The first of Limp Bizkit‘s reunion plans are coming together as the nu metal band prepares to launch a 25-city tour of Europe. The...

The first of Limp Bizkit‘s reunion plans are coming together as the nu metal band prepares to launch a 25-city tour of Europe. The seven-week jaunt passes through some of the continent’s summer festivals and hits several concert venues for headline performances.

The Unicorns N’ Rainbows Tour kicks off May 20 at Arena Riga in Riga, Latvia, and concludes July 5 at Zenith in Paris, France. Highlights include performances on May 25 at Ice Hall in Helsinki, Finland; June 5 at Rock Im Park Festival in Nuremburg, Germany; June 12 at Download Festival in Derby, England; and June 18 at the O2 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic.

In early February, Limp Bizkit confirmed that all original group members would reunite after an eight-year hiatus. “We decided we were more disgusted and bored with the state of heavy popular music than we were with each other,” frontman Fred Durst and guitarist Wes Borland explained in a joint statement on the band’s Web site. “Regardless of where our separate paths have taken us, we recognize there is a powerful and unique energy with this particular group of people we have not found anywhere else.”

In addition to Durst and Borland, the original line-up will be complete with Sam Rivers back on bass, John Otto on drums and DJ Lethal reclaiming his earlier turntable and sampling duties.

After completing the spring and summer tour dates, the original group also plans to produce its first full-length effort since 2000’s “Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water.” An estimated release date for the new record has not been announced.

Limp Bizkit released one full-length disc “Results May Vary” in 2003, but it did not feature Borland, who had left the group due to creative differences with Durst. Borland temporarily returned to the group to work on the 2005 EP “The Unquestionable Truth (Part 1),” but left when differences arose again.


Limp Bizkit itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

May 20 Riga, LAT Arena Riga
May 21 Vilnius, LIT Siemens Arena
May 23 Tallin, EST Saku Arena
May 25 Helsinki, FIN Ice Hall
May 27 St. Petersburg, RUS Ledoviy Dvorets
May 29 Moscow, RUS Gorky Park
May 31 Kiev, UKR Palace Of Sports
June 4 Neuchatel, SWI Festi’neuch
June 5 Nuremberg, GER Rock Im Park
June 7 Nurburg, GER Rock Am Ring
June 9 Hamburg, GER Stadtpark Open Air
June 10 Dortmund, GER Westfalenhalle 3
June 12 Derby, ENG Download Festival
June 14 Milan, ITA Rock In Idro
June 17 Berlin, GER Columbiahalle
June 18 Prague, CEH O2 Arena
June 20 Zagreb, CRO SRC Salata
June 21 Nickelsdorf, AUT Nova Rock Festival
June 24 Szczecin, POL Szczecin Rock Festival
June 26 Bratislava, SLO Top Festival
June 28 Bucharest, ROM Arenele Romane
June 29 Sofia, BUL Academic Stadium
July 2 Sopron, HUN Volt Festival
July 4 Werchter, BEL Rock Werchter Festival
July 5 Paris, FRA Zenith Paris