For the past 22 years, local alternative rock station KROQ has been organizing annual events around the holiday season, dubbed “Almost Acoustic Christmas” (which, during the live performances, translates to “not acoustic at all”).   These events showcase the groups that are typically played on the station.  Today, KROQ announced the lineup for night one of the two day event.  Performing at the Gibson Ampitheatre on December 10th will be Young The Giant, 311, Social Distortion, New Found Glory, Incubus, Chevelle, Bush, and Blink-182.  These choices are not surprising, as they compose the 90s and 2000s-era bands that have consistently earned significant airplay on alt-rock stations around the country, especially KROQ.  Young The Giant is perhaps the only unexpected choice, considering the group is relatively young.  KROQ usually reserves night 2 for the younger, less established alt-rock groups.

As for that night two lineup, it’s set to be revealed via KROQ’s website this Wednesday at 7:15am.  This Wednesday also marks the date that tickets for Night 1 will be released (those tickets will go on sale via Ticketmaster at 10AM).  According to the station’s website, all those that wish to purchase tickets are required to be a member of the street team (members are emailed a code to purchase tickets… and signing up to a member is still a possibility).  Another restriction on ticket sales is that they must be purchased with a credit card with a billing zip code from either Los Angeles, San Diego, Ventura, Imperial, Santa Barbara, Orange, Riverside, or San Bernadino county.  But if you’re an Angeleno that supports the local radio station, it should be yet another entertaining event.

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