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Chris Cornell, Lead Singer Of Soundgarden And AudioSlave, Dies At 52

In 2012, King Animal was Soundgarden’s first studio album in 15 years. Lead singer Chris Cornell died Wednesday night in Detroit. A representative said his death was “sudden and unexpected.” He was 52.

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Chris Cornell gained fame as the lead singer to the grunge band Soundgarden and later with Audioslave.

Brian Bumbery, Cornell’s representative, released a statement to NPR on the singer’s death:

“Chris Cornell passed away late last night in Detroit, MI. His wife Vicky and family were shocked to learn of his sudden and unexpected passing, and they will be working closely with the medical examiner to determine the cause. They would like to thank his fans for their continuous love and loyalty and ask that their privacy be respected at this time.”

Soundgarden was formed in 1984 by Cornell, guitarist Kim Thayil and Bassist Hiro Yamamoto — it went on to become one of the biggest bands of the 1990s grunge movement.

Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains were other bands to come out of the Northwestern grunge-rock scene at about the same time.

Soundgarden found a place on mainstream radio with the album Superunknown, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and was nominated for a Grammy for Best Rock Record in 1995.

Cornell pursued a solo career after Soundgarden broke up in 1997.

In 2001, Cornell joined Audioslave and the band released three albums — disbanding in 2007.

Later, Cornell and Soundgarden reunited and in 2012 released the band’s sixth studio album, King Animal.

NPR’s Rachel Martin talked to Cornell in 2015. At the time he had just released a solo album called Higher Truth.

In the interview that aired on Weekend Sunday, Martin noted Cornell was still recording with Soundgarden, and asked if he needed the band and the solo projects to make the whole?

I would live without both parts, Cornell answered. “But it’s a lot more satisfying to have them. It’s great to still be having new experiences with the same group of guys — because we invented a band together, and kind of co-invented a genre of music. Being able to come back and experience being a band together at a different time in our lives has been really rewarding, but it’s also just really nice to still share some part of my life with these people that have been so important to it.”

Cornell, who was on tour in Detroit at the time of his death, was 52.

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First Wave of Chicago Riot Fest 2017 lineup announced

Riot Fest Chicago 2017

Douglas Park
1401 S Sacramento Dr,
Chicago, IL 60623

Friday Sep 15, 2017  –  Sunday Sep 17, 2017

All Ages

Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Jawbreaker, New Order, Paramore, Prophets of Rage, M.I.A., Wu-Tang Clan, Mike D (DJ Set), A Day To Remember, Gogol Bordello, Taking Back Sunday, Vic Mensa, Dirty Heads, TV on the Radio, Ministry, Dinosaur Jr., New Found Glory, FIDLAR, Bad Brains, Death From Above 1979, Action Bronson, Pennywise, Built to Spill, X, Peaches, The Lawrence Arms, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The Orwells, Bayside, Say Anything, Mayday Parade, Streetlight Manifesto, Dead Cross, Minus the Bear, The Menzingers, LIARS, GWAR, Buzzcocks, GBH, Real Friends, Hot Water Music, Shabazz Palaces, Andrew W.K., Fishbone, The Story So Far, State Champs, Four Year Strong, Beach Slang, The Cribs, that dog., Knuckle Puck, Chon, Slaves, The Hotelier, The Flatliners, Dessa, Saul Williams, Engine 88, Nothing More, Alice Bag, Tobacco, Sleep On It, Downtown Boys, The Smith Street Band, The Regrettes, HDBeenDope, Gazebos, Kittten Forever, And Featuring Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow Revue, Plus 25+ more bands to be announced

Jawbreaker will also reunite after 21 years to headline the festival’s final day. The iconic punk band broke up in 1996 following their 1995 tour to support their album, “Dear You.”

Summerfest Announces Full Lineup For 50th Anniversary Featuring The Shins, Alessia Cara, Bleachers Milwaukee is the place to be.

