Smashing Pumpkins, Florence + The Machine to Headline KROQ Absolut Almost Acoustic Christmas 2018

December 8th and 9th at the Forum. Tickets on sale now!

November 5, 2018

We are proud to present the KROQ Absolut Almost Acoustic Christmas 2018 on Saturday, December 8th and Sunday, December 9th at the Forum! This year marks the 29th edition of the annual 2-night concert, solidifying it as the premier event in alternative music. 

This year we assembled a lineup that has something for everyone, whether it's perennial powerhouses like the Smashing Pumpkins, Third Eye Blind, and Thirty Seconds To Mars, punk bands like Bad Religion and AFI, or up-and-comers like The Interrupters, AJR and Greta Van Fleet. Mike Posner, Lovelytheband, Billie Eilish, CHVRCHES, and Badflower are all making their Almost Acoustic Christmas debuts, while we welcome back our friends Florence + The Machine, Death Cab For Cutie, Bastille, Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda, and Young The Giant.



  • Saturday, December 8th: Smashing Pumpkins, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Third Eye Blind, Greta Van Fleet, Bad Religion, AFI, The Interrupters, AJR, Badflower (Find out more about the bands HERE)
  • Sunday, December 9th: Florence + The Machine, Death Cab For Cutie, Bastille, Mike Shinoda, Billie Eilish, Young The Giant, CHVRCHES, Mike Posner, Lovelytheband (Find out more about the bands HERE)

Jeremiah Red, the host of KROQ's ROQ N BEATS mix show, will be opening the show each night


Tickets to both nights are on sale now. 

  • Get Saturday tickets HERE 
  • Get Sunday tickets HERE

Chase cardholders can purchase select seating at this year’s show and get access for the opportunity to reserve a spot in the Chase Lounge with complimentary parking. Offer ends November 10, 2018 at 11:59 am PST. 8 ticket limit. Subject to availability. Terms, conditions, restrictions apply.

Line-up subject to change. No refunds.

Make sure to sign up for the KROQ Street Team and tune in weekly to find out how you can win tickets to KROQ Absolut Almost Acoustic Christmas 2018! 

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All proceeds from the event will benefit Para Los Niños and the Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center. Founded in 1980 in Skid Row, Los Angeles, Para Los Niños creates successful pathways for children and youth to thrive through excellence in education, powerful families and strong communities. Through free after-school and low-cost summer programs, the Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center in Los Angeles revitalizes and empowers communities in crisis by providing a safe, nurturing environment committed to good citizenship and academic excellence.

Due to the recent devastating fires in California, we've added the American Red Cross as a beneficiary of KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas 2018.