January 22, 1997 |
Perry Farrell is back, the likes of Metallica are gone and Lollapalooza apparently is ready to resume the spirited eclecticism of its first few years. Co-founder Farrell, one of the most influential figures in alternative rock, withdrew from active participation in the annual summer tour last year, citing the '96 lineup's emphasis on hard rock.
August 3, 1997 |
Unlike the slew of music festivals that have cropped up in its wake, Lollapalooza isn't based on a cut-and-dried theme. Dedicated to music outside the mainstream, the annual summer tour has morphed as much as alternative music since the festival began in 1991. Criticisms of Lollapalooza, which makes its Los Angeles-area stop Friday at Glen Helen Blockbuster Pavilion in Devore, have followed suit.
August 18, 1995 |
Odd characters have always been in style at the Lollapalooza tour. Back in '92, the almost indescribable Jim Rose Circus startled everybody with such attractions as a grinning glass-eater and a guy who swung concrete blocks from his nipples. Lollapalooza '95, which settled into the Irvine Meadows on Monday and Tuesday, is no different. Courtney Love, rocker with a taste for lingerie and exhibitionism, was there.
July 18, 2003 |
The July 26 stop in Syracuse, N.Y., of the Lollapalooza tour has been canceled because of slow ticket sales and higher production costs at the venue, the 30,000-seat Vernon Downs racetrack, Lollapalooza officials said Thursday. The venue required new production facilities, according to Lollapalooza. "Due to the costs of production versus the estimated ticket sales of 15,000, it did not make fiscal sense to play this date." Two other dates have been canceled.
April 8, 2008 |
The second leg of Radiohead's North American tour will include two nights at the Hollywood Bowl in August and an opening-night spot at the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago, the English band announced Monday. Tickets for the Hollywood Bowl on Aug. 24 and 25 and for two other Southern California shows -- Aug. 27 at Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre in Chula Vista and Aug. 28 at the Santa Barbara Bowl -- will go on sale Saturday. At the three-day Lollapalooza in Grant Park, where it plays Aug. 1, Radiohead will be joined by a lineup that includes Rage Against the Machine, Nine Inch Nails, Kanye West, Gnarls Barkley, the Raconteurs, Wilco and Love and Rockets.
June 19, 2005 |
Back in the early-'90s heyday of Lollapalooza, the festival was a place where alienated kids could get away from their parents. Today, many of those kids are parents themselves. And for the revived Lollapalooza, a two-day event in Chicago on July 23 and 24, organizers are hoping for full family togetherness.
August 29, 2008 |
CHICAGO -- Moms push strollers through throngs of bare-chested, tattooed twentysomethings. Dads in khakis dole out fruit drinks while guys sporting mohawks and ripped jeans sip beer. And the grade-schoolers cheer as loudly as the hard-core metalheads. Welcome to the new face of music festivals, where everyone from kids in diapers to retirees comes for the same reason: to rock out. "I was too young for Woodstock. I didn't really start going to concerts until my youngest son was old enough," said Dory Schramm of Alamo, Calif.
September 1, 1994 |
Carson residents who were shocked by the vulgar language and annoyed by the noise from a recent concert by the heavy metal band Metallica are trying to keep other loud groups from playing at the Olympic Velodrome site at Cal State Dominguez Hills. But they still face the Lollapalooza concert with 13 bands for Labor Day Weekend. Metallica drew 23,000 to the concert grounds next to the Velodrome, an oblong, outdoor cycling arena with banked walls that was built for the 1984 Olympics.
June 17, 2004 |
Alternative energy rocks. That's the message Perry Farrell hopes to send during this year's Lollapalooza concert in New York, which will be powered entirely by solar, bio-diesel and hydrogen fuel cells. In addition to hearing such acts as Morrissey, PJ Harvey and the Flaming Lips, audiences at other stops on the tour will have the chance to play alternatively fueled musical instruments and to learn about renewable energy. "I felt like I needed to ...
January 7, 1996 |
Look for a commercial and cultural explosion in March when the second Rage Against the Machine album arrives. If the yet-to-be-named collection lives up to the promise and power of the Southern California group's 1992 debut and its show-stealing appearances on the 1993 Lollapalooza tour, the package should catapult Rage to a position alongside Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails and Hole as the American leaders in '90s rock. Led by the passionate, charismatic Zack de la Rocha, 24 (above, foreground)