Eminem didn't clean up at this year's Grammys as was expected, but as was rumored, he will headline Lollapalooza Aug. 5-7 at Grant Park.
The Detroit rapper leads a list of more than 130 bands to be announced Tuesday that include Foo Fighters, Coldplay, Muse, My Morning Jacket and Cee Lo Green. Performers with local connections include Smith Westerns, Maps and Atlases, OK Go and two former Fall Out Boys—Patrick Stump goes solo and Pete Wentz performs with his new band, Black Cards.
Charlie Jones, one of the partners of Texas-based promoters C3 Presents, told the Tribune that he expects crowds for the seventh annual Chicago-based festival to be at least equal in size to last year's record-breaking three-day attendance of 240,000. The bands will perform on eight stages.
Single day passes go on sale June 7 for $90; three-day passes are going for $215. For ticket information, go to lollapallooza.com.
Here's a look at the line-up so far. Recommendations by Matt Pais, RedEye and Metromix music czar, are marked with *.
Eminem, Foo Fighters*, Coldplay, Muse, My Morning Jacket*, Deadmau5, A Perfect Circle, Cee Lo Green*, Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley & with Nas, The Cars, Ween
Also on the bill (listed alphabetically):
An Horse*, Arctic Monkeys*, Atmosphere*, Beats Antique, Beirut, Best Coast, Big Audio Dynamite, Black Cards, Black Lips, Boy & Bear, Bright Eyes, Cage the Elephant, Chico Trujillo, Christina Perri, City and Colour, Cold War Kids, Crystal Castles, Cults.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Death From Above 1979*, Deftones, Delta Spirit, Disappears, DJ Mel, Dom*, Electric Touch, Ellie Goulding, Explosions in the Sky, Fences, Fitz & the Tantrums*, Flogging Molly, Foster the People, Friendly Fires*, Gold Motel*, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals*, Grouplove, Imelda May*, Iration, J. Roddy Walston and the Business*, Julia Easterlin, Kerli, Kids These Days.
Lia Ices*, Lissie*, Local Natives*, Lord Huron, Los Bunkers, Lykke Li, Manchester Orchestra*, Maps & Atlases*, Mayer Hawthorne & the County, Noah & the Whale, Oh Land*, OK Go*, Patrick Stump*, Phantogram, Portugal. The Man*,
Ratatat, Reptar, Rival Schools, Ruby Jane, Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses*, Ryan Leslie, Sam Adams, Skylar Grey, Sleigh Bells, Smith Westerns*, TAB the Band, Tennis*, the Chain Gang of 1974, the Drums, the Joy Formidable*, the Kills, the Kingston Springs, the Mountain Goats, the Naked and Famous, the Pains of Being Pure at Heart, the Pretty Reckless, the Vaccines, Tinie Tempah, Titus Andronicus*, Two Door Cinema Club, Typhoon.
White Lies, Wye Oak*, Ximena Sarinana, Young Man, Young the Giant.