The Decemberists, Queen Latifah, Diana Krall, B.B. King, Macy Gray and Rufus Wainwright are among the artists set for Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl 2007 summer concert schedule, revealed today (March 7). The Bowl's summer session spans 14 weeks from June 22 to Sept. 30.

Along with pop, rock, jazz, electronic and world music concerts, the schedule includes presentations from the Los Angeles Philharmonic and weekend shows with the Philharmonic and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Other summer concerts at the 17,300-seat outdoor venue will include Christian McBride, Gil Shaham, Jamie Cullum, Groove Armada, Sumi Jo, Thomas Hampson, Gladys Knight, Isaac Hayes, Jurassic 5, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Café Tacuba, Dave Brubeck and more.

Last year marked the second summer season in a row that the Hollywood Bowl broke attendance and sales records. "This past season was probably the broadest spectrum of concerts the Bowl has ever presented," Bowl GM Arvind Manocha told at the time. "In the last year we launched a new campaign with our agency that was a reflection of the program strategy we've embraced for the last couple of years, which is to be bold, slightly sexier and to signify that the Bowl is a contemporary and vital venue."

Total attendance for all 2006 summer concerts at the Hollywood Bowl saw a 5% increase from 2005, according to the venue. Tuesday/Thursday nights with the
Los Angeles Philharmonic increased by 8%, bringing a total of 111,876 concert-goers; the KCRW World Music Festival sold-out five of six Sunday performances with a 22% rise, attracting 95,315 fans; and Wednesday jazz nights increased by 4%, brining in 73,000 people.

The Hollywood Bowl also topped Billboard's 2006 year-end tally among amphitheaters, beating out Camden, N.J.'s Tweeter Center at Waterfront. In 2006, the Bowl grossed $23.4 million and saw more than 211,000 fans in attendance for 14 concerts, according to Billboard Boxscore.

"For the last couple of years, we've undertaken a strategy to broaden the offerings," Manocha said. "I think a lot of folks have the Bowl on their radar screen."