A reunion of rap legends RUN-DMC, Drake, Philly's own Jill Scott and Soundgarden front-man Chris Cornell are among artists just added to the lineup of the Jay-Z curated Made in America festival taking place Labor Day Weekend on the Parkway. Drake was previously announced, then unannounced from the bill (as LiveNation wanted to sell tickets for his June Susquehanna Bank Center show) but was always expected to take part in the multi day festival which runs Sept. 1 and Sept. 2.
RUN-DMC's performance is the first for Joseph "Run" Simmons and Darryl McDaniels since the 2002 murder of their longtime DJ Jam Master Jay.
Single day tickets go on sale at noon Friday, starting at $75 through Ticketmaster.com where two-day passes are also still available.
The just-announced acts, which also include The Hives, DJ Shadow, Otto Knows, Michael Woods and Burns accompany previously announced headliners Jay-Z, who ends the Friday show and Pearl Jam, which top Saturday's bill.
Other performers include Mount Airy native Santigold, Los Angeles punk pioneers X, Janelle Monae, Skrillex, Miike Snow, Odd Future, Dirty Projectors, Passion Pit, and Maybach Music (Rick Ross, Wale and North Philly's Meek Mill).
Kate Marlys of PhillyPRGirl.com reported Tuesday on a rumor that Madonna will be a surprise performer at Made In America.
The Material Girl has a show Aug. 28 at the Wells Fargo Center and has dates in Montreal and Quebec days later but does have an off-day on Sept. 2. Live Nation would not be expected to announce her on Made in America while trying to sell tickets for her solo Wells Fargo show.
Also, expect hometown hip-hop heroes The Roots to perform at some point during the festival as well, according to a source within the Roots organization.
A Live Nation rep did not return our inquiry on Madonna or The Roots on Tuesday.