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Lollapalooza Chicago 2017 - Sunday

Sunday

Aug 6, 2017 – All Day

331 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601 Map

  • Lollapalooza
  • Machine Gun Kelly
  • Lil Yachty
  • Milky Chance
  • London Grammar
  • Big Sean
  • Arcade Fire
  • The Shins
  • Rae Sremmurd
  • Rag N Bone Man
  • CHARLI XCX
  • Slander
  • Maggie Rogers
  • Tucker Beathard
  • GROUPLOVE
  • Tove Lo
  • Zeds Dead
  • Borgore
  • 6LACK
  • Sampha
  • Justice
  • Justice
  • noname
  • DVBBS

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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

Arcade Fire: Arcade Fire began as a duo in Boston in 2001 when Win Butler and Josh Deu used the moniker Arcade Fire at local gigs. Eventually moving to Montreal, the band added several more band members to their repertoire and gave birth to what is now one of indie rock's most acclaimed bands. Following a series of line-up changes and infighting, the band finally released their self-titled EP in 2003. Arcade Fire tour dates were booked at local clubs and venues in an effort to generate buzz and attention from labels. The efforts proved successful and they were signed to indie label, Merge Records, hitting the studio almost immediately to record their first LP, Funeral.

Their highly anticipated debut LP was finally released in September 2004 to instant critical and commercial success. MTV2 awarded Arcade Fire's debut with Album of the Year, as did Filter Magazine. The album achieved gold certifications in the UK and Canada, and sold over half a million copies, becoming Merge Records' first Billboard 200 chart entry and their most commercially successful album to date. Prior to the release of the album, Arcade Fire tour dates had been booked at small venues, which became problematic when demand for the band exceeded venue capacity. The 2005 Arcade Fire concert schedule had the band playing shows right across the country as well as at international festivals such as SummerSonic in Japan, Lollapalooza, and the Lowlands Festival in the Netherlands. Their banner year was topped off when Arcade Fire graced the cover of Time magazine (Canada Edition) and were nominated for two Grammy Awards for their song "Cold Wind."

For their sophomore release, the band purchased and converted a dilapidated church in rural Canada and turned it into a recording studio. What the band produced there evolved into, Neon Bible, and was released in 2007. The album debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and immediately met with critical acclaim. In support of the album, Arcade Fire tour dates were scheduled across North America and Europe at the end of 2007. Additional Arcade Fire tour dates were booked in Australia and New Zealand, marking the band's first time down under. The Arcade Fire Neon Bible Tour finally culminated after 122 shows in 75 cities and nineteen countries in February 2008. The band didn't waste any time and immediately hit the studio to record the follow-up.

The final product, The Suburbs, was released in August, 2010 while the band was on another tour. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, selling 156k copies in its maiden week. Arcade Fire was nominated for three Grammy awards and in February,2011, they won the coveted Album of the Year award. The band then dove into the world of film scoring, writing all the music for Spike Jonze's film Her. Shortly after, Arcade Fire released their fourth album, Reflektor, influenced by Haitian rara music. Predictably, the album received nearly universal acclaim, with sales improving even more than Suburbs.

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The Shins: With only three albums out -- the last one released four years ago -- The Shins are surprisingly still one of the hottest indie bands in the US. In addition to acclaimed tour dates, their popularity is due to the increasing success that each album experiences, even with more and more experimentation and musical fusion. The Shins have fused even more styles together on their most recent album and, with yet another album due out in 2012, fans are eager to see what these indie rockers will come up with next. While they wait for the album's release date, they can find The Shins on their few remaining tour dates in 2011 at some of the biggest festivals of the summer.

While The Shins began as a side project for lead singer James Mercer while playing with his band, Flake, the group ended up featuring all of Flake's members after it disbanded. The Shins released their first EP before being hired to open tour dates for Modest Mouse, which lent the group incredible credibility as a talented indie band. This distinction was echoed by critics and audiences upon the release of Oh, Inverted World in 2001, with the single "New Slang" becoming one of the biggest hits of the year. The song became an even bigger indie staple after it and "Caring Is Creepy" were used in the Zach Braff film, Garden State, which boasted other hit indie songs. The exposure paved the way for the success of Chutes Too Narrow in 2003, with indie fans praising The Shins as one of the best new bands in the genre.

