LIMP BIZKIT kicked off their European tour in AMSTERDAM last night (May 16) with a spectacular show at the city’s HEINEKEN MUSIC HALL.
However, according to The Sun newspaper this morning, the show was in danger of not happening at all until the eleventh hour. Limp Bizkit employ a huge pyrotechnical display throughout, and Health and Safety officials were worried the fireworks posed a danger to the band. However, following a late inspection officials gave Limp Bizkit the green light.
As soon as the band hit the stage, 20ft flames were set off with frontman Fred Durst baiting the crowd, asking “Do you like fire?'” The displays continued throughout show. Running through a selection of hits including ‘My Generation’, ‘Take A Look Around’, ‘Rollin” and new single ‘My Way’, Limp Bizkit also invited several fans onstage.
The crowd lapped up the entire performance and showed no animosity towards Durst, despite his vitriolic attack on their hometown. Yesterday (May 16) he told NME.COM he thought the city was “disgusting'” and “putrid”.
The tour will continue in Madrid on Saturday (May 19).
In other Limp Bizkit news, Durst has also revealed he was bullied at school.
“I’ve been an underdog all my life. It stems from being at school. A lot of songs are about getting sick of being bullied and pushed around,” he told The Sun, adding, “We’re standing up for bullied kids around the world.”