The Wiltern | Los Angeles, California
As part of their Holiday Run Tour, American hip-hop band The Roots is scheduled to perform at The Wiltern in California on December 30th! Presently, the band has made a name for themselves by teaming up with Jimmy Fallon on his high-profile Tonight Show program. On top of that, combining efforts on the single “You Got Me” secured their first Grammy for Best Rap Performance while succeeding collaborations with John Legend brought home two more awards under R&B categories. With a set filled with lively music, these performers are a great choice for a Saturday night out with loved ones. As a bonus, The Wiltern provides the ultimate viewing experience when it comes to delivering the best audio-visual systems that the state has to offer. Remember, doors open at 7PM while the show starts at 8PM, so don’t you dare miss another second! Purchase those well-deserved tickets today for The Roots live!
Rhythm and soul-infused beats await as The Roots make their way to The Wiltern on Saturday, 30th December 2023! Their upcoming Holiday Run Tour will cross major venues, including the Fox Theater in Oakland, The Pearl in Las Vegas, and more, before visiting the famous California stage.
Known for their specific approach to hip-hop, which features live instruments, The Roots is a Philadelphia-based hip-hop and neo-soul band formed in the late eighties by Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter and Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson.
Curiously, their paths first crossed at the Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts, with Questlove starting out as a jazz drummer and Trotter working his way as an aspiring MC. “It’s hard to explain to people who weren’t there what it was like to watch hip-hop and rap unfold like a new Renaissance,” the former explains.
In January of 1995, they released their first major-label album, “Do You Want More?!!!??!,” which peaked close to the Top 100 of the Billboard 200 charts. Through the years, they have won four Grammy Awards, including "Best R&B Album" for Wake Up!, "Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance" for "Hang in There" (with John Legend), and "Best Group or Duo R&B Vocal Performance" for "Shine."
Previously, The Roots played as the house band for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon from 2009 to 2014 and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon from 2014 to present. In between shows, they are known for touring extensively, and their live sets are often considered to be the best in the genre.
“For the first half-hour, this moody mélange sounded like an ill-bent build-up to a dramatic live show. But when things finally turned to something listeners might identify as hip-hop, it was entirely prerecorded, new music alternating with old on the turntables,” the Hollywood Reporter mentions.
The Wiltern sits just 3.5 miles away from the Los Angeles Convention Center and can host anywhere from 25 to 2,300 guests. With an enormous space including a balcony and mezzanine, the venue offers comfortable seating options on top of amazing sightlines no matter which row you’re seated at! Buy your tickets now for The Roots live on Saturday, 30th December 2023!