Limp Bizkit back for world tour 2009
Limp Bizkit have announced that all five original members are reuniting for a world tour in the spring.
The band, led by charismatic frontman Fred Durst, said they were « disgusted and bored » with modern music.
Original guitarist Wes Borland quit in 2001 and the band split in 2004 after enjoying worldwide success with songs like Rollin’ and My Generation.
Limp Bizkit were pioneers of « nu-metal », fusing hard rock music and hip-hop style drums and lyrics.
The line-up of former tattoo artist Fred Durst, Wes Borland, Sam Rivers, John Otto, and former House of Pain turntablist DJ Lethal formed in Florida in 1995 and released their debut album Three Dollar Bill, Yall$ in 1997.
Their biggest album Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water was released in 2000 and gave them their only UK number one single Rollin’.
Guitarist Wes Borland left the band a year later after his relationship with Durst became strained.In a joint statement, they said they were « more disgusted and bored with the state of heavy popular music than we were with each other ».It continued: « Regardless of where our separate paths have taken us, we recognise there is a powerful and unique energy with this particular group of people we have not found anywhere else. This is why Limp Bizkit is back. »The band will kick off a world tour in the spring with shows planned for eastern Europe and German festivals Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park.
A new album is also planned.