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Lollapalooza Co-Founder Shares Grim Outlook On Live Music

Marc Geiger, co-founder of Lollapalooza, doesn’t believe that live music will be back in full swing until 2022.

Geiger was recently interviewed on the ‘Bob Lefsetz Podcast’, and was asked when he felt like live music will return. His response isn’t one many fans want to hear.

Geiger said, “In my humble opinion, it’s going to be 2022.” He went on, “It’s going to take that long before, what I call, the germaphobic economy is slowly killed off and replaced by the claustrophobia economy – that’s when people want to get out and go out to dinner and have their lives, go to festivals and shows.

“It’s my instinct, that’s going to take a while because super-spreader events – sports, shows, festivals…aren’t going to do too well when the virus is this present.”

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As we know, some promoters are trying to get live music back now, by holding socially distanced shows and drive up concerts. How successful these shows will be, remain to be seen.