Slipknot has announced the resuming of the Knotfest Roadshow. The 2021 edition of the tour will start on Sept 28 in Illinois. The 24-night trek will criss-cross the United States and artists such as Killswitch Engage, Fever 333, and Code Orange are all confirmed to join the run.
Following the exciting news of Knotfest Iowa, their massive production planned for September, as well as the confirmation from the band that they are in the studio working on the follow-up to We Are Not Your Kind, the masked nine will return to their caravan of chaos. Tour dates include two shows in New York, one at the Darien Lake Amphitheater in Darien Center on Oct 3 and one at the Lakeview Amphitheater in Syracuse on Oct 5.
Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor weighed in on the kind of anticipation that is now building ahead of Slipknot getting back to the business of decimating stages again. “With the world opening up, it’s time to get excited about life again. To get back to life again. This tour is a long time coming and we hope you’re as excited to see it as we are to play it. Stay safe, stay (sic) and we’ll see you soon.”
As for the band’s announcement of recording new music in the studio. Just last week, the band’s artistic architect and percussionist M.Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan confirmed to the U.K. media that the band was in fact, in the studio and in the thick of working on “God music” in the follow up to the universally-lauded 2019 release of We Are Not Your Kind.
Fan can to get an exclusive glimpse at ‘behind the scenes’ footage of the band at work by subscribing over at knotfest.com. Subscribers are also eligible to pre-order both Knotfest Roadshow and Knotfest Iowa tickets before the on-sale date to the general public.
Slipknot 2021 “Knotfest Roadshow” Tour Dates with Killswitch Engage, Fever 333, and Code Orange:
09/25 – Indianola, IA @ National Balloon Classic Field *
09/28 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
09/29 – Milwaukee, WI @ American Family Insurance Amphitheater
10/01 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
10/02 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
10/03 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater
10/05 – Syracuse, NY @ Lakeview Amphitheater – Syracuse
10/08 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
10/09 – Hartford, CT @ XFINITY Theatre
10/10 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
10/12 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
10/13 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
10/15 – Burgettstown, PA @ S&T Bank Music Park
10/17 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
10/19 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
10/20 – West Palm Beach, FL @ iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
10/22 – Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
10/23 – Alpharetta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
10/24 – Pelham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
10/26 – Rogers, AR @ Walmart AMP
10/28 – Del Valle, TX @ Germania Insurance Amphitheater
10/29 – The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion **
10/30 – Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion
11/01 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
11/02 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
* = Knotfest Iowa Festival (no Killswitch Engage or Code Orange)
** = no Code Orange