That was fast! It’s been just a few months since it was summer and Lollapalooza invaded Chicago in August, but we apparently have word who will be headlining next summer’s festival: Muse. The British trio’s frontman, Matt Bellamy, was asked by a fan on Twitter if the ban was going to show up at Lollapalooza next August, to which Bellamy replied, “Yeah, I think so.”
According to Consequence Of Sound, an industry source has confirmed the report as well. If this holds true, it will mark the third time Muse has performed at the festival, following appearances in 2007 and 2011. Lollapalooza 2017 is scheduled for August 3rd through the 6th, once again at Chicago’s Grant Park.
- The question is whether the band will have a new album to support. It just finished the touring cycle for its seventh studio effort, Drones, which came out in June 2015. Muse typically has released new CDs every three years.
- Bassist Chris Wolstenholme told us not long ago that the band never begins working on a new record with a plan in mind: [“As with any album we’ve done before, you know, it’s always important to feel like we’re moving on and we’re moving in some new places and, you know, you don’t always know what that’s going to be at first. You know, you can write a song, but any song can be taken any way you want it to go, you know.”]
- Drones debuted at Number One on the Billboard 200 album chart and spawned the rock radio hits “Dead Inside,” “Mercy” and “Reapers.”
- Organizers for Lollapalooza traditionally wait until February or so before announcing the lineup for that year’s festival. The 2015 edition featured headlining sets from Radiohead and Red Hot Chili Peppers.