If the coronavirus pandemic doesn’t derail their plans, Journey will be headlining the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago next year. Guitarist Neal Schon confirmed the news during a recent appearance on SiriusXM’s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk.”
Schon said the following:
“I’m dying to get on stage again. We have our first date booked for Lollapalooza, and we’re headlining in Chicago. And that’s supposedly in April. Hopefully that’ll not get pushed back, because vaccine is finally here. And hopefully they start dispersing it very quickly so everybody can get back on their feet and can get out and hear music, ’cause that’s what heals the world, I think.”
He continued when it was mentioned that the band were on an odd choice for a festival that mainly features alternative rock, hip-hop and electronic artists:
“I have not seen the bill. Alls I know is we’re headlining it. I can guarantee you that with the new blood in the band, when we get together for two weeks of rehearsal before that show, we will be the new alternative. [Laughs] We’re gonna add a lot to the show. We’re gonna bring some new dynamics and open things up a bit and show people what the musicianship is really like in this band.”
“We wish we could bring Lollapalooza to Grant Park again this year, but we understand why things can’t move forward as planned. The health and safety of our fans, artists, partners, staff and community is always our highest priority.
Rest assured, we will be working hard behind the scenes to deliver Chicago a spectacular celebration of Lollapalooza’s 30th anniversary in the summer of 2021, and we can’t wait to celebrate with you.
It’s difficult to imagine summer without our annual weekend together, sharing the undeniable energy generated when live music and our incredible community of fans unite.
Keep July 30-Aug. 2, 2020 on your calendars we honor our anniversary tradition by bringing Chicago, and the world, together, around our common bond of community, civic engagement and, of course, live music. The weekend-long virtual event will included performances from around the city and beyond, epic archival sets from Chicago, and the festivals’s six international editions, never-before-seen footage from the 1990’s and much more. Full schedule coming next month.”
The lineups have been revealed for the 2020 Lollapalooza festivals in South America. Those events will feature Guns N’ Roses, A Day To Remember, The Hu, Perry Farrell’s Kind Heaven Orchestra, The Strokes, Cage The Elephant, Yungblud, etc. Here’s the dates:
03/27-29 Buenos Aires, ARG – Hipodromo De San Isidro (Lollapalooza Argentina)
03/27-29 Santiago, CHL – Parque O’Higgins (Lollapalooza Chile)
04/04-05 Sao Paulo, BRA – Autodrome de Interlagos (Lollapalooza Brasil)
The lineup has been revealed for the 2019 Lollapalooza festival. The event will be held on August 1-4 at Grant Park in Chicago, IL and a number of rock acts have been booked including: Bring Me The Horizon, Slash Feat. Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators, Chevelle, Tenacious D, The Strokes, and Perry Farrell’s Kind Heaven Orchestra. The full lineup, which also features acts like Ariana Grande, Twenty One Pilots, Childish Gambino, etc., can be found in the below poster:
The line up for the 2017 Lollapalooza has been revealed. The festival will take place at Grant Park in Chicago, IL, on August 3-6, and rock acts set to appear include: Blink-182, The Pretty Reckless, Muse, Royal Blood, Highly Suspect, Moose Blood, and Cage The Elephant.
The line up for the 2016 Lollapalooza has been revealed. The festival will take place at Grant Park in Chicago, IL, on July 28-31, and rock/metal acts set to appear include: Ghost, Red Hot Chili Peppers , Jane’s Addiction, Nothing, Third Eye Blind, and Radiohead.