Monday, March 10, 2008

Lollapalooza Headliners Leaked

2008 Lollapalooza Music Festival
On Friday the Chicago Tribune’s Greg Kot leaked who the headliners of this year’s Lollapalooza music festival will be. (link) According to Kot’s blog the weekend of August 1-3 will be headlined by Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails, with Radiohead closing the weekend. Both bands have released new albums recently with Radiohead’s In Rainbows released online October, 2007 and NIN’s Ghosts I-IV released just last week. This continues the trend of Lollapalooza choosing 90’s legends to headline their music festival including Weezer in 2005, the Red Hot Chili Peppers in 2006 and Pearl Jam in 2007.

Radiohead logoWhile I think it would be very cool to see Radiohead at Grant Park, The Blot’s really not feeling NIN anymore. I can’t think of the last time I heard new music from Trent Reznor, but I know he still has a huge following so I’m sure both of these band will be great headliners. Regardless, The Blot will not be attending Lollapalooza for the third straight year. The first round of discounted $60 tickets went on sale Friday for the Chicago music festival and The Blot was not one of the lucky few to snag tickets. Therefore I’m skipping out on Lolla this summer and instead will be probably heading to Austin for ACL this September.
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