Limp Bizkit Reschedule Las Vegas Concert as July 18th Free Show

July 7, 2009 11:03 AM ET

Limp Bizkit have rescheduled their first U.S. concert in eight years as a reunited band, booking a free show on July 18th at Las Vegas' Pearl Concert Theatre, Blabbermouth reports. As Rock Daily previously noted, the reunited rap-rockers were originally supposed to play on June 10th at Vegas' Mandalay Bay resort as part of the mixed martial arts competition UFC 100 festivities, but a disagreement over venue and a fight of DVD rights led to UFC canceling the gig. Tickets for the July 18th performance will be given out on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Limp Bizkit recently wrapped up the European portion of their Unicorns & Rainbows reunion tour with a concert in Paris this weekend. The free Vegas show will likely be Fred Durst and company's lone U.S. show until after the band complete work on their new album, which will feature guitarist Wes Borland back in the fold and the first time the original lineup has recorded a full album together since 2000's Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water.

"The style is not going to disappoint any true, hardcore Limp Bizkit fans," Durst recently told Rolling Stone regarding the new album's sound. "But it also isn't going to alienate anyone that else who is going to discover Limp Bizkit for the first time. It's kinda going to change the game a little bit, but still stay Limp Bizkit — if that makes any sense." The band hopes to release their new album in the fall, with a stateside tour to follow.

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