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Lollapalooza Chicago 2017 - Friday

Friday

Aug 4, 2017 – All Day

331 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601 Map

  • Lollapalooza
  • Tegan and Sara
  • Little Dragon
  • School of Rock All-Stars
  • Phantogram
  • Crystal Castles
  • Cloud Nothings
  • Mondo Cozmo
  • Blink-182
  • Foster The People
  • Ryan Adams
  • Andrew McMahon
  • Ookay
  • Bibi Bourelly
  • The Killers
  • Run the Jewels
  • Gramatik
  • Kaleo
  • The Pretty Reckless
  • Jesse Malin
  • DJ Snake
  • 3LAU
  • Jidenna
  • Frenship

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Lollapalooza: Lollapalooza is an American music festival featuring alternative rock, hip hop, and punk rock bands, dance and comedy performances, and craft booths. It has also provided a platform for non-profit and political groups. Lollapalooza has featured a diverse range of bands and has helped expose and popularize alternative groups such as Nine Inch Nails, The Smashing Pumpkins, and Hole.

Conceived and created in 1991 by Jane's Addiction singer Perry Farrell as a farewell tour for his band, Lollapalooza ran annually until 1997, and was revived in 2003. From its inception through 1997, and its revival in 2003, the festival toured North America. In 2004, the festival organizers decided to expand the dates to two days per city, however poor ticket sales forced the 2004 tour to be cancelled. In 2005, Farrell and the William Morris Agency partnered up with Austin, Texas-based company Capital Sports Entertainment and retooled it into its current format as a weekend destination festival in Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois.

2012 LINEUP:

Red Hot Chili Peppers • The Black Keys Black Sabbath • Jack White Florence + The Machine • At The Drive-In Bassnectar • Avicii • The Shins • Justice Passion Pit • Kaskade • The Weeknd • Sigur Ros Bloc Party • Calvin Harris • Miike Snow • The Afghan Whigs • M83 Franz Ferdinand • Frank Ocean • NERO • J. Cole • Childish Gambino Delta Spirit • Santigold • Metric • Zeds Dead • The Temper Trap • Wale Big Gigantic • Die Antwoord • Dawes • B.o.B • tUnE-yArDs • Skream & Benga The Head & The Heart • The Big Pink • Twin Shadow • The Tallest Man on Earth Toro Y Moi • FUN. • Little Dragon • Dr. Dog • Of Monsters And Men Gary Clark Jr. • Alabama Shakes • The Gaslight Anthem • SBTRKT Amadou & Mariam • Porter Robinson • The Walkmen • Tame Impala • Doctor P Band of Skulls • JJ Grey & Mofro • Madeon • Neon Indian • Zedd Dum Dum Girls • Paper Diamond • Washed Out • Aloe Blacc Trampled By Turtles • Bear in Heaven • Blind Pilot • Chairlift The Black Angels • Yellow Ostrich • GIVERS • Polica • Bombay Bicycle Club Sharon Van Etten • White Rabbits • Doomtree Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis The Devil Makes Three • Oberhofer • Star Slinger • The War on Drugs Michael Kiwanuka • O Rappa • Bowerbirds • Orchard Lounge • Mona The Growlers • Hey Rosetta! • JEFF the Brotherhood • Anamanaguchi First Aid Kit • Wax • FIDLAR • JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound • Milo Greene Los Jaivas • Kopecky Family Band • The Jezabels • Nadastrom • LP • DJ Nihal Yuna • The White Panda • Walk Off The Earth • Animal Kingdom • Dev • SALVA The Sheepdogs • Outasight • The Dunwells • DJ Mel • Empires • Kevin Devine Dry the River • Helena • Haley Reinhart • Imaginary Cities • Overdoz Ambassadors • DJ Zebo • thenewno2 • Moon Taxi • Chancellor Warhol Laura Warshauer • Red Oblivion • Kid Color • Point To Infinity • Dan Zanes The Verve Pipe • Quinn Sullivan • Purple Apple • Laura Doherty Andrew Christopoulos • School of Rock • Harrison Ivaz • Q Brothers Peter DiStefano & Tor • John Yost • Happiness Club

Tegan and Sara: Born in Calgary, Tegan and Sara began their musical path in the late 90s(1995 to be exact) and at the age of 25 have released 4 albums. Tegan currently resides in Vancouver, BC and Sara resides in Montreal, QC. Tegan and Sara plan to record and release their fifth full length in the spring of 07.

