KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas 2017

KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas 2017

December 10, 2017
December 10, 2017
Inglewood
Inglewood
 

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Almost Acoustic Christmas is an annual concert run by the Los Angeles radio station KROQ-FM.

The first show was held in December 1989, though then it was simply called the KROQ Xmas Bash. In 1990 the show became bigger and attracted increasingly popular alternative rock bands and singers. It takes place over a weekend in mid-December, and has in recent years been broadcast for free on KROQ-FM's website.[1] The festival started off as a one-day event, and every year, since 1992, it has been held as a two-day festival (although the 1999 show was a one-day festival).

From 1989 through 2012 the show took place at the Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City, except for 1998 where it was held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, and in 1999 where it was held at the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim. After the Universal Amphitheatre closed in September 2013, the show performed again at the Shrine Auditorium in December 2013. In 2014 the event was moved to The Forum.

KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas concerts benefit Para Los Ninos and the Al Wooten Jr Heritage Center, plus other local charities.

In 1999, a compilation of live recordings, The Best of KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas, was released.

On December 18, 2009, KROQ-FM released a compilation called KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas 2009, a benefit album with proceeds benefiting Para Los Ninos and the Al Wooten Heritage Center.

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Muse are an English rock band from Teignmouth, Devon, formed in 1994. The band consists of Matt Bellamy (lead vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), Chris Wolstenholme (bass guitar, backing vocals, keyboards) and Dominic Howard (drums, percussion).

Muse released their debut album, Showbiz, in 1999, showcasing Bellamy's falsetto and a melancholic alternative rock style. Their second album, Origin of Symmetry (2001), expanded their sound, incorporating wider instrumentation and romantic classical influences, and earned them a reputation for energetic live performances. Absolution (2003) saw further classical influence, with orchestra on tracks such as "Butterflies and Hurricanes", and became the first of five consecutive UK number-one albums.

Black Holes and Revelations (2006) incorporated electronic and pop elements, influenced by 1980s groups such as Depeche Mode, displayed in singles such as "Supermassive Black Hole". The album brought Muse wider international success. The Resistance (2009) and The 2nd Law (2012) explored themes of government oppression and civil uprising and cemented Muse as one of the world's major stadium acts. Their seventh album, Drones (2015), was a concept album about drone warfare and returned to a harder rock sound.

Muse have won numerous awards, including two Grammy Awards, winning the Grammys for Best Rock Album for The Resistance and Drones, two Brit Awards, winning Best British Live Act twice, five MTV Europe Music Awards and eight NME Awards. They have sold over 20 million albums worldwide.[1]

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The Forum
The Forum is a multi-purpose indoor arena in Inglewood, California, adjacent to Los Angeles. Located between West Manchester Boulevard, across Pincay Drive and Kareem Court, it is north of the under-construction Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park and the new Hollywood Park Casino. It is about three miles east of Los Angeles International Airport.

