 13 – Saitama, Japan – Saitama Super Arena
21 – San Diego, CA – Valley View Casino Center
23 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
28 – Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
3 – Edmonton, Alberta – Rexall
4 – Calgary, Alberta – Scotiabank Saddledome
6 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Rogers Arena
22 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – BankAtlantic Center
23 – Tampa, FL – Tampa Bay Times Forum
25 – Orlando, FL – Amway Center
28 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
2 – Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena
4 – Chicago, IL – United Center
7 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
8 – St. Louis, MO – Chaifetz Arena
10 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
9 – Toronto, Ontario – Air Canada Center
12 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
15 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
19 – East Rutherford, NJ – IZOD Center
23 – Montreal, Quebec – Bell Centre
26 – Quebec City, Quebec – Colisee Pepsi
You can order Muse Tickets for all Los Angeles shows now.
October 4th, 2012
Looking for something a bit different to do in? Take a second look at “The Theater”
Although not as many theaters as Broadway has, Los Angeles has its share of Theaters which put on great shows all year round.
Geffen Playhouse – A very intimate setting and big on developing new plays.
10886 Le Conte Avenue, Los Angeles 90024
Zephyr Theatre – Very small in the Melrose District
7456 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood 90046
Pantages Theater – Likely the crown jewel of LA. This historic Theatre has seen the likes of some of LA’s greatest pieces.
6233 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood 90028
Ahmanson Theatre – Downtown Theatre row, a bevy of plays hit this spot.
135 Norh Grand Ave, Los Angeles 90012
Pico Playhouse – Professional theatre which is open to experimental to established plays.
10508 W. Pico Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90064
Mark Taper Forum – Also owned by the Center Theatre Group in Downtown, this round theatre has hosted the likes of Martin Sheen and other great actors.
135 North Grand Ave. Los Angeles 90012
Valley Performing Arts Center – A brand new facility at Cal State Northridge, large venue with big and small productions in their vast complex.
18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge 91330
Theatre Asylum – Great location in Theatre Row in Hollywood, formerly the Elephant.
6320 Santa Monica Blvd. Hollywood 90038
Pasadena Playhouse – Large theatrical shows, great location for new plays needing a name for themselves.
39 S. El Molino Avenue, Pasadena 91101
Santa Monica Playhouse – Small, but two stages have been around since the 60s, nice productions.
1211 4th Street, Santa Monica, 90401
Skylight Theatre – 99-seats, has its own theatre company and active works through October
1816 1/2 N. Vermont, Los Angeles 90027
The Second City Hollywood- Improv shows, either from current classes of their conservatory group or repeat players, shows weekly.
6560 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles 90028
Kirk Douglas Theatre – Beautiful location, wonderfully done, great productions.
9820 Washington Blvd, Culver City 90232
Kodak Theatre – (Now known at the Dolby) From the Academy Awards or whatever else it wants to host, this ultra modern facility can handle whatever wants to be here.
6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles 90028
Crown City Theatre Company – Resident director and actor, hosting Shakespeare in the Park near Pasadena.
11031 Camarillo Street, North Hollywood 91602
The MET Theatre – From experimental to raw works, has a pretty good celebrity draw.
1089 N. Oxford Avenue, Los Angeles 90029
September 5th, 2012
World Class Venue the Staples Center
With seating at just under 20,000 people, it’s quite rare for attendees of a basketball game to have a good view of the action. The design of the Staples Center
makes sure that just about every seat has a good view of the floor. The Staples Center is a world-class facility and even in the cheap seats people can be is assured that they will get a fair view of the action.
In many cases this is a good thing because seating at some Lakers games and Clippers games and Kings games can be extremely expensive for some people. Getting last-minute tickets or picking up tickets in the upper rows can be the only way that some people can enjoy this great venue. Even with some of the great acts that have graced the stage at the Staples Center, such as Justin Bieber, have led to some competitive prices on tickets as well as great views even from the upper levels.
