(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) —
A very abbreviated version of Lollapalooza is back this summer touring season. Lollapalooza 2005 will run July 23-24 in Chicago's Grant Park. The band lineup is expected to be announced the third week in April.
Launched in 1991 with much fanfare, Lollapalooza went on a five-year hiatus, 1998-2002 and re-entered the market in 2003 with with 25 concerts producing so-so results and two dates cancelled. In 2004, the festival returned for a July/August run and pared down to 16 cities, two shows per city, but was ultimately cancelled due to sluggish sales despite an eclectic line-up that inlcuded Morrissey, Sonic Youth, PJ Harvey, The Flaming Lips, among others.
This year's two-day event is being produced by Austin, Texas-based Capital Sports & Entertainment and Charles Attal, who produces the city's successful Austin City Limits Festival. William Morris agent and Lollapalooza co-founder Marc Geiger is working on the shows as is fellow Lollapalooza co-founder and Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell, in a creative capacity. –Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner