Tool, Lou Reed, Killers added to Lollapalooza

The Chicago Tribune‘s Greg Kot confirms that Tool, Lou Reed, the Killers, and the Decemberists are all expected to play Lollapalooza this summer in Chicago. Tool and the Killers apparently round out the previously reported headliners: Beastie Boys, Depeche Mode, Jane’s Addiction, and Kings of Leon.

It’s interesting to note that five of the six headliners have previously played Lollapalooza: Jane’s Addiction (1991, 2003); Tool (1993); Beastie Boys (1994); the Killers (2005); and Kings of Leon (2007).

Strange tidbit:

Also confirmed for the festival is Lou Reed, who has been asked to play a late afternoon/early evening showcase slot that will likely be a greatest-hits set with a core band built around longtime bassist Fernando Saunders. Reed was reportedly impressed by the reception accorded a similarly revered veteran act, the Stooges, when they played a comparable slot at the festival two years ago.

Come on Lou, just get the Velvet Underground back together (again). Sure, it won’t be the same since Sterling Morrison has died, but I bet Doug Yule knows all his parts. Make it happen!

MP3: Lou Reed – “Caroline Says, Pt. II” from Berlin: Live at St. Ann’s Warehouse.

Previously: Lollapalooza Parties Like It’s 1992.

3 thoughts on “Tool, Lou Reed, Killers added to Lollapalooza”

  1. I am excited to attend because we had such a good time last year but outside of the B-Boys, these headliners blow. Looks like I won’t have to worry about staking out good spots on the main stages.

  2. More via DeRo: “Meanwhile, the Chicago Reader is playing an educated guessing game dropping names such as Girl Talk and Animal Collective, the Consequence of Sound blog adds Atmosphere, Delta Spirit, Friendly Fires, Kaiser Chiefs, the Ravonettes, Paul Green’s School of Rock All-Stars and theNewNo2 to the list.”

    He also found this big list of possibilities that Fahrenheit came up with:

    …And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead

    A.C. Newman

    Andrew Bird

    Animal Collective


    Band of Horses

    Bat for Lashes

    Ben Folds

    Ben Harper & Relentless7

    Bon Iver



    Delta Spirit

    Dirty Projectors

    Eagles of Death Metal


    Ezra Furman and the Harpoons

    Fleet Foxes

    Franz Ferdinand

    Friendly Fires


    Heartless Bastards

    Kaiser Chiefs

    Langhorne Slim

    Lily Allen

    Lou Reed

    Matt & Kim



    Neko Case

    OK Go

    Passion Pit

    Paul Green’s School of Rock All Stars

    Peter Bjorn and John

    Ra Ra Riot



    Regina Spektor

    Rise Against

    Rodrigo y Gabriela

    Sam Roberts Band


    School of Seven Bells

    Silversun Pickups

    Tenacious D

    The Airborne Toxic Event

    The Decemberists

    The Gaslight Anthem

    The Hold Steady

    The Raveonettes


    TV on the Radio

    Vampire Weekend

    Yeah Yeah Yeahs

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