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Death Grips No-Show LollaPalooza: Hundreds of Fans Destroy Band's Equipment

by Scott Taylor   Aug 5, 2013 10:44 AM EDT

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The Death Grips no-show for a Lollapalooza after show on Friday night at the sold-out Bottom Lounge led to hundreds of fans destroying the band's equipment.

According to Pitchfork, fans enjoyed the opening act and then were told that the band would not be playing.

"We just wanted to let everyone know that tickets for last night's Death Grips show are in the process of being refunded and everyone that bought tickets will have their money back shortly," the Bottom Lounge said Saturday on Facebook.

"We also would like to thank everyone at the show last night for being so incredibly cool about the situation. Despite being very disappointed, everyone at the show was respectful and we just wanted to let you know, that we appreciate your understanding as we were as surprised as you were."

According to RollingStone.com, when the canceled performance was announced, the stage was already set up with what looked like a fan's suicide note in the background, dated July 9th.

Following the disappointment, Lollapalooza posted an announcement to its Facebook page on Saturday stating that the Death Grips were completely off of the schedule, stating,

"SCHEDULE UPDATE: Death Grips chose not to appear at Lollapalooza 2013. Their headlining set at The Grove Stage will now feature Bad Things with guitar player Shaun White."

Lollapalooza Music Festival comes to end this evening with performance by The Cure, Phoenix and Knife Party, who will be performing simultaneously on multiple stages.  Fans will also enjoy big indie groups like Grizzly Bear, Two Door Cinema Club and Vampire Weekend earlier in the day.

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