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Photos from the first festival tour – Billboard

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The granddaddy of all alternative rock events was launched during the summer of 1991 as a grand experiment to bring a European-style festival to American shores. Originally envisioned by singer Perry Farrell as an end-blast celebrating his beloved alt band Jen’s Addiction, multi-artist Lollapalooza mashes rock, hip-hop, industrial and heavy metal into one event. There was a historic gathering of Wale vibes that was forever. Changed the face of summer music festivals in America.

Inspired by annual Euro festivals such as Reading and Leeds, as well as American events such as Woodstock, Farrell and co-founders Ted Gardner, Mark Geiger and Don Mueller brought Jane, British post-punk goth Siouxsie and the Banshees together. Rockers Living Colour, industrial rapper Nine Inch Nails, spoken word/hardcore act Rollins Band, alt-rock favorite Violent Fames, metal band Body Count by rapper Ice-T, Acid punk Butthole Surfers and ska rockers Fishbone on an eclectic bill . crossed the nation that summer.

Given the brutally hot weather in the desert of the Southwest and rising tensions between the members of Zen, Lollapalooza was an immediate hit, prompting a slew of other multi-star touring events in the years to come, including Ozzfest, Smokin’ Groves, Horde and more. helped build the fleet. , The carnival – which would later add multiple side stages, eco action tents, art exhibits and rotating artists – rolled out its initial run for six more summers, ranging from Red Hot Chili Peppers and Ice Cubes to Pearl Jam, Rage Against the 1997 Machine, Alice in Chains, Tool, Beastie Boys, Green Day, and hundreds of others before closing in on.

The producers relaunched it in 2003 and then canceled it in 2004 before turning the barnstorming event into a massive multi-day festival that has its roots in Chicago’s Grant Park since 2005. Lollapalooza has also expanded over the years to include several overseas editions from Chile, Brazil and Argentina to Paris, Berlin, Stockholm and Mumbai in 2023.

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Reference from www.billboard.com

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