Limp Bizkit‘s had been scheduled to perform a concert on July 10th, 2009 as part of the UFC 100 weekend. Now the performance has been called off.
The band has issued the following statement regarding the cancelation of the performance which was scheduled to take place at the Beach at Mandalay Bay:
“Limp Bizkit did NOT, in any way, cancel the UFC 100 concert in Las Vegas. Truth is UFC and Interscope Records [“Limp Bizkit’s record label] could not come to an agreement on certain DVD rights. With all respect to Mandalay Bay, the UFC were also unhappy with “Limp Bizkit’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, Limp Bizkit 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 for our fans. The details of when and where will follow shortly.
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.”
More on this story as it develops.