Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Coachella 2007 Features Reunions, Variety, and Lots More

Since 1999 the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has been bringing a wide range of indie and alternative acts to the California desert. This year's edition is no exception, but it also features widely anticipated reunions by two much-loved bands of very different styles.

The final day Coachella 2007 will be headlined by the reunion of left-wing rockers Rage Against the Machine, who appeared at the first Coachella in 1999. Adding to the anticipation is the fact that no other dates have been announced for the band, leading to the speculation that this reunion is a one-off just for Coachella.

The other band that's reuniting does have plans well beyond Coachella. Crowded House, the Aussie/Kiwi pop band led by the Finn brothers, are scheduled to stage a full-fledged one-year tour. Songs by the brothers have been covered by many others, but it will be an exciting opportunity indeed to see the songs performed by their originators.

Here are some highlights of Coachella for this year:
Friday, April 27:
Interpol, the Jesus and Mary Chain, Arctic Monkeys, Sonic Youth, Brazilian Girls, Peaches
Saturday, April 28:
Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Arcade Fire, Tiesto, The Decemberists, the New Pornographers, Fountains of Wayne
Sunday, April 29:
Rage Against the Machine, Manu Chao, Happy Mondays, Air, Willie Nelson, Kaiser Chiefs, Crowded House, Lily Allen

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