All Of NOFX’s U.S. Shows Have Been Cancelled Following Las Vegas Shooting Joke

All of NOFX’s scheduled U.S. shows have apparently been cancelled. According to Fat Mike, the band have essentially been banned from large venues in the country due to their infamous Las Vegas shooting joke at the Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival. The group have since apologized for their comments.

Fat Mike said the following:

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!

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NOFX Issue Apology Following Las Vegas Shooting Remarks

NOFX have officially issued an apology after making a joke about the October 2017 Las Vegas, NV shooting during their set at the Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival. You can read that below. This news comes after the group were dropped from their “Camp Punk In Drublic” festival and after they lost their partnership with Stone Brewing Co.

NOFX’s apology:

“There’s no place here to backpedal. What NOFX said in Vegas was shameful. We crossed the line of civility. We can’t write songs about how people in this world need to be more decent, when we were clearly being indecent. Las Vegas has always been a welcoming city to our band, and to make light of the tragedy that occurred there was egregious.

All members of the band would like to sincerely apologize to anyone who experienced loss from the Vegas shooting 8 months ago, and to anyone who was at our show who lost a loved one or a friend, or who had to witness the incredibly senseless violence that night.

We were asked why we didn’t release an immediate apology. Well, we didn’t feel that we could write a sincere apology without reflecting on the actual damage we had done. No press agent was gonna write this for us. That’s why we have struggled with this for the past few days.

We didn’t plan or intend on saying anything so insensitive. It was off the cuff, but just as hurtful. We won’t blame it on drugs or alcohol or Ambien. That’s too easy. NOFX said it, and we own it. We made a tasteless joke. But to be clear, NOFX does not condone violence against ANY group of people, period!

As sincere as we’ve ever been,
NOFX”

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NOFX Drop Off “Camp Punk In Drublic” Following Las Vegas Shooting Remarks

NOFX are continuing to face backlash after making a joke about the October 2017 Las Vegas, NV shooting during their set at the Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival. Now, the group and Me First And The Gimme Gimmes, who also feature Fat Mike, have both been dropped from “Camp Punk In Drublic”. Fat Mike was one of the organizers of the event along with Synergy Global Entertainment and Brew Ha Ha Productions. Descendents and The Vandals will perform in their places.

NOFX have since issued a pre-apology:

“I can’t sleep, no one in my band can. What we said in Vegas was shitty and insensitive and we are all embarrassed by our remarks. So we decided we will all get together to discuss and write an in depth, sincere, and honest apology because that’s what the people we offended and hurt deserve.”

The festival also issued a statement:

“Camp Punk In Drublic festival producers have announced that NOFX and Me First And The Gimme Gimmes (featuring Fat Mike) will not be performing at this weekend’s festival at Legend Valley near Columbus, OH.

Descendents have been added to the Saturday festival lineup, replacing NOFX, and The Vandals have been added to the Friday Night Kickoff Party, replacing Me First and the Gimme Gimmes.

While NOFX is known for their dark, uncomfortable humor, the festival producers of Camp Punk In Drublic are shocked and disappointed by the band’s recent statements about the Route 91 Harvest Festival victims and country music fans. These statements do not reflect the feelings or views of the Camp Punk In Drublic festival, its staff, and its sponsors.

The festival producers support fans of all music genres and take safety very seriously at all of their events.

Out of respect for Route 91 Harvest Festival victims and their families, Camp Punk In Drublic will make a donation to a fund benefiting those affected by the 2017 tragedy.”

Furthermore, NOFX have also lost their partnership with Stone Brewing Co., who was sponsoring the event and brewing the band’s “Punk In Drublic” beer. The brewer said the following:

“We at Stone Brewing are aware of NOFX’s insensitive and indefensible statements this past weekend. As a result, we are severing all our ties with NOFX, including festival sponsorship and the production of our collaboration beer.”

NOFX Receive Backlash After Joking About Las Vegas Concert Shooting During The Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival

NOFX are receiving backlash after making a joke about the October 2017 Las Vegas, NV shooting during their set at the Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival. After finishing a song, frontman Fat Mike said “We played a song about Muslims and we didn’t get shot. Hooray.” Guitarist Eric Melvin continued: “I guess you only get shot in Vegas if you’re in a country band.” Fat Mike then responded: “You know that sucked but at least they were country fans and not punk rock fans.” The band then told the offended crowd the following: “You were all thinking it.” “But he said it.” “Did I offend somebody? I can’t fucking believe it.”

