And the festival announcements and rumors continue to pile up: Radiohead, Jack Johnson, and Tom Petty are rumored to be headlining the Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, which is slated to take place Aug. 22-24. More »
The All Points West Festival–from the people who brought you Coachella, and set in bucolic Jersey City–has announced the lineup for its inaugural year, and people who wanted to see Radiohead play a show somewhere around New York City are going to be really, really excited, as the band is headlining two of the fest’s three nights. They’ll top the bill for Aug. 8 and Aug. 9; headlining the Aug. 10 show is 2008 festival staple Jack Johnson, whose Pollstar page is going to look like a list of every major three-day show happening in the US this summer pretty soon. The rest of the roster, which includes Underworld, the Roots, Cat Power, Youssou N’Dour, CSS, Amadou & Mariam, and the Go! Team, follows after the jump.
Jack Johnson’s Sleep Through The Static became the first No. 1 album with a six-figure sales total in a while this week, selling 375,000 copies during its first week in stores. The strong debut led a slightly better week for record sales, which were helped along by a bigger-than-previous-weeks slate of new releases and people heading to their computers to actually purchase music legally after the Grammy telecast.