August 5, 2013 12:13

Death Grips cancel further shows following fans trashing equipment in Chicago

US groups pull out of shows in Boston and New York as well as Osheaga festival

Death Grips cancel further shows following fans trashing equipment in Chicago

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Death Grips have cancelled further tour dates after fans destroyed their equipment following a no-show over the weekend.

It was reported on Friday (August 2) that the US hip-hop group had their equipment broken by fans after the band failed to turn up for their scheduled Lollapalooza aftershow gig at the Bottom Lounge, Chicago. The group have now cancelled gigs in Boston and New York on August 6 and 7 respectively, and failed to appear at the Osheaga festival on Sunday night (August 4).

The Lollapalooza incident reportedly occurred when, after learning that the band were not going to play, fans in the venue proceeded to storm the stage and trash the equipment. Pitchfork reports that Lollapalooza's representatives have claimed that the band "chose not to arrive in Chicago" before pulling out of the festival.

Last month, Death Grips announced that they have set up their own record label called Thirdworlds. The band will release their new album on the major label imprint.

Drummer Zach Hill explained that they previously cancelled tour dates to complete the 2012 album 'No Love, Deep Web' instead as it was "way more in tune with what we were experiencing as people in life". As well as working on a new album, Hill is also writing and directing a film, which will be soundtracked by the band.

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