Due to concerns about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, rap-rock rabble-rousers Limp Bizkit recently canceled the remainder of their tour with Spiritbox. Now, the band have gone one step further, canceling all of their remaining 2021 live appearances — though they’ve also promised that new music is on the horizon.
In a story on the band’s Instagram, Limp Bizkit announced that their upcoming 2021 shows — including festival stops at Aftershock, Rocklahoma, Blue Ridge, and Rebel Rock — were canceled.
“To be more clear, as some promoters are a bit behind on keeping you updated,” wrote the band. “All of our scheduled performances were canceled weeks ago (yes, we are all fine, thank you). New songs will begin to leak, one after the other in rapid succession very soon. Soon thereafter, our new album will be released.”
Keep your eyes peeled for new Limp Bizkit in the near future.
Regarding the band’s choice to cancel their highly-publicized tour with Spiritbox, frontman Fred Durst was adamant that though precautions against contracting and spreading COVID are being put in place, we still have a long way to go.
“In short, the system is still very flawed,” Durst explained to Billboard in a statement clarifying why his band decided to cancel their remaining tour dates. “Even if the performers, crews, staff, and promoters do their best to ensure safety on and behind the stage, that doesn’t ensure the safety of the audience as a whole. We are all in this together, and we all — individually and as a whole — have to make our best efforts to be as responsible and proactive as possible moving forward to combat and stop spreading COVID.”
Shortly after canceling the tour, an overabundance of fan speculation led Durst to clear up some rumors on his Instagram, writing, “1. Wes Boland does not have Covid. 2. The system is serious flawed. 3. We don’t care much about the BS.” He also referenced the band’s new track “Dad Vibes” which was debuted at Lollapalooza this year, saying, “Times2. we care a lot about you. To the six. ‘They’ can kiss it. Dad vibes coming soon.”
Words by Chris Krovatin