Hard Rock Live Orlando at Universal CityWalk has an exciting lineup of live music and comedy this fall. Here are the epic acts you can see at the “Coliseum of Rock” in October 2022.
October 2022 Shows at Hard Rock Live Orlando
Lil Nas X: “Long Live Montero Tour”
Genre-bending musician Lil Nas X is hitting the road for his first headlining tour. He’ll take the old town road to Hard Rock Live Orlando on Monday, October 3, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets to the “Long Live Montero Tour” start at $55.
Lil Nas X is the stage name of Montero Lamar Hill.
He grew up in the Atlanta suburb of Austell, GA. By the time he was a teenager, he was determined to become famous. He started making video content and writing serial stories on Twitter but eventually chose to pursue music.
In 2019, Lil Nas X uploaded the country-trap song “Old Town Road” to SoundCloud.
He took to TikTok to promote it, creating his own music video using footage from a video game. The song spurred the internet “Yeehaw Challenge” before becoming a worldwide multiplatinum hit.
A remix with Billy Ray Cyrus helped solidify “Old Town Road” as one of 2019’s biggest songs.
Since then, Lil Nas X has enjoyed a string of hits, including “Panini,” “Rodeo,” “Industry Baby,” and the provocative “Montero (Call Me by Your Name).” In 2020, he made it onto the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. The following year, Time magazine named him one of the world’s most influential people.
Fito Páez: “Love 30 Years After Love Tour”
On Thursday, October 6, at 8 p.m., Argentine rock singer and pianist Fito Páez will perform at Hard Rock Live.
His Orlando show is just one of three U.S. stops on his “Love 30 Years After Love Tour.” The tour celebrates the 30th anniversary of his biggest album, El Amor Después del Amor. Tickets start at $50.
Fito Páez formed his first rock band, Staff, when he was 13 and worked as a session musician after high school.
The artist released his first solo album, Del ’63, in 1984. This and the rest of his ‘80s albums helped him find fame in Argentina. But it wasn’t until El Amor Después del Amor that he became a global success. The album remains one of the bestselling Argentine rock albums ever.
Páez has released 26 studio albums. In 2021, he received a Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
COIN with special guest Miloe: “Uncanny Tour”
Pop-rock band COIN will take the Hard Rock Live stage on Friday, October 7, with special guest Miloe.
COIN was founded in 2012 by students at Belmont University, a Nashville school known for its music program. The band recorded four songs at an on-campus studio and marketed them to local concert organizers.
After playing gigs around Nashville and releasing two EPs, COIN released their debut, self-titled album in 2015.
Their next album, How Will You Know If You Never Try, came out in 2017 and reached No. 177 on the Billboard 200. It featured the song “Talk Too Much,” which was certified gold by the RIAA. COIN put out their latest album, Uncanny Valley, in March 2022.
COIN’s opening act, Miloe, is an indie-pop singer who grew up in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Minneapolis.
Miloe released his first, self-titled EP in 2019. His second EP, Greenhouse, came out the following year. It featured the single “Winona.” The shoegaze pop song was inspired by the Winona Ryder and Adam Sandler movie Mr. Deeds.
Tickets for the “Uncanny Tour” start at $29.50.
The Flaming Lips: “American Head American Tour”
Oklahoma City rock band the Flaming Lips will come to the Hard Rock Live Orlando on Friday, October 14, at 8 p.m.
The band formed in 1983 and developed its psychedelic sound over the course of the decade. An employee of Warner Bros. Records saw one of their concerts and signed them to the label. Their first album, Hit to Death in the Future Head, was released in 1992.
Their follow-up album, Transmissions from the Satellite Heart, contained their breakthrough hit “She Don’t Use Jelly.”
The Flaming Lips’ next big album was 2002’s Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots. One of its tracks, “Approaching Pavonis Mosns by Balloon (Utopia Planitia),” earned the band a Grammy. Another hit from the album, “Do You Realize??” was voted the official rock song of Oklahoma.
The band has released 16 studio albums, including 2020’s American Head.
The Orlando stop of the “American Head American Tour” was originally slated for April 2022. Tickets for that date will be honored this October. If you still need tickets, they start at $45.
Meshuggah with special guests In Flames and Torche: “Immutable Tour”
Swedish prog-metal band Meshuggah will share the Hard Rock Live stage with In Flames and Torche on Saturday, October 15. The show was originally supposed to take place in February 2022. Hard Rock Live Orlando will honor tickets purchased for the original date.
Otherwise, tickets to Mesuggah’s Orlando show start at $35.50.
Meshuggah formed in 1985 in Umeå, a college town with thriving jazz and metal scenes. The band released a self-titled EP in 1989 and soon got a record deal with Nuclear Blast. Their first full album, Contradictions Collapse, came out in 1991. It was a hit in Scandinavia.
Later in the decade, they found a U.S. audience while touring with Slayer and Tool.
Music critics and fans alike loved their experimental, jazz-tinged music. Meshuggah became known for philosophical lyrics and the use of strange time signatures.
Joining Meshuggah are two other metal bands, In Flames and Torche.
In 1993, Swedish guitarist Jesper Strömblad left the band Ceremonial Oath and started a new death metal group, In Flames. The band has released 13 albums, including their commercial breakthrough, 2002’s Reroute to Remain. Torche is a Miami-based sludge metal band that formed in 2004. They’re known for brash, catchy songs like “Slide” and “Kicking.”
Diego El Cigala: 20 Años De Lágrimas Tour
Flamenco legend Diego El Cigala will bring his “20 Años De Lágrimas Tour” to the Hard Rock Live Orlando on Sunday, October 16, at 8 p.m. Tickets to the singer’s Orlando concert start at $50.
Diego El Cigala grew up in a Romani family in Madrid. As a young adult, he sang in nightclubs around the city. He soon found himself touring around Spain with big-name flamenco dancers. In 1994, he launched a successful solo career.
Since then, he has toured in over 30 countries on five continents.
The name of his current tour is a reference to the 2003 album Lágrimas Negras, which he recorded with famed Cuban bandleader Bebo Valdés. The album was a marked departure from Diego El Cigala’s traditional flamenco sound. After the album’s success, he started branching into genres like tango, salsa, and rock.
In 2016, he won a Grammy for his album Indestructible.
Daniel Howell: “We’re All Doomed! Tour”
On Friday, October 28, at 7:30 p.m., Daniel Howell will make Orlando laugh with a cynical, self-deprecating comedy routine.
The internet personality grew up in Berkshire, England. After finishing high school in 2009, he started his first YouTube channel, danisnotonfire. That year, he met frequent collaborator Phil Lester.
From 2014 until 2018, they entertained their fans using a joint YouTube account, DanAndPhilGAMES.
The popular vlog featured videos of the two playing games like The Sims and Mario Kart. In 2015, the duo hit the road for “This Amazing Tour Is Not on Fire.” It became the best-selling YouTuber tour ever.
Tickets to see Daniel Howell’s solo “We’re All Doomed! Tour” at the Hard Rock Live Orlando start at $31.50.
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