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    Lollapalooza 2012 lineup announced

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    UNDATED (USA TODAY) -- Look for Lollapalooza to take over Chicago's Grant Park, for the eighth consecutive year, Aug. 3-5 for its annual musical extravaganza. And who'll be there to take the stage?

    At the top of the list are the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Black Sabbath, The Black Keys, Jack White, Avicii, Justice, Florence + The Machine, At The Drive-In, Bassnectar, The Shins and Passion Pit.

    Note: This will be the only North American date for heavy metal legends Black Sabbath. Plus, The Afghan Whigs will tour together for the first time in a decade, while hard-core At the Drive-In will be returning to the stage after an 11-year hiatus.

    Festival alums Miike Snow, Bloc Party, The Temper Trap and Delta Spirit are once again on the bill, as well as international acts including Sigur Ros (Iceland), The Weeknd (Canada), M83 (France), Franz Ferdinand (Scotland), Metric (Canada), Amadou & Mariam (Mali) and Die Antwoord (South Africa). As part of the ongoing cultural exchange between Lollapalooza Brazil, Chile and Chicago, O Rappa (Brazil) and Los Jaivas (Chile) will also be bringing their South American sounds to Chicago.

    Fresh talent includes: Alabama Shakes, Yellow Ostrich, LP, Oberhofer, Dry The River, Fun., Of Monsters And Men, and Doomtree.

    Lollapalooza's Early Bird 3-day passes went on sale on March 27 and have already sold out. Regular-price three-day passes are still available, as are VIP Lolla Lounge Passes and Travel Packages. A limited number of single-day passes will available later this summer.

     

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