Skip to comments.Lollapalooza Tour Cancelled (anti-Bush crowd can't sell tix)
Posted on 06/22/2004 7:48:37 AM PDT by ICX
LOS ANGELES The Lollapalooza music festival (search) tour has been canceled just three weeks before it was supposed to start.
Tour organizer Perry Farrell (search) writes on the tour's official Web site that his "heart is broken" from scrapping the tour. He blamed poor ticket sales.
The tour co-founder, Marc Geiger, says he's in "utter disbelief" that fans weren't buying tickets for what he says was "the most exciting line-up" he's seen in years.
The tour would've featured Morrissey (search), Sonic Youth, P.J. Harvey (search) and the Flaming Lips, among others.
Fans who bought tickets will get full refunds.
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All of these guys fall in with the anti-Bush, dirty unshaven hippie crowd. Needless to say, this makes me a pretty happy guy.
They can now rename it: Lollapaloozers Detour.
HA! This is their "exciting lineup"?
When I went to Lollapalooza in 1993, it was Rage Against the Machine, Primus, Arrested Development, Fishbone, Tool, and Alice in Chains.
Quite a line-up! They would've been fine if they scaled this one back to 500-seat venues.
Top 40 radio stations are playing too many ads and playing the same damn songs day in and day out, both country and pop/rock.
Who wants to pay to hear a bunch of bands that sound alike?
"the Flaming Lips"
New book by Monica?
this pic of Reagan - do they make it in a sticker? I'd love to put it on my car.. thanks.
I don't get it - did the tour organizers think that the politics would help? These are second-tier bands at best. I'll overlook politics to hear good music - U2, for example - but I won't overlook crappy music for politics, and I really doubt that a lot of fans will.
Yeah...and they do not even pretend to sing anymore...they whine in unison! It is telling that over-the-hill Ozzy is a top act. At least he tries to sing even though it sometimes is with his stupid daughter!
"When I went to Lollapalooza in 1993, it was Rage Against the Machine, Primus, Arrested Development, Fishbone, Tool, and Alice in Chains."
That was an awesome lineup. However, I would pay to see Flaming Lips.
Guess that's what you get for being a drum major in the entitlement parade.
Lollapalooza is about "alternative", Seattle-style grunge/metal/punk. That music just isn't the rage anymore like it was 5 or 6 years ago.
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