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NOFX cancel Punk Rock Bowling show due to “hate messages and threats” over Vegas shooting joke

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NOFX have pulled out of a headline performance at a Las Vegas festival after receiving “hate messages and threats” in regards to the band’s controversial past comments about the Route 91 Harvest shooting.Fat Mike and co.

were announced for this September’s Punk Rock Bowling last week, but have since faced a backlash over a joke they made about the 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting while performing at the event back in 2018.“I guess you only get shot in Vegas if you’re in a country band,” said guitarist Eric Melvin at one point in the performance, to which Fat Mike replied: “At least they were country fans and not punk rock fans.”As well as receiving criticism for making the remarks, NOFX were severed from Stone Brewing Co.

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