The summer music festival Lollapalooza will be heading to Canada this year. The festival stays for two days in each city scheduled on the tour, including a stop in Toronto. The Molson Amphitheatre will play host to the bands of Lollapalooza during their lone Canadian stop. Tickets for the Toronto shows which take place on August 5th & 6th go on sale May 27th.
Lollapalooza was first born in 1991, the brain child of Jane's Addiction's Perry Farrell. That first concert showcased artists like Nine Inch Nails, Jane's Addiction, and Siouxsie and the Banshees, among others. Once again Toronto was the only Canadian date of Lollapalooza those thirteen years ago. In 1997 it seemed that the alternative rock festival had seen its death at just six years old, when it all but tuckered out. It turns out Lollapalooza was merely sleeping, and the festival returned in full force last year featuring Incubus, the Distillers and the Donnas.
The line-up for Lollzapalooza this year (2004 in case anyone is wondering) is as follows:
Morrissey, Sonic Youth, PJ Harvey (maybe, maybe not, she's only playing select dates), Le Tigre, Modest Mouse, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, the Von Bondies, Broken Social Scene, the Walkmen, Wolf Eyes, Danger Mouse, the Datsuns, Sparta, DJ Peretz
String Cheese Incident, Flaming Lips, Gomez, Polyphonic Spree, the Thrills, Fire Theft, the Coup, Sound Tribe Sector 9, Elbow, Wheat, Wilco (Toronto is one of only three stops the band is making), DJ Peretz
As always, the line-up for the Toronto show is liable to change, rearrange and so forth, so head on over to www.lollapalooza.com for regular updates.
Writer: Jaclyn Arndt