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Limp Bizkit Announce Auckland Headline Show with HANABIE.

Limp Bizkit Announce Auckland Headline Show with HANABIE.

Chris Cudby / Thursday 21st September, 2023 5:00PM

This is not a drill. Arguably THE defining group of the nu metal era, Limp Bizkit are heading to Aotearoa this November to headline Auckland's Spark Arena. Fronted by iconic lead vocalist Fred Durst, Limp Bizkit arose from Jacksonville, Florida in 1994 to conquer the world with such fury-fulled rap-metal anthems as 'Break Stuff', 'Rollin' (Air Raid Vehicle)' 'Nookie' and 'Behind Blue Eyes'. Achieving over 40 million record sales for their oeuvre including Significant Other (1999), Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water (2000) and Results May Vary (2003), Limp Bizkit will be supported by Japanese metalcore / "Harajuku-core" stars HANABIE. (described by LOUDER as "the soundtrack to a neon-splattered cyberpunk videogame") for a guaranteed wild spring night out in Tāmaki Makaurau. We advise swooping on tickets when they go live next week, brought to you by Destroy All Lines and Good Vibes Promotions...

Limp Bizkit
with special guests HANABIE.
Sunday 26th November - Spark Arena, Auckland

General public tickets on sale from

Ben Stiller and Stephen Dorff guest star in Limp Bizkit's classic 2000 video for 'Rollin' (Air Raid Vehicle)'...

Take in the intensity of Limp Bizkit's 2003 anthem 'Behind Blue Eyes'...

Watch HANABIE.'s epic video for '我甘党- (WE LOVE SWEETS)'...

Press release:

Breathe in, now breathe out New Zealand. The good times just keep on rollin' in 2023, and this November LIMP BIZKIT, aka one of the most defining nu metal bands of all time, are bringing the Dad Vibes and all your classic faves to Auckland's Spark Arena for a headline sideshow on Sunday 26 November with special guests HANABIE. en route to Good Things Festival in Australia.

A rare few can boast the staying power and permeating legacy of a band like LIMP BIZKIT. Forged in Florida in the mid 90s with a raucous fusion of rock, metal and hip hop, LIMP BIZKIT's staggering legacy cemented in 1997 via their innovative debut album Three Dollar Bill, Y'all, with their angsty odes and genre-blurring ultimately influencing the nu metal stampede that catapulted into the mainstream.

Now boasting six studio albums, including their #1 charting albums Significant Other (1999) and Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water (2000) as well as their most recent full length Still Sucks (2021), LIMP BIZKIT have also received three Grammy Award nominations, wins at the Billboard Music Awards and Kerrang! Awards, and an induction into MTV's Total Request Live Hall of Fame in 2001. And with multiple platinum albums already under their belts and over 13 million monthly dedicated listeners on Spotify alone, LIMP BIZKIT's fanbase continues to explode globally, as do their monstrous live performances.

A band who can party like it's 1999 multiple decades on, LIMP BIZKIT's palpitating array of rock, metal, rap and beyond is as potent as ever, inciting mosh pits and rock'n'roll rebellion in a way only frontman Fred Durst and co. truly can. From their generation-defining singles like Break Stuff, Rollin' (Air Raid Vehicle) and Nookie to newer cuts that keep the party vibes ferociously pumping, it's undeniable that LIMP BIZKIT as as electrifying now as they were when nu metal first reigned supreme.

Forming in 2015, Japanese metalcore outfit HANABIE. blend metal, hardcore, hip hop, electronica and J-pop with Harajuku-inspired aesthetics. Brandishing their secret weapons, pop, genre-less music and kawaii neo-Japanese style, HANABIE. also embrace tongue-in-cheek lyricism, as witnessed most recently on their 2023 album Reborn Superstar! as well as on their debut 2021 full length Girl's Reform Manifest. Previously performing at Aftershock, Louder Than Life and Blue Ridge Rock Festival, HANABIE. are a breath of sharpened fresh air in the heavy realms, and a must-see in a live setting.


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