24 JUNE, 2014: Patrick Carney of The Black Keys performing at InMusic Festival.

Alter Ego 2024

JANUARY 13, 2024


Alter Ego rounds out iHeartRadio's ensemble concert offerings with a stacked lineup of alt rock

For those who couldn’t get enough of the When We Were Young lineup, their next fix, and excuse to wear all black converse, will be January 13 at iHeartRadio’s sold-out Alter Ego. The seventh year’s playbill includes artists like Paramore and The 1975. Past years have included Coldplay, Avril Lavinge, Fall Out Boy, Blink 182, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. 

Perhaps not quite as fringy alternative as Warped Tour or Pitchfork, the lineup is based on artists played heavily on ALT 98.7 (KYSR), iHeartRadio’s Los Angeles alternative station. iHeart produces a bunch of these ensemble concerts, including the iHeartRadio Awards, the nationwide Jingle Ball series, the iHeartRadio Music Festival, the iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina and the iHeart Radio Wango Tango. Although the festival has previously been held in LA’s Kia Forum, for the first time, this year’s event will take place in neighboring Anaheim’s Honda Center.

For those who won’t make it out to SoCal for the show, the event, which is sponsored by Capital One, will be streamed live on the iHeart Radio app and broadcast on iHeartMedia alternative and rock stations across the country. iHeart is the largest podcast publisher according to Podtrac.

The Specs 

  • The Honda Center hits capacity at 18,336.
  • The show is Saturday, January 13th, 2024 7:00 PM.
  • You can buy tickets for the seventh annual iHeartRadio Alter Ego on Ticketmaster. Resale tickets range anywhere from  $100 to over $1000.
  • To stream the festival, download iHeartRadio’s app.
  • Check out Fifty Grande’s guide to California here.


What is the closest airport to iHeartRadio Alter Ego fest?

John Wayne Airport is about 13 miles from Honda Center. 

Where is this rock-alternative rock festival held?

The festival is held at Honda Center in Anaheim, California. 

What kind of bag can I bring into Alter Ego?

Bags must be no larger than 5 in. x 9 in. x 2 in. Any purse, clutch, or other bag larger than that will not be allowed. Backpacks of any kind are not allowed. 

Is there a host?

iHeartRadio Alter Ego will be hosted by Woody of iHeartRadio Alt 98.7’s The Woody Show.

Is there a pre-sale for Capitol One card members?

There was a 48-hour Capital One cardholder presale, which started on Oct. 24.

Who are the headliners?

Paramore, The 1975, the Black Keys and Thirty Seconds to Mars are headlining.

Which artists are on the Alter Ego lineup?

Paramore, The 1975, The Black Keys, Thirty Seconds to Mars, BUSH, Sum 41, Yellowcard, lovelytheband and The Last Dinner Party.

Who has played the festival in the past?

In 2023, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Muse, Jack White, Fall Out Boy, and Phoenix were among the performers. Coldplay, Maneskin and Imagine Dragons were some of the artists in 2022.


BY Sarah Cortina