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‘Truly sorry’: Queens of the Stone Age singer apologises for kicking photographer
  –  December 11, 2017
The incident took place as Chelsea Lauren was snapping photos in the front row at the KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas gig in Los Angeles ... shared by Chelsea Lauren (@chelsealaurenla) on Dec 9, 2017 at 11:38pm PST Homme has since taken to the band ...
The Killers, The Lumineers And More Show Off Songwriting Night Two Of Almost Acoustic Christmas
  –  December 11, 2017
... of KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Xmas (https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevebaltin/2017/12/10/muse-thirty-seconds-to-mars-and-political-anthems-ignite-kroq-almost-acoustic-christmas-night-one/) was about incendiary rock, political statements and some ...
Assessing The Year In Alternative Rock At KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas 2017
  –  December 11, 2017
A couple weeks back when the Grammys announced their 2018 nominees, a familiar complaint rang loud and wide: Why is the rock representation so terrible? Whether it was strangely placing an artist like Leonard Cohen among them or recognizing acts like Kaleo ...
Josh Homme Apologizes to Photographer in Emotional Video: ‘I Was a Total D—‘
  –  December 11, 2017
Watch Homme’s Instagram videos below: Related stories Concert Review: KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas 2017, Night One Josh Homme Kicks Female Photographer in the Head at KROQ Acoustic Christmas (EXCLUSIVE)
Queens of the Stone Age Singer Sorry For Kicking Photographer
  –  December 11, 2017
That photographer ended up in the emergency room, and video of the unprovoked attack blew up on social media Sunday, forcing Homme to address his behavior at KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas concert in Inglewood. "Last night at a Queens of the Stone Age ...
The Killers, Weezer and other highlights from Night 2 of KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas on Sunday
  –  December 11, 2017
The elephant in the room before the start of the second night of KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas was the rock star who was missing: Morrissey, who’d been booked to headline on Sunday canceled on Saturday – unfortunately it’s what he does all too ...
Queens of the Stone Age Frontman Josh Homme Apologizes After Kicking Photographer in the Face
  –  December 11, 2017
The incident occurred during the band's set at the KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas in Los Angeles on Saturday ... A post shared by Chelsea Lauren (@chelsealaurenla) on Dec 9, 2017 at 11:38pm PST A statement from Homme provided to ET by his rep reads ...
The 2018 Golden Globe Nominations Are Here
  –  December 11, 2017
Yesterday at 11:27 p.m. Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme Apologizes for Kicking Photographer in Face Photographer Chelsea Lauren was shooting the band’s set at KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas when ... to Be a Sex Symbol in 2017 The R&B singer ...
VIDEO Josh Homme kicks photographer in the head at Queens of the Stone Age concert
  –  December 11, 2017
where Queens of the Stone Age were playing KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas. Here’s fan-filmed footage of the kick, which Chelsea Lauren shared on her own Instagram account after being taken to the hospital: Lauren also shared three of her photos from ...
Josh Homme apologises after kicking female photographer at LA show
  –  December 11, 2017
Chelsea Lauren was covering the KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas show for Shutterstock over the weekend when Homme kicked out at her as he walked across the stage. He connected with Lauren’s camera which in turn hit her in the face. She later posted a ...
Morrissey cancels headline slot at KROQ event
  –  December 11, 2017
Morrissey was forced to cancel his headlining slot at an annual concert. The 'Everyday is Like Sunday' hitmaker axed his latest performance at the KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas show in Los Angeles, which was due to take place last night (10.12.17 ...
Queens of the Stone Age Frontman Kicks Photographer in Face at KROQ Concert (Video)
  –  December 10, 2017
Photographer Chelsea Lauren has posted a video on Instagram of her being kicked in the face by Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme during the band’s set at KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas at The Forum in Inglewood on Saturday. In the video ...
Concert Review: KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas 2017, Night One
  –  December 10, 2017
‘Tis the season for holiday cheer — but given the state of our country, a little resistance at the end of the year is to be expected. That was the vibe of night one of KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., where, despite ...
Morrissey, who has canceled or postponed 127 concerts since 2012, pulls out of KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas
  –  December 10, 2017
Morrissey has canceled his headlining appearance at the KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas scheduled in Los Angeles on Sunday night. Earlier this week, the singer postponed shows in Philadelphia and Boston, citing an “illness in the touring party.”
Officially cancelled "due to illness": Morrissey at KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas 2017 - @kroq
  –  December 10, 2017
It is with great regret that we must inform you that Morrissey's performance for Sunday night's show has been cancelled due to illness. Earlier this week the tour's performances in Philadelphia and Boston were also forced to be canceled, but it was hoped ...
QOTSA's Josh Homme Kicks Female Photographer in the Face at Christmas Show
  –  December 10, 2017
Last night (December 9), Queens of the Stone Age performed at KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas in Inglewood, CA. During the set, frontman Josh Homme behaved erratically, insulting the audience and kicking a photographer in the head. Photographer Chelsea ...
Morrissey cancels headlining appearance at KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas
  –  December 9, 2017
In what will come as a surprise to absolutely no one, Morrissey has canceled his headlining appearance at KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas in Los Angeles on Sunday, the radio station announced this evening, citing illness in the wake of his two ...
KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas Finds the Essence of Its Early Days In Judah & The Lion
  –  December 8, 2017
The first of its kind for the station was an event called the KROQ Xmas Bash. As a result of that successful inaugural show, the Almost Acoustic Christmas was born ... Like in years past, the 2017 acoustic show features industry heavyweights Muse, the ...
KROQ’s ‘Almost Acoustic Christmas’ line-up looks like the last brilliant festival of 2017
  –  October 17, 2017
US radio station KROQ has unveiled their massive line-up for their annual ‘Almost Acoustic Christmas’ Festival. The now legendary festive music bash features sets from the likes of Queens of the Stone Age, Morrissey, The Killers, Muse, Phoenix ...

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