Limp Bizkit Cancels Southeast Asian Tour

By | December 3, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Limp Bizkit has canceled the Southeast Asian leg of their world tour, citing terrorism fears in the region, local media reported Wednesday.

“The band wishes to extend their deepest apologies to their fans in Southeast Asia and promise to return once security for their fans can be assured,” concert promoter Michael Hosking told the Straits Times newspaper.

The newspaper said the American rap-rock band cited U.S. State Department warnings of “increased security risks” for the no-show. Hosking told the newspaper that appearances in the Indonesian resort island of Bali, Thailand and the Philippines have also been scrapped.

Western governments have repeatedly warned of possible attacks in the region by the al-Qaida-linked Jemaah Islamiyah militant group, blamed for the October 2002 attacks in Bali that killed 202 people and the Aug. 5 bombing of Jakarta’s JW Marriott hotel that killed 12.

Southeast Asian governments have said the warnings were uncalled for and hurt the region’s vital tourism industry.