Barricade Breaks, Fans Storm Stage Forcing Slipknot and Evanescence to Cancel Performance at Knotfest in Mexico

Slipknot and Evanescence were forced to cancel their Knotfest performance last night (Nov. 30) at the Parque Deportivo Oceanía in Mexico City over safety concerns. The problem ignited with the broken barricade, which staff were unable to fix, as a result of this broken barricade, fans stormed the stage, destroying equipment and ensuing a riot-like situation including the burning of a drumkit that is said to have belonged to Evanescence.

“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.”

Amy Lee of Evanescence said in a video, “”Mexico City, we are so, so disappointed that we didn’t get our chance to play for you tonight at Knotfest. The last couple of bands didn’t get to play because of a safety issue with the barricades and it wasn’t something that could be fixed. We are so sorry. We love you so much. We were waiting there, just like you, hoping that we would get our chance, but it didn’t work out tonight. I don’t know how, but somehow we are going to make it up to you. We love you so much. We’ll see you next time.”

Slipknot and Evanescence have both issued statements regarding their cancelled performances at Knotfest in Mexico stating the below:

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