Organizers announced they are scrapping the festival stop scheduled for July 26 at upstate New York’s Vernon Downs race track, citing rising production costs.
“Due to the costs of production versus the estimated tickets sales of 15,000, it did not make fiscal sense to play this date,” says a statement from promoters. “Unfortunately, the venue is such that Lollapalooza would have needed to bring in additional production facilities, which made the cost to produce the Syracuse-area show significantly more than other venues on the tour.”
But the real culprit for the cancellation appears to be sluggish ticket sales. Despite a lineup including Jane’s Addiction, Audioslave, Incubus, and Queens of the Stone’s Age only about 4,000 tickets had been sold. Slow ticket sales and staging issues doomed the original July 3 kickoff date in Ionia, Michigan as well.
Refunds are available at points of purchase.