The great Death Grips story took another twist last night, as the band decided to pull out of an official Lollapalooza aftershow at the Bottom Lounge in Chicago last night, along with their scheduled appearance at Lollapalooza tonight (they'll be replaced by Bad Things).

According to "the internet" (Reddit and Twitter), fans destroyed the band's equipment (or what they thought was the band's equipment) following the announcement.

The statement from the Bottom Lounge, reads: "We are still getting bits and pieces of information but we were not aware that Death Grips was not coming until right before we made the announcement. Right now, we just want to thank all the people at the show last night who, despite being terribly disappointed that there would be no Death Grips show, were very understanding. Tickets are in the process of being refunded and people that bought tickets online will see their refunds on their statements shortly."

A possible explanation for the dramatic 'no show' could be the backdrop, which featured a screenshot of a suicide note sent to the band. It was transcribed by a user at Reddit:

SUBJECT: ready DATE: July 9

I am ready to take my own life. Many bad experiences led me to this dark void that I am locked in. Maybe by my own hands? I don't really care anymore. I just wanted to say thank you for showing me the other side. the side that is locked away deep inside a person. I am mad. Mad all the time and depressed all the time. I can't take it. I'm not afraid of dying but i am afraid that I can't hear DG in the after life if there is such a thing. I don't know, but I hope your music transcends to the unknown. A place where DG's essence exists. A place where art exists. I love art. That's the one thing that kept me alive? this long. So just to ease minds, DG didn't "influence" me to do this. this is my own fucking choice. but thanks for making my life a little better. you're my absolute fave and I will fight the gods if they don't allow me to follow DG's efforts can't see Earth. Anyways, continue doing great things. I love you Stefan, Zach, and Andy.

I will be watching.

-AJJ


Watch a couple of videos from the venue:

Update: The band have also cancelled their forthcoming headline shows in Boston (6th August) and New York (7th August).