Macaulay Culkin And His Band Drenched With Beer, Booed Off The Stage At British Festival
Macaulay Culkin apparently doesn’t have too many fans in Nottingham, England.
The actor and his comedy cover band Pizza Underground crossed the Atlantic to play at the Dot to Dot Festival in Nottingham on Sunday, but the crowd wasn’t taking too kindly to the band’s unique style.
The crowd greeted the music with a shower of boos followed by a second shower — full cups of beer.
The incident was sparked by the band’s rendition of the Lou Reed song “Perfect Day,” which they play as “It’s a Pizza Day.”
“Why are you throwing those?” Macaulay Culkin asked the crowd as the cups of beer started hurdling toward the band. “I’d rather drink them,” he said.
Macaulay and Pizza Underground tried to play it off, and made it another three songs before they finally had to give up, the Nottingham Post reported.
“That’s the end of the show,” he said. “Goodnight.”
The festival organizers felt bad about the terrible reception for the Home Alone star. They noted that Pizza Underground has been welcomed warmly in other cities in the UK and said they didn’t agree with the crowd’s assessment.
“After barnstorming sets at both Dot to Dot Manchester and Dot to Dot Bristol,” they said. “it’s such a shame that some members of the crowd had to ruin what was set to be an excellent show.”
“Hopefully they’ll get to play in Nottingham again soon,” organizers added.
Despite the unruly crowd, Culkin has come a long way in the past two years. In the summer of 2012 it was reported that he was in a spiraling addiction to heroin and painkillers that friends worried would end with his overdose. There have even been death rumors claiming that the former child actor had succumbed to a drug overdose.
But Macaulay Culkin was able to pull out of the tailspin, focusing on his art and getting together Pizza Underground to bring some unconventional rock and roll to New York City.