“It’s Friday, I’m in love”.
For Gen X fans attending the annual music festival Lollapalooza 2013 to kick off on Friday, August 2, at Grand Park Chicago, this could very well be their mantra.
Legendary rock band The Cure, a British group that gained popularity in the 80’s, is one of this year’s headliners along with other musicians set to entertain music fans from all around the world converging to celebrate one of the largest and most popular musical events in the country.
Led by its charismatic vocalist, songwriter and guitarist Robert Smith, known for his unique voice and eclectic style, The Cure popularized hits such as “In Between Days”, “Let’s Go To Bed”, “Boys Don’t Cry” and Close To Me” including Billboard chart-toppers “Just Like Heaven”, “Lovesong” and of course, “Friday I’m In Love”.
The Cure with its signature melodic yet edgy music, flavored by Smith’s distinctive vocals, quirky style and playful persona seemed to have romanticized the heavily new wave influenced Gen X era back when the so-called second British invasion in music was at its peak. A band ahead of its time, The Cure seemed to have paved the way for the rise of alternative music which would flourish and inspire a new breed of musicians a decade later.
In Lollapalooza 2013, fans will get a chance to reconnect with The Cure’s brand of music and relive an era defined by a seemingly unparalleled influx of musical genius.
The Cure will be joined by other artists during the sold-out three-day festival such as New Order, Nine Inch Nails, The Killers, Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, Tegan and Sara and other musicians from a variety of musical genres, primarily heavy metal, rock, hip hop and alternative.
Lollapalooza was conceived in 1991 by the lead singer of Jane’s Addiction, Perry Farell, as a farewell tour for the band which eventually became an annual affair for various musicians to perform in.
Aside from The Cure, other Gen X bands who performed in past Lollapaloozas include the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stone Temple Pilots, The Smashing Pumpkins, Foo Fighters, Jane’s Addiction, Pearl Jam, Depeche Mode and Alice in Chains.
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