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Lollapalooza 2018 - Friday

Friday

Aug 3, 2018 – All Day

331 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601 Map

  • Lollapalooza
  • Dillon Francis
  • Post Malone
  • Walk the Moon
  • James Bay
  • Greta Van Fleet
  • Parquet Courts
  • Alan Walker
  • Taylor Bennett
  • Goldfish
  • Bruno Mars
  • The National
  • Tyler, The Creator
  • Lewis Capaldi
  • The Neighbourhood
  • Lizzo
  • Bebe Rexha
  • Lauv
  • Fletcher
  • børns
  • Rusko

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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

Dillon Francis: Dillon Francis came to the public eye after his collaboration with Diplo on the song "Que Que". His song "Masta Blasta" became his first foray into the moombahton genre of electronic music that would eventually bring him worldwide popularity. In 2012, Francis released his breakout tracks "I.D.G.A.F.O.S." and "Bootleg Fireworks", and became the first moombahton artist to top the Beatport chart with his EP Something, Something, Awesome.

While working on his debut album, Francis made a name for himself through performances at festivals like EDC, Coachella, Electric Zoo, and Ultra. After minor delays, the album Money Sucks, Friends Rule was released in 2014 and debuted at #2 on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums Chart. However, the album was a departure from his moombahton style, which both appealed to a mainstream audience and alienated some of his longtime fans.

Francis returned to his signature style on his 2015 EP, This Mixtape Is Fire. In 2016, he released "Need You" with NGHTMRE and"Candy" with Snappy Jit. After releasing "Say Less" with G-Eazy in 2017, Francis announced his intention to become an independent artist and return to his moombahton roots.

Walk the Moon: “It’s okay to play,” insists Nicholas Petricca, lead singer, songwriter, and keyboardist of Ohio quartet Walk the Moon. It’s a hard point to argue after a listen to the lead single off their album I Want! I Want!, dance-rock extravaganza “Anna Sun.” I Want! I Want! has you dancing quickly. Very quickly. So it is no surprise that the response to the band has been just as immediate. Surrounding a reactive SXSW appearance, the band has already been featured as Nylon Magazine’s Band Crush, as a Hot New Band by SPIN Magazine, as a New York Post band “You Must Know,” and in the Spotlight of Last Call with Carson Daly. Walk the Moon is poised for an explosive rise.

Walk the Moon shows are nothing short of electric. Petricca, with bassist Kevin Ray, guitarist Eli Maiman and drummer Sean Waugaman, (all Ohio natives) streak, dot and smear their faces in paint before every performance. Eager crowds predictably join in the fun and by the end, even the most staunch skeptics are in the colorful mix. Respected regulars in the Cincinnati and Columbus club scenes, the boys, all in their early twenties, have garnered notable respect from fans and bands alike in their first few ventures to major markets. Walk the Moon combine impressive musicianship with what the New York Post deems their “unrestrainable love for performing.” It is a truly contagious mix.

Matching what NME’s Jaimie Hodgson called “air strike choruses” with careful songwriting, Walk the Moon are dynamic - noticeably more than a “buzz band.” They cite Talking Heads, The Police and The Killers as inspiration, both in writing and performing, not to mention a tribute to Bowie with a thumping rendition of “Let’s Dance.” I Want! I Want! is thoughtful and youthful at once, a perfect reflection of the band. Walk the Moon may very soon grow out of the clubs they play now (they’ve already sold out in advance of their first headlining New York show), but they are a band you don’t want to grow up all the way. After all, they possess an enviable spirit, one devoted to just plain having fun. And who doesn’t like fun?

Bruno Mars: Bruno Mars is one of the hottest pop sensations in recent years; not only because of his own hit songs, but also for the hit songs he's written for some of the most popular acts in music today. His musical style infuses modern pop with rock, hip hop, R&B, and reggae, and a smooth voice and laid-back lyrics have made him a favorite among men and women alike.

Born in Waikiki as Peter Gene Hernandez, Bruno Mars joined his family's band, The Love Notes, as soon as he was able. Performing around the island, the young Bruno Mars first gained recognition as an Elvis impersonator - to the extent that it even earned him a cameo in the Nicholas Cage and Sarah Jessica Parker movie, Honeymoon in Vegas. He moved to Los Angeles at the age of 17 to pursue a music career, adopting the moniker of Bruno Mars; the former because his father said he resembled wrestler Bruno Sammartino, the latter a tip of the cap to those girls who told him he was "out of this world."

During a brief stint at Motown Records, Mars met songwriter Philip Lawrence and engineer Ari Levine and the three formed a songwriting group called The Smeezingtons. Lawrence introduced Bruno Mars to Atlantic manager Aaron Bay-Schuck, who hired the Smeezingtons to write for the label. During this period of songwriting, Bruno Mars not only cultivated his personal sound but also co-wrote hit songs including "Right Round" by Flo Rida and "F*** You" by Cee-lo Green.

After releasing his EP, It's Better if You Don't Understand (which received fair reviews), Bruno Mars exploded on the music scene with his debut album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans. It featured the hit singles "Just the Way You Are" and "Grenade", which can still be heard playing on radios and in commercials. "Just the Way You Are" also earned him a Grammy for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance at the 2011 Grammy Awards.

