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    <h2>Stones, Dylan, McCartney, others to play Coachella in fall</h2> <p class=”author-section byline-plain”>By Associated Press </p> <p class=”byline-section”><span class=”article-timestamp article-timestamp-published”> <span class=”article-timestamp-label”>Published:</span> <time datetime=”2016-05-04T19:11:07+0100″> 19:11 BST, 4 May 2016 </time> </span> | <span class=”article-timestamp article-timestamp-updated”> <span class=”article-timestamp-label”>Updated:</span> <time datetime=”2016-05-04T19:11:25+0100″> 19:11 BST, 4 May 2016 </time> </span> </p> <div id=”articleIconLinksContainer”>

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    </div> <!– ad: website –> <p><font style=”font-size:1.2em;”>LOS ANGELES (AP) — It could be Woodstock 47 years later, only the drug of choice might be antacid, not that other stuff, at an October concert featuring some of the greatest rock acts of the preceding generation.</font></p><p><font style=”font-size:1.2em;”>Confirming weeks of rumors, Goldenvoice Entertainment announced Tuesday it is bringing Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, The Who, Paul McCartney, Neil Young and Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters to the Empire Polo Club stage in Coachella, California, during a long October weekend.</font></p><p><font style=”font-size:1.2em;”>It’s every Baby Boomer’s fantasy.

    Except it’s real.</font></p><div class=”clear”></div> <div class=”artSplitter”> <div class=”image-wrap”> FILE - In this Monday, March 22, 1999, file photo, Mick Jagger, left, and Keith Richards perform "Jumping Jack Flash" during the Rolling Stones' No Security ... </div> <noscript> FILE - In this Monday, March 22, 1999, file photo, Mick Jagger, left, and Keith Richards perform "Jumping Jack Flash" during the Rolling Stones' No Security ... </noscript> <p class=”imageCaption”>FILE – In this Monday, March 22, 1999, file photo, Mick Jagger, left, and Keith Richards perform “Jumping Jack Flash” during the Rolling Stones’ No Security Tour performance at the Fleet Center in Boston. Goldenvoice Entertainment, steel understructure outdoor bleacher seating a subsidiary of AEG Live, announced Tuesday, May 3, 2016, that Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, Roger Waters, Neil Young, The Who and Bob Dylan will perform for Desert Trip, during a three-day concert, Oct.

    7-9, 2016, at the desert grounds where the annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts festival is held in Indio, Calif. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)</p> </div><p><font style=”font-size:1.2em;”>”I think everybody has a sense that this is going to be something historic, and I really don’t think that’s overblowing it,” said Chris Sampson, founding director of the popular music program at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music.</font></p><p><font style=”font-size:1.2em;”>Dubbed the Desert Trip, the three nights of music Oct.

    7-9 will begin on a Friday with performances by Dylan and the Rolling Stones. They will be followed the next night by McCartney and Young, with Waters and The Who closing out the weekend on Sunday.</font></p><p><font style=”font-size:1.2em;”>Each act will perform full, separate sets with the shows beginning at sunset.</font></p><p><font style=”font-size:1.2em;”>It should be noted that the average age of the four core members of the Rolling Stones is 72.
    Dylan will be 75 by show time. McCartney is 73, and Waters 72. The event’s youngest headliner (named, appropriately enough, Young) is 70.</font></p><p><font style=”font-size:1.2em;”>That’s led some, such as Youth International co-founder Paul Krassner, to quip that the event should be called Geezerfest.

    Krassner is 84 himself and watched The Who play in 1969 at the Woodstock Music and Art Fair (where people were warned not to take the “brown acid”).</font></p><p><font style=”font-size:1.2em;”>”I would love to be there except I now need a walker to get from one room to another,” he said.</font></p><p><font style=”font-size:1.2em;”>Sampson expects every act to deliver and says anyone who has seen Dylan or the Stones or steel understructure outdoor bleacher seating any of the others knows they pretty much still do.
    Every night. And on the nights in Coachella, their legacy will be on the line.</font></p><p><font style=”font-size:1.2em;”>So why are they doing this? Besides, of course, for the obvious reason: Money.</font></p><p><font style=”font-size:1.2em;”>”I would imagine that this is going to be very lucrative for everybody,” Sampson said, laughing.

    “But I’m also thinking they’re motivated, at least in part, by being part of something special.”</font></p><p><font style=”font-size:1.2em;”>The next question is who will go.</font></p><p><font style=”font-size:1.2em;”>It might draw comparisons to Woodstock, but it’s unlikely any Baby Boomers will be sleeping in the mud this time, even if it does rain. And there will be no need for any boomers flush with 401(k) money to hitchhike for miles.</font></p><p><font style=”font-size:1.2em;”>For a bit more than $5,000, people can purchase a three-night stay at a high-end hotel, passes to the shows, shuttle service to and from the venue, meals and perks.

    There is reserve seating and steel understructure outdoor bleacher seating seating for anyone whose days of standing up or dancing nonstop at a concert are over.</font></p><p><font style=”font-size:1.2em;”>For those who want to camp, there are tents.</font></p><p><font style=”font-size:1.2em;”>For those who just want to see the show, one-day passes are $199, with three-day passes costing $399.
    Sales begin Monday.</font></p><p><font style=”font-size:1.2em;”>Sampson expects a good deal of the audience to skew older but adds people shouldn’t be surprised to see young people in the crowd.</font></p><p><font style=”font-size:1.2em;”>The annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is packed each year with younger indie bands, but legacy acts like McCartney, AC/DC and Steely Dan have also fared well at the shows.</font></p><p><font style=”font-size:1.2em;”>What’s more, Sampson, who teaches music classes to people in their 20s, says Baby Boomers would be surprised at how much admiration Millennials have for songwriters such as Dylan, McCartney, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and the others.</font></p><p><font style=”font-size:1.2em;”>”People in their early 20s, they find it a really amazing experience,” he said about hearing that music for the first time.

