Eminem, Skrillex Leaked as Lollapalooza Headliners; World Shrugs

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In recent weeks St. Louis has had a bit of a hard-on for Lollapalooza. After all, representatives from Los Angeles-based ICM Partners and leaders from our board of aldermen have told us time and again that the proposed Summer Rocks festivals will offer the Gateway City a multi-stage, multi-act, multi-millions-of-dollars musical experience similar to what Chicago has every August.

See also: Summer Rocks Music Festival Bill Passed By Aldermanic Committee

So let's think about what Lollapalooza 2014 may be like, eh? Yesterday evening, Chicago Tribune music critic Greg Kot leaked the acts his "industry sources" have confirmed to be Lollapalooza's headliners:

Lollapalooza itself isn't scheduled to formally announce performers until next week, so Kot's assertion that this year's headliners will include Eminem, Skrillex, Arctic Monkeys and Kings of Leon remains unofficial. Kot's list is worth considering, though, because he's been right a couple of times before. (Compare those reports with the actual lineups.)

When it comes to the artists themselves, Eminem headlined Lolla in 2011 and received a bunch of excellent reviews. It's certainly not unheard of for entertainers to do the festival multiple times, and the rapper will be heading north in August anyway for a date in Canada.

As we reported last week, Skrillex will visit St. Louis on June 17, which isn't anywhere near Lollapalooza's dates of August 1 through 3. However, Skrillex's tour concludes July 30 in Maine, and he'd be just a flight away from celebrating the end in Chicago's Grant Park.

The Arctic Monkeys appears to be a Lollapalooza favorite, performing at the main festival in 2009 and 2011 and also at Chile's and Brazil's Lolla events in 2012. The band, which visited St. Louis in February, will be overseas in July but heads to Canada for a performance on August 1. Again, the land of Dudley Do-Right isn't all that far from northern Illinois.

As for Kings of Leon...well, honestly, we don't care much about Kings of Leon. But for the record, the band concludes a tour in Belgium on July 6. We sort of hope birds poop on them.

Regardless of our fine detective work on the tour dates for our potential headliners, the big question is: Do we care?

Continue for reactions to the leaked headliners.

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Kimberly Rudd
Kimberly Rudd

Outkast is also a headliner for August 2nd,& NAS

Drew Patterson
Drew Patterson

"See if we were right." You mean the Chicago Tribune.

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

wake me up when brian setzer comes to town. i don't want to hear a rapper that picked a fight with moby...MOBY...to get street cred.

Eddie Gregs
Eddie Gregs

Might as well just have cover bands headline. Shits weak.

Shauna Stegall
Shauna Stegall

Does anything tickle the riverfront times fancy, though. Your post seemed bored with just about everything. Liven up a bit. ;)

John Sitek
John Sitek

There's still a lot of great bands out there. It's just too bad so few of them come through STL.

Doug Tull
Doug Tull

Yawn. Music has hit rock bottom. I like both artists, but this isn't 2,000 anymore. There are just not a lot of great bands or artists anymore.

Ty Hunt
Ty Hunt

Ew.... well, Eminem is fine, though I've never been a big fan. And actually, now that I think about it, my favorite festival shows are always the dancey ones, so maybe Skrillex isn't the worst. Though they could do much better.

Maria Sparks
Maria Sparks

I think that Eminem and Skrillex make fantastic music!

Bill Benson
Bill Benson

Obviously you do as you posted about it.

Alex Lee
Alex Lee

Lots of hipsters here... As for em I saw him back in 98 at the Warped Tour but would love to see him again. Some friends saw him up in DET with Jay z and said he out on a hell of a show.

Courtney Ringle
Courtney Ringle

lol.. give me Steve miller band and Pat Benetar any day.. lol im a product of my upbringing lol i know.. just give me a mullet and an IROC and im set lol

Tom Maton
Tom Maton

Like many artist Eminem produced his best material while addicted to some substance. Not sure he would be worth seeing now.

Lou Fehlig
Lou Fehlig

People still go to Lollapalooza? And listen to Eminem?

Ryan Gosling
Ryan Gosling

But THEN add like three Christian bands and change the name all together to "suckstock!"

Ryan Gosling
Ryan Gosling

But THEN add Mylie Cyrus and go back to calling it "suckapalooza!"

Ryan Gosling
Ryan Gosling

Haha good one, brosef!!!! Then they should like totally add blink182 and then call it "crapapalooza!" But THEN add korn and call it "assapalooza!"

Courtney Ringle
Courtney Ringle

im not happy. i still think skrillex sucks. and this summer rocks thing is a crock

Ryan Gosling
Ryan Gosling

I'm really glad we are all back to being happy again. That could have gotten ugly real quick had it not been for the fact that list is for a Chicago line up.

Jeff Bailey
Jeff Bailey

Watching Eminem perform would have been awesome....10yrs ago!! Lol

Riverfront Times
Riverfront Times

We also should note that the producers of Lollapalooza and Summer Rocks are two different companies.

Courtney Ringle
Courtney Ringle

do you know the artists rumored for STL? I thought if they play LollaPlaooza, they play them all.. or most. I dont like big music festivals anyway. I prefer stuff like Live on the Levee or the Summer concert series at Soldiers Memorial..

Riverfront Times
Riverfront Times

The leak actually is for Lollapalooza in Chicago; these are not artists rumored for the proposed Summer Rocks festivals in St. Louis.

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

uuuugh. emenim? really? when he was relevant he sucked ass.

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