Swedish Home Mafia and The Weeknd will substitute Kanye at Coachella, organizers have introduced.
This 12 months’s Coachella Music and Arts Pageant runs April 15-17 and April 22-24. Swedish Home Mafia was already included within the 2022 lineup. The group’s moniker was bolded identical to the earlier headliners. There’s some hypothesis that the band’s uncommon positioning on the handbill was meant to function backup in case Kanye pulled out.
Kanye West threatened to drag out of Coachella in February except Billie Eillish apologized to Travis Scott.
Kanye is referencing Billie Eilish stopping a concert to ensure a distressed fan may get consideration. “I look ahead to individuals to be OK earlier than I preserve going,” Eilish informed the gang whereas ready to get the okay from medical professionals. West perceived the remark as a diss to Travis Scott after ten individuals had been killed at his Astroworld pageant in Houston.
“Actually by no means mentioned a factor about Travis. Was simply serving to a fan,” was Eilish’s solely touch upon the matter. Kanye West has a flaky historical past with the Coachella pageant, so it looks like organizers had been prepared in case he determined to drag out. Kanye final headlined in 2011 and was set to headline in 2020. However Selection reports Kanye was prepared to drag out of that association earlier than the pandemic shuttled all of it collectively.
The Weeknd final headlined the Coachella pageant in 2018, however his look wasn’t with out drama both. In accordance with Web page Six, Coachella organizers weren’t keen to pay The Weeknd the identical as Kanye’s look price. Web page Six studies The Weeknd threatened to drag out of he wasn’t paid the identical as Kanye – $8 million plus $500,000 in manufacturing charges.
“The Weeknd got here in at brief discover to take Kanye’s prime spot. However Phil Anschutz wished to carry on to Kanye’s cash and pay The Weeknd far much less, just some million. The pageant would pocket the remaining,” reports Web page Six. That led to negotiations this week between The Weeknd’s administration and Goldenvoice, which produces the pageant.
“Even after Coachella introduced the brand new lineup on Wednesday, a deal wasn’t in place for The Weeknd, who threatened to drag out at an hour’s discover if he didn’t get the identical deal as Kanye,” the supply continues. Goldenvoice apparently caved and agreed to pay The Weeknd what it was keen to play Kanye for his look.