After calling off their summer headlining dates earlier this month, Limp Bizkit revealed on Wednesday (August 25) that they also pulled out of all their scheduled festival gigs as well. The good news, though, is that fans will start hearing new music soon.
According to Blabbermouth, in an Instagram Story the band wrote, “To be more clear, as some promoters are a bit behind on keeping you updated. 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.” A spokesperson for the group could not be reached for comment at press time.
The band were slated to play the Rocklahoma (Sept. 5), Blue Ridge Rock Festival (Sept. 10), Rebel Rock (Sept. 24) and Aftershock Festival (Oct. 7) — which were all still on their official site at press time. After a well-received return to the stage at Lollapalooza three weeks ago, LB called off their Limited Last Minute Post Pandemic Popup Party Edition tour “out of an abundance of caution and concern for the safety of the band, crew and most of all the fans.”
In a follow-up statement to Billboard, Durst explained, “In short, the system is still very flawed. 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.”
The Limited 12-date theater run was slated to keep them on the road through an August 24 date at the Palladium in Los Angeles. The group has not released an album since their fifth full-length, Gold Cobra, dropped in June 2011.