Fat Mike Says NOFX Have Been Blacklisted from Playing in America
Published Jun 21, 2018Last month, NOFX drew the ire of their audience when they made insensitive jokes about the Las Vegas massacre while performing in Las Vegas. Since then, the band has apologized twice for their actions, but according to frontman Fat Mike, they have not been forgiven.
On his own personal Instagram page, the bassist and singer said that they've effectively been blacklisted from performing in the United States for the time being.
Here's his statement in full:
Fuck it! I'm not supposed to talk about it, but because of the comments we made in Las Vegas... every NOFX show has been cancelled in the US. We did not drop off the shows.... we were told that NOFX is not welcome to play ANY big venue in the United States. No joke! NOFX has effectively been banned in our own country. This is not our choice, but it is our reality. We are very sorry to our fans, especially the ones in Austin. For now, we are playing in Europe, Mexico, and Canada. The Punk in Drublic Festival is still happening in Europe and other continents. I'm trying my best to bring it back to the US but a lot of people don't want it to happen. It fuckin sucks! We made a mistake, we apologized, and we gotta suffer the consequences. Maybe it ain't fair, but whoever said life was. We are just very thankful that our fans are being so supportive. Thanks to all of you!!!!!
See y'all in Slovenia tomorrow!