Phantogram: The music of Phantogram can be placed into a number of electronic music sub-genres that somebody seems to sit around and think up. What's certain is that the driving percussion, synthesizers, distorted guitar, ethereal sounds, and melodic vocals of Phantogram have become a favorite of audiences around the world. International tour dates and the duo's lone album have been spreading the popularity of Phantogram, and the stage has been set for a hugely successful career. Audiences can find out what they're all about on the remainder of their 2011 tour dates.

Guitarist Josh Carter and keyboardist Sarah Barthel had been friends since junior high, but didn't start making music until their college years. Carter had written some beats as a side project from his main band, and Barthel showed talent in adding to them. After playing local tour dates in Sarasota, New York, they released two EPs and scored hits with the singles "Mouthful of Diamonds" and "When I'm Small". Following an acclaimed performance at Sasquatch in 2010, Phantogram released their debut album, Eyelid Movies, which became critically acclaimed for its unnerving yet cohesive sound.

The success of the album has led to huge performances at Lollapalooza, Treasure Island, and Outside Lands, and fans are still excited over Phantogram's remaining tour dates in 2011. August holds performances in Chicago, California, and Michigan, and September will features shows in the Pacific Northwest. Phantogram's last 2011 tour date is on November 17, so plan accordingly to avoid missing these rising electronic stars.

Crystal Castles: Crystal Castles are rushing screaming through uncharted territory in the world of electronic music. Utilizing sounds from crisp, 8-bit chip tunes to melodic and ambient noise, Crystal Castles are creating something refreshing, the likes of which has never been heard; and fans around the world are drinking it up on tour dates in 2011. The group has two self-titled albums out and have been drawing big crowds on their worldwide concert schedules, where they play alongside some of the biggest names in music. In fact, Crystal Castles are currently playing 2011 tour dates around the world, including summer music festivals in the US, UK, and Europe.

While the group Crystal Castles was no accident, the hit song they ended up creating certainly was. Alice Glass was born in Toronto and eventually began singing for a punk band called Fetus Fatale. Ethan Kath (aka Claudio Palmieri) was also born in Toronto and spent his youth in a number of punk and metal bands before seeing Glass perform in her punk band. Kath decided that her unique vocals were what he was missing from his music. While Glass recorded five demo songs Kath had written for her, the sound engineer also recorded her mic check. The vocals from the mic check were unintentionally added to an instrumental track that Glass hadn't written anything for, and became the song "Alice Practice". The tracks were recorded under the name "Crystal Castles," which was the home of She-Ra: Princess of Power and wielder of the Sword of Protection. After the tracks were recorded, Glass disappeared and Kath uploaded the songs to his MySpace.

The six tracks became hugely popular online and Kath began receiving offers from record labels. He soon tracked down Glass, who didn't know the songs were hits and didn't even know "Alice Practice" had been recorded. Several vinyl singles began to be released in 2006 and became so popular that they were compiled into a full album. Crystal Castles was released in 2008 and reached #6 on the US Top Electronic Albums chart, #13 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, and was fondly received by NME magazine in the UK. Crystal Castles second album, Crystal Castles (II), was released in April 2010. The album features a cover of Platinum Blonde's "Not In Love," which features the vocal stylings of The Cure's Robert Smith.

Crystal Castles are currently performing 2011 tour dates in the US until May 13, after which they will head to Europe. They're first show on their European concert schedule will be at the Selector Festival in Krakow, Poland. Crystal Castles will spend June and July touring Europe and playing music festivals, including but not limited to the Glastonbury Festival, T in The Park, and the Oxegen Festival. The duo will return to North America on July 30 for various festival dates, including Lollapalooza on August 5. On August 11, Crystal Castles will return to Europe to perform a few more festivals, including Reading and Leeds and concluding their tour dates in 2011 with a performance at Bestival in the UK. Crystal Castles are definitely on the rise, and it might not be long before fans are paying $50 to see them on their concert schedule.

Blink-182: Getting kicked out of high school for showing up drunk to a basketball game can yield only disastrous results; unless you're in Blink-182. The group has become one of (if not the most) popular pop punk bands ever, due to their upbeat songs with irreverent lyrics and extremely energetic tour dates. In a career that's spanned almost twenty years, Blink-182 has managed to shock and excite rock and punk fans of all ages with their albums and concert dates. Despite a semi-absence for the past few years, Blink-182 is back with a new lineup.

Blink-182 (which was Blink at this early date) was started in San Diego, CA in 1992 by Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLonge, and Scott Raynor, who all went to Poway High School together. Blink-182's third demo, Buddha, helped them score a show at SOMA, one of San Diego's only all-ages venues. Their humorous concert dates gained them a small following and their first full-length album, Cheshire Cat, in 1994. The band's first big break came with the release of their second album, Dude Ranch, in 1997. The album's single "Dammit" became a huge success and prompted the band to head out on multiple tour dates in '97 and '98. It was during one of these US concert dates that drummer Scott Raynor was asked to leave the band. Hoppus and DeLonge asked The Aquabats drummer Travis Barker to fill in and he was soon hired full-time.

Immediately after welcoming Barker to the band, Blink-182 set to work on their third album, which would launch them all into stardom: Enema of the State. The album featured hit singles "What's My Age Again?", "All the Small Things", and "Adam's Song". The record was followed up in 2001 with Take Off Your Pants and Jacket, the success of which proved that Blink-182 was here to stay. Hit singles included "The Rock Show" and "First Date" with the album eventually going double platinum in the US. Due to DeLonge's back problems, the band took a short break, but regrouped in late 2002 and began working on their self-titled fifth album.

Critics and fans alike praised the newest album as an evolution of the band's sound and a maturing of the band. However, behind the scenes tensions were running high as DeLonge expressed interest in canceling the album's promotional concert dates. After a heated discussion, the concert tour was canceled and the band went on hiatus, which soon led to DeLonge leaving the band permanently. It wasn't until Travis Barker was nearly killed in a plane crash in 2008 that the three bandmates reunited, both as a band and as friends. The announcement of their reunion came at the 2009 Grammy Awards, along with the news that a sixth Blink-182 album was to be released in the summer of 2011.

However, Tom DeLonge's commitment to reigniting the band was short lived, and Hoppus and Barker decided to move on without him. DeLonge was replaced in 2015 by Alkaline Trio guitarist Matt Skiba. Skiba's first album with the band, California, is their first record in five years.

Foster The People: Few bands have been able to have a top 10 album as quickly as indie pop up-and-comers Foster the People. With only one album out, Torches, Foster the People has captured the attention of audiences around the world with their hit single, "Pumped Up Kicks." Their success is all the more surprising considering the song deals with a school shooting, but the catchy dance sound that's indicative of the entire album has struck a favorable chord with critics and fans. Those that haven't yet heard Foster the People can catch them on their international tour dates in 2011; the ones that haven't sold out yet, anyway.

Foster the People was formed by Mark Foster in 2009, after years of being kicked around by the Los Angeles music scene. After working as a jingle writer and working on original compositions for a number of years, Foster began combining his favorite musical elements into the sound you hear today. He began posting his songs on the mp3 blog The Hype Machine and eventually began scoring small tour dates, with accompaniment by drummer Mark Pontius and bassist Cubbie Fink. The band was originally called Foster & the People, but was changed after audiences kept mishearing it as Foster the People. The popularity of Foster the People's music online combined with a breakout tour date at South by Southwest led to a record deal and the release of Torches in May 2011. The album quickly broke into the top 10 and shot to #1 of the Alternative charts.

