August 13, 2022

Setting the Stage: Limp Bizkit are again with their extremely anticipated sixth studio album, Nonetheless Sucks, which the gang dropped Halloween 2021 through Suretone Data. Frontman Fred Durst and firm launched the brand new LP (marking the follow-up to 2011’s Gold Cobra) following a few years of growth hell. The brand new document’s first single, “Dad Vibes,” premiered on the finish of the band’s well-received efficiency at Lollapalooza 2021, wherein Durst additionally debuted his recent middle-aged dad look.

Rounded out by guitarist Wes Borland, bassist Sam Rivers, turntablist DJ Deadly and drummer John Otto, the Grammy-nominated band introduced its Spring 2022 U.S. “Nonetheless Sucks Tour” this previous March (get tickets right here). Limp Bizkit set out on a tour final summer season, however ended up cancelling nearly all of dates on account of COVID-19 security considerations. The Nonetheless Sucks Spring tour kicked off within the band’s dwelling state of Florida, and included a cease in New York Metropolis on the legendary Madison Sq. Backyard on Friday, Might thirteenth. The continuing run is scheduled to conclude in Ontario, Canada on Might thirty first, with tickets out there right here.

Taking the Stage: Previous to Limp Bizkit hitting the stage at round 9:15 p.m., followers regularly pouring into The Backyard have been handled to opening units by Californian hardcore act Scowl, British electro-punk rockers Wargasm UK, and Florida-by-way-of-NYC rapper $not. All aforementioned acts performed transient units, however stored the group engaged main as much as Limp Bizkit’s headlining set. The night additionally featured a particular look by character and content material creator Jon Carnage (utilizing an alias and claiming to be a advertising analysis consultant for “Reside Nation,” however humorously announcing “Reside” as “liv”), who trolled the group in-between set adjustments with annoying questions on genres of music.

Limp Bizkit began their set with Fred Durst enjoyable on a Lay-Z-Boy recliner and informing the group that he was feeling slightly beneath the climate. “So I had the physician come and interrupt the Rangers recreation,” stated Fred, including, “He says I don’t have COVID.” Durst’s damaging COVID consequence invoked a thunderous roar from the group. Apparently, Durst’s allergy symptoms have been performing up, and his physician gave him the selection of transferring the present to a different day, or simply outright cancelling the gig. In the end, it was Durst’s option to play or not, and in the long run (and with the blessing from the group) Durst determined to maneuver on with the present regardless that he wasn’t feeling 100%.

“Flip it up Deadly, the present should go on!” exclaimed Durst because the band jumped into the primary observe of the night time, “Dad Vibes,” and continued with further Nonetheless Sucks tunes “Out of Model” and “Soiled Rotten Bizkit.” The vacuuming, cigarette-smoking mother from the Nonetheless Sucks album cowl adorned the stage as a large inflatable, located stage proper of Deadly’s monstrous DJ sales space decked out in stage blinders. Rivers and Otto rocked out stage left on their very own private stage risers, in the meantime Borland (donning an analogous look he premiered at Lollapalooza) was uncontainable far stage proper of the immense Backyard stage. Durst sported a modified “Dad Vibes,” carrying a blue jumpsuit with a protracted grey wig and a backwards grey cap, plus purple aviator sun shades.

Limp Bizkit adopted up with a string of Chocolate Starfish and the Sizzling Canine Flavored Water favorites like “Rollin’ (Air Raid Automobile),” “Sizzling Canine,” “My Method,” “My Technology” and “Livin’ It Up,” even inviting followers onstage to sing alongside. Jon Carnage interrupted Limp Bizkit’s set midway by way of to play off his “I’m going to ask the viewers annoying questions” shtick, solely to have Durst interrupt him by actually ripping all his garments off on stage, leaving poor Carnage solely in his orange banana hammock. In-between songs, Durst and firm (and with assist from a disco ball) would social gathering prefer it was 1999 by paying tribute to tunes from the likes of Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys, DMX, and others.

Different highlights from Limp Bizkit’s set embrace a particular “Killing within the Identify” Rage In opposition to the Machine cowl that includes Malachi from Scowl, plus renditions of “Full Nelson” and “Take a Look Round” with Milkie Method and Sam Matlock of Wargasm UK lending help.

As a consequence of MSG’s exhausting curfew, Limp Bizkit needed to lower a number of songs from its set (topping out at 14 tunes as an alternative of the standard 16-18 they’ve been enjoying on this tour). The night concluded with the suitable “Break Stuff,” which erupted an enormous social gathering onstage (as seen within the video under), with all of the opening bands and their associates becoming a member of Durst, who cued his lighting man to show all the home lights on so the large and chaotic MSG mosh pit was out there for all to witness.

Limp Bizkit will proceed their “Nonetheless Sucks” tour by way of the tip of Might. Get tickets right here, and see our images and fan-filmed video of the band’s Madison Sq. Backyard set, in addition to the setlist, under.

Photograph Gallery – Limp Bizkit carry out at Madison Sq. Backyard on Might thirteenth (click on to enlarge and scroll by way of):

All images by Rodrigo Fredes.

Fan-Filmed Video Clips of the MSG Present:

Dad Vibes
Out of Model
Soiled Rotten Bizkit
Rollin’ (Air Raid Automobile)
Sizzling Canine
My Method
My Technology
Livin’ It Up
Killing within the Identify (Rage In opposition to the Machine cowl)
Full Nelson (with Milkie Method)
Take a Look Round (with Sam Matlock)
Break Stuff

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