Today our faith in humanity is once again in question - well, when we say humanity, we mean America, which as self-styled world (lost) leaders we must all bow down to and see as supreme. All hail.
Organisers of this year's Lollapalooza Festival have confirmed that the 31-date travelling event will not happen this year.
Poor ticket sales have led to the decision. The festival's promoters stood to lose millions of dollars if they'd gone ahead with the festival.
The festival's co-founder, Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction, stated: "My heart aches along with the bands and all of our employees, whose hard work developed one of the most exciting and important tours that this nation was to see. My heart is broken."
Fellow co-founder Marc Geiger stated that Lollapalooza was not alone in experiencing low ticket sales - US tours by Norah Jones and Dave Matthews have apparently suffered too, possibly/probably due to high ticket prices (although tickets for Lollapalooza started from $15).
DiScuss: How much is too much? When will there be a proper festival as great as Lollapalooza in the UK? Was 31-dates just a bit too ambitious?