As Torches races towards platinum certification, Foster the People are headed out on many, many tour dates in 2011. Concert dates are already underway and, while many tour dates are already sold out, there are still plenty of chances to catch Foster the People in late summer/early fall. The band is making it's way through tour dates in Texas and Arizona before ending up in California in early July. On July 14, Foster the People will begin concert dates in Europe, including performances at the Melt Festival in Grafenhainichen, Germany and the Lattitude Festival in Suffolk, UK. Foster the people will play tour dates in Australia in late July before touring the US agin from August to October. Foster the People will conclude their 2011 tour dates in the UK in late November, so buy your tickets from Eventful soon before the entire tour is sold out.

Ryan Adams: Ryan Adams is an American alt-country/rock singer-songwriter from Jacksonville, North Carolina. Raised by his mother and grandmother, Adams dropped out of school at age 16 and performed with several local bands before moving to Raleigh and forming the band Whiskeytown. Three albums and five years later Adams went solo, releasing Heartbreaker in 2000. A long-term resident of New York City, Adams is best known for his song "New York, New York," which appeared on his 2001 release Gold. He has since released four more solo albums and two albums with backing band The Cardinals, with another album, Easy Tiger, due out in June, 2007.

Adams has also produced albums by Jesse Malin and Willie Nelson and contributed to the albums of artists including Beth Orton, The Wallflowers, Minnie Driver, Counting Crows, and America. He also appeared on CMT's Crossroads TV show with Elton John. -wikipedia

The Killers: Before indie rock became so prolific in recent years that most bands are now casually dismissed into the "indie landfill", there was The Killers. Upon the release of their acclaimed single "Mr. Brightside", The Killers thrust indie rock into the upper echelons of mainstream popularity, making their tour dates and albums widely sought after. Despite their origins in Las Vegas, The Killers' synth-infused style has become hugely popular with fans around the world, particularly in the UK. Despite the band's members stating that it might take them a while to release, and it being the cause of no tour dates in 2011, fans are excited about The Killers' upcoming album; their first in three years.

After playing at clubs locally in Las Vegas, The Killers experienced success in the UK thanks to the single "Mr. Brightside." That success spread to the US and other parts of the world with the release of Hot Fuss, which went platinum six times and featured the hit singles "Somebody Told Me" and "Smile Like You Mean It." The Killers followed-up with Sam's Town in 2006, which experienced nearly the same success as their debut effort. The album was succeeded by a number of headlining tour dates, including memorable performances at Madison Square Garden and Glastonbury Festival.

The Killers' third album, Day & Age, received even better reviews than Sam's Town and also went multi-platinum. With The Killers' continued success fans can't wait to see what the indie band has planned next; even though they'll have to. Be sure to check Eventful once the album is released for all the latest 2011 tour date information.

Kaleo: Icelandic

The Pretty Reckless: Taylor Momsen, best known for her role as Jenny Humphrey on the CW's hit show "Gossip Girl" has decided to share her musical talents with the world.

Influences being rock/grunge bands (such as The Runaways, Hole, and Soundgarden) Momsen recruited her own band, wrote and recorded all the songs, and formed what we now know as The Pretty Reckless.

Watching her perform just one song is quite notably outstanding; so very comparable to Cherrie Currie or Courtney Love, you wouldn't believe the girl's only going into her junior year in high school.

