Macaulay Culkin With Pizza Underground Band Booed at UK Music Festival; They Storm Off Stage

Entertainment May. 27, 2014 AT 10:45AM
Macaulay Culkin performs live with his band, 'The Pizza Underground' Macaulay Culkin was booed at a gig with his Pizza Underground band in the UK this weekend. Credit: XPOS/AKM-GSI

It's a tough job being Macaulay Culkin. The former child star, 33, was in Nottingham, England this weekend for a performance at the UK's Dot to Dot Festival on Sunday, May 25. 

Culkin was joined by his pizza-themed Velvet Underground tribute band, Pizza Underground, which records pizza-inspired takes on classics such as "I'm Waiting for Delivery Man" to the 1960s track "I'm Waiting for the Man." 

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The comedy band was met with a less-than-warm reception at the UK gig, when they performed a spin on Lou Reed's "Perfect Day," instead singing about a "Pizza Day." 

The crowd reportedly booed the band and threw pints of beer at the stage. According to the Nottingham Post, Culkin and his bandmates tried to continue their show, but when the heckling continued, they stormed off the stage.

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As he was showered with beer, Culkin reportedly shouted, "Why are you throwing those? I'd rather drink them!" 

The Pizza Underground cut their set short, leaving after just 15 minutes onstage. "That's the end of the show," Culkin told the crowd. "Goodnight." 

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Spokespeople for the festival released a statement after the abbreviated performance, reading, "After barnstorming sets at both Dot To Dot Manchester and Dot To Dot Bristol, 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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After the show, Pizza Underground tweeted from its official page, "Thank you so much Nottingham and dot to dot. Sorry that a couple people ruined it for everyone."

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