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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It’s true. La Roux pulled the plug yesterday on its 2012 Coachella Music and Arts Festival performance, posting this statement on its website:
La Roux regretfully announce that they will not be able to play at this year’s Coachella festival due to recording commitments.
Elly Jackson said “I’m gutted that we cannot play at my favourite festival. The show we played there in 2010 was one of the best I’ve ever done. Things are progressing well with the new record but I just don’t have the time to finish it AND prepare a new set for Coachella. If they’ll have us back we’d love to see you there.”
The electro-pop, 80s-synth-loving duo played a Friday night set in the Gobi tent in 2010.
Did “Bulletproof ” really come out that long ago? I guess it is time for that new record.