Limp Bizkit Cancel Remaining U.S. Tour Dates with Spiritbox Over Safety Concerns

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Back in June, rap-rock legends Limp Bizkit announced a U.S. tour with up-and-coming hard rockers Spiritbox. But now, the band have canceled the remaining dates on that tour, citing safety concerns.

Out of an abundance of caution and concern for the safety of the band, crew and most of all the fans, the Limp Bizkit show this Monday and the remaining August tour is being cancelled,” said The Bizkit in a public statement. Refunds are available at their points of purchase. All tickets purchased online will be automatically refunded.”

Later, due to an overabundance of fan speculation, frontman Fred Durst took to Instagram Stories to clear up some rumors, 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.”

Whatever the reason that Limp Bizkit canceled their tour, the following dates are officially kaput:

8/9 Buffalo, NY – Rapids Theatre
8/12 Gilford, NG – Bank Of New Hampshire Pavilion
8/13 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
8/15 Huntington, NY – The Paramount
8/16 Norfolk, VA – The Norva
8/19 Lincoln, NE – Centennial Mall & Street
8/21 Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
8/24 Los Angeles, CA – Palladium

More than anything, this is a bummer for Spiritbox, who have really worked their asses off in the past year. In fact, their track “Constance” was such a hit that it landed them on The Pit’s top 19 heavy songs that got us through the COVID pandemic.

“If we’re being honest, we didn’t see Spiritbox’s ‘Constance’ coming,” said staff writer Chris Krovatin. “If you’d told us that a band featuring two members of iwrestledabearonce would release a gazecore track that would take the metal world by storm, we’d have smiled politely and laughed in private. But not only was the song a huge success for the band, it also seemed to champion a novel merging of subgenres, bringing together elements of everything from metalcore to atmospheric black metal. During a period of just trying to survive, we needed a song that told us it was okay to mourn, and this was it.

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Words by Chris Krovatin