Fred Durst on Limp Bizkit Cancelling Tour Over COVID Concerns: “The System Is Still Very Flawed”


Photo via Fred Durst’s Instagram

Fred Durst may be one of the most embarrassingly untalented dum-dums to ever grace the planet. But at a time when we really, really, really need people to please just for the love of all things holy take a reasonable stance on coronavirus vaccinations, the rapper/singer/director/schlemiel is one of the good guys.

Limp Bizkit, you may be aware, recently pulled the plug on their summer tour with Spiritbox after only three shows. Although they didn’t specifically cite COVID-19 in the accompanying statement, and rumors that guitarist Wes Borland had contracted the virus were quickly shot down, COVID is pretty much what everyone assumed they meant when they named “safety” concerns as the cause of the cancellation:

“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. Refunds are available at their points of purchase. All tickets purchased online will be automatically refunded.”

Now, in a new interview with Billboard, Durst has elaborated on the reasons for the abrupt abandonment of the tour, and yeah no duh, it was what everyone thought it was:

“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.”

Durst goes on to say that it was “just perception” that lead to the band pulling the plug on the tour, not a specific incident.

Keep in mind that these were indoor shows in venues ranging in size from 800-4,000 people, depending on the market, and half of those people wouldn’t have been vaccinated because we live in the Age of Stupidity. So yeah deciding not to play the remaining shows is an uncharacteristically classy move from a band whose last album was called Gold Cobra and featured the lyric “Holdin’ the gold/ It’s so gold/ It’s so golden y’all.”

If you haven’t yet, you can get a Covid-19 vaccine near you at Walgreen’s.

While we’re on the subject of Durst… The PRP noticed that, rather hilariously, he recently lost an eBay auction for a bootleg toy… of himself.

Funnier still, the winner paid $680.

Fred Durst on Limp Bizkit Cancelling Tour Over COVID Concerns: “The System Is Still Very Flawed”

In my imagination, Durst was outbid by Frankie Palmeri.

Limp Bizkit played a recorded version of a new song called “Dad Vibes” over the PA at one of the now-cancelled tour’s earlier stops. Borland previously said that the band is sitting on a lot of new music but hasn’t released it yet because it’s not up to Durst’s high standards.

The band also paid tribute to late ex-Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison at their show in Iowa.

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