Soon after the cancellations, video from Knotfest captured a rash of vandalism, including one video where fans storm the stage, grab Evanescence drummer Will Hunt's drum kit and then light it on fire; Slipknot added that they hoped to perform Sunday but "a situation arose onstage after the cancellation that damaged or destroyed gear that would have been necessary to play".
Earlier in the day on Saturday (November 30), the crowd destroyed a security barricade beyond repair during a set from Behemoth, causing the festival organizers to cancel all remaining performances after several failed attempts to fix the barricade.
Knotfest Mexico turned into a riot after Slipknot and Evanescence were forced to cancel their headlining sets at the festival due to safety concerns.
Evanescence also released a statement about the incident with a video shared to the band's Facebook page echoing similar sentiments of regret toward the fans and promising to somehow make it up to them in the future. First and foremost everyone is ok. You have shown us an incredible amount of love from the very beginning, and we will always come back for you. 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.
"1st- Do you even riot bruh?! I wish you could take a look at the real posts of the people who attended the event". Burn the whole fuckin' thing down! If you're gonna torch my lovely @pearl_drums kit that meant the world to me (second video), at least cook some meat or marshmallows over the fire! Fuckin' weak ass [email protected]$y AMATEURS!
So, a lot of questions about this. The run is dubbed Worlds Collide and will kick off in Belgium in April.
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