The most historic event in Ultimate Fighting Championship’s 100 Event Weekend just got bigger with the announcement that rap-metal pioneer Limp Bizkit is bringing the only performance in the US of its “Unicorns ‘N Rainbows” tour to Mandalay Bay Beach on Friday, July 10th to perform its first North American concert in eight years.
UFC representatives were more than happy to welcome the multi-platinum-selling group to the 100 event weekend.
“Music is one of the things that makes the UFC experience so exciting, and I’ve always been a big fan of Limp Bizkit, so we are excited to have the group perform at UFC 100 event weekend,” said UFC President Dana White.
Limp Bizkit’s frontman, Fred Durst, said that UFC provided an optimal venue for the band for its return to the stage.
“We are proud that our first show in the USA with the original line-up in eight years will be in Las Vegas at UFC 100. The ultimate fighting music has finally found its home with the Ultimate Fighting Championship,” said Durst.
Tickets for Limp Bizkit are on sale now for $35 at all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations and are also available by phone through Ticketmaster. They can also be found at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Box Office.
On the night of the performace, doors will open at 7 p.m. BoneyB will perform at 8 p.m. and Limp Bizkit will go live at 9 p.m. The concert also will be streamed live on www.UFC.com.
As part of UFC Fan Expo, Limp Bizkit will appear and sign autographs on the main stage Friday, July 10th from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., just hours before its U.S. concert premiere.
Band members Fred Durst, Wes Borland, Sam Rivers, John Otto, and DJ Lethal are gearing up to record Limp Bizkit’s first new studio album with the original line-up since 2000’s Worldwide 12x-platinum Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water. Flip/Interscope Records will announce more details and a release date in the coming months. The band’s first three albums have sold more than 20 million copies in the United States alone, and another 13 million in the rest of the world.