Jane's Addiction singer Perry Farrell first planned out the Lollapalooza festival as a farewell touring festival for his band. The first tour in 1991 featured mostly alternative rock along with a variety of other genres, with performers like Ice T, Nine Inch Nails, and nonmusical vendors for art, politics, and the environment. The tour ran through 1997 and returned in 2003, but it wasn't very successful, so in 2005, Farrell decided to turn it into a destination festival at Chicago's Grant Park.
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