New acts added to a Lollapalooza... and this year has a “theme”

SHARE New acts added to a Lollapalooza... and this year has a “theme”

Lollapalooza promoters C3 Presents have announced the addition of Iron & Wine, Toadies, Saul Williams, DeVotchKa, Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears and Wild Sweet Orange to this year’s concert in Grant Park, Aug. 1-3. And, in using the same press blast to hawk a “design a festival T-shirt contest,” they’ve announced that the concert has a theme:

Something large and wonderful.

This, of course, is opposed to something puny and pathetic. Or big and bad. Or maybe massive and miserable?

Also announced today: The Rock the Bells tour featuring A Tribe Called Quest, Nas, Mos Def, the Pharcyde, De La Soul, Rakim, Method Man & Redman and, among others, Chicago up-and-comers Kid Sister and the Cool Kids, but the latter two acts will not be performing when the rest of the tour pulls into the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park on July 19. Since they’re playing at Lollapalooza, the radius clause prohibits them from doing another gig in the area for most of the summer.

The Latest
Today’s update is a 5-minute read that will brief you on the day’s biggest stories.
High schoolers with suicide risk behaviors are more than 4 times more likely to have experienced cyberbullying than youth who don’t have suicide risk. It’s essential to address bullying at school as part of adolescent suicide prevention.
Giannoulias entrará en las elecciones generales de noviembre como el candidato favorito.
Alrededor del 20% de los votantes registrados en Chicago participaron el martes, un total no oficial que marcaría la tasa más baja de la ciudad desde 2014.
No se reportaron heridos en el incendio.