Kerrang! Tour 2014: Limp Bizkit and Crossfaith on bill
Story by Jack Foley
THE Kerrang! Tour is back for 2014 with 11 huge nights across the UK and Ireland.
Kerrang! have created another stellar line up for February next year featuring headliners Grammy Award-nominated multi-platinum Florida titans Limp Bizkit, Japanese Metalcore five piece Crossfaith and goblin core band Nekrogoblikon.
Nu Metal veterans Limp Bizkit boast the formidable line-up of Fred Durst [vocals], Wes Borland [guitars], Sam Rivers [bass], and John Otto [drums] and the tour follows a stellar second stage headline set at Download Festival.
The band recently released the first single off new label Cash Money Records Ready to Go, featuring Lil Wayne! which smashed the iTunes rock chart.
On headlining the tour Durst said: “It’s an honour to headline the Kerrang! Tour. It’s a really inspirational and motivational thing for Limp Bizkit. We’re going through a pretty amazing phase in our journey and it couldn’t have come at a better time.
“The Kerrang! Tour will be the official launch of [new album] Stampede Of The Disco Elephants. I can’t tell you how magical that feels. It’s gonna get chaotic and wild!”
Joining Limp Bizkit will be the brilliant Crossfaith, who took on the Rock stage at Reading and Leeds Festival at the weekend.
The Japanese metal five piece are due to release new album Apocalyze on September 9.
Kenta Koie (vocals) commented: “Thank you so much for having us back to your beautiful country! This is our favourite country to tour and we are so excited to be coming back! Limp Bizkit is a huge influence on our music and we are incredibly honoured to be asked to tour with them. Please come out to the show as there might be a few special surprises. Come and have a drink and party!”
Also on the bill are California’s Nekrogoblikon who recently released their new album power to widespread acclaim. Since bursting out with 2012 single No One Survives fans have been going nuts for their monstrous skull-crushing music and caused mayhem on the Pepsi Max stage at Download Festival this summer.
Vocalist Nicholas Von Doom said: “Hello friends in space! Come rock out with us and the rest of the bands this winter for the Kerrang tour. It’s going to sleigh. Ha ha ha. Seriously though, the show’s gonna be ill, dope and rad, ya dig? Come.”
They are the first ever Goblin Metal Band and will sure be bringing their biggest fan John Goblikon onto the road.
The fourth and final band will be announced in due course.
Kerrang! editor James McMahon commented: “I’m really excited about the 2014 Kerrang! Tour. I’m especially pleased we’ve got the ticket down to £20 because it’s really important for us to provide value for money to the rock fans who are the lifeblood of what we do.
“Limp Bizkit are basically the Kerrang! office house band – it’s what we play at work to get us through deadlines, and with Crossfaith and Nekrogoblikon joining the bill, I don’t think we’ve ever booked a more fun tour. Big beats, big bleeps and goblins. To paraphrase my grandfather, ‘he who is tired of goblins is tired of life. Get down’.”
Tickets for the Kerrang! 2014 tour are available go on pre-sale from Wednesday, August 28 before going on general sale on Friday, August 30 at 9am.
Tickets are priced at £20 + booking fees in all regions and the full dates as follows:
8 – Cardiff Uni Great Hall
9 – Liverpool O2 Academy
11 – Dublin Olympia
12 – Bristol O2 Academy
13 – Birmingham O2 Academy
15 – Newcastle O2 Academy
16 – Glasgow O2 Academy
17 – Manchester Academy
19 – Norwich The Nick Rayns LCR, UEA
20 – Southampton Guildhall
21- London O2 Academy Brixton