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The War on Drugs closes out the evening at the Hideout Block Party and Onion A.V. Fest on September 6, 2014.
Photograph: Zach Long

Lollapalooza announces aftershows for 2015 festival

Zach Long
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Zach Long

If you didn't snag a ticket to this year's Lollapalooza, there are a bunch of bands that you'll be missing out on seeing this summer. Luckily, a slate of newly announced aftershows makes it possible to check out some of festival's lineup without paying hundred of dollars for entry into Grant Park. Hell, even if you are going the Lolla, seeing a band indoors at an aftershow can often be a better experience than seeing them under the beating sun (or in the pouring rain). It's also a way to avoid missing a band due to a dreaded scheduling conflict.

This year, some of the best shows occur before the festival's gates even open, with performances by The War on Drugs, Hot Chip, Alt-J and Sylvan Esso on Thursday night. Other notable aftershows include Django Django at Thalia Hall (Jul 31), TV on the Radio at the Vic (Aug 1) and The Kills at Metro (Aug 2). Tickets for all aftershows go on sale on Friday, June 5 at 10am CST. Start making post-Lolla plans by taking a look at the full aftershow lineup below:

Wednesday, July 29

Nelarusky Benefit for Special Olympics: Toro y Moi + Young Buffalo + Sol Cat @ Metro, 7pm

Thursday, July 30

The War on Drugs + Phillip Selway @ Metro, 8pm
Gary Clark Jr. + Black Pistol Fire @ House of Blues, 8pm
Hot Chip + The Hood Internet @ The Vic Theatre, 8pm
Cold War Kids + Coasts @ Park West, 8pm
St. Paul & the Broken Bones @ Thalia Hall, 8pm
Zella Day @ Schubas, 8pm
MS MR + Wet @ Lincoln Hall, 8pm
Tove Lo + BROODS @ Concord Music Hall, 8pm
BADBADNOTGOOD @ Subterranean, 8pm
Glass Animals @ Bottom Lounge, 8pm
Alt-J + Boots @ Aragon Ballroom, 8pm
Sylvan Esso + Absofacto @ Empty Bottle, 8:30pm
What So Not + D.R.A.M. + Zebo @ The Mid, 10pm

Friday, July 31

Givers + Aero Flynn @ Empty Bottle, 9pm
Brand New + Basement @ House of Blues, 10pm
Sturgill Simpson + Cris Jacobs @ Metro, 10pm
Walk the Moon + Hippo Campus @ The Vic Theatre, 10pm
MisterWives + Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas @ Park West, 10pm
Django Django + Beat Connection @ Thalia Hall, 10pm
Ryn Weaver + COIN @ Schubas, 10pm
Charli XCX + Holychild @ Lincoln Hall, 10pm
Tyler, the Creator + Taco @ Concord Music Hall, 10pm
Delta Spirit + T. Hardy Morris @ Subterranean, 10pm
Death From Above 1979 + The New Pacific @ Bottom Lounge, 10pm
SZA + Gabriel Garzon-Montano @ Reggies, 10pm
Pardon My French + DJ Snake + Madeon @ The Mid, 10pm

Saturday, August 1

Strand of Oaks @ Empty Bottle, 9pm
Alesso + SNBRN @ Aragon Ballroom, 9:30pm
Lord Huron + Spookyland @ Metro, 10pm
Of Monsters and Men + BØRNS @ House of Blues, 10pm
The Wombats + VERITE @ Double Door, 10pm
TV on the Radio + DMA's @ The Vic Theatre, 10pm
Angus and Julia Stone + Shakey Graves @ Park West, 10pm
Gogol Bordello + In the Whale @ Thalia Hall, 10pm
Twin Peaks @ Schubas, 10pm
Wild Belle + Elle King @ Lincoln Hall, 10pm
Carnage @ The Mid, 10pm
Marina and the Diamonds + Sheppard @ Concord Music Hall, 10pm
Catfish and the Bottlemen + Circa Waves @ Subterranean, 10pm
Logic + DJ Rhetorik + Daye Jack @ Bottom Lounge, 10pm
Mick Jenkins + Hurt Everybody @ Reggies, 10pm
MSTRKRFT + Nick Bassett (Visionquest) + Servante @ Soundbar, 10pm

Sunday, August 2

The Kills + Baby in Vain @ Metro, 10pm
Twenty One Pilots + Night Terrors of 1927 @ House of Blues, 10pm
NERO @ The Mid, 10pm
Kygo + Klangkarussell @ Concord Music Hall, 10pm

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