It’s been 25 years since Lollapalooza started from humble beginnings as a touring alt-rock festival in 1991. And to celebrate its 25th anniversary, Lollapalooza has announced that it will expand the Chicago edition of the festival to four full days in 2016 from July 28-31 in Grant Park. The fest will now run Thursday to Sunday and will feature an expanded lineup of more than 170 musical performances over four days. “It’s our 25th anniversary and we wanted to do something really special and different for our fans,” said Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell in a statement. “There’s a lot of really great music coming out in 2016. With the abundance of talent that wanted to help us celebrate 25 years, we got to thinking…’How are we going to fit all those great artists in one weekend?’ Then we thought about what a special day Thursday has become. When the party can’t wait for the weekend, the movers and shakers make it happen on Thursday!” Four-day general admission tickets will be available for $335 and single day general admission tickets will be available for $120 beginning spring 2016.
Longtime Wicker Park institution Double Door is facing eviction, according to a report in the Chicago Tribune. The venue’s lease expired Oct. 31 and the landlord filed a complaint Nov. 3 in Cook County Circuit Court seeking Double Door’s eviction, occupancy payments from Nov. 1 and attorney fees, according to the report. An attorney for the landlord told the Tribune that the case could go to trial if Double Door owners do not “vacate peacefully,” and representatives of the Double Door declined to comment to Chicago INNERVIEW. This is not the first time Double Door has been in trouble with its landlords. According to the Tribune, Double Door and its landlords “squared off…over lease troubles” in 2005 but an agreement was ultimately reached.