By Sondra Minnich – Apr 12, 2017

The full lineup for Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s annual Summerfest has been announced. Famed for being one of the longest running music festivals in the world, this year will be jam packed with over 100 headlining acts. The headliners performing at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater (such as Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Chainsmokers, and Future), were previously announced and festivalgoers have been buzzing ever since. Red Hot Chili Peppers will be kicking things off on June 28 as the first act to hit the arena stage.

Today, however, the complete list of performers taking to the ground stages has arrived and it’s epic. Some of the artists who fans can expect to see are Alessia Cara, Bleachers, A Day To Remember, Steve Aoki, and Flume. Up-and-coming acts like Big Thief, Hippo Campus, MUNA, and Parade of Lights will also be performing, giving live music fans a wide variety of acts to check out. There will definitely be something for everyone to enjoy on the coast of Lake Michigan this summer.

If you can’t make it out to the midwest–don’t fret, you’ll be able to catch some of the action online. To celebrate the fest’s incredible 50th anniversary, Jimmy Kimmel Live will bring live performances from the festival grounds to viewers around the world via the web. Plans are still being made in terms of where and when you can tune into the livestreams, but we can’t wait to see this special collaboration.

Summerfest begins June 28 and runs through July 2. There is a one-day hiatus, but then the action picks back up from July 4-July 9. There are four different ticket options, including the 2017 Summerfest 50th Commemorative 1-Day Ticket, 2017 Summerfest 50th Commemorative Power Pass, the 3-Day Pass, and the 11-Day Power Pass. You can check out more info on the festivities here, including dates, ticket prices, and the complete lineup. Make sure you’re tracking all of the Summerfest headliners on Bandsintown, so never miss them in your city!

Beatles Prep Massive ‘Sgt. Pepper’ 50th Anniversary Reissue

The Beatles will reissue ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ for its 50th anniversary, complete with numerous unreleased studio takes. Apple Corps/Photofest

The Beatles will celebrate the 50th anniversary of their groundbreaking album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band with several reissue packages arriving May 26th.
A new stereo mix of the album will be available as a single CD and as part of every other package. An expanded deluxe edition will be released digitally, as a two-CD set or two-LP vinyl package. A super deluxe six-disc box set will also be available.All three deluxe editions of Sgt. Pepper will boast previously unreleased complete takes of all 13 album tracks. The deluxe CD and digital versions will also include new stereo mixes: a previously unreleased instrumental take of “Penny Lane” and two unreleased takes of “Strawberry Fields Forever.”The super deluxe box set come with all of the aforementioned CDs, plus 33 more recordings from the Sgt. Pepper sessions, most of which have never been released and were newly mixed from the four-track session tapes. A fourth disc will include early, unreleased mono mixes of several songs and a direct transfer of the album’s original mono mix. Discs five and six will boast surround-sound audio mixes of the album on Blu-ray and DVD, as well as promo films for several tracks and a restored version of the rare 1992 documentary, The Making of Sgt. Pepper.The super deluxe package will also come with a 144-page hardcover book featuring a new introduction from Paul McCartney and producer Giles Martin, who newly mixed the reissue with Sam Okell. The book will explore every facet of Sgt. Pepper, from its songs and legendary cover art to musical innovations and historical context. Beatles historian Kevin Howlett, composer and musicologist Howard Goodall, producer Joe Boyd and journalists Ed Vulliamy and Jeff Slate all contributed to the book. A 50-page abridged booklet will be available in the two-CD deluxe edition.

