The line-up for a revived 2009 Lollapalooza mega-concert tour has been announced. Depeche Mode, Tool, The Killers, a reunited Jane’s Addiction, Beastie Boys, and Kings of Leon will headline, joined by Lou Reed, Ben Harper and Relentless7, Thievery Corporation, Snoop Dogg, and Rise Against, who are all also slated to perform at Grant Park in Chicago for the summer musical festival August 7-9.
Festival founder and Jane’s Addiction front man Perry Farrell said he is thrilled to return to the Lollapalooza stage alongside friends old and new.
“The mighty Jane’s Addiction returns to Lolla after 18 years — meeting up with our pals The Beastie Boys and Depeche Mode, offering the best of the freshies The Killers and Kings of Leon, and paying honor to one of our greatest inspirations, Lou Reed,” Perry said in a statement released to Access Hollywood.
In addition to the headliners, the 2009 bill is bursting with a wide-array of musical flavors and Access On The Download picks like Chicago’s Andrew Bird, TV on the Radio, Vampire Weekend, The Decemberists, Neko Case, STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector Nine), Animal Collective, Band of Horses, Of Montreal, Arctic Monkeys, Coheed and Cambria, Ben Folds, Fleet Foxes, Silversun Pickups, Kaiser Chiefs, Bon Iver, Crystal Castles, Santogold, and many more.
This year’s line-up also features some of the most exciting break-out bands of 2009. Acts like Lykke Li, Passion Pit, Asher Roth, Friendly Fires, Gang Gang Dance, Bat For Lashes, Gaslight Anthem, Chairlift, The Airborne Toxic Event, The Virgins, Ida Maria, Glasvegas, and White Lies will rock Chicago.
Lollapalooza will also have a non-stop electronica stage.
“The electronica area is being constructed louder and clearer than ever,” Farrell said, “with a lineup that knows what to do with all that sub!”
A limited number of advance price three-day passes are now available for $190. When this allotment sells out, regular price three-day passes will be available for $205. Prices include all service fees. Three-day passes and VIP packages are available at www.lollapalooza.com.