what makes them proven headliners?
do they have to have headlined coachella to be proven? because phoenix headlined lolla in 2010, and they did just fine.
For Coachella they are arguably 2nd highest billed of all acts(presuming Fridays headliners only get top line by sharing.) 4 years later without a single note of new music heard.
Last edited by Bumblebee; 02-13-2013 at 09:18 AM.
The answer is yes. You obviously didn't see them at Coachella in 2010.
Guys, hopefully they'll drop some balls or have lasers or something.
fuckin' with the lights on
Will people riot? Go home early? Go see what's on the other stages instead? Not buy passes next year?
What, quite literally, is the point of your endless concern trolling about who "deserves" to headline and what the respective audience count was at various headlining sets at Coachella and other festivals over the years?
If Phoenix didn't deserve to headline Saturday night they wouldn't be headlining.
Why is this such a hard concept to grasp?
Maybe Knife Party will drop some wibblle-wabbles on the main stage after them.
fuckin' with the lights on
Now I say this as a fan of Tool but what album of theirs had more mainstream success/radio play then Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix?
DRUGS ON KIDS
Their single drops on Monday, excited to hear it!
Fri: AC/DC, Tame Impala, Steely Dan, Alabama Shakes, Cloud Nothings, Eagulls, Allah-Las, Brant Bjork & the LDPB
Sat: Jack White, alt-J, Belle & Sebastian, Ratatat, Tyler the Creator, Father John Misty, Run the Jewels, Chet Faker, Kasabian, Milky Chance, Glass Animals, Royal Blood, Benjamin Booker, Ruen Brothers, Until the Ribbon Breaks
Sun: Florence & the Machine, Ryan Adams, St. Vincent, Brand New, Mac Demarco, Vance Joy, St. Lucia, Saint Motel, the Orwells, Night Terrors of 1927
Alright well I will admit when I am wrong. I didn't do any research simply because I don't ever remember hearing any Tool song get as much radio play as 1901 or Lisztomania did/still does. It could also just be I don't listen to the radio that often so when I do I just coincidentally hear Phoenix almost every time and not Tool.
Perhaps both the festival and the band thought the album would be out before some delays.
Band/audience/promoters seem to be eyeing a transition to arena/headliner type status. It's a legit question to ask if playing a set with 1/3rd unknown material at the continents highest profile festival could work against that attempted transition.
Tool had the album out by show number 2. Coldplay had proshot videos of the new songs hit the web immediately after that performance.
I hope fans at Coachella get more than the single and Vanouver audience shot video in which to judge the set.