NOFX: Every US Show Has Been Canceled After Vegas Shooting Joke
Fat Mike has released a statement on Instagram saying that NOFX have had every scheduled show in the United States canceled. "We did not drop off the shows," he wrote. "We were told that NOFX is not welcome to play ANY big venue in the United States. No joke! NOFX has effectively been banned in our own country."
This comes after making tasteless jokes about the Las Vegas shootings at the Route 91 Harvest Festival that took place last fall. Footage of their comments at the Punk Rock Bowling festival made national headlines, with the band losing their beer sponsorship and having to bow out of the Camp Punk in Drublic festival.
Despite having their shows canceled in the US, however, the ones they have scheduled internationally remain planned as of press time. "For now, we are playing in Europe, Mexico and Canada. The Punk in Drublic Festival is still happening in Europe and other continents," Mike said. "I’m trying my best to bring it back to the US but a lot of people don’t want it to happen."
He added, "It fuckin sucks! We made a mistake, we apologized, and we gotta suffer the consequences. Maybe it ain’t fair, but whoever said life was. We are just very thankful that our fans are being so supportive. Thanks to all of you!"
NOFX issued an official apology earlier this month. You can check out Mike's new statement in full below. Be sure to leave us a comment with your thoughts.
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