lollapaloza line-up for 2017, check out the killers cage the elephant chance the rapper and many more!!!
By Michael Connelly
If you have not gotten your tickets for Lollapalooza you should! This is a 3-day event no one would want to miss! From rock to rap and everything in between is sandwiched between August 3rd and 6th. This will be the festival’s 25th anniversary and are clearly getting acts to make it a memorable one. With 8 stages and 170+ bands no one could be bored at Chicago’s best Festival!
Thursday kicks off the festival with acts like Muse and Cage The Elephant. Muse’s most recent release was Drones which brought us “Psycho,” and who could forget their classic hit “Uprising.” Cage The Elephant’s last release was Tell Me I’m Pretty. Another band with so many hits that it is hard to narrow which ones to bring up. “Cigarette Daydreams” from Melophobia remains one of my favorites. A simple song that showcases the band’s raw talent for music and providing a more melancholic feel.
On Friday, The Killers and Blink-182 are set to take the stage. These are two very iconic rock bands of our time. Blink-182’s most recent release was California and will be releasing a deluxe edition later this year. My favorite song off their last album was “San Diego,” which talks about the band’s struggles throughout the years and what they have endured. The Killers are class act that demands attention with their crisp and clear sound. Brandon Flowers vocals on all their album are simply amazing and show how well has mastered his craft. The Killer’s songs always have no pun intended killer solos to look forward to!
Saturday will feature Chance the Rapper and ALT-J. The “Broccoli” or better known as “No Problem” man chance will indeed be performing. Hot off the heels of his last album Coloring Book and Grammy awards. Simply put if you have not heard of chance you have been living under a rock as he has been a huge supporter of public school education while laying down bars. You can also listen to Acid Rap free. ALT-J will also be playing this day too. The English Band from Leeds is best known for “Breezeblocks.” ALT-J’s unique sound is what drives fans crazy and crave more! They will also be playing in Boston in July!