Concert by Pizza Underground at The Joiners cancelled as band scraps rest of UK tour

Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone

Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone

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HOME Alone star Macaulay Culkin will now not be appearing onstage in Southampton, after his band cancelled a gig in the city.

His pizza-themed Velvet Underground tribute act, The Pizza Underground, were due to The Joiners on Thursday.

The 33-year-old became a Hollywood child star when he appeared in Home Alone aged just ten, but slipped out of the limelight after the turn of the century.

His new act, below, had been formed with New York-based musicians in 2012, and had been due to make four appearances in the UK over the next two weeks.

Daily Echo: Macauley Culkin's band  The Pizza Underground, he is pictured,in the centre..

But those dates have now been scrapped.

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."

The band had been pelted with beer at a gig in Nottingham last week, before abandoning their set, while they were booed in Manchester days before.

But on Twitter they said the cancellation of the remaining gigs was “nothing to do with the beer tossers”, instead saying they had to “deal with a cheesemergency”.

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6:12pm Sat 31 May 14

WarwickNights says...

My thoughts go to the management and staff at the Joiners who have to come to terms with this tragedy
My thoughts go to the management and staff at the Joiners who have to come to terms with this tragedy WarwickNights
  • Score: 17

6:49pm Sat 31 May 14

Crossley Place Saint says...

I blame Guly.
I blame Guly. Crossley Place Saint
  • Score: 9

6:50pm Sat 31 May 14

Frank28 says...

I'm not surprised! Considering the hostile reception he's had, Culkin's days as an entertainer were over long ago.
I'm not surprised! Considering the hostile reception he's had, Culkin's days as an entertainer were over long ago. Frank28
  • Score: 6

7:22pm Sat 31 May 14

S Pance says...

People failed to understand that this was not a serious Velvet Underground tribute act, but a comedy one, thus they got offended. It went over most VU fans' heads.

Oh, and they missed out on the free pizzas that MC gives out in the second part of the act.
People failed to understand that this was not a serious Velvet Underground tribute act, but a comedy one, thus they got offended. It went over most VU fans' heads. Oh, and they missed out on the free pizzas that MC gives out in the second part of the act. S Pance
  • Score: 5

7:29pm Sat 31 May 14

dango says...

I'll have to drink my beer now :(
I'll have to drink my beer now :( dango
  • Score: 0

7:35pm Sat 31 May 14

Positively4thStreet says...

Still,at least he won't be going home alone.
Still,at least he won't be going home alone. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 5

9:25pm Sat 31 May 14

Suntanned Snowman says...

There is a Gd!
There is a Gd! Suntanned Snowman
  • Score: 3

10:18pm Sat 31 May 14

TheMysterycat says...

What about ticket refunds info?! I bought 10 to make sure I had some space around me to dance.
What about ticket refunds info?! I bought 10 to make sure I had some space around me to dance. TheMysterycat
  • Score: 4

5:43am Sun 1 Jun 14

Brite Spark says...

Keep the change you filthy animal.
Keep the change you filthy animal. Brite Spark
  • Score: 4

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