Los Angeles’ massive and diverse population makes it a guaranteed stop on any artist’s US tour. The city’s local offerings are often the most enjoyable to explore, and the LA Philharmonic is one of the most talented orchestras in the world. Summer concerts at the Hollywood Bowl are a favourite for Angelenos and often feature major acts. Fans of the various underground scenes will get their fill at El Rey Theatre (www.theelrey.com) or the Music Box @ Fonda (www.henryfondatheater.com), which hosts quite an eclectic range of performances. The city has plenty of other venues and a visit to www.pollstar.com is a good way to keep up on the city’s music schedule. Ordinarily, tickets to these concerts can be bought from the venue’s box office, from their website or from Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com).