The Yeah Yeah Yeahs are scheduled to replace the Beastie Boys on the Lollapalooza lineup. As we mentioned on Monday the Beasties’ were forced to cancel all their tour dates as Adam Yauch treats his discovered Parotid Gland Cancer. According to Lolla’s website, the Yeahs’ will perform in the vacated Saturday night headlining slot, giving Chicago fans an alternative to the August 8th headliner, Tool. Lollapalooza runs from August 6th to 8th at Chicago’s Grant Park, and features previously announced headliners Depeche Mode, Jane’s Addiction, the Killers and Kings of Leon. Make sure to check back as we will be covering the festivities!
So far Lollapalooza has been the first to fill their openings. Show cancellations have also affected New Jersey’s All Points West, San Francisco’s Outside Lands, Montreal’s Osheaga and Texas’ Austin City Limits festivals.“We are exploring all options and we will advise fans as soon as possible,” organizers wrote on the Osheaga Website, while All Points West tells ticket-buyers, “Please sit tight while we make new arrangements.” Outside Lands also hints towards replacing the Beasties’, while Austin City Limits have listed “TBD” where the Boys were scheduled to perform.