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Wednesday, April 17,2013

Common Ground announces 33 new acts

New headliners include Slash, Creedence Clearwater Revisited

by City Pulse Staff
Slash, former guitarist of Guns \'N Roses.

Wednesday, April 17 —Creedence Clearwater Revivial and Guns ‘N Roses are coming to Lansing this summer — well, at least a portion of those classic American bands will perform at Common Ground Music Festival this year, organizers announced this morning.


Slash, the lead guitarist behind mega hits like “Sweet Child of Mine” and “Paradise City,” headlines the third night of Common Ground this year on July 10. In support are other rock outfits Sevendust, Monster Truck, Echoes of Pink Floyd, Wilson and Red Stone Souls.


Night two of the event on July 9 is headlined by Creedence Clearwater Revisited (note the last word of the band), which includes original members Stu Cook (bass) and Doug Clifford (drums) of the iconic Creedence Clearwater Revival. Not that they need any further description, but that’s their song “Susie Q” in the “Apocalypse Now” scene featuring Playboy bunnies dancing for U.S. troops. CCR(evisited) will be supported by country rocker Shooter Jennings — son of country legend Waylon Jennings — and The Sheepdogs.


These are nine of 33 new acts announced to the 2013 Common Ground lineup this morning.


Others are: AWOLNATION, Twenty One Pilots, Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band, Xavier Rudd, ZZ Ward, Murder by Death, Tokyo Police Club, Phoenix Stone, Von Grey, Julia Sheer, Kari Lynch Band, Foxy Shazam, The Soil and the Sun, Joe Hertler and the Rainbow Seekers, Mike Mains and the Branches, Flint Eastwood, Lights and Caves, Goodnight Texas, Owen, American Opera, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Elliot Street Lunatic, Mike Vial and the Great Lake Effect and Bennett.


Common Ground has already announced headliners Barenaked Ladies — who will be joined by Ben Folds Five and Guster — and the Avett Brothers.


See here for this year’s schedule.

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