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LIMP BIZKIT (article first published : 2004-01-25)

Edgars and 5FM Music in association with Big Concerts have announced the upcoming South African tour of one of the most sought after American Rock bands! Supergroup Limp Bizkit will kick off their tour in Cape Town on the April 2, before heading to Durban on April 4 and then Johannesburg on April 6.

The band - made up of Fred Durst; DJ Lethal; John Otto; Sam Rivers; and Mike Smith - create a distinctive mix of metal and hip-hop. The band offends cheerfully and willfully, and is capable of an onstage spectacle second to none. Most importantly, they're careful to do things too loudly to be ignored.

Emerging from Jacksonville, Florida in 1994, Limp Bizkit, is a group of visionaries brought together by frontman Fred Durst. They have become one of the most influential bands in the heavy music scene and have sold close to 30 million records worldwide. In 1995 when Durst (also an accomplished tattoo artist) decorated the members of the funk-metal band Korn, the acquaintance turned into a friendship, and the following year after Durst slipped them a Limp Bizkit demo tape, they landed a spot touring with House Of Pain and The Deftones.

Their 1997 debut album, Three Dollar Bill, Y'all ushered Limp Bizkit in to the platinum house, thanks to a cheeky remake of George Michael's Faith, and a spot on the 1998 OZZ Fest bill, with its famous giant toilet stage prop.

Their breakthrough 1999 disc Significant Other, debuted at No.1 on Billboard Top 200, and featured the hits Nookie, Break Stuff and Re-Arranged. The album sold almost 7.5 million copies in the US alone, and that year the band received two MTV Video Music Award nominations. In 2000 Limp Bizkit was nominated for two Grammy Awards, and won Best Rock Video for Break Stuff at the MTV Video Music Awards; their song N 2 Gether Now was nominated as well.

Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavoured Water, the band's 2000 follow-up came a year later featuring the hits My Generation, Take a Look Around, the theme song to Mission Impossible 2 and Rollin. The album broke previous rock sales records by selling over 1,000,000 copies during the first week of its release, and the band received two MTV Video Music Award nominations and took home the award for Best Rock Video. In addition, they won three MTV Europe Music Awards.

Having just released their latest album, Results May Vary late in 2003, Limp Bizkit promises to turn the rock world on its head and spin it round and round.

Their Durban performance will take place on April 4 at ABSA Park, Outer Fields. Booking is at Computicket. Call 083 915 8000 or visit www.computicket.com




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