Lollapalooza Mothballed Until 2003
Modern rock music fans hoping for the return of Lollapalooza will have to wait another year. Although organizers were hoping for a summer 2002 return for the grandfather of the modern traveling musicModern rock music fans hoping for the return of Lollapalooza will have to wait another year. Although organizers were hoping for a summer 2002 return for the grandfather of the modern traveling music festival, tour founder Perry Farrell says that it's too late to secure a solid lineup for this year.
"Having gotten a late start, we felt it would be smart to start building now for summer 2003," Farrell said in a statement. "It will afford us a chance to get the headliner we really want."
As reported last November, Farrell and tour co-owner the William Morris Agency were seeking to stage the first Lollapalooza tour since 1997, when Tool, Korn, Snoop Dogg, Tricky, and Orbital were all part of the package. Shortly after the announcement, a Billboard.com poll found that a majority of music fans are in favor of the tour's return.
Farrell launched the first version of the tour in 1991 with his own band, Jane's Addiction, headlining a bill that also featured Nine Inch Nails, Ice-T/Body Count, Living Colour, the Butthole Surfers, and the Rollins Band. Since then, the tour served as the model for a host of successful festival tours, including Ozzfest, Lilith Fair, and the Vans Warped Tour, as well as the latest to join the scene, Moby's Area: One, which debuted last summer.
A spokesperson confirms that the recording of a new Jane's Addiction album was not one of the factors contributing to the decision. As previously reported, the group hit the studio last month with hopes of recording its first new set since 1990's "Ritual de lo Habitual." As on Jane's Addiction's reunion tours in 1997 and 2001, Farrell, guitarist Dave Navarro, and drummer Stephen Perkins are not working with original bassist Eric Avery. Martyn Le Noble, who was a member of Farrell's post-Jane's band, Porno For Pyros, fills his position in the lineup.