Perry Farrell Brings Eclectic Touch Back To Lollapalooza

May 13 [12:00 EST] -- Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell has returned to the fold for this summer's version of the festival tour, and he's brought a few remnants of his ENIT tour with him.

Farrell's touch will be most visible on the festival's concourse, where ticketholders will find a collection of visual and performance art devoted to environmental issues.

"At most festivals," Farrell said in a written statement, "there's a good chance that your ears are happy, but very few will effect your eyes. Music can make your heart shine and visual art can do the same. At Lollapalooza, the arts will come alive."

Farrell is hoping to achieve this artistic resurrection with the installation of the BrainForest, an area devoted to performance artists, DJs, and heavy displays of foliage. This year's Lollapalooza also boasts a three-story tower of tribal art dubbed "The Temple," which also features platforms for performance artists as well as a sound system.

But will

fans who just want to hear music care about the offerings in the Lolla concourse? Farrell seems to think so. "Kids aren't coming to Lollapalooza necessarily to see these images, but they will be changed by having experienced them," Farrell said.

Of course, the line-up and tour itinerary are firmed up as well, with Tool, Tricky, Korn, Snoop, and Julian and Damian Marley hitting the road on June 25 in West Palm Beach, Florida. These acts, mainstays throughout the full run of the tour, will be joined on the main stage by James (on all dates except June 28 and 29), Orbital (from June 25 through July 15), Devo (July 16 -19 and July 25 - 27), Prodigy (July 20 - 23 and July 29 through Aug. 10), The Orb (Aug. 13 - 18).

As we first reported last month, the second stage will feature the eels, Summercamp, Dr. Octagon, Jeremy Track, Old '97s, Inch, and Radish on the first leg of the tour, and Failure, Pugs, Lost Boyz, Atari Teenage Riot, Skeleton Key, Molly McGuire, and Orbit of

the second leg.

Here's where the troops will be congregating:

  • 6/25 - West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheater
  • 6/27 - Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheater
  • 6/28 - Charlotte, NC @ Blockbuster Pavilion
  • 6/29 - Raleigh, VA @ Walnut Creek Amphitheater
  • 7/1 - Virginia Beach, VA @ GTE Amphitheater
  • 7/2 - Washington, D.C. @ TBA
  • 7/4 - Toronto, ONT @ Kingswood Amphitheater
  • 7/5 - Buffalo, NY @ Darien Lakes Amphitheater
  • 7/6 - Hartford, CT @ Meadows Amphitheater
  • 7/8 - Boston, MA @ Great Woods Amphitheater
  • 7/11 - New York City @ Randalls Island
  • 7/13 - Camden, NJ @ Entertainment Center
  • 7/15 - Detroit, MI @ Pine Knob Amphitheater
  • 7/18 - Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Amphitheater
  • 7/19 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Starlake Amphitheater
  • 7/20 - Columbus, OH @ Polaris Amphitheater
  • 7/22 - Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Amphitheater
  • 7/23 - Indianapolis, IN @ Deer Creek
  • 7/25 - Chicago, IL @ World Amphitheater
  • 7/26 - Grand

    Rapids, MI @ Val du Lakes

  • 7/27 - E. Troy, WI @ Alpine Valley Amphitheater
  • 7/29 - Kansas City, KS @ Sandstone Amphitheater
  • 7/30 - St. Louis, MO @ Riverport Amphitheater
  • 7/31 - Nashville, TN @ Starwood Amphitheater
  • 8/2 - Dallas, TX @ Starplex Amphitheater
  • 8/3 - Corpus Christi, TX @ TBA
  • 8/6 - Phoenix, AZ @ Desert Sky Amphitheater
  • 8/8 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Wolf Mountain
  • 8/10 - Denver, CO @ Fiddlers Green Amphitheater
  • 8/13 - George, WA @ Gorge Amphitheater
  • 8/15 - Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
  • 8/16 - San Jose, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater
  • 8/17 - Los Angeles, CA @ Irvine Meadows