Soon after the rockets fly on Independence Day, Limp Bizkit hope to make their own fireworks with a headlining tour of North America.
Exact dates, cities and opening acts will be announced soon, a band spokesperson said. The last time Bizkit toured the States was in November with Korn on the Back 2 Basics Tour (see "Bizkit, Korn Take It Back 2 Basics In L.A. — But Throw In Nirvana And A Mohawk").
The summer outing should dispel recent Internet rumors that Limp Bizkit are planning to split up, but for any doubters, frontman Fred Durst has posted a definitive declaration on the band's Web site.
"Limp Bizkit is not breaking up for any reason," he began, adding that the band will begin writing a new record after the tour. Also, Durst declared that the group's relationship with Interscope Records is solid, despite the shakeup at its parent company, Universal, and recent Web talk. "Limp has done very, very well for ourselves and our label, and we would never leave and they would never dream of getting rid of us," Durst wrote. "It's weird to hear silly sh-- like that from some poser with a keyboard."
In order to separate Limp Bizkit news from his thoughts and feelings about everything else, Durst has launched a blog at www.xanga.com/americanalien. His first entry was dated April 28 and addressed the idea of selfishness versus individuality. So far, Durst has posted six entries, the most recent of which is dated May 3.
"Sometimes I don't want to take my frustrations, fears, or troubles out on the Limp site," Durst explained in the Bizkit post. "I made American Aliens a place specifically for that. ... So just know Limp Bizkit is Limp Bizkit, and American Aliens is me and you. It's not very hard to grasp."