April 2nd, 2012, 11:00 am · · posted by BEN WENER, THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
KROQ/106.7 FM has revealed details for its next Weenie Roast y Fiesta, May 5 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, and the lineup is another solid mix of modern rock giants, reliable punk veterans and intriguing indie newcomers.
Coldplay will headline, a month ahead of its three sold-out shows at the Hollywood Bowl, marking the first time the Chris Martin-led quartet has appeared at the event since 2001, when the then-new makers of “Yellow” were placed low on a bill headed up by Jane’s Addiction, Blink-182 and Stone Temple Pilots.
Also toward the top of the rundown are two other KROQ mainstays: Incubus, still promoting last July’s If Not Now, When?, and one of Orange County’s most durable bands, the Offspring, who reportedly have completed work on what should be their first album in four years.
Silversun Pickups also will play, three days before the trio issues its third disc, Neck of the Woods. Long-running Hermosa Beach band Pennywise, on the other hand, will once again perform at Weenie Roast just days after releasing its 10th album, All or Nothing, the group’s first studio set with new vocalist Zoli Téglás, who replaced Jim Lindberg in 2009.
Rounding out the roster are Blink offshoot Angels & Airwaves, Huntington Beach reggae-rock outfit the Dirty Heads, regrouped ’90s greats Garbage, plus four breakout acts — two from L.A. (Awolnation and Grouplove), one from Cincinnati (Walk the Moon) and the last, perhaps the buzziest of all, from Reykjavik, Iceland (Of Monsters and Men).
Tickets go on sale Thursday, April 5, at noon exclusively through LiveNation.com and Ticketmaster.com. There will be no phone, box office or Ticketmaster outlet sales, and you must be a KROQ Street Team member to get the password enabling you to buy. Click here to sign up.
And just who played that first Weenie Roast, back in June 1993?
Primarily artists that KROQ stopped playing well before the turn of the millennium. In alphabetical order: Bettie Serveert (a band, not a person), Terence Trent D’Arby, Dramarama, Gin Blossoms, the Lemonheads, the Posies, Rocket from the Crypt, Stone Temple Pilots, Suede, The The and X.
Previous Weenie Roast reviews:
- 2011: Foo Fighters, Linkin Park, Rise Against, the Strokes
- 2010: Sublime with Rome, Stone Temple Pilots, Hole, Paramore
- 2009: TRVSDJAM, Rancid, Kings of Leon, Weezer, Jimmy Eat World
- 2008: Metallica, the Offspring, the Raconteurs, Bad Religion
- 2007: Linkin Park, Korn, Social Distortion, Incubus, Interpol
- 2006: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Matisyahu, Dave Grohl, AFI
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