Day One Of Lollapalooza Evacuated Following Bad Weather


The post read: "Very sad Chicago city & police evacuated Grant Park early on in our show tonight due to lightning strikes nearby".

Lorde had just commented about Chicago's "crazy weather" when the Kiwi pop star was ordered off stage and fans were told to evacuate.

Fans on-site report she was only 20 minutes into her gig when the powers that be told her to call it a night, and footage from the crowd shows the performer visibly distressed at the entire situation.

She'd just commented about the weather, saying: "Everywhere we go we've been getting insane weather: wind, lightning, thunder, rain. and Lollapalooza I like to think it's because you and I are going to conjure the spirits".

"I will be back for you I promise, I'm going to do everything I can".

More news: Duterte signs law on free internet access
More news: Russia : Country's athletics chief apologises for doping scandal
More news: Smoke, then fire: Uber knowingly leased defective Honda cars to drivers

"They've told us we can't play".

Posting on Twitter, she pledged to return at a later date, and revealed that she was looking at the possibility of putting on a club show.

Referencing her new album Melodrama, Lorde tweeted: "this is the most MELODRAMA s**t ever", before telling her fans to "stay safe".

Lollapalooza resumes tomorrow and there's no rain in the forecast.

Lollapalooza was initially scheduled to run through Sunday; organizers have not yet announced whether the remaining dates will be affected.