EVANESCENCE and SLIPKNOT were forced to cancel their appearances at the first day of the Knotfest Meets Forcefest in Mexico City this past Saturday night due to a security issue. According to reports, the stage barricade broke during BEHEMOTH‘s set and it was impossible to fix it in time for either of the two final bands to perform.
In a video message, EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee said: “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.”
Some fans at the festival apparently reacted angrily at the cancelation, storming the stage and destroying equipment, including EVANESCENCE‘s gear.