Lollapalooza Lineup Boasts Black Sabbath, Black Keys, Red Hot Chili Peppers

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Lollapalooza will return to Chicago’s Grant Park on August 3-5, with a lineup that features the reunion of several bands — late ’60s metal pioneers Black Sabbath, 90’s alt-rockers Afghan Whigs, and modern hardcore heroes At The Drive-In. Also appearing are Jack White, who’ll perform songs from his debut solo album, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, who will also headline this year’s Bonnaroo, Icelandic indie rockers Sigur Ros, The Shins, Passion Pit, Florence + The Machine, Alabama Shakes and many more.

“This year our multi-colored lollipop swirls black and white with Black Sabbath, Jack White, and The Black Keys,” says Janes Addiction frontman and Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell. “Two Electronic acts, Justice and Avicii will be presented on the main stages… Can it get any heavier in the park?”

When asked if the red white and black color scheme was intentional, Farrell told Spin: “I intended on finding three groups that had to have the word ‘black’ or ‘white’ or ‘red’ and I thought about it and I thought about it and it just hit me: Why not Black Sabbath, Black Keys, Red Hot Chili Peppers or Jack White? And they all said yes at the same time and then I went back to bed.”

Tickets and show information are available at


Black Sabbath, Black Keys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jack White, At The Drive-In, Justice, Avicii Afghan Whigs, Florence + the Machine, Passion Pit, the Shins, Sigur Ros, Fun., M83, Franz Ferdinand, Metric, Dawes, the Temper Trap, Die Antwoord, Mona, the Growlers, the Gaslight Anthem, Hey Rosetta!, JEFF the Brotherhood, Band of Skulls, Anamanaguchi, SBTRKT, First Aid Kit, Tame Impala, Wax, the Walkmen, FIDLAR, JJ Grey & Mofro, LP, JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound, Milo Greene, Neon Indian, Dum Dum Girls, Kopecky Family Band, Washed Out, the Jezabels, Aloe Blacc, Trampled by Turtles, Yuna, Bear in Heaven, Walk Off the Earth, Blind Pilot, Animal Kingdom, Chairlift, Dev, J. Cole, the Black Angels, the Sheepdogs, Yellow Ostrich, the Dunwells, GIVERS, DJ Mel, Polica, Empires, Bombay Bicycle Club, Kevin Devine, Wale, Dry the River, White Rabbits, Helena, Haley Reinhart, Imaginary Cities, the Head & the Heart, the Devil Makes Three, Overdoz, the Big Pink, Oberhofer, Ambassadors, Twin Shadow, the War on Drugs, DJ Zebo, the Tallest Man on Earth, Chancellor Warhol, Toro Y Moi, O Rappa, Laura Warshauer, Dr. Dog, Bowerbirds, Red Oblivion, Of Monsters and Men, Orchard Lounge, Frank Ocean, The Weeknd

Perry’s stage: Bassnectar, Santigold, Skream & Benga, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Kaskade, Little Dragon, Star Slinger, Calvin Harris, Porter Robinson, Nadastrom, NERO, Sub Focus, DJ Nihal, Madeon, the White Panda, Knife Party, Zedd, SALVA, Zeds Dead, Paper Diamond, Kid Color, Big Gigantic.

The Official 2012 Lollapalooza Line-up Video from Lollapalooza on Vimeo.


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