The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Reissue Track Lists

CD(Sgt. Pepper 2017 Stereo Mix)
1. ” Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”
2. ” With A Little Help From My Friends”
3. ” Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds”
4. ” Getting Better”
5. ” Fixing A Hole”
6. ” She’s Leaving Home”
7. ” Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!”
8. ” Within You Without You”
9. ” When I’m Sixty-Four”
10. “Lovely Rita”
11. “Good Morning Good Morning”
12. “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)”
13. “A Day In The Life”

Deluxe [2CD, digital]CD 1
Sgt. Pepper 2017 Stereo Mix

CD 21. ” Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” [Take 9]
2. ” With A Little Help From My Friends” [Take 1 – False Start And Take 2 – Instrumental]
3. ” Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” [Take 1]
4. ” Getting Better” [Take 1 – Instrumental And Speech At The End]
5. ” Fixing A Hole” [Speech And Take 3]
6. ” She’s Leaving Home” [Take 1 – Instrumental]
7. ” Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!” [Take 4]
8. ” Within You Without You” [Take 1 – Indian Instruments]
9. ” When I’m Sixty-Four” [Take 2]
10. “Lovely Rita” [Speech And Take 9]
11. “Good Morning Good Morning” [Take 8]
12. “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)” [Take 8]
13. “A Day In The Life” [Take 1 With Hummed Last Chord]
14. “Strawberry Fields Forever” [Take 7]
15. “Strawberry Fields Forever” [Take 26]
16. “Strawberry Fields Forever” [Stereo Mix – 2015]
17. “Penny Lane” [Take 6 – Instrumental]
18. “Penny Lane” [Stereo Mix – 2017]

Deluxe Vinyl LP 1
Sgt. Pepper 2017 Stereo Mix

LP 2 (Complete early takes from the sessions in the same sequence as the album)Side A
1. “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” [Take 9 And Speech]
2. “With A Little Help From My Friends” [Take 1 – False Start And Take 2 – Instrumental]
3. “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” [Take 1]
4. “Getting Better” [Take 1 – Instrumental And Speech At The End]
5. “Fixing A Hole” [Speech And Take 3]
6. “She’s Leaving Home” [Take 1 – Instrumental]
7. “Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!” [Take 4]

Side B1. “Within You Without You” [Take 1 – Indian Instruments]
2. “When I’m Sixty-Four” [Take 2]
3. “Lovely Rita” [Speech And Take 9]
4. “Good Morning Good Morning” [Take 8]
5. “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” (Reprise) [Take 8]
6. “A Day In The Life” [Take 1 With Hummed Last Chord]

Super Deluxe [4CD/DVD/Blu-ray box set]CD 1
Sgt. Pepper 2017 Stereo Mix

CD 2 (Complete early takes from the sessions, sequenced in chronological order of their first recording dates)1. “Strawberry Fields Forever” [Take 1]
2. “Strawberry Fields Forever” [Take 4]
3. “Strawberry Fields Forever” [Take 7]
4. “Strawberry Fields Forever” [Take 26]
5. “Strawberry Fields Forever” [Stereo Mix – 2015]
6. “When I’m Sixty-Four” [Take 2]
7. “Penny Lane” [Take 6 – Instrumental]
8. “Penny Lane” [Vocal Overdubs And Speech]
9. “Penny Lane” [Stereo Mix – 2017]
10. “A Day In The Life” [Take 1]
11. “A Day In The Life” [Take 2]
12. “A Day In The Life” [Orchestra Overdub]
13. “A Day In The Life” (Hummed Last Chord) [Takes 8, 9, 10 and 11]
14. “A Day In The Life” (The Last Chord)
15. “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” [Take 1 – Instrumental]
16. “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” [Take 9 And Speech]
17. “Good Morning Good Morning” [Take 1 – Instrumental, Breakdown]
18. “Good Morning Good Morning” [Take 8]

CD 3 (Complete early takes from the sessions, sequenced in chronological order of their first recording dates)1. “Fixing A Hole” [Take 1]
2. “Fixing A Hole” [Speech And Take 3]
3. “Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!” [Speech From Before Take 1; Take 4 And Speech At End]
4. “Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!” [Take 7]
5. “Lovely Rita” [Speech And Take 9]
6. “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” [Take 1 And Speech At The End]
7. “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” [Speech, False Start And Take 5]
8. “Getting Better” [Take 1 – Instrumental And Speech At The End]
9. “Getting Better” [Take 12]
10. “Within You Without You” [Take 1 – Indian Instruments Only]
11. “Within You Without You” [George Coaching The Musicians]
12. “She’s Leaving Home” [Take 1 – Instrumental]
13. “She’s Leaving Home” [Take 6 – Instrumental]
14. “With A Little Help From My Friends” [Take 1 – False Start And Take 2 – Instrumental]
15. “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)” [Speech And Take 8]

