LOLLAPALOOZA: Early Ticket Sales 'Soft'

April 9, 2003

Is this year's Lollapalooza being negatively impacted by JANE'S ADDICTION not having a new record out? Hits Daily Double, the companion web site of music industry tip sheet HITS, says that some are wondering just that as they mull soft ticket sales for the summer tour, which this year features AUDIOSLAVE, INCUBUS and QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, among others. Insiders say that while sales are about 25% off expectations, they still beat the summer tour market as a whole, which is off 30%-40%. Lollapalooza shows in Columbus and Cincinnati have sold fewer than 2,000 tickets, while Philadelphia has sold over 6,000 when they were put on sale. They have since picked up a bit.

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