Lolla 2017: MUSE and Lorde forced off stage during weather evacuation

Day 1 of Lollapalooza as you may have already heard was forced to end early due to rain rolling in off Lake Michigan onto Grant Park, this unfortunately occurred early in the headlining sets of Muse and Lorde on separate ends of the sold-out festival.

Our own Lauren captured video of Muse dealing with the downpour denial of fun in this video.

With the rain still falling heavy, over a 100,000 lollapaloozians headed towards the South Loop and Magnificent Mile area just like they would but they were soaked and soured by the first day of Lolla being dulled by the abrupt early ending.

Muse and Lorde took to social media to calm the upset masses.



Lorde who performed on the north end of Grant Park, noted she was looking into other options for her faithful fans to see her show in a club. Now where that could be under these last minute circumstances is a complete toss up, and if we find out we will let you know through this website, on-air on 101WKQX, and of course, through our social media accounts.

Check out our video interviews from Day 1 with Cage the Elephant, Atlas Gienus, Declab McKenna, and more on. fb,com/101wkqx


Muse does not seem to have the opening to stick around an intimidate club show makeup,  as they move on to a planned festival set in Montreal, but singer/guitarists Matt Bellamy expressed his band’s displeasure with the weather-induced issues and a sincere hope to make it right with Chicago and their legion of fans.

Before the rain fell, Walt caught up with Matt Bellamy backstage to talk about the past, present, and future of the ever-rebellious Muse.

Matt Bellamy from Muse live backstage at Lolla! #101WKQXLolla

Posted by 101 WKQX on Thursday, August 3, 2017