CD 4 (Sgt. Pepper and bonus tracks in Mono)
1-13: 2017 Direct Transfer of Sgt. Pepper Original Mono Mix
14. “Strawberry Fields Forever” [Original Mono Mix]
15. “Penny Lane” [Original Mono Mix]
16. “A Day In The Life” [Unreleased First Mono Mix]
17. “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” [Unreleased Mono Mix – No. 11]
18. “She’s Leaving Home” [Unreleased First Mono Mix]
19. “Penny Lane” [Capitol Records U.S. Promo Single – Mono Mix]

DISCS 5 & 6 (Blu-ray & DVD)Audio Features (both discs):
– New 5.1 Surround Audio mixes of ‘Sgt. Pepper’ album and “Penny Lane,” plus 2015 5.1 Surround mix of “Strawberry Fields Forever” (Blu-ray: DTS HD Master Audio 5.1, Dolby True HD 5.1 / DVD: DTS Dolby Digital 5.1)
– High Resolution Audio versions of 2017 ‘Sgt. Pepper’ stereo mix and 2017 “Penny Lane” stereo mix, plus 2015 “Strawberry Fields Forever” hi res stereo mix (Blu-ray: LPCM Stereo 96KHz/24bit / DVD: LPCM Stereo)
Video Features (both discs):
The Making of Sgt. Pepper [restored 1992 documentary film, previously unreleased]
– Promotional Films: “A Day In The Life;” “Strawberry Fields Forever;” “Penny Lane” [4K restored]

Which band members were high during the cover shoot, why the packaging was the most expensive to date and more on the 1967 album’s legendary visuals.

Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Artwork: 10 Things You Didn’t Know

Which band members were high during the cover shoot, why the packaging was the most expensive to date and more on the 1967 album’s legendary visuals

It’s one thing for an album to come along and press itself so deeply into the culture that little feels the same after its arrival, but what are the chances that that same album would have the most iconic LP artwork of all time?

So it goes with the BeatlesSgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and its wonderful swirl of visuals, ranging from that most distinguished assembly of personalities on its front cover courtesy of Pop artists Peter Blake and Jann Haworth, to some sleeve work by the Dutch design team the Fool, to Michael Cooper’s photographs, to the grab-bag of cut-out treasures that accompanied the album. Art dealer Robert Fraser helmed the proceedings as art director, with the most legendary cover-art shoot in rock history transpiring 50th years ago on March 30th. The cover was lavishly pricey to produce, but it solidified the Beatles’ mythic status for all time.

Here are 10 things you might not know about the iconic look of Sgt. Pepper.

1. Paul McCartney spearheaded the cover concept. …This was a period when McCartney was asserting himself more and more when it came to the Beatles’ career decisions, a trend that would continue for the remainder of their time together. He produced ink drawings of the cover concept and shared them with Blake and his wife Haworth. “I did a lot of drawings of us being presented to the Lord Mayor,” Paul explained in Barry Miles’ Many Years From Now, “with lots of dignitaries and lots of friends of ours around, and it was to be us in front of a big northern floral clock, and we were to look like a brass band. That developed to become the Peter Blake cover.”

2. But he may have drawn inspiration from an obscure Swedish band.
A Beatles tribute/parody EP, released three years prior to Sgt. Pepper by the Swedish brass band Mercblecket, featured artwork that was strikingly similar to the final Pepper cover. McCartney hasn’t gone on record about the earlier image, but Mercblecket did entertain the Beatles upon their arrival in Stockholm in 1964, and according to Swedish record dealer Jorgen Johansson, group member Roger Wallis has claimed he gave McCartney a copy of the EP during the trip.

