Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Marcus Amphitheater Hosted Lollapalooza 2003 | 2013 Event Set For Chicago

Lollapalooza Marcus Amphitheater
It was 2003, and the Marcus Amphitheater was a stop for the bands that made up Lollapalooza 2003.  Who was on that bill?  The headline acts were A Perfect Circle, Queens of the Stone Age, Incubus, Audioslave, and Jane's Addiction.  The Marcus Amp. was the "main" stage, but there were bands performing outside of the Marcus as well.  The Donnas, Jurassic 5, and The Distillers were making their own impression on a stage just outside of the Marcus Amphitheater entrance.

The date of the show was close to the end of Summerfest 2003, but no matter. Would people remember what fun they had five years back? Would they come out again? After all, fans had waited half a decade for "Lolla" to start back up.  It was a nice break for some, but far too long for others.  Milwaukee was one of the venues that managed to attract big numbers, and thus sell many tickets.  By the time that Jane's Addiction hit the stage, the amphitheater was nearly full. 

Since that 2003 tour, the event has seen its ups and downs.  In 2004, the tour was mothballed once again.  The year after that, the event was limited to a two day festival, set in a city that wasn't too far from everywhere else, and that seemed to work out for everyone.  The 2013 event will take place in Chicago, and it runs for three days.   


golden panda said...

This morning I was doing some research on lollapalooza at the marcus back in 2003. A Perfect Circle, while being on the lollapalooza summer tour in 2003, was not on the bill in Milwaukee, And yes there was a side stage where other bands played, but from memory and a quick glance at the lollapalooza wikipedia page, you have things incorrect. but whatever y'know, it was ten years ago, just wanted to give you a heads up and check your facts, it was written like you weren't there. Whats the purpose of this blog on the marcus anyway?

Milwaukee Ticket Guy said...

Well, to answer your last question first, I write about the Marcus Amp, and shows performed there. It looks like I helped you find information on Lolla 2003, so there is that. Here is the list of "headliners" for the 2003 tour. 2003[edit]
Location: United States
Dates: July 5, 2003 – August 24, 2003
Main Stage: Jane's Addiction, Audioslave, Incubus, Queens of the Stone Age (7/5-8/13), A Perfect Circle (8/15-8/23), Jurassic 5.

I hope that clears things up. I never said that A Perfect Circle performed on the Marcus stage. I listed them as headliners, just like the Wiki page states.