Concertgoers Sue Over Bizkit Chicago Show
Attendees of a July concert by Limp Bizkit in Cicero, Ill., have filed a class-action breach-of-contract suit against frontman Fred Durst and the band's corporate entity, Limp Bizness, claiming they wAttendees of a July concert by Limp Bizkit in Cicero, Ill., have filed a class-action breach-of-contract suit against frontman Fred Durst and the band's corporate entity, Limp Bizness, claiming they were cheated out of concert-ticket value when the band ended its July 26 performance after only 17 minutes.
The suit, filed Wednesday in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, names 172 concertgoers as plaintiffs filing on behalf of approximately 40,000 attendees of the show -- part of the Summer Sanitarium Tour, which also featured Metallica, Deftones and Linkin Park.
The suit claims co-headliner Bizkit, which was contracted to play for 90 minutes, cut its set short after displaying "obscene and profane messages to the crowd via four giant monitors," which drew boos, in turn causing Durst to taunt the audience with "explicit sexual putdowns" and "disgusting homophobic and anti-gay statements."
According to the complaint, Durst continued ranting over a microphone after leaving the stage, stopping approximately 20 minutes after the performance commenced. The suit seeks a $25 refund -- one-third of the face-value ticket price -- for each attendee of the show.
Limp Bizkit's latest Interscope album, "Results May Vary," is No. 6 on The Billboard 200 in its second week on the chart. The set has sold 450,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.