Limp Bizkit cancels summer tour

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Limp Bizkit has called off their summer reunion tour. The 90’s rap-metal rockers were scheduled to play the Comcast Center in Mansfield on Sunday, July 25. Tickets purchased for the canceled show will be refunded at the point of purchase.

The root of the tour’s cancellation stems from the band’s ambitious plans to perform at mostly large amphitheatres this summer. The cancellation was announced via frontman Fred Durst’s Twitter page last week. “Basically, Limp is not an amphitheatre band,” he said. “We like to see less seats in front of the stage and more floor filled with fans going bananas. It’s just more fun for all of us that way…We want to give you the best experience possible so we will reroute to the venues we feel will work the best. High energy, good times. We want you to have the best.”

The band later released the following statement on their website:
“Our reason for moving the US tour dates is simple. We insist on bringing you the best concert experience we have to offer. An amphitheatre environment won’t allow us to do that with so many seats directly in front of the stage. Moving away from amphitheatres and into venues with appropriate floor space will allow more room for jumping, dancing and moshing directly in front of the stage, instead of on a grassy knoll a hundred yards away. Ultimately this is what we prefer. Those of you who want to sit down during our show will find plenty of seats around the outside of the floor area. We feel strongly about our decision and want this to be your best concert experience of 2010. We are truly sorry for any inconvenience.”

Limp Bizkit will release Gold Cobra, their first album since 2003’s Results May Vary, later this year. After years of feuding, Fred Durst and Wes Borland are announced last year that they were putting their differences aside to bring Limp Bizkit together. The band’s original lineup also features Sam Rivers, John Otto, and DJ Letha.

The band will play three festival dates this summer with a possible small arena tour to follow in the fall.

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