Pre-Lollapalooza show is not happening

by Jonathan on July 29, 2008

The Chicago Tribune is reporting that a pre-Lollapalooza warm up concert that Radiohead were going to stage Thursday at the Chicago Theatre has been scrapped.

The show had been in the works for weeks and the band was to announce details for a ticket sale Tuesday on its Web site, radiohead.com/deadairspace, but decided against playing the extra show. Singer Thom Yorke had been ill earlier in the week and “wanted to take no chances” of suffering a setback, a band spokesman said.

Some tickets remain for Radiohead’s performance Friday at Lollapalooza, but promoters have said the concert is close to selling out its 75,000 capacity. The band last played Grant Park in 2001, a concert that has been credited with helping re-open the door to major rock concerts on the historic lakefront property.

How amazing would that show have been?



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