Mars followed up the success of his debut album with Unorthodox Jukebox in 2012. The album featured a similar style to his first, but with tighter and catchier beats. Mars also successfully evolved his own pop style by exploring new territory, leading to the album going double platinum.

The National: Brooklyn based band, The National, is currently one of the most promising up-and-coming indie rock bands in the US. While achieving initial mainstream success with their 2005 album, Alligator, it is recent festival tour dates and critical praise for their latest album, High Violet, that has captured the attention of critics and audiences. The National is bound to receive even more attention after their festival appearances this summer, as well as 2011 tour dates in the US and Asia later this fall.

Led by frontman Matt Beringer, The National is largely a family affair and features brothers Aaron and Bryce Dessner, as well as Bryan and Scott Devendorf. Their 2005 album, Alligator, was praised by critics and was considered by many to be one of the top albums of the year; the album also allowed for The National's first ever sold-out tour dates. The Boxer also received similar acclaim, with the singles "Slow Show" and "Fake Empire" being used in many TV programs.

However, it is The National's 2010 album, High Violet, that has had respected music critics applauding. It has also sparked a number of 2011 tour dates, with the band currently making their way through European music festivals in July and August. On September 6, The National will be embarking on a few US tour dates with Yo La Tengo and Wye Oak. On November 6, the band will perform two shows -- one in Singapore, the other in Tokyo -- before ending their 2011 tour dates on November 9. Tickets for all of The National's 2011 tour dates can be found on Eventful, so pick up yours today!

Tyler, The Creator: Tyler, the Creator’s video for “Yonkers” has won the 2011 MTV Music Video Award for Best New Artist, beating out Kreayshawn, Big Sean, Foster the People, and Wiz Khalifa. The Odd Future crew joined Tyler on stage to accept the award, which he dedicated to Earl Sweatshirt.

Lewis Capaldi: After quickly becoming a smash hit in his home country, Scottish singing sensation Lewis Capaldi is making a name for himself around the world. He began playing guitar at the age of 9, and by the age of 12 was performing in small, local venues. He first rose to prominence in 2017 when his first self-released single, "Bruises", became a breakout hit on Spotify. The song soon appeared on Capaldi's first record, Bloom EP, and led to wins at the Scottish Alternative Music Awards and the Scottish Music Awards. The rising star also gained a following through multiple live performances, including supporting gigs for Rag'N'Bone Man, Milky Chance, and Sam Smith, as well as performances at some of the biggest US music festivals in the summer of 2018.

The Neighbourhood: The Neighbourhood is an American rock band formed in August 2011. The band is composed of vocalist Jesse Rutherford, guitarists Jeremy Freedman and Zach Abels, bassist Mikey Margott and drummer Brandon Fried.

Lauv: Ari Staprans Leff received a classical musical education as a child, learning to play piano and the viola before learning guitar. He began performing while in high school; first in ensemble bands before moving on to electronic music. Despite being so young, Lauv's music was inspired by romance and relationships that he hadn't yet experienced. While attending New York University, Lauv began writing and producing music for other performers, toning down his more personal lyrical style.

However, Lauv decided to return to intimate songwriting after a break-up in 2014. His cathartic writing process produced the song "The Other", which Lauv decided to release himself. The song became a viral hit on Hype Machine and Spotify, as well as encouraging Lauv to release his debut EP, Lost in the Light.

Despite the burgeoning success in his solo career, Lauv continued to write tracks for other artists. One of these tracks -- the hit single "No Promises" from Cheat Codes and Demi Lovato -- became a smash hit and propelled Lauv into a new strata of popularity. This was followed up by another popular solo track, "I Like Me Better", as well as a short tour across the US.

Rusko: While DJ and dubstep producer Rusko has spent most of his career producing work for others, he's come into his own in recent years as a dubstep icon. After making a name working with Caspa, Rusko began creating a signature style of upbeat dubstep that utilized more BPS. This unique style can be found on Rusko's first solo album, O.M.G., which released in 2010, as well as on his remaining tour dates in 2011.

A Leeds native, Chris Mercer, aka Rusko, received his first in-depth exposure to dustup while attending the Leeds College of Music; in particular the campus "Sub Dub" events. After graduating, he moved to London to work with Stingray Records, which is where he met fellow DJ Caspa. Caspa led Rusko to the Dub Police, a label that would release his debut single, "SNES Dub." After releasing a few singles, Rusko released his debut EP, Babylon, Vol. 1, which began to show his developing, lighter dustup sound. Rusko released his breakout single, "Cockney Thug", in 2009 and it began to by DJs around the world, including heavy hitters like M.I.A. This led to Rusko collaborating with M.I.A. on her 2010 album, Maya. Later that year, the DJ released his first solo album, O.M.G., which was incredibly well received by his fans.

Fans excited by the album may be a little disappointed in the sparse amount of tour dates Rusko has in 2011. This summer, Rusko has only three tour dates in the North America; the first at Camp Bisco in Mariaville, NY. Rusko will then head to the WEMF festival in Ontario, Canada before ending his 2011 tour dates at the N9NE Fest in Tucson, AZ. With so few 2011 tour dates for Rusko, fans that are lucky enough to attend a concert date should buy their tickets soon.

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