3. The cover was almost an abstract painting.McCartney’s friend John Dunbar enthused that an abstract canvas, without any text, would work best in those heady times: “People will know what it is, man, people will know what it is!” he remarked. The Beatles were also going to situate themselves in an Edwardian sitting room amidst some bric-a-brac of old trophies and photographs. The appeal of Blake was that his art was envelope-pushing in a more modern sense, but with elements of the past, and the Beatles wanted Sgt. Pepper to appeal as much to teenagers as octogenarians. He was also a fan of Gene Vincent and Elvis, a “real deep common denominator” for McCartney.

4. John Lennon was the most problematic Beatle when it came to who he wanted on the cover.Each Beatle had been tasked with coming up with a list of men and women throughout history that they wished to have join them at the grand imagistic fete seen on the album cover. All told, there are 57 photographs in the collage. Lennon wanting to be be “bold and brassy” in McCartney’s words, stumped for Hitler and Christ to appear, and also Gandhi. EMI boss Sir Joseph Lockwood vetoed Gandhi’s inclusion, worried that the album would not sell in India. Occultist/satanist Aleister Crowley did manage to make the grade, though.

5. There were a range of reactions from the celebrities the Beatles wanted to include.Actress Mae West, upon learning of the Beatles’ request, said, “What would I be doing in a lonely hearts club band?” Shirley Temple wanted to hear the record before she would commit. Blake considered the collage “a theater design,” his mindset being that the fictional band had just played a concert in the park, and now were taking a photograph with their audience. Leo Gorcey, who starred in the Bowery Boys films, wanted $400 for his likeness, thus taking himself out of the mix.

6. Sgt. Pepper was the first record to feature printed lyrics in the packaging – which helped spark the “Paul is dead” rumors.
These featured on the back cover, which would also do its part to fuel the “Paul is dead” craze that would shortly spring up. On the album’s reverse, McCartney’s back is to the camera, and next to his head are the lyrics “without you” from George Harrison’s “Within You Without You.” “Clues” are alleged to be sprinkled throughout the record’s artwork: with the guitar floral arrangement on the front cover, for instance, and the O.P.D. badge that McCartney is wearing, which John Neary, in a Life article, called the British equivalent of “Dead on arrival.” In the same article, McCartney said, “It’s all so bloody stupid. I picked up the O.P.D. badge in Canada. It was a police badge.” Indeed – the letters stand for Ontario Provincial Police, with the second P being mistaken for a D.

7. Half the Beatles turned up high for their March 30th photo shoot.The band was recording that night and arrived at Michael Cooper’s London photography studio in the late afternoon. Blake and Haworth’s collage had been assembled over the previous week. “If you look closely at the album cover, you’ll see two people who are flying, and two who aren’t,” John Lennon said, with Ringo Starr chipping in, “Have a look at the cover and come to your own conclusion! There’s a lot of red-eyed photos around!” Upping the trippiness was the gatefold design of the Fool, the Dutch collective Fraser wanted no part of, telling McCartney their contribution just wasn’t a good painting. The Fool did make the sleeve for the record itself, which replaced the standard white paper sleeve that featured on almost every other record release.

8. No album cover had ever cost nearly this much.“We originally wanted to have an envelope stuck inside with gifts in, but it became too hard to produce,” McCartney remembered. “It was hard enough, anyway, and the record company were having to bite the bullet as it was costing a little bit more than their usual two pence cardboard cover.” Most album covers cost around 50 pounds to make; this Beatles/Blake/Haworth opus ran to more than 3,000 pounds. A lot of that had to do with paying people to use their likeness, which was rarely a factor for a rock LP cover.

9. The album came with its own cut-outs.“There were little hand-outs, little badges,” McCartney said. These included paper mustaches, a postcard of a statue from Lennon’s house, and paper sergeant stripes. The thinking was that the record was to be an interactive experience between band and listener. The band’s hippie-esque choice of haircuts and facial hair was meant to blend with their military throwback attire to bridge past, present and future. “We wanted the whole of Pepper to be so that you could look at the front cover for years,” McCartney claimed.

