NOFX is known for being a politically incorrect band, and this is definitely not the first offensive joke they’ve made onstage. But recently, at a show in Las Vegas, they cracked a joke about the Las Vegas shooting that crossed the line, costing their tour in the US.
Late last month, the band played Punk Rock Bowling festival in Vegas, where a member of the band said on stage, “I guess you only get shot in Vegas if you’re in a country band.” When another responded with, “That sucked, but at least they were country fans and no punk rock fans.” (Watch the video from TMZ HERE)
Obviously, the comment sparked total outrage on social media, but it also caused the band to cancel their entire list of upcoming tour dates in the US, despite their attempts of an apology on their social media. As the band mentioned in the Instagram [** NSFW **] caption below, “NOFX has effectively been banned in our own country. This is not our choice, but it is our reality.”
Read more of the story from ABC Radio HERE.
Repost @fatmikedude Fuck it! I’m not supposed to talk about it, 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. This is not our choice, but it is our reality. We are very sorry to our fans, especially the ones in Austin. For now, we are playing in Europe, Mexico, and Canada. The Punk in Drublic Festival is still happening in Europe and other continents. I’m trying my best to bring it back to the US but a lot of people don’t want it to happen. 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!!!!! See y’all in Slovenia tomorrow! #punkindrublicinternational #whendidpunkrockbecomesosafe #IhatednotbeinginOhio