The <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/billboard/daily/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1118292">possible return</A> of Perry Farrell's Lollapalooza music and arts festival tour is welcome news to mu
The possible return of Perry Farrell's Lollapalooza music and arts festival tour is welcome news to music fans, according to a recently completed Billboard.com poll. Of 2,455 voters, 60% are in favor of the tour's revival next year.
The Jane's Addiction/Porno For Pyros frontman's idea for the festival has been co-opted and bastardized by imitators since it's final run in 1997, according to 34% of respondents, who believe it's high time he revives the idea.
Another 26% agreed, saying Lollapalooza was known to champion artists that would probably not be exposed to such a large and receptive audience.
An equal amount, 26%, feel that the annual traveling cavalcade of angst is better off dead, as over time it had changed from its original concept to a profit-driven facsimile of its former self. A final 14% say their musical tastes are better served by such genre-specifics festivals as Ozzfest and Warped, and worry that Lollapalooza's return may siphon potential artists away from those tours.
Already underway in the Billboard.com Voting Booth is the first of our year-end polls, this one gauging your opinion on the No. 1 album of 2001. Stop by today to cast your vote!