Posted in music | tour dates on March 30, 2009

Beastie Boys

"Three-day passes for the 2009 edition of Lollapalooza go on-sale Tuesday, March 31 at 10am (CDT). A limited allotment of three-day passes will be available at the lowest Early Bird price of $175 each, inclusive of service fees, and are expected to disappear quickly. VIP Lolla Lounge passes will also be on-sale at lollapalooza.com.

Lollapalooza happens August 7-9 in Chicago's Grant Park, and will welcome 130 acts over the three days. Rumors abound over the acts on this year's bill, but fans will have to wait until April 21 for the official lineup release."

Rumored bands to be playing Lollapalooza are Kings of Leon, The Killers, Jane's Addiction, Depeche Mode, the Decemberists, Lou Reed, The Beastie Boys and Tool.

All Points West runs from July 31-August 2 in NJ and the lineup was announced today. Tool and Beastie Boys are both on that bill too. APW Tickets go on pre-sale April 2nd at noon (password = WRXP).

"Pre-orders go live today at www.beastieboys.com for the deluxe reissue of the band's third album, Check Your Head. Check Your Head follows Paul's Boutique in receiving the remastered expanded reissue treatment by Beastie Boys and Capitol/EMI, with multiple configurations ranging from a high quality DRM-free digital download of the album (including its numerous and classic B-sides and bonus tracks) to an ultra-deluxe 4 LP 180HQ vinyl version packaged in a fabric-wrapped hardcover coffee table book case and limited to 2000 copies. The retail release date of all physical editions other than the 4xLP version will be April 7, with the ultra deluxe following close behind."

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Comments (8)

website says deluxe ships around 4/30

the extras are basically the b-sides and remixes of the singles, so there's a bit of an overlap with the Sounds of Science.

Posted by Eric P | March 30, 2009 2:54 PM

wow...early bird cheaper than apw tix. wonder if they are going to do that for apw.

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2009 3:03 PM

why do promoters feel a strong need to appoint The Killers as a headline act in a major festival setting??? Who out there really gives that much of a shit about them??

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2009 3:20 PM

i bet the killers are fun live. i know they got bad live reviews earlier in their career, but maybe that was just growing pains. for the most part their music is pretty fun, so there isn't any reason we shouldn't expect a big show from them. hope they deliver.

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2009 3:42 PM

I saw the Killers at their secret Webster Hall show for Sam's Club or whatever the f that album was called. It was the most boring show I went to that year. And I'm a big fan of Hot Fuss.

Extremely disappointing for a so-called "stadium act."

Posted by David McCaffredy | March 30, 2009 4:24 PM

The Killers arent amazing, groundbreaking, or life changing, but there fun as hell. so whatever, what's wrong with getting drunk and dancing to the Killers outdoors with some beautiful girls and weather?

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2009 5:43 PM

the original Jimmy James with the Hendrix samples is quite good.

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2009 8:51 PM

spiral out!

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2009 2:27 PM

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