The band has also denied speculation that guitarist Wes Borland was ill as a result of Covid-19.
Among the most unexpected but seriously entertaining pairings of the summer touring season was the tandem of Limp Bizkit and ascending Canadian powerhouse Spiritbox. When the run was announced, the unlikely duo quickly became one of the most discussed treks of the summer for all of the best reasons.
That is precisely why the news of Limp Bizkit cancelling all the remaining dates comes as a particularly heavy, albeit understandable blow for fans. The Bizkit was slated to headline the famed Stone Pony in New Jersey on Saturday August 7th but were forced to cancel just an hour before doors. The venue issued an apology and directions for refunds but offered nothing else in way of an explanation.
Blabbermouth went onto to report that there was speculation of someone in the LB camp coming down with Covid-19, including that a fan managed to speak with Durst outside of the venue and discussed that guitarist Wes Borland was feeling “really sick” post soundcheck.
The band has since gone on to deny that rumor via their social media. In a recent succession of Instagram story posts that band explained, “Let us be clear. 1. Wes Borland does not have COVID. 2. The system is seriously flawed. 3. We don’t care much about the BS.” The band went onto punctuate their statement with a bit of cautious optimism. “Times 2. We care a lot about you. To the six. ‘They’ can kiss it. Dad vibes coming soon.”
As for the official statement regarding the cancellation of the band’s remaining August dates, the band issued the following. “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,” nixing the summer run for certain. The statement continued, “Refunds are available at their points of purchase. All tickets purchased online will be automatically refunded.”
The band has experienced a recent surge in streaming and sales since their dominant Lollapalooza performance where the band shared a brand new track as their exit song in “Dad Vibes”. Coupled with Durst’s new gym coach garb, the band has once again asserted themselves in the conversation of alternative music mainstays.