This year's iHeartRadio ALTer EGO will take place on January 13th, 2024 and will include performances from bands including Paramore, The 1975, The Black Keys, Thirty Seconds to Mars, BUSH, Sum 41, Yellowcard, lovelytheband 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:
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 are the first UK band since Arctic Monkeys to debut at number one with their first three albums.
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
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.
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
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.
The band enclosed 12 VIP concert tickets inside 12 copies of their second album called A Beautiful Lie.
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 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’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.
Sum41 began as a NOFX cover band in 1999.
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."
Yellowcard's drummer, Longineu W. Parsons III, played drums for Adam Lambert from 2009 to 2010 while Yellowcard was on hiatus.
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.
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.