Limp Bizkit see huge stream and sales spike after Lollapalooza set

The band's performance drew widespread attention at last weekend's festival

Limp Bizkit have seen a huge spike in streams and sales since their much talked about performance at last weekend’s Lollapalooza.

The Fred Durst-fronted band played at the Grant Park, Chicago event on Saturday (July 31), sharing a line-up with Post Malone, Megan Thee Stallion, Trippie Redd, Freddie Gibbs, Angels & Airwaves, Marc Rebillet and more.

After their performance, Limp Bizkit became a trending topic on Twitter for the rest of the weekend which has since led to a rise in the overall consumption of their discography.

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Across Sunday and Monday (August 1 and 2), the band recorded a combined 1.9million on-demand streams, according to MRC Data (via Billboard). That was up 27 per cent from the previous Sunday and Monday (July 25 and 26), when the band accounted for a combined 1.5million on-demand streams.

The band’s song sales went up 100 per cent over the same period, although on a much smaller scale – from 500 songs sold to 1,000.

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Fred Durst and Wes Borland of Limp Bizkit perform on stage during Lollapalooza 2021 at Grant Park on July 31, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. (Picture: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)

Limp Bizkit concluded their Lollapalooza set by previewing a track from their forthcoming new album.

“This song right here, it’s for you and only you,” Durst told the crowd and those watching the Lollapalooza livestream. “It’s a song off our new album called ‘Dad Vibes’. I want to see everybody out there dancing right now. Let me see how you do it.”

The rap-metal band’s set was also notable as Durst debuted his unusual new look on stage.

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The frontman wore a grey wig, a pair of oversized red sunglasses and a black jacket – which was only zipped up towards the top – during the performance.

The band are still yet to follow up their 2011 album ‘Gold Cobra’, though their long-awaited sixth album ‘Stampede Of The Disco Elephants’ remains in the works.

“I think [Durst’s] finally at the point now where he’s gonna pick a set of these songs that he’s finally cool with and finish ’em, and we’re gonna finish the record,” guitarist Wes Borland said in June. “So, fingers crossed.”

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