    Some, he said, react the same way they do when they first hear Mozart.</font></p><p><font style=”font-size:1.2em;”>”They have a reverence for it,” he said. “It’s new music to them in a lot of ways.”</font></p><div class=”clear”></div> <div class=”artSplitter”> <div class=”image-wrap”> FILE - In this  Oct. 22, 2015, file photo, Paul McCartney performs at First Niagara Center, in Buffalo, N.Y. Goldenvoice announced Tuesday, May 3, 2016, that... </div> <noscript> FILE - In this  Oct. 22, 2015, file photo, Paul McCartney performs at First Niagara Center, in Buffalo, N.Y. Goldenvoice announced Tuesday, May 3, 2016, that... </noscript> <p class=”imageCaption”>FILE – In this Oct.

    22, 2015, file photo, Paul McCartney performs at First Niagara Center, in Buffalo, N.Y. Goldenvoice announced Tuesday, May 3, 2016, that the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, McCartney, Neil Young, Roger Waters and the Who will perform during a three-day concert at the desert grounds where the annual Coachella music festival is held.
    (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert, File)</p> </div><div class=”clear”></div> <div class=”artSplitter”> <div class=”image-wrap”> FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2012, file photo, Bob Dylan performs in Los Angeles. Goldenvoice announced Tuesday, May 3, 2016, that the Rolling Stones, Dylan, Paul... </div> <noscript> FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2012, file photo, Bob Dylan performs in Los Angeles. Goldenvoice announced Tuesday, May 3, 2016, that the Rolling Stones, Dylan, Paul... </noscript> <p class=”imageCaption”>FILE – In this Jan. 12, 2012, file photo, Bob Dylan performs in Los Angeles.

    Goldenvoice announced Tuesday, May 3, 2016, that the Rolling Stones, Dylan, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Roger Waters and the Who will perform during a three-day concert at the desert grounds where the annual Coachella music festival is held. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)</p> </div><div class=”clear”></div> <div class=”artSplitter”> <div class=”image-wrap”> FILE--This 2013 file photo shows part of the crowd at the 2013 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif. Dubbed the D... </div> <noscript> FILE--This 2013 file photo shows part of the crowd at the 2013 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif. Dubbed the D... </noscript> <p class=”imageCaption”>FILE–This 2013 file photo shows part of the crowd at the 2013 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif.

    Dubbed the Desert Trip, a classic-rock concert featuring the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Roger Waters and the Who has been set for the desert site Oct. 7-9, 2016. Confirming weeks of rumors, steel understructure outdoor bleacher seating Goldenvoice Entertainment announced Tuesday, May 3, 2016, it is bringing together the greatest musical acts of the 1960s and – well, really just the 1960s – for one three-day blowout in California¿s Coachella Desert.

    (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)</p> </div><div class=”clear”></div> <div class=”artSplitter”> <div class=”image-wrap”> In this Nov. 4, 2013 file photo, musician Roger Waters and his band hold rehearsals with members of the Wounded Warriors Project for the "Stand Up For Heroes... </div> <noscript> In this Nov. 4, 2013 file photo, musician Roger Waters and his band hold rehearsals with members of the Wounded Warriors Project for the "Stand Up For Heroes... </noscript> <p class=”imageCaption”>In this Nov.

    4, 2013 file photo, musician Roger Waters and his band hold rehearsals with members of the Wounded Warriors Project for the “Stand Up For Heroes” benefit concert presented by the New York Comedy Festival & the Bob Woodruff Foundation at S.I.R. Studios, in New York.
    Goldenvoice Entertainment, a subsidiary of AEG Live, announced Tuesday, May 3, 2016, that Paul McCartney,tThe Rolling Stones, Waters, Neil Young, The Who and Bob Dylan will perform for Desert Trip, during a three-day concert, Oct. 7-9, at the desert grounds where the annual Coachella music festival is held in Indio, Calif.

    (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)</p> </div><div class=”clear”></div> <div class=”artSplitter”> <div class=”image-wrap”> FILE - In this March 29, 2012 photo, bassist and singer Roger Waters, formerly of the English rock band Pink Floyd, performs in concert in Rio de Janeiro, Br... </div> <noscript> FILE - In this March 29, 2012 photo, bassist and singer Roger Waters, formerly of the English rock band Pink Floyd, performs in concert in Rio de Janeiro, Br... </noscript> <p class=”imageCaption”>FILE – In this March 29, 2012 photo, bassist and singer Roger Waters, formerly of the English rock band Pink Floyd, performs in concert in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    Goldenvoice Entertainment, a subsidiary of AEG Live, announced Tuesday, May 3, 2016, that Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, Waters, Neil Young, The Who and Bob Dylan will perform for Desert Trip, during a three-day concert, Oct. 7-9, at the desert grounds where the annual Coachella music festival is held in Indio, Calif.

    <b>(AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano, File)</p> </div></div></b>
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