Limp Bizkit Teams With Napster, Announces Free Concerts
Rock group Limp Bizkit has announced a month's worth of completely free concerts starting on July 4th, dubbed "Limpdependence." Lead singer Fred Durst told the press regarding Napster's involvement, "We could care less about the older generation's need to do business as usual. We care more about what our fans want, and our fans want music on the Internet."
Napster will support tour costs such as travel, venue rentals, and lights, giving the band close to $2 million.
Just weeks after being attacked by artists such as Metallica and Dr. Dre, this move by Napster has come as quite a shock to many in the music industry. Proving that not everyone is afraid of the MP3-sharing proram, Durst stated Napster was "an amazing way to market and promote music." Indirectly critizicing those artists following Howard King and his attack on Napster, Durst noted, "I would think the only people worried about that are people that are really worried about their bank accounts."
No specific dates or locations have been set for the tour as of yet, however the band told the press they would play multiple dates at 3,000- to 5,000-seat venues in Chicago, Minneapolis, Detroit, Boston, New York, Dallas, Denver, San Francisco, Seattle and Los Angeles. Cypress Hill will be promoting their alubm "Skull and Bones", which hits stores today, and Limp Bizkit will be premeiring tracks from their upcoming, "Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water," due out in August.