Macaulay Culkin's band The Pizza Underground cancel UK tour and Bournemouth show

Bournemouth Echo: Macaulay Culkin's band The Pizza Underground cancel Bournemouth show Macaulay Culkin's band The Pizza Underground cancel Bournemouth show

HOLLYWOOD star Macaulay Culkin has scrapped a concert due to be staged by his new band in Bournemouth this week.

The Home Alone star will now not be appearing at Sixty Million Postcards, after his band cancelled the remainder of their controversial tour.

The former child star’s pizza-themed Velvet Underground covers act, The Pizza Underground, were due to perform on Friday.

The 33-year-old became one of the most famous actors in the world when he appeared in Home Alone aged just ten, before appearing in new blockbusters such as Home Alone 2 and Richie Rich.

But he then slipped out of the limelight as the 1990s ended.

His new five-piece act had been formed in 2012 and pays tribute to rock band Velvet Underground by parodying their hits, with such names as Take a Bite of the Wild Slice, All the Pizza Parties and Pizza Gal.

They had already made some appearances in the UK, but only managed to play three songs before boos and abuse started ringing around the Rock City venue at the Dot to Dot Festival in Nottingham last week.

Band members had to dodge full pints of beer being thrown from the crowd. The band took to Twitter after the gig to apologise for abandoning the set. Culkin’s band was also previously met with boos at Manchester’s Zoo days.

News of the band’s visit to Bournemouth had sparked widespread` interest, but now that date and the rest of the UK tour have been cancelled.

On social media website Twitter, the band posted a message saying: “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.”

They said the cancellation of the remaining gigs was “nothing to do with the beer tossers”, instead saying they had to “deal with a chees-emergency”.

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9:27am Tue 3 Jun 14

Controversial But True says...

And he wonders why his career dwindled!!
And he wonders why his career dwindled!! Controversial But True
  • Score: -4

10:08am Tue 3 Jun 14

Vikki27 says...

Riiiiiight....I imagine lack of positive response might be the exact reason. Shame really, I used to have such a crush on Macaaulay Culkin. Their music isn't my 'cup of tea' but I was quite excited to know he'd be in town. Oh well!
Riiiiiight....I imagine lack of positive response might be the exact reason. Shame really, I used to have such a crush on Macaaulay Culkin. Their music isn't my 'cup of tea' but I was quite excited to know he'd be in town. Oh well! Vikki27
  • Score: 0

10:09am Tue 3 Jun 14

whataboutthat says...

Nobody walks over Velvet Underground back catalogue. PIzza is not funny it is over priced cheese on toast.
Nobody walks over Velvet Underground back catalogue. PIzza is not funny it is over priced cheese on toast. whataboutthat
  • Score: 4

10:45am Tue 3 Jun 14

Huey says...

At least he wont be going home alone
At least he wont be going home alone Huey
  • Score: 13

11:18am Tue 3 Jun 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

I thought he died years ago. Oh well, fingers crossed.
I thought he died years ago. Oh well, fingers crossed. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: -21

11:28am Tue 3 Jun 14

ctrewyou says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
I thought he died years ago. Oh well, fingers crossed.
Very nice post, wishing a young man dead.
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: I thought he died years ago. Oh well, fingers crossed.[/p][/quote]Very nice post, wishing a young man dead. ctrewyou
  • Score: 9

11:40am Tue 3 Jun 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

ctrewyou wrote:
Sir Beachy Head wrote:
I thought he died years ago. Oh well, fingers crossed.
Very nice post, wishing a young man dead.
He's not young. I think I got him mixed up with that little black fellow from Different Strokes. He's dead. And the girl who played his sister Kimberly, she be dead too.

Washed up child stars, they all look the same to me.
[quote][p][bold]ctrewyou[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: I thought he died years ago. Oh well, fingers crossed.[/p][/quote]Very nice post, wishing a young man dead.[/p][/quote]He's not young. I think I got him mixed up with that little black fellow from Different Strokes. He's dead. And the girl who played his sister Kimberly, she be dead too. Washed up child stars, they all look the same to me. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: -13

12:08pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Ollieblog says...

Just seems incredibly odd to do a tribute band to such an iconic band like the Velvet Underground basically taking the Michael and not just trying to do something original. But to the people tossing beer at the band (and I think there were other more unpleasant things tossed) you are obviously not old enough to be let out alone let alone be left home alone.
Just seems incredibly odd to do a tribute band to such an iconic band like the Velvet Underground basically taking the Michael and not just trying to do something original. But to the people tossing beer at the band (and I think there were other more unpleasant things tossed) you are obviously not old enough to be let out alone let alone be left home alone. Ollieblog
  • Score: 1

12:41pm Tue 3 Jun 14

BIGTONE says...

