Lollapalooza To Tour Europe?

By | July 25, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell has the desire to bring his reprised Lollapalooza festival to Europe, but says there are a few glitches that would make it difficult to deliver the same high-quality show American fans are currently enjoying. Farrell, who also fronts this year’s Lollapalooza headlining band Jane’s Addiction, revealed that there are two problems that stand in the way of taking the festival to Europe-the line-up and the technology kinks that would crop up with the interactive part of the festival.

“We have ambitions to be there, but once you jump across the pond, the quality changes,” Farrell said. “To start with, the line-up. The line-up necessarily has to change because people move on from the summer and there might be obligations and… you know. For example, even this technology idea, if I were to go over there of course we’d have to set things up quite differently over there.”

In certain countries, the language barrier could be a problem for Lollapalooza. Also, since Europe uses a different satellite network for its cell-phone service than America does, a completely different cell-phone technology for the interactive gaming portion of the tour would need to be set up.

There are no solid plans to bring Lollapalooza to Europe, though Farrell said he hopes it can be done.

Lollapalooza hits Mansfield, Massachusetts on Friday (July 25). The tour winds down on August 24 in St. Helens, Oregon, just outside of Portland.

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