After weeks (nay, months) of rumors and guessing games, the official 2009 Lollapalooza lineup has finally been revealed. And, well, there aren't a lot of surprises, at least as far as the headliners go. Depeche Mode, Tool, The Killers, Jane's Addiction, Beastie Boys, Kings of Leon, Lou Reed, Ben Harper...we've heard all this already.
The acts we're most excited about a little further down the list: Heartless Bastards, The Knux, Lykke Li, Santigold, Dan Auerbach, No Age, Blind Pilot, even Asher Roth...and we're sure Snoop Dogg will do his best to make a scene. Also, the DJ lineup at Perry's includes some pretty big names, including MSTRKRFT, Simian Mobile Disco and KiD CuDi.
Chicago's fairly well-represented in the lineup, with local emo-punkers Rise Against leading a pack that also includes Andrew Bird, Ezra Furman & the Harpoons, Hey Champ and Joe Pug.
DeRo's got the full list of acts (with comments).