The town is gutted.....
The town is gutted..... BIGTONE
  • Score: -1

1:27pm Tue 3 Jun 14

kalebmoledirt says...

You would have thought Michael Jackson would have injected some talent during the sleep overs that he testified as being innocent
You would have thought Michael Jackson would have injected some talent during the sleep overs that he testified as being innocent kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 2

2:49pm Tue 3 Jun 14

ctrewyou says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
ctrewyou wrote:
Sir Beachy Head wrote: I thought he died years ago. Oh well, fingers crossed.
Very nice post, wishing a young man dead.
He's not young. I think I got him mixed up with that little black fellow from Different Strokes. He's dead. And the girl who played his sister Kimberly, she be dead too. Washed up child stars, they all look the same to me.
OK, you got him mixed up with someone, but still wish he was dead, and that is OK, I suppose? And at 34, he's not exactly old. Seems young to me.
What are you saying: "that little black fellow" "they all look the same to me" I would stop now, you are making yourself look silly. It's an article about a man you have never heard of who has cancelled a concert in Bournemouth. You dont need to comment any further, it is nothing to do with you. Or me, actually. Silly old duffers in Bournemouth, they all seem the same to me.
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ctrewyou[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: I thought he died years ago. Oh well, fingers crossed.[/p][/quote]Very nice post, wishing a young man dead.[/p][/quote]He's not young. I think I got him mixed up with that little black fellow from Different Strokes. He's dead. And the girl who played his sister Kimberly, she be dead too. Washed up child stars, they all look the same to me.[/p][/quote]OK, you got him mixed up with someone, but still wish he was dead, and that is OK, I suppose? And at 34, he's not exactly old. Seems young to me. What are you saying: "that little black fellow" "they all look the same to me" I would stop now, you are making yourself look silly. It's an article about a man you have never heard of who has cancelled a concert in Bournemouth. You dont need to comment any further, it is nothing to do with you. Or me, actually. Silly old duffers in Bournemouth, they all seem the same to me. ctrewyou
  • Score: 3

3:06pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

Silly old duffers in Bournemouth, they all seem the same to me.

......

That's a very ageist attitude you have there.
Silly old duffers in Bournemouth, they all seem the same to me. ...... That's a very ageist attitude you have there. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: -2

7:17pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Pablo23 says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
ctrewyou wrote:
Sir Beachy Head wrote:
I thought he died years ago. Oh well, fingers crossed.
Very nice post, wishing a young man dead.
He's not young. I think I got him mixed up with that little black fellow from Different Strokes. He's dead. And the girl who played his sister Kimberly, she be dead too.

Washed up child stars, they all look the same to me.
I can't think of 3 people that look more different to each other
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ctrewyou[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: I thought he died years ago. Oh well, fingers crossed.[/p][/quote]Very nice post, wishing a young man dead.[/p][/quote]He's not young. I think I got him mixed up with that little black fellow from Different Strokes. He's dead. And the girl who played his sister Kimberly, she be dead too. Washed up child stars, they all look the same to me.[/p][/quote]I can't think of 3 people that look more different to each other Pablo23
  • Score: 3

7:41pm Tue 3 Jun 14

scrumpyjack says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
Silly old duffers in Bournemouth, they all seem the same to me.

......

That's a very ageist attitude you have there.
Touche
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: Silly old duffers in Bournemouth, they all seem the same to me. ...... That's a very ageist attitude you have there.[/p][/quote]Touche scrumpyjack
  • Score: 0

10:39pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Old Colonial says...

Well that's another nail in the coffin for the Council's 'Vision for Bournemouth'.
Well that's another nail in the coffin for the Council's 'Vision for Bournemouth'. Old Colonial
  • Score: 0

10:48pm Tue 3 Jun 14

ctrewyou says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
Silly old duffers in Bournemouth, they all seem the same to me.

......

That's a very ageist attitude you have there.
Not nice to make sweeping statements about people you don't know, you are quite correct. So why do you do it? Wishing someone dead because they are a, how do you put it, "washed up child star" seems quite an extreme reaction. I believe its called being an internet troll. Hope you enjoy the reaction you get.
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: Silly old duffers in Bournemouth, they all seem the same to me. ...... That's a very ageist attitude you have there.[/p][/quote]Not nice to make sweeping statements about people you don't know, you are quite correct. So why do you do it? Wishing someone dead because they are a, how do you put it, "washed up child star" seems quite an extreme reaction. I believe its called being an internet troll. Hope you enjoy the reaction you get. ctrewyou
  • Score: 5

12:09pm Wed 4 Jun 14

speedy231278 says...

Good. May they Pizza off and never come back!
Good. May they Pizza off and never come back! speedy231278
  • Score: 2

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