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It's back to the future for the festival Perry Farrell invented

Jane’s Addiction Headlines 2009 Lollapalooza Festival

It's back to the future for Lollapalooza… almost.  What began as a traveling circus of diverse music created by Perry Farrell and headlined by his band Jane's Addiction has come full circle.  It's now a three-day festival in Chicago, Illinois but will once again be headlined by a reformed Jane's Addiction, featuring all four original members.

The 2009 Lollapalooza lineup was announced today and along with Jane's Addiction will feature Tool, Depeche Mode, the Killers,  Beastie Boys, and Kings of Leon.  Other notable acts include Ben Folds, Ben Harper, rapper Snoop Dogg, Neko Case, and Fleet Foxes.  In addition to the headline bands, a separate night club-themed tent called "Perry" will house dance and electronic music.

Scheduled for August 7-9, tickets are already onsale.  A limited number of advance tickets for the three-day festival were sold for $195.  Those unable to get in on the advance sale won't see a huge jump as regular tickets are selling for $205, the same amount they sold for last year. According to Farrell, ticket sales are already off to a good start.

"At Lollapalooza, we're selling more tickets than ever," Farrell told Reuters. "People need an even bigger excuse to escape more than ever and there is no better escape than going to a festival and just tripping and taking in music."

The full Lollapalooza 2009 lineup:

Depeche Mode
The Killers
Jane’s Addiction
Beastie Boys
Kings of Leon
Lou Reed
Ben Harper and Relentless 7
Thievery Corporation
Snoop Dogg
Rise Against
Andrew Bird
TV on the Radio
Vampire Weekend
The Decemberists
Neko Case
STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector 9)
Animal Collective
Band of Horses
Of Montreal
Arctic Monkeys
Coheed and Cambria
Ben Folds
Fleet Foxes
Silversun Pickups
Kaiser Chiefs
Crystal Castles
Bon Iver
Dan Auberbach
Cold War Kids
Lykke Li
Robert Earl Keen
Peter Bjorn and John
Heartless Bastards
Federico Aubele
Dan Deacon
Passion Pit
The Raveonettes
The Gaslight Anthem
The Airborne Toxic Event
White Lies
Ra Ra Riot
No Age
Asher Roth
Los Campesinos!
Bat For Lashes
Gang Gang Dance
The Virgins
Amazing Baby
Portugal. The Man
The Knux
Ida Maria
Delta Spirit
Friendly Fires
Manchester Orchestra
Ezra Furman & The Harpoons
Miike Snow
Alberta Cross
Hey Champ
Sam Roberts Band
The Henry Clay People
Davy Knowles and Back Door Slam
Cage the Elephant
Living Things
The Low Anthem
Blind Pilot
Langhorne Slim
Other Lives
The Builders and The Butchers
Eric Church
Joe Pug
Kevin Devine
The Green Cards
Featured performers at Perry’s include:

Simian Mobile Disco
Boys Noise
KiD CuDi
Hercules and Love Affair (DJ Set)
The Bloody Beetroots (DJ Set)
LA Riots
The Glitch Mob
Hollywood Holt
Rye Rye
He Say, She Say
Car Stereo (Wars)
Dark Wave Disco
Yello Fever
Animal Collective (DJ Set)

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