After nu-metal pioneers Limp Bizkit recently announced they would cancel all of their upcoming performances due to COVID safety concerns, the band left a few festival lineup slots empty. However, the California-based Aftershock festival found a fitting replacement for their Thursday show, metal icons Faith No More. Aftershock is planned for the weekend between October 7 and 10.
The festival recently followed the lead of other big music festivals and updated their COVID policies, requiring proof of vaccination or a negative test before attendees would be allowed on the festival grounds. This year’s Aftershock will include a truly heavy lineup, even though there were quite a few changes. At this point, Metallica is the biggest headliner by playing two shows, one on Friday and the other on Sunday. The original Misfits are set to hit the stage on Saturday, replacing emo pioneers My Chemical Romance. The original Misfits lineup includes the band’s iconic singer Glenn Danzig and bassist Jerry Only.
Faith No More will be on the road quite extensively this fall, as they are set to play multiple festivals, like Mad Cool Festival and Knotfest Iowa. The band will also play at the massive Hellfest in 2022.
They will go on a North American tour soon, in September, and then in October play a few shows with fellow metal bands System of A Down and Russian Circles. The west coast tour will feature three shows in Las Vegas, NV and two California shows in Fresno and Oakland. Next year Faith No More will also play some shows internationally in Australia, New Zealand, the U.K. and Europe.
Limp Bizkit recently performed at the Lollapalooza in July and premiered their unreleased new song, “Dad Vibes.” The band was set to your with the metal band Spiritbox this summer.
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