NOFX Seemingly Banned From Playing Larger Venues In The U.S.
NOFX’s Fat Mike has posted on Instagram following his admittedly wildly, ridiculously insensitive remarks onstage in Vegas last month.
The band made jokes about the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting on October 1 last year that resulted in the deaths of 58 people.
“I guess you only get shot in Vegas if you’re in a country band,” guitarist Eric Melvin said onstage. “At least they were country fans and not punk rock fans,” was frontman Fat Mike’s response. Umm…
The caption to this reads:
Fuck it! I’m not supposed to talk about it, but because of the comments we made in Las Vegas… every NOFX show has been cancelled in the US. We did not drop off the shows.… we were told that NOFX is not welcome to play ANY big venue in the United States. No joke! NOFX has effectively been banned in our own country. This is not our choice, but it is our reality. We are very sorry to our fans, especially the ones in Austin. For now, we are playing in Europe, Mexico, and Canada. The Punk in Drublic Festival is still happening in Europe and other continents. I’m trying my best to bring it back to the US but a lot of people don’t want it to happen. It fuckin sucks! We made a mistake, we apologized, and we gotta suffer the consequences. Maybe it ain’t fair, but whoever said life was. We are just very thankful that our fans are being so supportive. Thanks to all of you!!!!!
See y’all in Slovenia tomorrow!
To their credit, the band definitely made a solid apology about the whole thing, but this isn’t the sort of thing people just forget, it looks like.
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