Even though he couldn’t specify the dates or venues, Durst undoubtedly caught the attention of fans and Bizkit-bashers alike when he said the gigs will be free to anyone who wants to show up and stand in line.

Adding even more controversy to the tour, Napster.com, the lawsuit-beleaguered online music distribution service, is sponsoring the tour to the tune of around $2 million. Durst said Napster’s money will cover production costs and neither Limp Bizkit nor support act Cypress Hill will see any profits from the outing. A third act will be announced later.

“It’s really free,” Durst, accompanied by the rest of the band, said during an appearance on MTV. “We’re doing multiple nights. We’re going back to the smaller venues to get closer to our fans and get more of that intimate feel.”

That charitable approach probably won’t be enough to appease concert organizers, local governments and civic groups that might not be thrilled to see thousands of fans congregating for a free show.

“You just get in line and they’ll let people in up to that point (at capacity),” Durst said.

Crowd control will definitely be an issue for the tour, which will reportedly kick off July 4 at a yet-to-be-named location. The road trip is intended to generate a buzz for the band’s upcoming album, Chocolate Starfish And The Hot Dog Flavored Water, due out later this summer.

The tour is expected to play multiple nights at 3,000 to 5,000-seat venues in Chicago, Minneapolis, Detroit, Boston, New York, Dallas, Denver, San Francisco, Seattle and Los Angeles before drawing to a close August 6.