With this great view there are also some fairly steep steps which can be sort of tough to manage for concerts and large events. Although the building is accessible, it may not be wise for seniors who are ill advised to climb stairs or have troubles with balance, to sit in the upper rows. The seats are quite steep and can be quite treacherous. There is plenty of security around and an excellent medical staff on-site in the event of an emergency. If you ever find yourself lost or in trouble within the Staples Center, there is always an employee or security officer close by to ensure that you’re safe. The friendly security staff is always around to help and direct you around the facility. Taking in a show or a sporting event at the Staples Center is extremely safe as a result of this great security staff.
Prices on food and beer are a little bit expensive but there are plenty of different venues to choose from. Whether you’re in the mood for a full meal and a show or a small snack, there are plenty of venues to choose from at the Staples Center and reasonable lineups because of the amount of venues.
There looks to be some excellent VIP seating options as well which, in the form of full VIP suites. The prices for these tickets go up dramatically but it looks as though these types of seating involves getting specialized service as well as more comfortable seating arrangements with a good view of the action.
One common gripe about the Staples Center is that the parking is pretty confusing. Many people find it difficult to find parking around the Staples Center and are forced to take the bus in or even park around the venue a block or two away. Parking surrounding the venue can get quite expensive so it may be better to walk or potentially take the bus in from further out. Getting out of the Staples Center after a large show can also be quite difficult as the parking surrounding the venue is quite closed in. Do yourself a favor and at least carpool if you plan on parking close to the Staples Center.
August 31st, 2012
One Direction New Album Cover
Ok sorry for the bad Superman pun, but you will get what I am talking about when you see the cover for the hugely anticipated second album from UK wonder boys One Direction.
The cover for there second album called Take Me Home sees the boys messing around next to, on top of and inside a phone booth. It does a great job of capturing the bands fun side and I am sure that there millions of fans are just going to eat this up.
Tuesday November 13th will be the day that legions of fans will be cueing up as that is when Take me Home hits store shelves. September 24th will be the premier of the first single Live While We’re Young is heard and it will be available for download on October 1st. Its crazy to think that just a short while ago Louis, Zayn, Niall, Harry and Liam were four strangers who were thrown together on reality TV show X-Factor in the UK.
There rise to the top has been nothing short of amazing. many thought the era of boy bands was gone, but One Direction are proving otherwise. There fun brand of music has captured the hearts of fans all around the world. It is not just music either these guys are plastered on all kinds of merchandise that is flying off store shelves from east to west.
In this day and age when so many musicians are obsessed with being so deep and serious and having there music seen as art. It is really cool to see some nice and down to earth guys who are just having fun. I think that is the main reason why these guys have been so successful and people have really gotten behind these guys.
One Direction will be at the Los Angeles Staples Center on Aug 07 & 8 2013. Tickets for the concert are onsale now.
August 30th, 2012
Madonna is still the Queen
Madonna, one of Most Powerful Women of the Past Century is a ridiculously successful international sensation. According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), Madonna is the best-selling female rock artist of the 20th century and the second top-selling female artist in the United States, with 64 million certified albums. And In 2012, she was crowned the “Greatest Woman In Music” by VH1.
And now even at 54, Turn Up the Radio is crushing competition on the charts and her halfway completed MDNA Tour already grossed almost $120 millions worldwide.
That is awesome !! and this makes as one of the top selling tours for a solo artist of all time!
By now, though, we imagine Her “Madgesty” ( UK nickname for pop-queen madonna ) has grown accustomed to this degree of success!
Her Sticky & Sweet tour from 2009 ranks 3rd all time generating over $400 million !!
For all the hoopla surrounding her current performances, there is no denying that the Queen of Pop sells tickets better than almost anyone!!
We’re excite greatly Madonna remains popular after all these years!
Madonna will be at the Staples Center on Oct 13,14th. You can purchase Madonna Tickets for the Staples Center now.
