Travel Diary: Sydney duo Angus and Julia Stone explore Chicago and Lollapalooza

While on tour for Lollapalooza, Angus and Julia Stone recorded their adventures for us with an exclusive tour diary. We follow the musical duo as they travel around Chicago and play at the iconic festival. During their visit, they explored the many film locations of The Blues Brothers and talked about how influential the film was. When they were younger, their father’s band often played Blues Brothers covers shows. After exploring, they played at Lollapalooza, where they experienced the good vibes of the crowd for themselves, until the weather changed and the crowd was evacuated to underground weather shelters. Click through for the full tour diary.

The Lounge – on route to Chicago.

Park Life- a nice morning to relax before Lollapalooza. So many beautiful parks to walk/run through in this city.

Blues Brothers- a movie we grew up on. Watched many many many times- and then came to know and love the music as dad’s band did their blues brothers covers show. So it was cool to hit some of the places where they filmed the movie in Chicago.

Lolla Peeps- heading into the festival. Everyone is enjoying the sunshine and in very happy spirits. Good feeling. Get the vibe it’s gonna be a fun one.

Before- crowd before the storm warning.

After- crowd or lack there of after everyone is evacuated to underground weather shelters. A first for us.

Chicago in Black & White.

Doing some press in the grasslands surrounding the festival. Right in the middle of the city- feels like the forest. Photo credit: Bridgette Aikens


Follow the band on Facebook, and find out more about Lollapalooza – which takes place in Chicago for its 25th year this July – at their official website.


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