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NOFX “effectively banned” from the US

By | Published on Friday 22 June 2018


NOFX have “effectively been banned” from performing live in the US, says frontman Fat Mike. This follows their recent controversial jokes made on stage about the Route 91 Harvest festival shooting last year.

“I’m not supposed to talk about it”, he wrote on Instagram. “But because of the comments we made in Las Vegas every NOFX show has been cancelled in the US. We did not drop off the shows, 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”.

The band were heavily criticised following a performance at the Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival, also in Vegas, last month, when they joked that “you only get shot in Vegas if you’re in a country band”. They later apologised, saying that what they’d said was “shameful” and that they’d “crossed the line of civility”.

Referencing this apology, Fat Mike continued: “This is not our choice, but it is our reality … It fuckin sucks! We made a mistake, we apologised, 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”.

The band are due to play the Southside Festival in Germany tonight. They do not currently have any UK shows scheduled.