Slipknot tour 2019
Metal monsters Slipknot have announced a massive 29-date tour across North America taking place this summer. Their Knotfest Roadshow tour kicks off July 26th in Mountain View and runs into September making additional stops in San Bernardino, Denver, Maryland Heights, Toronto, Tampa and Dallas. Joining the tour in support will be special guests Volbeat, Gojira and Behemoth. Back in 2016, the band joined forces with Marilyn Manson for a major summer tour with support from Of Mice & Men.
Slipknot also announced their next album will be released on August 9th, 2019. The new album is expected to include their latest single ‘All Out Life’ which dropped last Halloween. Their previous 2014 album ‘5: The Gray Chapter’ reached #1 on the Billboard 200 and was certified Gold by the RIAA. The following year, the band teamed up with Korn for their Prepare For Hell Tour before launching their Summer’s Last Stand Tour with special guests Lamb of God, Bullet For My Valentine and Motionless In White.
Slipknot is an American heavy metal band from Des Moines, Iowa. The band was founded in 1995 by percussionist Shawn Crahan, drummer Joey Jordison and bassist Paul Gray. After several lineup changes in its early years, the band settled on nine members for more than a decade: Shawn Crahan, Joey Jordison, Paul Gray, Corey Taylor, Mick Thomson, Jim Root, Craig Jones, Sid Wilson, and Chris Fehn. Gray died on May 24, 2010, and was replaced during 2011–2014 by guitarist Donnie Steele. Jordison left the band due to illness on December 12, 2013. Steele left during the recording sessions for .5: The Gray Chapter. The band found replacements in Alessandro Venturella on bass and Jay Weinberg on drums. After the departure of Jordison, as of December 2013 the only founding member in the current lineup is percussionist Crahan.