Limp Bizkit’s July 10 concert at Mandalay Bay Casino & Resort has been cancelled over concerns about DVD rights and disagreement over the venue. The concert was to have been part of the UFC 100 mixed martial arts (MMA) championship weekend event at the Las Vegas resort.
In a statement on the band’s official Web site, the band detailed its reasons for the cancellation while stating that they will still perform in Las Vegas on July 10, but in a more suitable venue, to be announced.
Limp Bizkit reformed earlier this year after an eight-year hiatus with the original line-up of Fred Durst, Wes Borland, Sam Rivers, John Otto, and DJ Lethal. Currently touring Europe, the Las Vegas date was to be the only U.S. concert as part of their Unicorns N’ Rainbows Tour.
Limp Bizkit statement:
Facts: Limp Bizkit did NOT, in any way, cancel the UFC 100 concert in Las Vegas. Truth is UFC and Interscope Records could not come to an agreement on certain DVD rights. With all respect to Mandalay Bay, the UFC were also unhappy with LB’s decision of wanting to switch the performance from the Beach at Mandalay Bay with its inappropriate layout for a heavy rock concert with Limp Bizkit, basically a stage in front of a pool, to a more standard concert venue also located at the Mandalay Bay, which was the House of Blues.
The UFC expressed they wanted a “party vibe” for this event and would not settle for any venue besides the Beach for this and other reasons. First, LB would like to confirm we are HUGE UFC fans and will always be, but feel it is unfair for UFC to falsely confirm and advertise that Limp Bizkit will be performing to only change their minds after many people have rearranged their lives and bought tickets to be in Vegas for this special concert.
On that note, we are proud to announce that we will still be performing on the same night out of respect to our fans. The details of when and where will follow shortly after this post. Again, all respect to UFC for inviting us in the first place. We will continue to support the UFC because it is our favorite MMA event. Stay tuned.