The Eagles make their Hollywood Bowl debut. The sold-out shows are the first dates as part of the group’s Long Road Out of Eden tour.
Peter Gabriel brings his orchestral tour to the Hollywood Bowl, devoting the first half of the concert to a front-to-back performance in sequence of his Scratch My Back album and the second to an orchestral reworking of a dozen songs spanning his solo career. He returns in 2012 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his commercial blockbuster So.
The Big Picture, one of the Bowl’s most popular annual orchestra-and-film programs, pays tribute to the 75-year legacy of 20th Century Fox. "The Big Picture: The Films of 20th Century Fox," celebrates some of the greatest films in the studio’s history, including Star Wars, All About Eve, Cleopatra, Alien, Planet of the Apes, and Avatar.
Phish plays to a sold-out audience at the Hollywood Bowl. The band returns to the Bowl in 2013.
The Los Angeles Philharmonic presents the world premiere of Frozen Planet in Concert, led by the film’s award-winning conductor and composer, George Fenton. The LA Phil performs the documentary film’s score while the film plays on the Bowl’s big screens. This concert was the culmination of the BBC and Discovery Channel trilogy of documentary films titled The Blue Planet, Planet Earth, and Frozen Planet. The Blue Planet Live was performed in 2003, and Planet Earth Live was performed in 2010.
Gustavo Dudamel presides over "Americas and Americans," his first festival at the Hollywood Bowl, featuring classical, traditional, and popular music from North, Central, and South America. As part of the week-long festival, Plácido Domingo teams with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel in a concert of operatic arias and Latin songs.
The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, led by David Newman, celebrates the 100th anniversary of Paramount Studios with performances and films clips from Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Sunset Boulevard, The Godfather trilogy, Titanic, and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, among many other favorites.
After a 45-year hiatus, Barbra Streisand returns for two nights of performances.
The Los Angeles Philharmonic performs Philip Glass’ Symphony No. 3 / Fluid Infinities featuring the world premiere of choreography by Diavolo; this is the third and final installment of the Trilogy L’Espace du Temps (Space of Time) choreographed by Diavolo and commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Black Sabbath returns to the Bowl for the first time since 1972.
Billy Joel makes his Hollywood Bowl debut with three sold-out concerts.
In The Academy Celebrates The Black Movie Soundtrack, Grammy-winning musician and composer Marcus Miller and producer and director Reginald Hudlin offer a soulful celebration of music and movies, with clips shown on the Bowl’s big screen. Performances range from Stormy Weather and Super Fly to Purple Rain and The Bodyguard. Special guests include Bilal, Anthony Hamilton, Princess (Maya Rudolph and Gretchen Lieberum), Public Enemy, En Vogue, Lalah Hathaway, and host Craig Robinson.
"The Simpsons Take the Bowl" celebrates The Simpsons’ 25th anniversary with favorite scenes played on the big screen and accompanied by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Hank Azaria, Nancy Cartwright, and Yeardley Smith host the event, with special guest performances by Beverly D’Angelo, Jon Lovitz, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles, Conan O’Brien, Vaud and the Villains, Kipp Lennon, and Matt Groening.
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett perform their duet album Cheek to Cheek at the Bowl.