JANE'S ADDICTION Singer Outrages Brazilian Fans

JANE'S ADDICTION frontman Perry Farrell outraged Brazilian music fans shortly after announcing that Lollapalooza will come to that South American nation for the first time next April. According to Rolling Stone, Farrell angered fans by allegedly saying they were "uneducated about music" in an interview with the country's largest newspaper, Folha de S. Paulo. He also criticized the promoters for problems with online ticket sales for the event, saying, "They should know what they are doing. They sell tickets to football matches!"

A ticket pre-sale for Lollapalooza Brazil reportedly turned disastrous when the web site crashed within minutes and hackers posted buyers' personal information on the Web.

Brazilian fans went on Twitter to slam Farrell for the remarks. Farrell later posted on Twitter himself, saying that the newspaper's reporter took his comments out of context. He tweeted, "Brazil, I NEVER SAID you were not educated in music!" Perry added that he wanted to help support music in schools. "I love, and respect your culture and country."

Regarding the reporter's claim that Perry said Brazil has no music festivals, the singer stated, "This could not be further from the truth. I have personally performed two times at Rock In Rio, and once for Maquinaria. I always look forward to playing Brazil festivals. Unfortunately that writer took liberty and put words in my mouth in order to cause a sensation. It was a disappointment in an otherwise amazing visit to Brazil." Perry's interpreter in Brazil, Leonardo Piamonte, also took to Twitter to say, "I was your interpreter in Brazil, I can testify that what you said was distorted, feel bad for all this mess."

Lollapalooza Brazil will take place on April 7 and April 8t in Sao Paulo and feature JANE'S ADDICTION, FOO FIGHTERS, ARCTIC MONKEYS, SKRILLEX, MGMT, TV ON THE RADIO, CAGE THE ELEPHANT, JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS, FOSTER THE PEOPLE and others.

Many of the same acts, minus JANE'S ADDICTION, will also perform at the second Chilean version of Lollapalooza set for Santiago on March 31 and April 1.

The 2012 version of the U.S. event, which will take place for the eighth time at Chicago's Grant Park, is set for August 3-5.

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