SLIPKNOT has announced a live return, unveiling details of its massive "Knotfest Roadshow" headline tour set to traverse across North America this summer. VOLBEAT, GOJIRA and BEHEMOTH will join as special guests on all dates. Produced by Live Nation, the 29-city outing will kick off July 26 in Mountain View, California at Shoreline Amphitheater and continue through September 8 where it will conclude with a performance at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands, Texas.
SLIPKNOT has also revealed that it will release its long-awaited new studio album on August 9. Each pair of tickets purchased online for SLIPKNOT's 2019 tour comes with a digital copy of the album. Further instructions will be available upon purchase with additional album details to be revealed in the coming weeks.
Tickets for SLIPKNOT's summer tour go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, March 8 at 10:00 a.m. local time at LiveNation.com. Premium members of SLIPKNOT fan club Outside The 9 get first access to pre-sale tickets starting March 5 at 10 a.m. local time. Citi is the official presale credit card for the tour, and Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, March 5 at 12:00 p.m. local time until Thursday, March 7 at 10:00 p.m. local time.
SLIPKNOT summer headline dates:
Jul. 26 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
Jul. 27 - San Bernardino, CA - San Manuel Amphitheater
Aug. 01 - Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre
Aug. 03 - Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheater
Aug. 04 - Phoenix, AZ - Ak-Chin Pavilion
Aug. 06 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
Aug. 08 - Lincoln, NE - Pinnacle Bank Arena
Aug. 10 - Des Moines, IA - Iowa State Fairgrounds*
Aug. 11 - Tinley Park, IL - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug. 12 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug. 14 - Virginia Beach, VA - Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
Aug. 16 - Noblesville, IN - Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Aug. 17 - Bonner Springs, KS - Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
Aug. 18 - Maryland Heights, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug. 20 - Toronto, ON - Budweiser Stage
Aug. 21 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Aug. 23 - Burgettstown, PA - KeyBank Pavilion
Aug. 24 - Scranton, PA - The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Aug. 25 - Darien Center, NY - Darien Lake Amphitheater
Aug. 27 - Mansfield, MA – The Xfinity Center
Aug. 28 - Wantagh, NY - Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Aug. 30 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug. 31 - Camden, NJ - BB&T Pavilion
Sep. 01 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
Sep. 03 - Alpharetta, GA - Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Sep. 04 - Tampa, FL - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Sep. 06 - Austin, TX - Austin360 Amphitheater at Circuit of The Americas
Sep. 07 - Dallas, TX - Dos Equis Pavilion
Sep. 08 - The Woodlands, TX - The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
* Iowa State Fair - SLIPKNOT and GOJIRA only
SLIPKNOT's sixth album is once again being recorded at a Los Angeles studio with producer Greg Fidelman, who engineered and mixed the band's 2004 LP "Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)" and helmed 2014's ".5: The Gray Chapter".
A new SLIPKNOT song, "All Out Life", was released last October. The official music video for the track was directed by the band's own M. Shawn Crahan.
Singer Corey Taylor recently described the band's new music as "evil," adding that the follow-up to ".5: The Gray Chapter" is "going to be ridiculous."
According to Taylor, "All Out Life" isn't "nearly as dark and vicious as the rest of the stuff that we have that we're working on."
".5: The Gray Chapter" was released following a six-year hiatus during which founding SLIPKNOT bassist Paul Gray died and drummer Joey Jordison was dismissed.