10. Elvis was originally supposed to appear on the cover.Somewhat conspicuous in his absence on a cover featuring Bob Dylan and a reference to the Rolling Stones was the Beatles’ collective hero, Elvis Aaron Presley. According to McCartney, “Elvis was too important and too far above the rest even to mention.” Hence, Elvis out, and Bobby Breen, a famous Canadian-born child singer of the 1930s in. Breen found his inclusion surprising. We do not know what Elvis thought about his omission.

The Beatles’ earlier incarnation, circa 1964, is represented in four wax figures courtesy of Madame Tussaud’s, which lent the pieces to the band. They would later virtually disappear in a Tussaud’s storeroom, going unseen for 20 years before being auctioned off by auction house Cooper Owen for 81,500 pounds in 2005. “You wouldn’t think anyone would be willing to pay this much for some wax,” Cooper Owen’s Louise Cooper quipped.

Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Artwork: 10 Things You Didn’t Know

Lollapalooza 2017: Chance the Rapper, Lorde, Arcade Fire top 170-band lineup

Greg Kot

Greg Kot
Contact Reporter
Chicago Tribune

Chance the Rapper, Arcade Fire and Lorde are among the headliners announced Wednesday for Lollapalooza this summer in Chicago.

Muse, the XX, Blink-182, DJ Snake and Justice also are stacked at the top of the festival, which returns to Grant Park on Aug. 3-6. One-day tickets ($120) go on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday at lollapalooza.com.

Among the 170 bands scheduled for eight stages over four days are Cage the t-climbers sprinkled throughout the lineup.

The overall lineup continues to show signs of strain. Last year, the festival spread to four days from three for the first time, and the talent thinned out — there simply aren’t enough quality bands and artists touring each summer to fill that many slots. Similarly, there appears to be an awful lot of filler to wade through each day this year to get to the gems.

Here’s a breakdown of each day’s lineup:

Aug. 3: Muse, Lorde, Cage the Elephant, Wiz Khalifa, Porter Robinson, Liam Gallagher, Migo, Spoon, Lil Uzi Vert, Jon Bellion, George Ezra, Capital Cities, Kaytranada, Baauer, the Drums, A-Trak, Tritonal, Gryffin, CRX, Temples, Suicideboys, Hippo Campus, Honne, Cheat Codes, Kevin Devine, Paper Diamond, Middle Kids, the Hunna, Oliver Tree, Jain, the O’My’s, Declan McKenna, Unlike Pluto, Atlas Genius, Arizona, Gibbz, Pham, Michael Blume, Elohim, Stanaj, Kweku Collins, Max.

Lorde’s ascent was affirmed with her performance at Lollapalooza in 2014. Now her second album, “Melodrama,” due out June 16, is one of the year’s most anticipated releases, and the 20-year-old New Zealand singer is sure to draw one of the weekend’s biggest crowds. Haitian-Canadian DJ Kaytranada will bring a heady inventiveness to his club beats. Spoon’s terse, taut melodies will keep the frills to a minimum. Chicago MC Kweku Collins will likely draw an early slot, so don’t be tardy.

Aug. 4: The Killers, Blink-182, DJ Snake, Run the Jewels, Foster the People, Ryan Adams, Grmatik, Phantogram, Tegan and Sara, Crystal Castles, Kaleo, Little Dragon, 3Lou, Whitney, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Majid Jordan, Getter, the Pretty Reckless, Slushii, Cloud Nothings, Jidenna, Mura Masa, Bishop Briggs, Dokay, the Districts, Pup, Moose Blood, Skott, the Lemon Twigs, Mondo Cozmo, San Holo, the Frights, Saint Jhn, Bibi Bourelly, Missio, Cobi, Moksi, Slothrust, Allan Rayman, Frenship, Harriet Brown, Jess Malin.

