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.