The lineup for Lollapalooza, slated for August 2-4 in Chicago’s Grant Park, was released earlier today.
Headliners include The Cure, Mumford & Sons, The Killers, Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix, The Postal Service, Vampire Weekend, New Order, Queens of the Stone Age, The National, and The Lumineers.
There are a fair number of acts that have played Savannah in recent years, and it’s also worth noting that Baroness will be playing Lollapalooza. Baroness also announced a tour in May and June today. In a Stereogum interview, John Dyer Baizley talks about the band’s bus wreck in Bath, England last year. Baizley notes the inspiration that he found from the story of Savannah’s Jason Statts.
I thought it might be interesting on some level to see which Lollapalooza acts have played Savannah in recent years. Here’s the quick list I came up with:
- Eric Church – Civic Center 2011
- Band of Horses – Savannah Music Festival 2011
- Charles Bradley – Savannah Music Festival 2013
- St. Lucia – Savannah Stopover 2012
- Shovels & Rope – multiple shows
- Guards – Savannah Stopover 2012
- The Bright Light Social Hour – Hang Fire for two shows in 2011
- PUJOL- Savannah Stopover 2012 and 2013
- Frontier Ruckus – Live Wire Music Hall 2012
- Wheeler Brothers – Dub’s Pub produced by Live Wire Sounds in February 2013
- The Dunwells – Savannah Stopover 2013
I don’t know if there are any lessons there for the Savannah music scene, but it’s sort of interesting.