Angry Slipknot Fans Set Fire to Evanescence's Gear in Mexico

Mayhem erupted when the headliners were forced to cancel their set over safety concerns
Angry Slipknot Fans Set Fire to Evanescence's Gear in Mexico
After a broken barricade forced Slipknot to cancel their Knotfest performance in Mexico over the weekend, fans destroyed the equipment that had already been loaded on stage — specifically a drum kit belonging to the band's openers, Evanescence.

Earlier in the day on Saturday (November 30), the crowd destroyed a security barricade beyond repair during a set from Behemoth, causing the festival organizers to cancel all remaining performances after several failed attempts to fix the barricade. The crowd then allegedly became hostile at the venue.

Shown in the tweet below is reportedly Evanescence's gear engulfed in a massive blaze with irate concertgoers looking on, with some even further stoking the fire.

Watch that footage below. 
 

Slipknot have issued a statement on Facebook following the incident:

Safety — especially the safety of our fans and fellow bands — is priority number one. We apologize profusely and hope you all understand. If anything were to happen to any of you, we wouldn't forgive ourselves. Also, If we could have fixed the barricade correctly, we would have gone on stage. Again, we hope you all understand and we will try to make it up to you as soon as we can.

Meanwhile, Evanescence have issued a statement of their own.

"We are heartbroken we didn't get to play for you tonight, México City," reads a post from the band's Instagram account. "Your safety, your life is more important than any show! We love you and we will be back soon, that's a promise."

So far, the performance has not been rescheduled.

Find the both of the bands' responses below.