Lollapalooza Acts 'Gutted' Over Evacuation, Sets Cut Short - NBC Bay Area

Lollapalooza Acts 'Gutted' Over Evacuation, Sets Cut Short

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    (Published Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017)

    Members of headlining Lollapalooza acts Muse and Lorde were harmoniously “gutted” after severe weather forced Grant Park to be evacuated Thursday night.

    “F---s sake. I am so gutted guys I don’t know what to tell you,” Lorde tweeted shortly after leaving the stage at the beginning of her set. “They’ve told us we can’t play. I had the most spectacular show planned for you and I promise I will come back to play it as soon as I can.”

    The Office of Emergency Management said Chicago police helped the drenched festival-goers to shelter sites along Michigan Avenue.

    Lorde added she was “looking into the possibilities of a club show.”

    Matt Bellamy, the lead vocalist of Muse, was equally distraught over the plug getting pulled. 

    Liam Gallgher was “gutted,” too—although it wasn’t over the rain.

    “Sorry to the people who turned up for the gig in Chicago Lollapalooza,” the former Oasis frontman tweeted. “Had a difficult gig last night which f---ed my voice.”

    Gallagher left the stage just four songs into what was supposed to be a one-hour set.

    “I'm gutted,” he said.

    The promoter behind the festival, however, was simply "dissapointed." 

    "We are disappointed to have to end today's performances early, however our first priority is the safety of our fans, staff and artists," said Sandee Fenton, Director of Publicity for C3 Presents.