Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst Debuts Updated Look at First 2022 Show, Band Endures Sound Issues
Limp Bizkit hit the stage on March 19 at the Vive Latino festival in Mexico City, which marked their first live performance of the year. The band battled constant sound issues throughout the night where frontman Fred Durst debuted an updated version of the "Dad Vibes" look he famously donned last year.
The 12 song set featured six tracks off Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water, two from Significant Other, one cover song (Ministry's "Thieves") and three songs were culled from Bizkit's latest record, Still Sucks, which was released on Halloween last year.
For the show, Durst was outfitted in a beige jumpsuit and a light grey wig with long, straight hair down to his shoulders and parted front bangs. Meanwhile, that handlebar mustache we saw last year remained intact, as seen below in both the photo guitarist Wes Borland shared on Instagram and a fan-shot video of Limp Bizkit's full festival performance.
Borland thanked Mexico City for welcoming Limp Bizkit and apologized for the haphazard show, which was marred by problems with the onstage monitors.
"Not the easiest show to get through due to some monitor issues (but nothing to do with our monitor engineer [Joe Standen] who is an absolute legend)," Borland began and further explained, "When we fly in to one off festivals without a sound check it can be pretty wild! We still had fun and played several new songs for the first time ever. I also used a brand new [Official Jackson Guitars] custom Rhodes V for the first time live. Muchas gracias for all the love we received! See ya next time."
Hopefully, the monitor issues are not an omen of what's to come when Limp Bizkit return to the road on a headlining U.S. tour that stretches from April 28 through May 31 with a handful of different openers on tap for select nights. View the upcoming dates and get more details here.
One of the opening acts is rapper $not, which upset Mikey Doling, guitarist for nu-metal outfit Snot. In a since-deleted social media post, Doling reportedly expressed frustration with Durst, someone he considers to be a friend, over selecting an opening act with a name overwhelmingly similar to that of the veteran nu-metal group.
"And I wanted to say to Fred Durst, if you see this video, how dare you, man? You were friends with Snot. Snot loved you, man. You came onstage with us and performed. Lynn [Strait, late Snot frontman] went on stage with you in Boston. And you know the incident I'm talking about. We were friends. We shared drinks, stage, music [and] all that, and all these years later you take an artist named $NOT on tour with you? What the fuck is that, man? Bullshit," Doling allegedly said (via Blabbermouth).
Limp Bizkit, Live at Vive Latino Festival (2022) — Full Show
Limp Bizkit Setlist — March 19, 2022 at Vive Latino Festival (via setlist.fm)
01. "Out Of Style"
02. "Dirty Rotten Bizkit"
03. "Turn It Up"
04. "Dad Vibes"
05. "Break Stuff"
06. "My Generation"
07. "Livin' It Up"
09. "Hot Dog"
10. "My Way"
12. "Take A Look Around"