Lollapalooza plans festival in Santiago, Chile for a “musical foreign exchange”

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Perry Farrell Jane's Addiction Frontman

Lollapalooza started out as a travelling showcase for bands like Butthole Surfers, Violent Femmes, and Jane's Addiction (whose frontman, Perry Farrell, founded the fest). And now it's going international for the first time (at least if you don't count Canada). 

It was announced today that the festival, which has been a weekend event in Chicago since 2005, will expand to Santiago, Chile in April 2011. Held over two days, the event will showcase bands from Chile and bands from other countries as well, but no schedule has been released yet. In a statement from Farrell, he said said that he hopes bands from the Chicago version will come down and vice versa, calling it "a musical foreign exchange."  

I don't want to generalize a whole generation, but: not bad for a bunch of slacker Gen-Xers.