Keeping the consecutive weekends scheme in play for the third year in a row, Coachella returns to the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif., April 11-13 and April 18-20, 2014.
Advance passes, including a limited number of VIP offerings as well as camping and tent packages, go on sale May 24 at 10 a.m. PDT. What’s more, you can pay for your tickets via Coachella’s nifty installment plan.
This year marked the Black Keys’ fifth trip to Coachella, and their debut as mainstage headliners. “I like to remember the first time we played Coachella, in ’04,” Carney says. “It was hot as fucking balls. We were sweating our asses off, and there were very few people there.”
“It was in a tent with no ventilation,” Auerbach adds. “It was the kind of hot where you’re completely drenched, except for the top of your head where the heat’s coming out of.”
So if we can make it through that, which is basically, like, Navy SEALs hell week for rock & roll – this is, like, the Palm Springs retirement.Carney Chuckles