March 29th, 2012, 10:43 am · · posted by BEN WENER, THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
There’s a late addition to the crowded roster of Coachella acts who have added shows in between next month’s two weekend festivals: Gotye, the Belgian-born but Australian-raised breakout star behind the smash single “Someone That I Used to Know,” will play April 19 at Nokia Theatre in the L.A. Live plaza.
The significant size of that venue (capacity: 7,100) not only speaks to the mounting popularity for the man born Wally De Backer — whose album Making Mirrors is one of the best so far from this still-young year — but also suggests that the artist hardly anyone knew about in January should score either a plum main-stage slot at Coachella or the coveted sunset spot at the Outdoor Theatre.
Bonus: fellow Melbourne singer-songwriter Missy Higgins will open. Tickets, $29.50-$49.50, go on sale Friday, March 30, at 10 a.m. (Gotye will be doing quite a bit of U.S. criss-crossing, too: He plays Saturday Night Live on April 14, then makes his first Indio appearance the next day.)
Catching up on a few others this week: Yacht will play the Glass House on June 15, $12 in advance, $14 day of show, on sale Friday at 10 a.m. … while Revelation Records will celebrate its 25th anniversary on June 7 with Into Another, Ignite, Gameface and more, $25, on sale Saturday at 10 a.m.
And Pitchfork-approved chillwave talent Washed Out (aka Ernest Greene), noted for last year’s album Within and Without, will play May 6 at the Observatory. (What a fine comedown that will be after the madness of April.) Memoryhouse opens. Tickets are $18.
More at the former Galaxy Theatre: the 420 Hangover Festival, on April 21, with Seedless, Pacific Dub, the Simpkin Project, Mike Pinto (acoustic) and several more helping you mellow out any lingering 4/20 highs, $20 … and in the venue’s Constellation Room, hip-hop duo Grieves & Budo, June 1, $13.
Photo by Mark Metcalfe, Getty Images.
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