While I haven't enjoyed any of their recent music, the lone time I've seen RHCP, they put on a great show. Granted, it was at an unusually small venue for them (too small for anyone on the top 2 lines - and this was just before Californication), but they played very few hits or singles and just rocked out. The whole place was a mosh pit - it was amazing.
I don't expect that now, but crappy radio singles aside, they are still a good band and maybe they'll throw in some older material and get a good nostalgia buzz going for a lot of the 30-ups like me.
Don't really give a shit about the headliners, this lineup is bosssssss. There's gonna be plenty to do all day instead of waiting around the campgrounds for nightfall to see the good shit. Fuck the headliners. There'll be amazing shows going on at the same time as RHCP and Stone Roses/Blur. Will I have to be a Phoenix though just to see if DP miracles happen?????????
I love that everyone assumes The Stone Roses and Blur are basically cheap headliners. Yeah, they are not getting Roger Waters and Prince money, but I'm sure it's closer to the 2011 headliners (minus Kanye) than people want to believe.
Stone Roses, Blur, Phoenix, RHCP...
Black Keys, Radiohead, Dr Dre & Snoop Dogg...
Kings of Leon, Arcade Fire, Kanye West, The Strokes...
Jay Z, Muse, the Gorillaz...
Need I say more?
I get The Stone Roses & Blur for Friday. That is a unique 'get'. Phoenix? That's a bit of a gamble. I really enjoy them, but they've only had one album. It's the RHCP that really pisses me off. What a JOKE! The Coachella weekend builds to a grand finale. Why didn't they do what Governor's Ball did and black it out until they signed an act worthy of closing out the weekend? Not only have RHCP already played twice, but they're coming off of a two year world tour, where they headlined almost every other festival and they have no new material.
I'm very disappointed in GV's lack of originality. My only hope is that unlike when Gorillaz took the stage in 2010, they'll still be acts playing elsewhere (not just in the Sahara). Either that, or it'll be an early night for me.
One of the reasons Coachella has been so successful is the building of their brand, they've built up the hype around strong artists top to bottom. If there are no changes to the headlining acts, this will definitely have an impact on their bottom line in the years ahead.
Do you think there will be any changes to the headliners or that's that, set in concrete.
Also, do you have any idea what other bands will be closing out the festival on each night apart from the headliners. I'd much rather see James Blake close the festival to be honest, or Disclosure with Jessie Ware coming out on stage...
When I saw RHCP discussed as a possible headliner I thought people were simply trolling... Its devastating to see it actually come true.
I dunno about them adding another headliner; they haven't done that since 2008 when ticket sales were stalling. In the saturated market of music festivals that exists now, it would be a smart move for future years. But like many on here have said before, why spend more money on headliners when you've already sold out the show?
I think they are taking a gamble on Phoenix too, but if that album yields a couple singles as big as 1901 and Lisztomania, this will look infinitely better by April than it does now.
What would the reaction have been in 2010 if MGMT had been named a headliner on the strength of OS, a few big singles and the promise of a second unknown album (we all know how that turned out)? Answer: Lots of laughter.
Is there much difference in Phoenix headlining on the strength of one big album with a few singles and the promise of an unknown follow-up to WAP?
And yes, I know the comparison isn't perfect given that Phoenix has a longer history and 3 albums prior to WAP. But they're actually very similar in terms of airplay/sales/critical aclaim/popular draw/exposure in the US if you start the Phoenix timeline at WAP.
Agreed. I think that's an apt comparison. I honestly thought WAP was their first record until recently. I've still never heard any of their prior work. They did have probably the largest crowd I've ever seen at the Outdoor in 2010, dwarfing the Pavement crowd on the main, but probably a lot of that were gatecrashers.
So what would actually happen if say.....Bonnaroo had Daft Punk......
Ladies and gents, here is the setlist from your sunday night headliner!*
*this is based off of their setlist from yesterday
**no, i do not intend on seeing them
It's all their hits plus stuff from the new album, what the fuck were you expecting.
"THEY DIDN'T PLAY ANYTHING FROM ONE HOT MINUTE GODFUCKING DAMMIT"
At least play Breaking the Girl
I feel sorry for anyone who has to even be near a RHCP show this year. Oh wait...