The founders of the festival have since issued the following statement:

“In light of NOFX’s comments during their performance at Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival, we would like to offer a formal apology to those in attendance, the City of Las Vegas, the victims, and the families of 10/1.

Las Vegas is home to the Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival, and we do not condone the statements made from our stage on Sunday night. We take the safety of our festival goers seriously and want to relay that, there is nothing funny about people being shot and murdered, ever.

Mark Stern and Shawn Stern
Founders of Punk Rock Bowling”

NOFX’s Fat Mike Announces Inaugural Camp Punk In Drublic

NOFX’s Fat Mike has announced the first-ever Camp Punk In Drublic. The event will take place on June 1-3 at Legend Valley in Thornville, OH, and it will feature music, craft beer tastings, campfire stories from punk legends, attractions such as Fatty’s Midnite Matinee late night movie theater, carnival games, etc. Here’s the daily lineups:

June 1 (Kickoff Party): Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine, and Guttermouth. (followed by Campfire Stories with Fat Mike and NOFX).

June 2: NOFX, Pennywise, Goldfinger, Strung Out, Mad Caddies, Face To Face and Bad Cop / Bad Cop (followed by Campfire Stories with Keith Morris, Jello Biafra and friends).

Sunday, June 3: Rancid, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Sick Of It All, Lagwagon, The Bouncing Souls, Street Dogs, and The Interrupters.

NOFX’s Fat Mike had the following to say:

“The thing about camping is that really nothing can go wrong, because everything is already wrong. Punk rockers don’t really know how to camp. They know how to wear hoodies, drink, and lean on each other. The good thing is that we got a lot of generators and an unlimited supply of kegs (some are even full of beer). Hey Coachella and Bonnaroo and Burning Man …Watch what happens at CAMP Punk In Drublic. I can almost guarantee that our festival is gonna be way lamer and stupider than yours…That’s the point!…Well, I think that’s the point. Wait, punk rock doesn’t have a point?”

Rancid’s Tim Armstrong also commented:

“Fat Mike gathered up some of my favorite bands and people to hang out in the middle of Ohio. Rancid can’t wait to be a part of the first Camp Punk In Drublic. We’re looking forward to telling stories around the campfire with you guys!”

Pennywise’s Fletcher Dragge continued:

“Wait, I get to run amok with a bunch of drunk punk rockers into the wee hours of the night? Have you ever seen a 300 lb man do a belly flop on a pup tent? Well you will…game on! People who are insane enough to stay through the night better get their troops together…me and Fatty are coming for you!!”

A limited quantity of Early Bird tickets for Camp Punk In Drublic Camping, Craft Beer & Music Festival go on sale Friday, March 30 at 10:00 a.m. EST.

NOFX Premiere New Song “There’s No ‘Too Soon’ If Time Is Relative”

NOFX have shared a new song titled “There’s No ‘Too Soon’ If Time Is Relative.” The track was sort of released as a tribute to the late Stephen Hawking, though the band say they recorded it on February 10, nearly a month before his death.

NOFX Announce 2018 “Punk In Drublic” Festival Tour

NOFX’s Fat Mike has announced some 2018 Punk in Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival dates. The frontman has joined forces with Synergy Global Entertainment and Brew Ha Ha Productions for the trek, which will feature music and up to four hours of craft beer tastings. Artists set to appear include: NOFX, Bad Religion, The Interrupters and Mad Caddies. Bad Cop / Bad Cop and The Last Gang will also appear at select shows. Fat Mike and Stone Brewing’s limited NOFX Punk in Drublic Hoppy Lager will now return for these dates, and will also be available in California. If your interested in finding it, you can use this beer finder. Here’s where you can catch the festival this time around:

05/05 Austin, TX – Austin American Statesman
05/06 Fort Worth, TX – Panther Island Pavilion
05/12 Richmond, VA – Bon Secours Redskins Training Center
05/13 Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier (at Penn’s Landing)
05/19 Brockton, MA – Campanelli Stadium
05/20 Pittsburgh, PA – Highmark Stadium