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Foo Fighters to Headline Lollapalooza Chile and Brazil in 2012

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The legendary rock ‘n’ roll festival Lollapalloza is headed to South America for the second time next spring, and Foo Fighters have signed on to headline. Lollapalooza will make its way to Santiago, Chile, from March 31-April 1, and will touch down for the first time ever in Brazil for a April 7-8 stint in Sao Paulo.

In addition to Foo Fighters, an eclectic lineup of other bands and artists are confirmed to be playing both shows including Cage the Elephant, MGMT, Korn collaborators Skrillex, Foster the People, Arctic Monkeys, TV on the Radio, Band of Horses, Thievery Corporation, Peaches, and recent Foo Fighters guest performer Joan Jett with her backing band, the Blackhearts.

Each stop will also include a handful of exclusive acts: in Chile, Icelandic pop pixie Bjork and Swedish DJ Avicii will be joined by a lineup of high-profile local artists, including Los Jaivas, Juana Fe, BBS Paranoicos and  Camila Moreno. The Brazil edition will feature Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell’s Jane’s Addiction, plus Brazilian acts Plebe Rude, Wander Wildner and Cascadura.

Lollapalooza is an institution in America, starting in 1991 as a traveling rock ‘n’ roll circus that featured preeminent and up-and-coming alternative acts, and continued through 1997 as an annual summer festival touring North America. It returned as a traveling act for one more summer in 2003, before moving to Chicago in 2005 as a two-day destination festival, where it has remained since.

Lollapalloza debuted in Chile this past April with a lineup that included Jane’s Addiction, 30 Seconds to Mars, Deftones, 311 and the Killers.

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