The Los Angeles giant KROQ is one of the few alternative rock radio stations still standing, and its annual Almost Acoustic Christmas shows remain something of a tradition. The station just announced the lineup for this year’s show, which goes down 12/13-14 at the Forum. This year, the big news is that U2 are playing, anchoring an enviable night two bill that also features the Smashing Pumpkins, Weezer, Interpol, Modest Mouse, Alt-J, and Tears For Fears (as well as Vance Joy, whatever that is). It’s great to see U2 returning to the proper stage, and hopefully they’ll spend more time on the road soon; not many big touring rock acts can touch their live show. The first night is heavier on the ghosts of modern rock radio past: Linkin Park, Fall Out Boy, System Of A Down, Bush, Incubus, Rise Against. You will find all the relevant info here.