R.E.M., NIN set for Voodoo fest
Stone Temple Pilots also join October eventNEW YORK -- Modern rock titans R.E.M., Nine Inch Nails and Stone Temple Pilots will headline the 10th Voodoo Music Experience. The event will be held Oct. 24-26 at New Orleans' City Park; tickets begin going on sale Friday.
Also on the bill are the Neville Brothers, making their first appearance at Voodoo Music Experience. Additional local acts set to appear include the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Irving Mayfield's New Orleans Jazz Orchestra and the New Orleans Bingo! Show.
Last year's Voodoo Music Experience featured performances by Rage Against The Machine, Smashing Pumpkins, Wilco, Tiesto, Kings of Leon, Ben Harper, Fall Out Boy, Common, Sinead O'Connor, Galactic and the Black Crowes.
In related news, the Neville Brothers recently signed a distribution deal with Vagrant Records and are looking to rerelease their album "Walking Through the Shadow of Life" on their own. (EMI originally released it in 2004.) In March, they recorded a 10-song album, "Return to New Orleans," that will be released digitally this spring. They're also planning a tour with fellow New Orleanian Dr. John.
Kim Ruehl contributed to this report.