Lady Gaga, Soundgarden and Green Day are expected to headline the 2010 Lollapalooza Music Festival on Aug. 6-8 in Chicago according to report at TheDailySwarm. Arcade Fire and the Strokes are also rumored to be topping the annual festival’s lineup.
Lady Gaga is set to begin a run of dates in the U.K. on Feb. 18 at the MEN Arena in Manchester, followed by shows in Australia, New Zealand and Japan, which are all almost sold out. It’s also expected that Gaga will play arenas in Europe some time this spring, then North American arenas in the summer. These will be her first full-blown arena tours in both territories, but this year will mark Gaga’s second Lollapalooza appearance, having performed as a virtual unknown on a side stage in 2007.
Earlier Soundgarden announced that it will reunite for concerts in 2010 via a New Year’s Eve Twitter message from frontman Chris Cornell which directed fans to a new Web site, Soundgardenworld.com. The Lollapalooza appearance could possibly be the first by the Seattle rock quartet — Cornell, guitarist Kim Thayil, bassist Ben Shepherd and drummer Matt Cameron –since splitting up in the spring of 1997. But a Soundgarden tour routing is still a work in progress, due to Cameron’s prior commitments to play with Pearl Jam in the spring and summer.
Last year’s Lollapalooza was the third highest grossing music festival of 2009, according to Billboard Boxscore. The festival grossed $14,082,461 and was attended by 225,000 people over three sold-out days. [via Billboard and TheDailySwang]