August 27th, 2012
Downtown Los Angeles Staples Center
The Staples Center is positioned in the heart of downtown Los Angles, so it is accessible from most significant freeways. It was rapidly built on an 18 month schedule at a price of roughly $300 million. While the seating differs for other tenants such as the Lakers and Clippers , the LA Kings seating potential is listed at 18,118.
The main factor this isn’t Five stars is that there are virtually no decent food choices here. But with LOS ANGELES Live just across Chick Hearn Ct., they are thankfully not too far away. As for the typical claims about this place:
Those lots with the guys waving the flags, advertising $20 and $25 parking? Those are for visitors!! The Pico Station of the Metro Blue line is ONE BLOCK from the Staples Center. And the Pico Station is ONE STATION away from the 7th/Metro station, that connects you to the Purple and Red Lines.
There isn’t a reason you must park close to Staples Center and pay the exorbitant fees. Even if you can not take the train all the way in, it’s worth finding parking closer to 7th/Metro Center and taking the train down one stop. Additionally, you’ll be outside of the cluster trying to get back on the freeway at 8th or Olympic after the show.
You are going to spend $9 for a beer and nearly as much for red wine. This is pretty common. You’ll find some more elaborate alcoholic options at the Harbor or Figueroa Bars found near each of the main entrances of the building.
Before fans even set foot on the terrazzo floors in the arena, a rather fascinating vibe is produced from simply walking around the arena and taking in the sights at LA Live. For any given game, you’ll find crowds around the arena taking photos of the statues and trying to get their faces on many of the live tapings outside of the gates. Once the lights dim, fans will see the players walking through a makeshift castle on their way to the ice. The intros are rather long with all sorts of images being shown on the ice, green laser beams illuminating the arena, and a energetic chant of “Go Kings Go” to start off the action.
With numerous transplants in the LA area, you will find many opposing fans originally from different regions attending the games. This leads to some fantastic banter during the game and seems to engage the Kings fans even more. It creates an enjoyable ambiance from the first drop of the puck. The LA fans have had a great showing recently at the Staples Center, making a guest team game a tough ticket to come by. Of all LA-based professional sporting events, the fans here seem to be in their seats for gametime.
Those individuals in the maroon jackets have been extremely effective every time I’ve needed them. On the latest visit, one guy even walked us nearly a quarter around the Center in search of some special masks that had been handed out to prior arrivals.
Okay, any artist that performs at the Staples Center will likely be high class. We’ve also got our pro basketball and hockey teams. The Hollywood Bowl is, in my opinion, the only other venue in Los Angeles that brings in the heavy hitting headliner shows.. No, they’re not the personal shows that will allow you to get up close and personal with the performer.
You can go to the Greek, the Gibson, the Forum, the Home Depot Center, or perhaps hop next door to the Nokia Theater, but playing Staples Center is truly an achievement for any performer. We were there recently for Kaskade to not only be the first EDM artist to headline, but also to sell out, Staples Center.
Staples Center was the very first arena in sports to become the long term home of three professional sports teams. While the setting between a hockey game and basketball game are vastly various, the turnover rate to change one to another is rather outstanding. Appreciate the Staples Center for what it is: A Los Angeles landmark and an indelible part of the city’s history.
If you can’t stand expensive parking and costly beverages, but you love stars, basketball games, and people-watching, then I have 3 words for you: WELCOME TO LOS ANGELES.
- Chris Mattos
June 13th, 2012
Jennifer Lopez Los Angeles Staples Center Outfit
Zuhair Murad is giving a sneak peek of what Jennifer Lopez will be wearing on her summer tour and they’re definitely showstoppers! Jennifer Lopez and Enrique Iglesias will be preforming.
at the Los Angeles Staples Center on August 16th.
For the look (above) the designer straight out of Beirut created a nude silk tulle mini embroidered with thousands of red beads to resemble a flame pattern. The best part? There’s a matching chiffon robe!
J.Lo’s also expected to take the stage in a feathered skirt and hat, a jumpsuit, cape, lots of mini dresses and of course, a catsuit!
We can’t wait to see these custom creations on stage!!!