In a month, alternative rock radio behemoth KROQ
will be throwing down their annual Almost Acoustic Christmas
concerts. After some sleuthing and perusal of other regional radio holiday shows, the dates for KROQ will be December 8th and 9th at the Gibson Amphitheater
. Let's look at the potential line-up by reviewing the other announced radio station shows.
In San Diego on Friday December 7th, 91X is holding their Wrex The Halls show with The Killers, M83, Passion Pit, Tegan & Sara, The Joy Formidable, Imagine Dragons, and Youngblood Hawke.
In San Francisco, LIVE105 has expanded their Not So Silent Night holiday concert series to two nights. On Friday December 7th they have Jack White, The Shins, Metric, Of Monsters and Men, The Gaslight Anthem, and Two Door Cinema Club. On Saturday December 8th they have The Killers, M83, Passion Pit, Tegan & Sara, Grouplove and Imagine Dragons.
So my predictions are as follows:
Saturday December 8th: (tends to be the hard rock night)
The Gaslight Anthem
The Joy Formidable
Sunday December 9th: (tends to be the alternative night)
Tegan & Sara
Of Monsters and Men
Other bands that could possibly play: No Doubt, Muse, Silversun Pickups, Garbage, Linkin Park, Metallica? (filling in for Green Day who were primed to play). What have you heard from the rumor mill?