The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Lollapalooza (25 June – 16 August 1997)

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion were due to play Lollapalooza in 1997 but withdrew from the shows two weeks before the tour began.

Quotes from MTV News June 1997:

“…the distorto-blues/punk band, who played a scorching set at last weekend’s Tibetan Freedom concert, other than to say “they were ready to do it.”

Just two weeks before this year’s incarnation of Lollapalooza is to kick off in Florida, it seems that the line-up is undergoing some changes.”

“It’s going to be a busy summer for me anyway now, because I’m gonna get a paper route now,” Spencer joked about his summer plans now that Lollapalooza is not happening for the band.

“I think we’re going to cry for about four weeks, and then we’re going to go through anger and denial,” the animated singer added.

Main Stage:

Orbital
Devo
The Prodigy
The Orb
Tool
Snoop Doggy Dogg
Tricky
Korn (not all shows)
Julian Marley and Damian Marley,
Failure

Side Stage:

Failure (also replaced Korn on the main stage)
Beck
Eels
Summercamp
Artificial Joy Club
Jeremy Toback
Dr. Octagon (not all shows)
Radish
Old 97’s
Inch
Porno for Pyros
The Pugs
Lost Boyz
Agnes Gooch
Demolition Doll Rods
Skeleton Key
Molly McGuire
Orbit

Show Listings: via rocktourdatabase.com