Run the Jewels is one of the best things about this day’s lineup and the entire weekend, for that matter — El-P and Killer Mike are one of the best duos in hip-hop history. Whitney quickly rose from local buzz band to international touring act on the heels of its excellent 2016 debut, “Light Upon the Lake.” Glam duo Lemon Twigs is coming off a much acclaimed series of performances at the recent South by Southwest Music Conference in Austin, Texas.

Aug. 5: Chance the Rapper, the XX, Alt-J, the Head and the Heart, Kaskade, Glass Animals, Vance Joy, Mac Demarco, Russ, 21 Savage, Banks, Sylvan Esso, Alison Wonderland, Live, Royal Blood, Nghtmre, Warpaint, Highly Suspect, Zara Larsson, Jai Wolf, Ephwurd, Alvvays, G Jones, Amine, San Fermin, the Japanese House, Leon, the Shelters, Blossoms, Jacob Banks, Michael Christmas, Flint Eastwood, Ron Gallo, Madeintyo, Young Bombs, the London Souls, 888, Wingtip, Colony House, Brayton Bowman, Lady Pills.

Chance is a seasoned festival performer already and is sure to pull out all the stops in this hometown headlining appearance. In its timing, his high-profile slot recalls Kanye West’s headlining appearance at the 2006 Lollapalooza when he brought out Common, Twista and Lupe Fiasco for cameos. Who will Chance’s guests be? Warpaint remains an excellent summer concert band with its slinky grooves and breezy vocals. Veteran Chicago DJ Kaskade puts songs and dynamics ahead of predictable crescendos.

Aug. 6: Arcade Fire, Justice, Big Sean, the Shins, Zeds Dead, Rae Sremmurd, Tove Lo, Milky Chance, Grouplove, DVBBS, Borgore, Lil Yachty, London Grammar, Rag ‘N’ Bone Man, Noname, Joey Badass, Charli XCX, Car Seat Headrest, Slander, Machine Gun Kelly, 6lack, Sampha, Maggie Rogers, NF, Joyryde, Joseph, Barns Courtney, Vant, Grace Mitchell, Blaenavon, Lo Moon, Dirty Audio, Whethan, Sofi Tukker, Xavier Omar, Boogie, Wax Motif, the Walters, Duckwrth, Spencer Ludwig, Flor, Goody Grace, Tucker Beathard.

The fifth Arcade Fire studio album is due out this year, and a new single, “I Give You Power,” features Mavis Staples. If the Chicago gospel-soul great is in town, is there anything that can keep her from making an appearance during the Montreal band’s headlining set? The Shins write beautiful songs but have never been a particularly dynamic live act. The screaming-fan ratio will be extremely high for hip-hop upstarts Rae Sremmurd and Lil Yachty, but expect Chicago’s gifted Noname to deliver one of the day’s most impressive sets. For a dose of cathartic guitar-rock, Car Seat Headrest is your ticket.

The Kidzapalooza stage, an annual fixture, will include performances by Tim Kubart & the Space Cadets, Lucky Diaz, Q Brothers, Sleepy Man, Jo Jo & the Pinecones, Lard Dog & the Band of Shy, Little Miss Ann, School of Rock Allstars.

Lollapalooza 2017 Line Up!

