Green Day, Beck, Blink-182 and Weezer lead KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas lineup

Green Day, shown at the Palladium last month, will headline KROQ's annual Almost Acoustic Christmas concert next month.
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Green Day, Beck and Blink-182 are among the alternative-rock acts scheduled to perform at KROQ’s annual Almost Acoustic Christmas concerts.

Set for Dec. 10 and 11 at the Forum in Inglewood, this year’s shows will also feature Weezer, Kings of Leon, Jimmy Eat World, AFI, Bastille, the Head and the Heart, M83, X Ambassadors, Phantogram, Grouplove, the Strumbellas, Bishop Briggs and Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness.

Tickets for Almost Acoustic Christmas will go on sale Friday to members of KROQ’s street team, which listeners can join at the radio station’s website.


Proceeds will benefit two Los Angeles-based foundations: Para Los Niños, which runs charter schools and early education centers, and the Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center, which provides after-school care and college-prep guidance for students in South Central L.A.

Green Day’s headlining appearance comes not long after the release of the veteran Bay Area trio’s latest album, “Revolution Radio,” which it celebrated last month with a gig at the relatively cozy Palladium.

Beck is expected to put out a studio record this fall, his follow-up to 2014’s Grammy-winning “Morning Phase”; he recently co-wrote a track, “Dancin’ in Circles,” for Lady Gaga’s album “Joanne.”

Last year’s Almost Acoustic Christmas featured acts including the 1975, the Neighbourhood, Fall Out Boy, Panic! at the Disco, Chris Cornell and Cold War Kids.

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