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Death Cab, Foster the People to close KROQ's Acoustic Christmas

November 16, 2011 |  7:28 am

Foster the People

Death Cab for Cutie, the Black Keys and Cage the Elephant will headline the second and final night of the yearly Almost Acoustic Christmas presented the weekend of Dec. 10 by KROQ-FM (106.7). Other acts on the bill for Sunday night include local breakout stars Foster the People, the rock theatrics of Florence + the Machine and veterans Jane's Addiction, among others. 

Also on the bill for Sunday is local pop act Grouplove, folk rockers Mumford & Sons, Noel Gallaher's High Flying Birds project and glossy New Zealanders the Naked and Famous. Saturday night's bill, as previously announced, will feature Blink-182, Bush, Chevelle, Incubus, New Found Glory, Social Distortion, 311 and Young the Giant. As has been typical for the station's annual holiday event, the second night represents more up-and-coming artists while the first night showcases acts that have, generally speaking, long been KROQ fixtures. 

Presale tickets for Saturday will be available today at 10 a.m., while presale tickets for Sunday's concert will be available on Friday at 10 a.m., via Ticketmaster/LiveNation. One must be a member of the KROG Street Team to qualify for presale tickets. Tickets range from $79.75 to $150, not including service fees, and a general public on-sale has not yet been announced. 

The Almost Acoustic Christmas is once again set for Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal's CityWalk.


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Photo: Foster the People at KROQ's Weenie Roast in June of this year. Credit: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times