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Rumour: A Perfect Circle for Big Day Out

I’m extremely doubtful this is the case, but in the last few days a Twitter account called BigDayOutSpy has been leaking the alleged lineup for the 2012 Big Day Out.  Acts so far have been somewhat interesting, without being amazing until this post earlier this evening:

A Perfect Circle are the other Green/Converse stage headliner at Big Day Out!

So far, I found the leaks believable, but to be honest I’m not sure I can see A Perfect Circle playing the Big Day Out next year.  Headlining the small stage sounds tantalising though (however it would be annoying if the rumoured Pearl Jam main stage headliner were true).

Definitely file in the “I’ll believe it when I see it confirmed” category…

For the record, the Big Day Out Spy alleges the following lineup (in no particular order):

  • The Killers
  • SOAD
  • A Perfect Circle
  • Underworld
  • Chase and Status
  • Florence and the Machine
  • Opeth
  • Cake
  • The Decemberists
  • Biffy Clyro
  • Cut Copy
  • Boy and Bear
  • Karnivool
  • Architecture in Helsinki
  • Josh Pyke
  • OFWGKTA
  • The Vaccines

Other rumours suggest Pearl Jam will headline, and Kasabian & My Chemical Romance will also play.

Update: A Perfect Circle on their Facebook page this morning mentioned “That’s unfortunately not true” so I guess this myth is pretty much busted.

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Mog
Mog
10 years ago

Can’t imagine APC would be headlining BDO. According to the APC website Billy will be working on new music and touring for Ashes Divide. Plus you have to figure Maynard will be touring with Puscifer in November/December. I suspect Tool will be close to recording by January/February of next year. Maynard has had his fun with his side projects. Danny has done his Volto thing, Adam with his WWE foray and Justin with M.T. Void and an endless supply of beer. 2012 is a Tool year. I think for the most part the fan base has been way more relaxed… Read more »

ResJudicata
ResJudicata
10 years ago

Karnivool is better than EVERY other band on that list. They deserve way more credit…definitely my second favorite to Tool. This list might not be confirmed, but I’m sure they will be there.

elusivEuphoria
elusivEuphoria
10 years ago

system of a down? theyre back together?

children
children
10 years ago

[quote comment=””]Karnivool is better than EVERY other band on that list.[/quote]

What about Opeth? They’re up there with the best of them.

sultenhest
sultenhest
10 years ago

[quote comment=””]system of a down? theyre back together?[/quote]

They had some European festival tour dates this summer, as well as some latin american concerts not even a month ago i think.

wadejae
wadejae
10 years ago

A Perfect Circle have advised via their Facebook page that this is ‘unfortunately not true’….

spiral2spiral
spiral2spiral
10 years ago

I’ve been keeping close tabs on BDOS, but Opeth had me suspicious (But intrigued)

If it’s a fake, it’s been done VERY well, in particular picking bands mostly likely to play BDO but without conflicting dates in their tour schedules.

I wonder if perhaps some lines have been crossed and it’s AD that’s on the BDO, not APC.

Or more likely it’s just some elaborate troll.

Mog
Mog
10 years ago

Children – 4 hours ago  » 

Karnivool is better than EVERY other band on that list.

What about Opeth? They’re up there with the best of them.

They are the best of them. I love APC but they are not in the same league as Opeth.

spiral2spiral
spiral2spiral
10 years ago

Big Day Out Spy has updated: A Perfect Circle were one of the bands that stuck out to me as unexpected on my list of bands when I first received it. The talk amongst the office echoed my doubts. Therefore I decided to leave them, along with some other unexpected bookings, until one of the final announcements just in case there had been changes.  They were the band I was planning on revealing last night, however I thought they were one of the most likely to pull out as they have finished touring for a while now. As I mentioned… Read more »

Ns1
Ns1
10 years ago

UNDERWORLD LIVE!!!

zomg!

spiral2spiral
spiral2spiral
10 years ago

Definitely smells like that… 

 

spiral2spiral
spiral2spiral
10 years ago

(Opeth is more the band that sticks out like a sore thumb… BDO is not averse to having heavier acts on the bill – See Mastodon – But Opeth?)
 

spiral2spiral
spiral2spiral
10 years ago

The idea of seeing Opeth in the hot afternoon sun at BDO? Does not appeal. Granted, I’m not as in to them as I was 7 or 8 years ago – Although the new album is amazing, but only because I’m a sucker for 70’s prog – but if they were to do a festival, SW would make more sense (AJ has already said they won’t be on SW because “They are making their own plans”…) Either way. unless even IF this guy is legit, unless the makeup band is AD, then the relevance to this site just dropped off… Read more »

spiral2spiral
spiral2spiral
10 years ago

That last sentence doesn’t even make sense. I need a fucking coffee.

Mog
Mog
10 years ago

spiral2spiral – 20 minutes ago  » 
(Opeth is more the band that sticks out like a sore thumb… BDO is not averse to having heavier acts on the bill – See Mastodon – But Opeth?)
 

Opeth isn’t particularly heavy. Meshuggah is heavy.

Mog
Mog
10 years ago

admin – 1 minute ago  » 

Opeth isn’t particularly heavy. Meshuggah is heavy.

Well if you want go down that whole “this music is heavier than that/my penis is bigger than yours” path… 

You are right. My bad.
I am not saying one band is better than the other. Two extremely different approaches. Two of my favorite bands.

spiral2spiral
spiral2spiral
10 years ago

Mog – To the general public, your average BDO punter, Opeth are indeed heavy.

Mog
Mog
10 years ago

spiral2spiral – 1 minute ago  » 
Mog – To the general public, your average BDO punter, Opeth are indeed heavy.

Agreed. Wasn’t putting Opeth down they are one of the greatest bands of all time (in any genre)

spiral2spiral
spiral2spiral
10 years ago

(People were complaining about the APC rumor – “Another heavy band!?!?!” for example…)
 
 

Mog
Mog
10 years ago

spiral2spiral – 1 minute ago  » 
(People were complaining about the APC rumor – “Another heavy band!?!?!” for example…)
 
 

Really? Wow that is crazy. I thought BDO showcased heavier bands?

Speaking of BDO, you guys got one of the best Tool setlists last year. Third Eye, Right in Two, You Lied, lucky bastids.

spiral2spiral
spiral2spiral
10 years ago

Big Day Out seems to have the same sort of mix of styles that Coachella might have, for example…
 

spiral2spiral
spiral2spiral
10 years ago

…And last year, with Tool, Deftones, Rammstein, Grinderman and Iggy, there was a lot of people complaining that there as too much “macho” on the bill:

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/heavy-man–big-and-loud-day-out-for-the-boys-20100927-15u2r.html 

Mog
Mog
10 years ago

admin – 2 minutes ago  »  spiral2spiral – 1 minute ago  »  (People were complaining about the APC rumor – “Another heavy band!?!?!” for example…)     Really? Wow that is crazy. I thought BDO showcased heavier bands? Speaking of BDO, you guys got one of the best Tool setlists last year. Third Eye, Right in Two, You Lied, lucky bastids. Big Day Out is more of an Alternative music festival, and usually has a variety of acts playing, rather than pigeon-holing itself in to one genre.  In the 90s it was more common to have a range of heavier acts on the Big… Read more »

B Carroll.
10 years ago

Anyone rate Maynard brining out Pucifer for BDO?

BDO usually looks after side-projects of resident headliners pretty well.

spiral2spiral
spiral2spiral
10 years ago

For whoever still cares, BDOS just “leaked” Radiohead as the headliner. 

spiral2spiral
spiral2spiral
10 years ago

Aye. But yes, FasterLouder was reporting Radiohead rumors for early 2012 a few months ago. Here’s hoping. 
 

Lizbet
Lizbet
10 years ago

As much as I love Pearl Jam I’d be very happy to see Radiohead headline simply because I’ve never seen them. I’ve never really listen to much (OK Computer being the exception) and didn’t get past the single off their new album because I found that track rather tedious but still I reckon they would put on a good show.

As for Puscifer at BDO, I agree with Hellboy probably not the crowd. From what the US natives say they are more a cabaret type act anyway.

ilikecheese
ilikecheese
Member
10 years ago

^yoda think more a ‘small night in’ puscifer is

spiral2spiral
spiral2spiral
10 years ago

Shenanigians on the whole thing.
Opeth announce a December tour, so they sure as hell won’t be on the BDO.

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=163287 

Lucidiot
Lucidiot
10 years ago

[quote comment=”47637″]Shenanigians on the whole thing. Opeth announce a December tour, so they sure as hell won’t be on the BDO. http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=163287 [/quote] They are touring from September 19th – Late December in North America. Then I believe they are doing a European/UK tour as well. All in support of their new album ‘Heritage’. And Opeth has already played many festivals this year. Opeth isn’t a festival band, and I don’t think Tool is a very good festival band either. All of Opeth’s songs are like 10+ minutes, and require a pretty lengthy set to do a proper show.   And… Read more »

Lizbet
Lizbet
10 years ago

Battles for the boiler room. I’d go in there for that.

Naattik
10 years ago

Lucidiot – 18 hours ago  »  And on a second note. I am extremely disappointed in Opeth’s new album. This is coming from a die hard Opeth fan. I like 70′s prog, and not to say Opeth did not do a good job capturing that era in this album, it just doesn’t go well. Heritage is Opeth completely devoid of everything that makes Opeth stand out and everything that makes them special and amazing. Ah, shit. I was quite looking forward to hearing it. I will still listen with an open ear, and judge for myself, but that’s disappointing to… Read more »

Lizbet
Lizbet
10 years ago

Yes I actually do not like that tent set up. The boiler room should be just that a dark place so the glow sticks work.lol

Yes I saw them that year too (whatever it was) but I’d reckon that they would be a fairly reasonable bet for a slot even if the guy that guesses everyone will be playing BDO has named them…

Lizbet
Lizbet
10 years ago

Chris Cornell, Foo Fighters and Grinderman tickets in hand (Russian Circles Sunday night). Battles and Mark Of Cain a pretty good bet and we still don’t know headliners for BDO and Soundwave not to mention all the in betweens.
I’m liking my summer line up already. You know it’s easy to windge about what we do miss out on (Australia and then Adelaide) but really we do get lots of great stuff and more than most people can keep up with.
PS Now that’s a Dude avatar Kittaan. 😀

Lucidiot
Lucidiot
10 years ago

[quote comment=”47657″] Lucidiot – 18 hours ago  »  And on a second note. I am extremely disappointed in Opeth’s new album. This is coming from a die hard Opeth fan. I like 70′s prog, and not to say Opeth did not do a good job capturing that era in this album, it just doesn’t go well. Heritage is Opeth completely devoid of everything that makes Opeth stand out and everything that makes them special and amazing. Ah, shit. I was quite looking forward to hearing it. I will still listen with an open ear, and judge for myself, but that’s… Read more »

Lizbet
Lizbet
10 years ago

From Music Feeds Possible Big Day Out 2012 Lineup (Updated) Battles – via BDO band leaks twitter account The Saboteurs (Raconteurs) – via BDO band leaks twitter account Kimbra – via BDO band leaks twitter account Seeker Lover Keeper – via BDO band leaks twitter account Drapht – via BDO band leaks twitter account Stonefield – via BDO band leaks twitter account The Living End – via BDO band leaks twitter account Eskimo Joe – via BDO band leaks twitter account Bluejuice – via BDO band leaks twitter account Radiohead (to headline) – via BDO band leaks twitter account Biffy… Read more »

Naattik
10 years ago

2lizbet – 1 day ago  » 

PS Now that’s a Dude avatar Kittaan. 😀

Yeehaw!

Enjoy your shows, Liz.

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