Blink-182, Bush, 311 tapped for KROQ's Acoustic Christmas
Recently reunited acts Blink-182 and Bush are among the initial names unveiled for the annual Almost Acoustic Christmas concert presented by KROQ-FM (106.7). The '90s-era survivors will headline the first night of the two-day event, set for the weekend of Dec. 10-11.
Artists sharing the bill Dec. 10 include Chevelle, Incubus, New Found Glory, Social Distortion, 311 and Young the Giant, the latter being the only relative new-comers among the initial crop. Pre-sale tickets for Night 1 will be available Wednesday via Ticketmaster for those who are members the KROQ street team.
The radio station will unveil the roster for the second on Wednesday. The Almost Acoustic Christmas is now in its 22nd year and has been held nearly every year at the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal Studios.
Typically, the second night of the event represents more up-and-coming acts, while the first night recognizes those who have long received airplay on the station. For instance, last year's event featured the Smashing Pumpkins, Bad Religion and Social Distortion on the first night, and Phoenix, Florence + the Machine and the Black Keys on the second night.
— Todd Martens
Image: Blink-182. Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times.