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- Posted on Jul 24th 2009 3:30PM by Steve Baltin
Tollett cites Jay-Z's triumphant Glastonbury appearance as proof of the lack of daring here. "It is a little sad that it takes Europe to discover some of the American artists for these festivals," he says. "Europe is more adventuresome. You give Jay-Z the Glastonbury mike and he absolutely crushes it. There have been others; the Killers headlined festivals over there well before they got to America to headline; Kings of Leon headlining festivals over there. Europe is just more adventuresome in putting bands to headline. It seems over here a lot of times it's a little more safe."
Unfortunately, that doesn't mean concertgoers here can garner early Coachella lineup insight from the festival season abroad. "Only my hairdresser knows," Tollett says, laughing. "We're working on some things but gotta keep it close to the vest."
With so many festivals vying for acts, did Tollett really just give a clue to his competition? "No, I've cut my own hair for the last 20 years," he says. Clever.