Yesterday, Slipknot and Evanescence both released statements regarding the situation.
“Due to unforeseen circumstances, Slipknot were not able to perform at last night’s Knotfest.
Security barricades became an issue, and it was decided that for the safety of the fans, neither Slipknot or special guests Evanescence could take the stage.”
— Slipknot (@slipknot) December 1, 2019
Evanescence commented on the destruction of their gear saying they do not view it as a representation of their Mexican fans.
Video footage shows fans setting a drum kit owned by Evanescence on fire in the crowd after rushing the stage.
#Knotfest @KNOTFEST in Mexico… “Fans” destroyed a barrier so Evanescenxe and Slipknot didn’t perform due to safety issues. Crowd then rushed the stage and destroyed #Evanescence‘s equipment. Here is Will’s drums on fire. Disgusting…. https://t.co/vaGHt3NzqN
— ANYwhereBUThome (@Xx__Anywhere13) December 1, 2019
Their drummer Will Hunt later posted videos of the aftermath to Instagram, his drum kit in ashes, along with his response to the crowd. After reassuring his followers that everyone was okay, the drummer calls out the rioters saying they if they were going destroy things, they should do it right.
“So, a lot of questions about this. First and foremost everyone is ok. We love Mexico and as a whole the fans are incredible. The riot that happened was a small group of morons and they WILL NOT change my love for the Mexican people or our fans in Mexico. As for the rest of it, here are my (somewhat comical) take aways.
“1st- Do you even riot bruh?! I mean, hell, if you’re gonna do it, REALLY do it!! Burn the whole fuckin’ thing down!!! What you pack of [email protected]$ies did was weak and stupid- JUST LIKE YOU. 2nd. If you’re gonna torch my beautiful @pearl_drums kit that meant the world to me (second video), at least cook some meat or marshmallows over the fire!!”
The full post is available below.
No other statements from the band have been made.
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Tickets are available here. Check out the full list of dates below.
04/04 – Brussels, Belgium @ Palais 12
04/05 – Paris, France @ Accor Hotel Arena
04/07 – London, UK @ The O2
04/09 – Berlin, Germany @ Velodrome
04/11 – Frankfurt, Germany @ Festhalle
04/12 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Hallenstadion
04/14 – Milan, Italy @ Mediolanum Forum
04/15 – Munich, Germany @ Zenith
04/17 – Hamburg, Germany @ Sporthalle
04/18 – Leipzig, Germany @ Arena
04/20 – Dusseldorf, Germany @ Mitsubishi Hall
04/21 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Ziggodome
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