New York dance-rock/art-punk heroine Karen O and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs will take the high-profile Saturday night headlining slot opposite Tool in Grant Park, replacing the Beastie Boys, who've canceled their summer tour as Adam Yauch is treated for cancer, according to information newly posted on the Lollapalooza Web site.
The Sun-Times is awaiting comment from promoters C3 Presents about whether they will waive their stated policy of "no refunds or exchanges" for ticket buyers who specifically bought a ticket to see the Beastie Boys.
Lollapalooza spokeswoman Shelby Meade said promoters C3 Presents will not be offering refunds or exchanges for concertgoers who bought tickets specifically to see the Beastie Boys.
"Because the Lollapalooza Music Festival includes over 100 artists, the chance of artist cancellation is always a possibility," Meade said. "C3 Presents, however, is proud that over the years the festival has been held, there have been relatively few cancellations. C3 Presents' policy is that cancellation by individual bands does not entitle a ticket holder to a refund. With over a 100 acts, the fans are still receiving a tremendous value."
Three-day passes for Lollapalooza are still on sale at www.lollapalooza.com for $205, while single-day passes are $80. Prices for the private luxury cabanas are not listed but are available by email inquiry. There are no service fees for any of the tickets.