Some of the top names in rock have signed on for the inaugural Across the Pond concerts, which will be held simultaneously at Keyspan Park in Brooklyn, N.Y., and Richmond County Bank Ballpark in Staten Island, N.Y., Billboard.com can reveal. Both venues will host shows on Oct. 1-2, with the Pixies, Oasis, the Killers and Beck set to appear on yet-to-be-determined bills.
Other early confirmations for Across the Pond include Gang Of Four, Jet, Belle & Sebastian and the New York Dolls. “The complete lineup of talent will be staggering,” says Jim Glancy, president of show promoter Ron Delsener Presents.
A discount will be available for fans purchasing tickets to more than one show; fans can also opt to attend a single concert.
Across the Pond joins the just announced Download Festival as new entrants to the American festival market. That event will be held Oct. 8 at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, Calif., and feature the Killers, Modest Mouse, Doves and the Arcade Fire, among others.