It must be the year 2000 because Limp Bizkit is in the headlines again. The rap-metal music group was previously scheduled to perform at the Mandalay Bay Beach while UFC 100 was broadcast LIVE on an LED video wall above their exotic 11-acre tropical pool.
Ticketmaster.com was the first to announce the cancellation of the event, with the band confirming later on their official website that they were not at fault for the change. They also promised to perform at another Las Vegas site that evening.
Apparently, the world’s largest MMA organization and Limp Bizkits’ label, Interscope Records, hit a snag in negotiations regarding DVD rights, as well as the venue location itself.
Here is the complete statement released by the band:
Facts- Limp Bizkit did NOT, in any way, cancel the UFC100 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 for 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.
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