Predicting the KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Lineup

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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) 
Jack White
The Gaslight Anthem
The Joy Formidable

Sunday December 9th: (tends to be the alternative night)
The Killers
M83
Passion Pit
The Shins
Tegan & Sara
Grouplove
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?

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Brendan_B
Brendan_B

Way to put yourself out there, predicting three bands for night one lol.  I don't think that Muse will be playing, considering they will be in the UK while this is going on. Here are my predictions:

Night 1

No Doubt

Linkin Park

Jack White

Soundgarden

Garbage

Neon Trees

Slightly Stoopid

Walk the Moon

Gaslight Anthem

Two Door Cinema Club

 

Night 2

The Killers

M83

Passion Pit

Tegan and Sara

Grouplove

Of Monsters and Men

Imagine Dragons

The Lumineers

Matt & Kim

Youngblood Hawke

Atlas Genius

valiumknight1
valiumknight1

Kroq mailed a flyer to my house today announcing the lineup. Night one is on December 8th with "Linkin Park, Rise Against, Bush, Garbage, Slightly Stoopid, Awolnation, Walk The Moon, The Gaslight Anthem, Two Door Cinema Club, and Youngblood Hawke". Night 2 is on December 9th and the lineup is "The Killers, Jack White, Fun, M83, Passion Pit, Of Monsters and Men, Grouplove, The lumineers, Alex Clare, and Imagine Dragons". So you guys were pretty close on a couple of these. Bush, and Grouplove played last year so I was surprised to see them in this years lineup again :)

1ifiona
1ifiona

Not much of a "prediction"...your 12/9 lineup is almost identical to the 91X holiday concert in San Diego so (as usual) there will be lots of overlap between the two shows.  Hope you're right about Jack White though - the 1st KROQ AAC show I went to I saw the White Stripes and thought they were wild - and great!

csufjno
csufjno

I think AWOLNATION has a shot. They were on the side stage at the Weenie roast and their record is gaining popularity.

elias325
elias325

I'll go if Garbage is in the lineup.

triple_s04
triple_s04

Imagine Dragons will probably be there

triple_s04
triple_s04

Muse will be overseas, not likely to be here for the weekend.

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