Sour Notes Of Summer

Owing to dismal ticket sales, organizers have called off the alternative-rock festival Lollapalooza (with Morrissey, above), before it even began. It was another blow to what is shaping up to be an abysmal concert season. Explanations range from overexposed talent to high ticket prices. Or maybe it's just an epidemic of health problems. --By Jeffrey Ressner

BRITNEY SPEARS Because of a knee injury, the pop tart had to cancel the tour she launched in March. She was filling the seats until then.

MADONNA Shockingly to some, her tour isn't completely selling out. But pros say the reinvention queen is doing...

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