Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Following yesterday's announcement that planned headlining act The Beastie Boys were forced to pull out of Lollapalooza as a result of Adam Yauch's cancer diagnosis, the festival has announced that the Yeah Yeah Yeahs will take the hip-hoppers' place.
Karen O and company previously played Lollapalooza in 2007 and were widely considered one of the highlights of the year. With their most recent release, the glossy, synthy It's Blitz!, making them more popular than ever, there should be plenty of fest-goers pleased with the replacement - even if they were looking forward to seeing the Beasties.
The band is set to play Saturday, August 8 at the fest's Budweiser stage. Click here for more information.