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UPDATED: Death Grips bail on Lollapalooza after-show, fans destroy band's equipment
UPDATE: Bottom Lounge has posted the following on their Facebook page.
We just wanted to let everyone know that tickets for last night’s Death Grips show are in the process of being refunded and everyone that bought tickets will have their money back shortly. We also would like to thank everyone at the show last night for being so incredibly cool about the situation. Despite being very disappointed, everyone at the show was respectful and we just wanted to let you know, that we appreciate your understanding as we were as surprised as you were. Thank You, Bottom Lounge.
And Pitchfork has posted this update:
The band are no longer on Lollapalooza’s official schedule and have been replaced in their slot by Shaun White’s band Bad Things… According to Lollapalooza’s representatives, the band “chose not to arrive in Chicago” and will not play the festival.
While Lollapalooza itself seemed to go smoothly – rain aside – on Friday, things apparently didn’t go so well late last night at Bottom Lounge where Death Grips, slated to play tonight at the fest, didn’t show up for their scheduled late night set. Thus, fans decided to take things into their own hands – literally – by destroying the bands equipment, according to multiple reports on social media and Reddit, according to a report at Pitchfork. While the band didn’t show, a full set of their music was reportedly played over the venues PA system.
So Death Grips didn't show after 3 hours. People got so upset, trashed their drumset. Got a nice souvenir. pic.twitter.com/JiUOOyG3Rz
— Alex Klemstein (@Angusdiet) August 3, 2013
Well Death Grips didn't perform and the audience wasn't happy. Saw people tear the drums off stage and destroy them. I fell out of a chair.
— Greg G (@SwellChum) August 3, 2013
So Death Grips never showed. The stage got stormed while people smashed all of their production equipment and zach hill's drums.
— Iain Shipton (@IainShipton) August 3, 2013
Opener Charlie Glitch posted this.
Great set at at bottom lounge but the main act didnt show up! death grips :/ i made new fans but ya'll probably lost a few k…
— CHARLIE GLITCH (@charlieglitch) August 3, 2013