Predicting the KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Lineup: Jane's Addiction, Rise Against and A Day to Remember
Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly
In November of last year, we took a shot at piecing together the lineup for KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas before it was announced, and we weren't far wrong. We're going to attempt the same feat this year.
It's traditionally held at the Gibson Amphitheater, and the venue's concert calendar is empty on Dec. 10 and 11, so we're guessing those are the dates KROQ is going for. This makes sense when you take into account the announcement of Las Vegas Radio Station 107.5 Holiday Havoc shows on Dec. 7 and 8 that will feature Jane's Addiction, Rise Against, The Joy Formidable, A Day to Remember, and The Naked and Famous. We're willing to bet at least half those bands will also be on KROQ's bill.
So along with the bands listed above, here are some speculations:
1. Coldplay: They need to promote their new album, Mylo Xyloto.
Death From Above 1979 / Black Rebel Motorcycle Club with Deap Vally
TicketsMon., Oct. 24, 7:30pm
Aaron Gillespie & Ace Enders with Vinnie Caruana
TicketsTue., Oct. 25, 7:30pm
The Psychedelic Furs with Bleeker
TicketsTue., Oct. 25, 8:00pm
Unite the Vibe featuring the Sovereign Artist, Nate Hancock, Sam Alley
TicketsWed., Oct. 26, 8:30pm
2. Soundgarden/Chris Cornell: Cornell will be in town, as he's playing the Orpheum on Dec. 16.
3. Linkin Park, No Doubt, Bad Religion: Perennial KROQ favorites.
4. The National: Playing in San Francisco on Dec. 3.
5. Bush/Foster the People/Sublime With Rome/Cage the Elephant: All of them are playing a Christmas show in Tampa on Dec. 3, and bands tend to follow a radio-show Christmas circuit.
6. Guns 'N Roses: A long shot, but they are touring the States and haven't announced any California shows.
Any other rumors out there?
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