Macaulay Culkin’s band, The Pizza Underground, has cancelled the rest of their UK shows after they were booed offstage in two cities, Nottingham and Manchester.
The band, which performs pizza-themed covers of Velvet Underground tunes, was also pelted with beer by disgruntled fans, and now the band has axed the rest of its live shows.
Macaulay Culkin’s The Pizza Underground has cancelled the rest of their UK shows after they were booed offstage in Nottingham and Manchester
Announcing the cancellation, The Pizza Underground tweeted: “Sad that we had to cancel UK shows. Believe it or not we had fun! But all good things must end, and sometimes suddenly and w/o explanation.”
The Pizza Underground also pulled out of a performance at Spain’s Primavera Sound festival on Saturday, but insisted the cancellations “had nothing to do with the beer tossers” and claimed they had to “deal with a cheesemergency (sic)”.
Macaulay Culkin, who plays kazoo in The Pizza Underground, and his bandmates were forced offstage just 15 minutes into their set at the Rock City in Nottingham after fans began hurling abuse and beer at them.
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Macaulay Culkin and his band The Pizza Underground have been booed off stage at a concert in Nottingham.
The group, who play Velvet Underground songs with pizza-themed lyrics and kazoo solos, also had pints of beer thrown at them.
“Why are you throwing those?” Macaulay Culkin asked the crowd at the Rock City venue.
“I’d rather drink them.”
Macaulay Culkin and his band The Pizza Underground have been booed off stage at a concert in Nottingham (photo Getty Images)
According to reports, Macaulay Culkin’s band lasted only 15 minutes before being forced to flee the stage.
“Thank you so much Nottingham,” The Pizza Underground tweeted later.
“Sorry that a couple [of] people ruined it for everyone.”
The Pizza Underground show in Nottingham was part of the Dot to Dot festival – meaning audience members may not have known what to expect from the act.
Macaulay Culkin, 33, is best known for his childhood role as Kevin McCallister in the Home Alone film series.
He joined The Pizza Underground in 2012, performing parody songs such as Take a Bite of the Wild Slice (Lou Reed’s Walk on the Wild Side) and All The Pizza Parties (Velvet Underground’s All Tomorrow’s Parties).
The quintet has a percussionist who plays a pizza box and they often hand out slices of pizza to their audience.
The Pizza Underground met a similar reception on the Manchester leg of the festival, where pint glasses were again thrown and the gig ended abruptly after a stage invasion.
The organizers of the Dot to Dot festival said: “It’s such a shame that some members of the crowd had to ruin what was set to be an excellent show. A sentiment echoed by the band themselves.
“Hopefully they’ll get to play in Nottingham again one day soon.”
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