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.
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?