Lollapalooza 1994

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Lollapalooza 1994
First date1994-07-07
Last date1994-09-05
No. of shows45
No. of cities32
No. of countries2

Lollapalooza 1994 was the fourth annual Lollapalooza festival and part of The Smashing Pumpkins' larger Rock Invasion tour. The band had the headlining spot. Originally Nirvana was scheduled to headline, reportedly being offered nearly $10 million to do it.[1] However, Cobain turned it down, and the band officially dropped out of the festival on April 7, 1994. Kurt Cobain's body was discovered in Seattle the next day. Cobain's widow, Courtney Love, made guest appearances at several shows, usually taking time from The Smashing Pumpkins given to her by Billy Corgan, including the Philadelphia show at FDR Park.[2]

Despite the added pressure on the Pumpkins following Nirvana's backing out of the festival and Cobain's subsequent death, Lollapalooza 1994 turned out to be one of the festival's most successful years, and reassured the Pumpkins' leadership in the rock scene.[3]



Songs performed

Song No. shows Cover
Song No. shows Cover
Cherub Rock 34 (original)
Rocket 33 (original)
Today 33 (original)
Soma 32 (original)
Geek U.S.A. 32 (original)
I Am One 32 (original)
Disarm 32 (original)
Hummer 31 (original)
Quiet 29 (original)
Silverfuck 27 (original)
Siva 26 (original)
Drown 18 (original)
Mayonaise 16 (original)
Starla 15 (original)
Rhinoceros 7 (original)
Spaceboy 6 (original)
Snail 5 (original)
Pissant 5 (original)
Daydream 3 (original)
Frail and Bedazzled 3 (original)
Dancing in the Moonlight 3 Thin Lizzy
Plume 3 (original)
Porcelina 3 (original)
Tristessa 2 (original)
Sweet Sweet 2 (original)
Window Paine 2 (original)
Slunk 2 (original)
Hello Kitty Kat 2 (original)

Songs teased

Song No. shows Cover
Song No. shows Cover
Over the Rainbow 22 Harold Arlen / Yip Harburg
Zero 19 (original)
Spaced 6 (original)
The Star-Spangled Banner 6 Francis Scott Key
Fantastic Voyage 3 Coolio
Touch Me 2 The Doors
The Sign 2 Ace of Base
Stay (I Missed You) 2 Lisa Loeb
Bring It On Home 2 Led Zeppelin
Hand in Glove 1 The Smiths
Like a Rock 1 Bob Seger
Today 1 (original)
Voodoo Child (Slight Return) 1 Jimi Hendrix
More Than a Feeling 1 Boston
Daydream 1 (original)
Country Death Song 1 Violent Femmes
The End 1 The Doors
Purple Haze 1 Jimi Hendrix
Boys Don't Cry 1 The Cure
Bye June 1 (original)
All That She Wants 1 Ace of Base
Symphony No. 5 1 Beethoven
Unchained 1 Van Halen
Night Moves 1 Bob Seger
Gin and Juice 1 Snoop Dogg
Suffer 1 (original)
My Generation 1 The Who
Bullet with Butterfly Wings 1 (original)
Miss World 1 Hole
Stay (I Missed You) 1 Loeb
O Canada 1 Routhier / Weir / Lavallée
Never Let Me Down Again 1 Depeche Mode
San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair) 1 Scott McKenzie
For Whom the Bell Tolls 1 Metallica
Living After Midnight 1 Judas Priest
Shine 1 Collective Soul
Iron Man 1 Black Sabbath
Diamonds On My Windshield 1 Tom Waits
Eruption 1 Van Halen
Fried 1 (original)


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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Craig, Jeff (February 7, 1997). "Cobain conspiracy?". Retrieved July 24, 2020.
  2. Grimes, Taylor and Longton, Jeff. "Lollapalooza History Timeline". Billboard. 2007.