ALT 98.7 ALTer EGO

ALT 98.7 ALTer EGO

ALT 98.7 FM brings you the 2024 iHeartRadio ALTer EGO presented by Capital One with Fall Out Boy, The 1975, The Black Keys, 30 Seconds To Mars, Bush, Sum 41, Yellowcard, Lovelytheband & The Last Dinner Party!


Get To Know Our 2024 iHeartRadio ALTer Ego Lineup

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This year's iHeartRadio ALTer EGO will take place on January 13th, 2024 and will include performances from bands including ParamoreThe 1975The Black KeysThirty Seconds to MarsBUSHSum 41Yellowcardlovelytheband and The Last Dinner Party. And the show will once again be hosted by Woody of iHeartRadio ALT 98.7's nationally syndicated "The Woody Show."

iHeartRadio ALTer EGO is celebration of alternative music that brings together some of the most influential bands in the genre. So mark your calendars for January 13th and get ready for a night of incredible music and unforgettable moments!

Fans across the country will be able to listen to this year's iHeartRadio ALTer EGO live as the show will be broadcast across iHeartRadio alternative and rock stations across the country, and on the free iHeartRadio app.

Before the big event, get to know the stars of the lineup here:


Photo: Cate Groubert for iHeartRadio

Hayley Williams has mentioned that she has wanted to collaborate with SZA for a long time. During an appearance on the "Black People Love Paramore" podcast, she explained, "SZA for about six years now has been the one. I'm sending the texts weekly at this point."

2023 Boston Calling Music Festival

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The band, notably Taylor and Zac, take their ping pong game very seriously. They take their ping pong table out on the road with them.

The 1975

Lollapalooza Chile 2023 - Day 3

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The 1975 are the first UK band since Arctic Monkeys to debut at number one with their first three albums.

Lollapalooza Brazil 2023 - Day 2

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The name “The 1975” was inspired by the poetry of American writer and poet Jack Kerouac. Matty Healy, the band's lead singer, discovered some used books at a yard sale; in the back of one of these books, the previous owner had written notes about their lives and dated it "1st June, 1975." Healy found the date's idiosyncrasy and aesthetic appealing, and it ultimately inspired the band's moniker.

The Black Keys

The Black Keys

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Patrick Carney and his brother Michael once designed and sold a charity t-shirt at Black Keys’ shows to raise money for the West Akron Baseball League, a little league they used to play in as children.

The Black Keys

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Early in their career, they were offered a large sum of money to put their music in a mayonnaise advertisement, but turned it down because they didn’t want to alienate their fan base.

30 Seconds To Mars

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The band's name was inspired by a rare manuscript called Argus Apocraphex they found online, that discusses the exponential growth of technology and its impact on humans, and suggests that we are quite literally thirty seconds away from Mars.

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The band enclosed 12 VIP concert tickets inside 12 copies of their second album called A Beautiful Lie.


Concerts In Your Car's Bush Drive-In Concert

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The band decided to name themselves Bush, which is short for Shepherd's Bush, a London suburb where some of the members used to live.

Bush In Concert - Brooklyn, New York

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Bush was known as "Bush X" only in Canada because a 70s group called Bush already existed there. In 1997, the rock band earned rights to their proper name under a deal that involved donating to the Starlight Foundation and the Canadian Music Therapy Fund.

Sum 41

Adrianna Casiano for iHeartRadio

Photo: Adrianna Casiano for iHeartRadio

Sum 41’s first song together was called “Five-O Grind,” inspired by a security guard who kept hassling the band while they were trying to skateboard. 

Adrianna Casiano for iHeartRadio

Photo: Adrianna Casiano for iHeartRadio

Sum41 began as a NOFX cover band in 1999. 


Yellowcard And Maroon 5 In Concert

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The band's name originates from a phrase that the members used in high school: whenever someone did something foolish at a party they would give the offender a "yellow card" for committing a "party foul."

Fabolous & Yellowcard Visit fuse

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Yellowcard's drummer, Longineu W. Parsons III, played drums for Adam Lambert from 2009 to 2010 while Yellowcard was on hiatus.


Mitchy Collins, Jordan Greenwald, and Sam Price met and formed the band while at a nightclub in West Hollywood. Photo: Wes and Alex for iHeartRadio

Mitchy Collins and Jordan Greenwald met and formed the band while at a nightclub in West Hollywood. Collins contacted Sam Price via Instagram DMs and the rest was history.

2023 Navy Federal Credit Union NHL Stadium Series - Raleigh - Washington Capitals v Carolina Hurricanes

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Their first choice for the band’s name was Cry Baby, but it was already under copyright. 

The Last Dinner Party

Their original name, The Dinner Party, was "inspired by the idea of a huge debauched dinner party where people came together to celebrate with a hedonistic banquet," according to an interview for Under The Radar Magazine.

The Last Dinner Party’s members have cited David Bowie as a leading influence.

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