Dormant for eight years, the original lineup of Limp Bizkit is reuniting for a tour and new album, according to a statement from Interscope Records.
Fred Durst, Wes Borland, Sam Rivers, John Otto and DJ Lethal were last active in the fall of 2001, after which Borland left the band to focus on his own music. Borland rejoined for the 2004 EP “The Unquestionable Truth (Part 1),” but left again shortly thereafter.
Limp Bizkit has essentially been on hiatus since then, with Durst devoting his energies to directing and acting in film.
Although all dates are not yet confirmed, the band will play international festivals this spring, including shows in Eastern Europe, as well as Germany’s Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park festivals.
Limp Bizkit was one of the most popular rock bands in the world in the late 1990s and early 200s, despite widespread critical drubbing. Its first three albums have sold in excess of 20 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.