Day one of Chicago's Lollapalooza festival was an interesting one. With a solid lineup to kick off the festival, the night was meant to be a grand first day of Chicago's most notable festival, but as the day rolled on the festival saw more and more problems.
Earlier in the day, the festival already had some controversy due to Liam Gallagher. The former Oasis brother took to the stage for his set in the afternoon that started at 4:30 PM CST. The rocker played for twenty minutes before abruptly walking off the stage without a word. He went to Twitter later on to explain his actions, claiming that he couldn't perform due to having vocal problems.
The festival didn't stop facing problems. As headliners Lorde and Muse took the stage, severe weather took into effect and the festival were evacuated. Both artists were only a few songs into their set, Lorde being cutoff during '400 Lux' and Muse being cut after 'Hysteria.' The Chicago area was experienced severe thunderstorms and due to the risk of lightning, the festival announced that the acts would have to be cancelled on Twitter.
Matt Bellamy of Muse took to Twitter expressing his sadness that the event was cancelled, tweeting that he hopes Lollapalooza will book them up for next year to make up for it.
It is unknown if the artists will reschedule shows in the Chicago area or not. Muse is currently touring in support of their new single 'Dig Down,' touring the United States and Canada before heading back the United Kingdom to play a special by-request fan-voted setlist show and performing at esteemed festivals like Reading and Leeds. Lorde is touring in support of her new album Melodrama, currently doing a North American run like Muse. Lollapalooza is expected to continue for the next few days, headliners including Chance The Rapper, The Killers, and Arcade Fire.