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Evanescence drummer Will Hunt responded to the rioters at Knotfest who destroyed his drum kit, calling them “amateur, weak and stupid.”

Slipknot were set to headline Knotfest in Mexico City but were forced to cancel along with Evanescence after the barricade was broken during Behemoth’s set.

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Yesterday, Slipknot and Evanescence both released statements regarding the situation.

“Due to unforeseen circumstances, Slipknot were not able to perform at last night’s Knotfest.

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.”

Evanescence commented on the destruction of their gear saying they do not view it as a representation of their Mexican fans.

Video footage shows fans setting a drum kit owned by Evanescence on fire in the crowd after rushing the stage.

Their drummer Will Hunt later posted videos of the aftermath to Instagram, his drum kit in ashes, along with his response to the crowd. After reassuring his followers that everyone was okay, the drummer calls out the rioters saying they if they were going destroy things, they should do it right.

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“So, a lot of questions about this. First and foremost everyone is ok. We love Mexico and as a whole the fans are incredible. The riot that happened was a small group of morons and they WILL NOT change my love for the Mexican people or our fans in Mexico. As for the rest of it, here are my (somewhat comical) take aways.

“1st- Do you even riot bruh?! I mean, hell, if you’re gonna do it, REALLY do it!! Burn the whole fuckin’ thing down!!! What you pack of [email protected]$ies did was weak and stupid- JUST LIKE YOU. 2nd. If you’re gonna torch my beautiful @pearl_drums kit that meant the world to me (second video), at least cook some meat or marshmallows over the fire!!”

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So, a lot of questions about this. First and foremost everyone is ok. We love Mexico and as a whole the fans are incredible. The riot that happened was a small group of morons and they WILL NOT change my love for the Mexican people or our fans in Mexico. As for the rest of it, here are my (somewhat comical) take aways. 1st- Do you even riot bruh?! I mean, hell, if you’re gonna do it, REALLY do it!! Burn the whole fuckin’ thing down!!! What you pack of [email protected]$ies did was weak and stupid- JUST LIKE YOU. 2nd. If you’re gonna torch my beautiful @pearl_drums kit that meant the world to me (second video), at least cook some meat or marshmallows over the fire!! Fuckin’ weak ass [email protected]$y AMATEURS!! Again- weak and stupid JUST LIKE YOU. And 3rd- to the kind worker trying to clean up the mess- before you cart off my still smoldering kit (third video and because it used to rock so hard it’s still on fire!!) you should probably make sure the embers are out because IT CAUGHT BACK ON FIRE SMOKEY!!! So there ya go……… Moral of the story is don’t half ass anything…… least of which, your fucking riot, which again was WEAK AND STUPID JUST LIKE YOU FUCKING MORONS….

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No other statements from the band have been made.

More on Evanescence 

Evanescence will be embarking on a co-headlining tour with Within Temptation that will take place in Europe next year. The run is dubbed Worlds Collide and will kick off in Belgium in April.

Tickets are available here. Check out the full list of dates below.

Dates

04/04 – Brussels, Belgium @ Palais 12
04/05 – Paris, France @ Accor Hotel Arena
04/07 – London, UK  @ The O2
04/09 – Berlin, Germany @ Velodrome
04/11 – Frankfurt, Germany @ Festhalle
04/12 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Hallenstadion
04/14 – Milan, Italy @ Mediolanum Forum
04/15 – Munich, Germany @ Zenith
04/17 – Hamburg, Germany @ Sporthalle
04/18 – Leipzig, Germany @ Arena
04/20 – Dusseldorf, Germany @ Mitsubishi Hall
04/21 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Ziggodome

The band are also slated to play alongside Bring Me The Horizon, Metallica, Deftones and many more at Sonic Temple 2020.

General admission, military general admission, VIP tickets, parking passes and RV passes are available for purchase now. Camping passes are sold out, but attendees can get fan hotel rates here.

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