After the 2004 version of Lollapalooza was completely shelved due to poor ticket sales, the future of Perry Farrell's traveling Rock festival looked bleak. However, it looks like Lollapalooza will return in a scaled-down format for 2005. The festival will be reborn as a two-day event taking place in Chicago's Grant Park on July 23 and 24. Billboard is reporting that Beck, The Killers, Kings Of Leon and Widespread Panic will be part of the line up. Lollapalooza.comwill be re-launched this Friday, and the entire festival line up will be unveiled three weeks from now.
Last year's ambitious edition of Lollapalooza was scheduled to spend two days in every city, and featured a line up including Morrissey, Sonic Youth, ThePixies, Wilco, PJ Harvey, Modest Mouse, The Flaming Lips and many others. However, low ticket sales caused the entire tour's cancellation less than a month before its opening night.
In other Beck live news, he will be playing a pair of dates in the U.K. on June 2 and 3. His latest album, Guero, landed in stores this week.