Rancid & Dropkick Murphy’s From Boston To Berkeley Tour


“From Boston To Berkeley Tour”
7/27/17 – Bangor, ME – Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
7/28/17 – Montreal, QC – TBA
7/29/17 – Toronto, ON – Echo Beach
7/30/17 – Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
7/31/17 – Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
8/2/17 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
8/3/17 – Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier
8/4/17 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summer Stage
8/5/17 – Boston / Brockton, MA – Brockton Fairgrounds
8/6/17 – Brooklyn, NY – Ford Amphitheatre at Coney Island Boardwalk
8/8/17 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
8/9/17 – Milwaukee, WI – BMO Harris Pavilion
8/11/17 – Denver, CO – Sculpture Park
8/12/17 – Salt Lake City, UT – Saltair
8/13/17 – Nampa, ID – Idaho Center Amphitheatre
8/15/17 – Vancouver, BC – UBC Thunderbird Arena
8/16/17 – Seattle, WA – WaMu Theater at Century Link Field Events Center
8/18/17 – San Luis Obispo, CA – Avila Beach
8/19/17 – Sacramento, CA – Memorial Auditorium
8/20/17 – Berkeley, CA – The Greek
8/22/17 – Chandler, AZ – Rawhide Event Center
8/24/17 – San Diego, CA – Petco Park In The Park
8/25/17 – Las Vegas, NV – Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
8/26/17 – Los Angeles, CA – TBA
http://RancidRancid.com

Korn + Stone Sour Announce 2017 Summer Tour

By Joe DiVita March 6, 2017 1:14 PM

Chung Sung-Jun / Duane Prokop, Getty Images
Chung Sung-Jun / Duane Prokop, Getty Images

It’s going to be another stellar summer touring season once again! It was previously revealed that Korn and Stone Sour would be teaming up for a North American tour and now all of the dates and support acts have finally been revealed!

The unofficial announcement came last night at the House of Blues in Anaheim, Calif. where Corey Taylor joined Korn onstage to perform “A Different World” (video below), unveiling the news after the song’s conclusion, exclaiming, “It’s gonna be the party of the motherf–king century, do you feel it!?”

An official press release was just released revealing that Korn and Stone Sour will be joined on “The Serenity of Summer” run by Babymetal, Skillet, Yelawolf, Ded and Islander. Fan club and VIP ticket packages will go on sale beginning March 7 at 10AM local time. CitiCard Members also have a pre-sale that begins at noon local time that same day. The Live Nation pre-sale begins March 8 at 10AM local time, with Blabbermouth having a pre-sale that takes place on March 9 at 10AM local time. All remaining tickets will go on sale March 10 at 10AM via Live Nation. Stay tuned here for ticketing information and for complete details check the Korn website.

Korn will continue to promote 2016’s standout effort The Serenity of Suffering, which marked a return to the band’s classic sound explored on the first handful of albums. It was also the second record from the group since Brian ‘Head’ Welch rejoined the band in 2013 after initially departing in 2005.

Meanwhile, Stone Sour will be touting one of 2017’s most anticipated albumsHydrograd, which they recently revealed will be released in June.

Korn / Stone Sour 2017 Tour Dates

06/16 — Salt Lake City, Utah — USANA Amphitheatre
06/18 —  Albuquerque, N.M. — Isleta Amphitheater
06/20 —  Chula Vista, Calif. — Sleep Train Amphitheatre
06/21 —  Inglewood, Calif. — The Forum
06/22 — Mountain View, Calif. — Shoreline Amphitheatre
06/25 — Boise, Idaho — Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater
06/26 — Pocatello, Idaho — Portneuf Wellness Complex Amphitheatre
07/19 — Syracuse, N.Y. — Lakeview Amphitheater
07/20 — Mansfield, Mass. — Xfinity Center
07/23 — Hartford, Ct. — Xfiniity Theatre
07/25 — Toronto, Ontario — The Molson Amphitheatre
07/26 — Camden, N.J. — BB&T Pavilion
07/27 — Holmdel, N.J. — PNC Bank Arts Center
07/29 — Noblesville, Ind. — Klipsch Music Center
07/30 — Clarkston, Mich. — DTE Energy Music Theatre
08/01 — Cincinnati, Ohio — Riverbend Music Center
08/02 — Cleveland, Ohio — Blossom Music Center

** 6/16-6/25 Korn With Stone Sour, Babymetal, Yelawolf and Islander
** 7/19-8/2 Korn With Stone Sour, Skillet, Yelawolf and Ded

Korn / Stone Sour “The Serenity of Summer Tour” 2017

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