Lollapalooza to Stream Classic Performances on YouTube

First up is The Strokes' 2010 headlining set

The Strokes, photo by Heather Kaplan
The Strokes, photo by Heather Kaplan

    Lollapalooza has an extensive vault of performances spanning over 20 years, and the festival intends to unlock two of them each week during this period of self-isolation. The inaugural installment premieres tonight at 8:00 p.m. EDT with The Strokes’ 2010 performance and Alesso’s 2019 set.

    Around these parts, The Strokes’ performance was particularly noteworthy, as it marked the band’s first US performance in four years and served as something of a comeback for the alternative rock veterans. The 16-song setlist consisted entirely of songs from their first three albums (Angles wouldn’t be released for another six months), so if you’re into the band’s early hits, this performance is for you.

    Lollapalooza’s “Lolla From the Vault” series benefits LiveNation’s newly launched CrewNation, which is raising money for the countless crew members who work behind the scenes at concerts and festivals, like Lollapalooza.


    As for future installments of Lollapalooza, those plans are very much up in the air due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Already, festival organizers pushed back their South American events to the fall, while festivals in Paris and Berlin have been canceled outright. Lollapalooza’s flagship festival in Chicago remains on the calendar for early August, but recently Illinois’ governor expressed skepticism at the idea of large-scale live events occurring before a vaccine is found. As a result, the lineup announcement for Lollapalooza Chicago was recently postponed.

    New York City Cops
    The Modern Age
    Hard to Explain
    What Ever Happened?
    You Only Live Once
    Is This It
    Vision of Division
    I Can’t Win
    Last Nite

    Under Control
    Heart in a Cage
    Take It or Leave It

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