The Shins' latest album, Wincing the Night Away, has continued the group's winning streak, despite being recorded almost entirely by Mercer. Its superbness has given fans high expectations for their next album, which is currently in production. In the meantime, audiences can catch The Shins at their handful of remaining tour dates in 2011, including appearances at the Outside Lands Festival, the Popped! Festival, and the Deluna Festival. For all of The Shin's tour date information in 2011, just check Eventful.

Rag N Bone Man: Born Rory Grahm in Uckfield, East Sussex, the young MC took his stage name from the sitcom Steptoe and Son. After moving to Brighton, he joined a hip hop group called Rum Collective, where he made connections at Slip-jam B and opened for the likes of Pharoahe Monk and KRS-One.

When he was 19, at the urging of your father, Graham sang in a blues jam in a local pub. Inspired by the experience, the young MC began to infuse blues and soul elements into his music, and shortly thereafter self-released his first EP, Blues Town. After collaborating with numerous artists, Graham finally found a working partner in producer Mark Crews.

Together, the duo crafter Rag'N'Bone Man's first professional EP, Wolves, which featured appearances by Vince Staples and Kate Tempest. This was followed up by another EP, Disfigured, which received substantial airplay on BBC 1. However, it wasn't until the release of the burgeoning artist's hit single, "Human", that Rag'N'Bone Man hit it big. The single was released in the summer of 2016, while the preceding album (also titled Human) was released in early 2017. The single has since gone Platinum, while the album has quickly earned Gold certification. Together, the popularity of the single and the album earned Rag'N'Bone Man the "Choice Award" at the 2017 Brit Awards.

CHARLI XCX: Yeahhhhhh...

Tucker Beathard: Country music fans might have heard about Tucker Beathard before he even started performing. Son of country songwriter Casey Beathard, Tucker's rebellious nature became the inspiration for his father's song, "Homeboy", which became a hit for Eric Church.

In fact, Tucker wasn't even certain that he wanted to follow in his father's footsteps. It was only after declining a promising baseball scholarship that Tucker decided to create his own brand of rock and country. He released his debut EP, The Demos, Vol.1, in 2015, which featured the hit single, "Rock On". He followed his initial EP with another in 2016, entitled "Fight Like Hell".

6LACK: Ricardo Valentine, better known as 6LACK, struggled for years to bring his unique style of music to the public. His brand of subdued R&B combined with rap was suppressed by record labels, managers, and others who wanted him to adhere to a more traditional style. It wasn't until he joined LVRN (Love Renaissance) that 6LACK went full force with his often dark and industrial music. The agency connected him with Interscope Records, who released his hit album Free 6lack, as well as the album's smash single, "PRBLMS".

Justice: You may have seen him first on MTV with the cast of "Diddy's" (formerly known as P.Diddy/Puff Daddy) "Making the Band" which created "Da Band" in 2003! You may have even seen his performance for United States Pres. George W. Bush during the dreadful "East Coast Blackout"... OR you may have seen him live in concert with Sobe Ent. major R&B Artist "Urban Mystic" or even "American Idol Finalist" Vonzel Solomon. Opening up for Grammy & Stellar award winning gospel acts alike such as "The Rance Allen Group" & "The Clarck Sisters", JUSTICE is breaking down the walls of many music genres with his extraordinary vocals, performances and writing abilities. Currently finishing up on his debut solo album (YOUR REFELCTION) with "literally" one of the most talented producers in the music biz "Ahmande "MONDO" Grimes (Universal, EMI, Warner Chapple, Disney, SESAC) finally, "JUSTICE" IS HERE!

Justice: Currently incommunicado, Justice are slaving over a hot mixing desk, probably even as you read this. Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay have decided the time is right to give everyone what they have been waiting for - a follow up to their critically applauded, but tricky to type, debut album '†'. Work is currently in progress.

It's been a hectic year for the French duo since last year's Top 100 DJs list was revealed. Not least of their achievements has been scooping themselves a Grammy award - they took home the gong for Best Remixed Recording for their re-rub of MGMT's 'Electric Feel', deftly avoiding Kanye West while they were at it - while U2 picked them to remix the lead track 'Get Your Boots On' from their last album 'No Line On The Horizon'. They had a pop at Lenny Kravitz's 'Let Love Rule' too, and turned in a show-stopping performance at the US festival Coachella, in spite of claiming to be quitting live shows altogether just a few months earlier. Doubtless the crowd appreciated their capricious behaviour, if nothing else.

Joining Daft Punk's Tron soundtrack in our growing 'French Albums We're Getting A Little Bit Overexcited About' list, their silence on the matter may only serve to bolster the hype.

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