Limp Bizkit Show Cancelled in Light of "Possible Chaos"

Why risk it?

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BY Megan LaPierrePublished May 2, 2022

Limp Bizkit rockin' the set? Not this time.

In support of the befitting Limp Bizkit Still Sucks tour, Fred Durst and co. began Dad-vibing across the US last week — specifically in Florida, the great state of singular man hijinks — and ran into some (refreshingly non-COVID-related) difficulties, resulting in the cancellation of their Saturday (April 30) show.

The performance was due to take place at the Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, FL, but promoters were concerned that the indelible nu metal brigade might incite some injuries among attendees with their raucous middle-aged energy.

"We are so sorry," the band shared in an Instagram story on Saturday (April 30). "Tonight's cancellation was not our decision. There was a safety concern and safety comes first."

Elaborating on the vague statement in a second post, they added: "The promoters told us there could be a safety issue that could result in possible chaos and injuries, resulting in the cancellation of tonight's show. Bummer."

Said hypothetical chaos was decidedly the bad kind, not good or even neutral.

After the cancellation was announced, supporting acts Wargasm and Scowl played a free show at the nearby Las Rosas in Miami in a valiant attempt at a consolation prize.

Fans have since speculated on the reasoning for the elevated risk perception, and it may or may not have something to do with Limp Bizkit literally having a song called "Break Stuff." Many are convinced that the venue's seated floor arrangement could have been a factor in the cancellation: the crowd being unable to mosh may have resulted in either an uncharacteristically tame show or some possibly chaotic climbing onto and/or over the seating.

The tour is set to resume rollin' tomorrow (May 3) in Norfolk, VA, as promised (alongside a lack of sexually transmitted infections) in a new Instagram post, which you can see below in screenshots of the group's weekend stories.

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While the true source of the "possible chaos" remains a mystery, we can't rule out the possibility of the promoters having caught wind that Durst is less punk rock than Papa Roach's Jacoby Shaddix, nor fears of the bandleader's collaboration with Korn somehow making the setlist.

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