Knotfest Mexico Ends in a Riot
This weekend Slipknot’s traveling festival Knotfest Mexico ended in a riot similar to the old days of Guns N’ Roses. According to reports once a barricade was pushed down during Behemoth’s set earlier in the day,multiple attempts by the festival organizers to fix it failed. Slipknot would cancel their headlining set over security concerns and Evanescence also cancelled their show.
#Knotfest started trending on Twitter and some of Evanescence equipment was destroyed and posted on social media. Evanescence drummer Will Hunt’s kit — went viral. “It literally breaks my heart to see @evanescence equipment being destroyed at #knotfest. To the people who went on to destroy their equipment, you’re a bunch of cowards. Malditos perros!,” tweeted one fan, while another concertgoer eloquently added, “This doesn’t represent metalheads nor mexicans. Only morons that can’t behave properly.”
“Due to unforeseen circumstances, Slipknot were not able to perform at last night’s Knotfest,” the band commented in a joint statement. “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.
“We had hoped to be able to perform today, but regrettably, a situation arose onstage after the cancellation that damaged or destroyed gear that would have been necessary to play.
“We are extremely disappointed that we did not get the chance to perform, but the safety of our fans and our community is our biggest priority. We will look to get back to Mexico sometime in the future.”
Evanescence commented on the events in a video posted to Instagram. “We are heartbroken we didn’t get to play for you tonight, México City,” the band captioned the clip. “Your safety, your life is more important than any show! We love you and we will be back soon, that’s a promise.” See below.
— Uziel (@UzielChavz) December 1, 2019