Jesse Malin: JESSE MALIN Glitter in the Gutter is the new album from NYC’s Jesse Malin, an artist who has transcended tags like “singer/songwriter” for something different and largely indefinable. Penned “a fearless storyteller”, after releasing two critically acclaimed albums The Fine Art of Self Destruction and The Heat, Jesse has established himself as a career musician who writes songs that connect on so many levels that above all, he’s a healer. The songs on Glitter in the Gutter have kept the intimate slice of life and detail of his previous records but also work on a larger palate. Jesse writes locally but thinks globally and makes his songs identifiable so that they can connect with people in every part of the world.

On this new album, he writes about hope, struggles and smiles; about finding ways “to keep on keeping on.” Through his characters, like the woman who searches for salvation across the car radio dials in his song “Broken Radio”, or the kid hiding his face in the cereal box in “Modern World”, Malin points out “the little things that keep us laughing.” Malin is able to convey happiness and sadness in the same note. This happens throughout Glitter in the Gutter. He explains that Glitter in the Gutter is “just a record about people and the things we do to stay alive.”

The available time and iconography surrounding Glitter in the Gutter allowed Jesse to make the album he’s only hinted at with previous releases. “I’ve never made a record outside of New York my whole life—not even above 14th Street—so it was a different experience to be locked away in California,” he explains about the experience of recording the album in Los Angeles. “Right before we came out to [to California] I lost my apartment in New York, so I threw everything in storage in Queens and packed my life in a suitcase. So, yeah, this album had a lot of transient fugitive properties.”

Whether it was that type of personal impermanence or the uncertainty of our country’s future, Glitter in the Gutter is a wide musical spectrum. This album is an up-tempo, raw modern pop record that feels like a celebration of life as well as a rally to arms from the minute it begins with the anthemic opener “Beautiful Day”. Glitter contains some work from guests of fellow musicians that Jesse has met on the road over the last 3 years, such as Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme, who plays his signature dissident guitar riffs on “Tomorrow Tonight” and Chris Shifflet of the Foo Fighters, whose iron fisted rhythms appear on “Prisoners of Paradise”. Jakob Dylan adds sweet sad harmonies on “Black Haired Girl” and there is a piano fueled duet with Bruce Springsteen titled “Broken Radio” that includes the sonic jubilee of Ryan Adams on electric guitar. There are also some other very special moments with Ryan (producer of Malin’s debut The Fine Art of Self Destruction, old pal and sometimes partner in crime) like his Latina guitar and back-ups vocals on the album closer “Aftermath”, and his blistering rock on “Modern World” and “Little Star.” Jesse remarks, “to me it’s all about songs, whether written by Elton John or Wilco or The Bad Brains”. . Jesse finds comfort in the transient life of living out of a suitcase and being under the hot stage lights sweating with the crowd. A Queens born NY native who now resides downtown Manhattan, he grew up touring in punk bands (DGeneration and Heart Attack). He will spend most of the year touring with his new rock band The Heat. Jesse feels that “being in a rock band is like being in a gang. Music should make you want to run through the streets with your pals, or make you want to fall in love or raise a glass.”

Of the live experience, he believes “it is equally, if not more important to the connection, especially in these days of enhanced home entertainment computerized myspace.com addictions. How else can you get people out of their houses today?” he quips. When he performs, it’s about interaction through participation. He gives his fans something to celebrate. When he sits down on the floor among the crowd in mid-song, everyone follows.

“We were born in flames, maiden names, suburban homes, make your bones Bite your lip, take the fifth, know your rights, it’s your life now Don’t let them take you down….it’s a beautiful day.”

DJ Snake: DJ Snake has made a name for himself both in front of and behind the mic. His first Grammy nomination came after he did producing work on the Lady Gaga album Born This Way. He has remixed songs like "New Slaves" by Kanye West, Major Lazer's "Bubble Butt", and "Dirty Vibe" by Skrillex. However, DJ Snake's biggest hits are those where he serves as lead artist, particularly "Turn Down For What" featuring Lil Jon, and "You Know You Like It" with AlunaGeorge.

Jidenna: An alum of Stanford University, Jidenna Mobisson's debut single, "Classic Man" has brought him acclaim from across the globe.

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