The band tell NME.COM they want to make it up to their European fans...

LIMP BIZKIT have promised to do some “surprise free events” to make up for their pulled appearance at DOWNLOAD, NME.COM can exclusively reveal.

As we revealed, the group pulled out of the festival (June 1) at Donington Park after work on their new album got behind schedule.

In a new statement issued exclusively to NME.COM, the band say they “sincerely regret” not being able to play the gig.

Fred Durst said: “The new band is exploding at the seams! We feel like it’s a real band now and we owe it to the fans to make them the best album we can. We hate to disappoint any of our fans so we want to come back to Europe as soon as we can.”

A spokesperson for the band told NME.COM that besides new dates in late August, there would be some “surprise free events”.

Durst added: “The fans in Europe have been so good to us we want to give them something back and since the ticket prices are so high these days and worldwide everybody’s economy sucks we think some free concerts are in order!”

Visit NME.COM soon for details of the shows.

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