With Chicago’s Lollapalooza 2012 fast approaching, we’re taking a look at the lineup to identify the acts that are most-loved on Last.fm, via how many users have scrobbled their tracks. Read on to find out just how many fans make these headliners rock.
Red Hot Chili Peppers
210,488,724 plays (3,708,901 listeners)
With almost 20 years on the clock, it’s no surprise this veteran band tops the list. Top track “Californication” has had 1,130,444 listeners to date, which might be just enough to create a rousing sing-along.
82,704,419 plays (2,613,794 listeners)
Hopping across the pond to play, Scotland’s own Franz Ferdinand have made a summer of international festival performances, and Lollapalooza marks the start of a US tour. All that hard work has paid off: two-and-a-half million listeners and counting for tracks such as “Take Me Out”.
I'm just a cross-hair, I'm just a shot away from you
And if you leave here, you leave me broken shattered I lie
I'm just a cross-hair, I'm just a shot then we can die
I know I won’t be leaving here with you
88,078,427 plays (2,113,716 listeners)
With new material reinvigorating fan interest, Bloc Party are a million miles from last year’s rumours of an acrimonious split. New track “Octopus” is #3 on their weekly chart and has gained 15,114 listeners in the three weeks since it hit the internet – it’s sure to get a great reaction when they play it to the crowds at Grant Park.
69,246,705 plays (1,865,165 listeners)
James Mercer’s band of men have a devoted following for their part in shaping modern American indie-rock, and have proved their longevity with 2012′s new release Port of Morrow. Check out their classic Live on Letterman performance here.
Of course, it’s not just about the big guns: at the other end of the lineup you can discover buzz artists like Moon Taxi, Kopecky Family Band and Salva. Find out all about Lollapalooza 2012, and listen to festival radio, at the Last.fm event page: