We are getting word that Fucked Up will be playing at the Ace Hotel on April 15th, trying to bring in the hardcore to compete with this year's poppier Coachella slate.
The cult Canadian punkers, masterminded by guru-like David Eliade, played Coachella in 2009. They were not invited again this year, prompting some fans to complain that the omission of acts like them and Baroness signified a further descent of the once grounbreaking festival into a "less punk/more pop" philosophy.
For 2011, Fucked Up will be entertaining the faithful (and they have MANY faithfuls) at hipster (though admittedly fun) motel Ace Hotel in Palm Springs on April 15th. The next day they will be playing the Echo or the Echoplex in Los Angeles.
Here's Fucked Up's performance at Coachella 2009. They kicked ass: