Rock legend Lou Reed is out.
The former The Velvet Underground guitarist and singer canceled his Coachella appearances and three other shows across California “due to unavoidable complications,” Goldenvoice told The Desert Sun on Monday. The news was first reported by The Scenestar.
Neither Reed nor Goldenvoice have explained the cancellations beyond that or said whether the shows would be rescheduled.
We’ve seen only one guess from a blogger over at the Orange County Register: “At 71, he would have been the eldest act to perform in Indio – perhaps someone finally told him it gets triple-digit hot there?”
Goldenvoice declined to comment Tuesday morning on whether Reed would be replaced on the Coachella lineup.
The Stagecoach 2013 lineup poster, as of Feb. 12 (via www.stagecoachfestival.com)
Goldenvoice has quietly changed the Stagecoach lineup since first releasing it Oct. 9.
The promoter of the country music festival has been updating its website as changes were made.
Now, though, it has a new poster to go with the revised lineup.
Among the changes made so far, as rounded up by Brian Indrelunas:
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer-songwriter Jerry Lee Lewis, who was slated to perform Sunday, has been removed from the lineup.
Here’s who’s been added:
- The Little Willies (Friday)
- Charlie Daniels Band (Sunday)
- Chris Shiflett and the Dead Peasants (Sunday)
- Katey Sagal and the Forest Rangers (Sunday)
Robert Ellis was moved from Saturday to Friday.
Wristbands are still on sale for the April 26-28 festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio.
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