SLIPKNOT, LAMB OF GOD, SHADOWS FALL To Team Up For U.S. Arena Tour

Beginning March 4, 2005, SLIPKNOT will bring LAMB OF GOD and SHADOWS FALL, along with to-be-confirmed openers, out on The Subliminal Verses Tour, sponsored by Fuse.

SLIPKNOT's extensive set will feature tracks from their critically-acclaimed, Rick Rubin-produced third album "Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)" — most notable of which are the hit singles "Duality" and "Vermilion" (parts 1 and 2). Another indicator of SLIPKNOT's reach is their transition into the Hard Rock category at the Grammys. Their nomination this year, among bands like VELVET REVOLVER and labelmates NICKELBACK speaks volumes of the band's progression into the mainstream.

While wildly successful based on ticket sales (over 94 percent of total tickets were sold), SLIPKNOT's touring in support of "Vol. 3" has had limits imposed on it. First came the Jagermeister Music Tour, which played on smaller stages nationwide, then came Ozzfest, the nature of which results in shorter set times. This time around, SLIPKNOT's performance is limited only by the wild imagination of the band, which means… expect the unexpected!

Genre titans, Virginia's LAMB OF GOD and Massachussets' SHADOWS FALL, are also on board for the outing, adding their unique talents to the powerful American hard rock mix. LAMB OF GOD's critically acclaimed CD, "As the Palaces Burn", was named "Album of the Year" in notable magazines Revolver, Metal Hammer and more. The band's latest effort, the equally lauded "Ashes of the Wake", made a strong showing at No. 27 on the Billboard charts. The band's vocalist, Randy Blythe, shared his thoughts on their participation in this tour: "A SLIPKNOT/LAMB OF GOD/SHADOWS FALL tour? Dear Lord, what a mess. Thousands of screaming freaks, beer and God knows what else flying everywhere, large metal objects being smashed together, innocent bystanders weeping in confusion over the general mayhem…oh wait, that's just the party in the parking lot before the show starts. Come inside and the REAL fun will begin. Have your mama pack you a lunch, cause it's gonna be a long, hard night!" Vocalist Brian Fair of SHADOWS FALL added, "We're totally excited about our next U.S. tour where we once again will be playing with bands that we are not only friends with but also fans of. We've been friends with the guys in SLIPKNOT for a while but have not had the chance to actually tour with them and we look forward to this opportunity. There should be lots of crazy tour stories to add to our growing list." His band's critically acclaimed album, "The War Within", debuted at No. 20 on the Billboard charts and has been garnering accolades in Billboard, Blender and Stuff among others. The group were recently hailed as a "Band To Watch In 2005" by Spin magazine.

From March 4 until May 2, 2005, The Subliminal Verses Tour will hit the following cities:

Hartford, CT
Philadelphia, PA
New York, NY
Columbus, OH
Cleveland, OH
Chicago, IL
Detroit, MI
Indianapolis, IN
Boston, MA
Washington, DC
Atlanta, GA
Pensacola, FL
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Tampa, FL
New Orleans, LA
Dallas, TX
Houston, TX
Corpus Christi, TX
San Antonio, TX
Phoenix, AZ
Las Vegas, NV
San Diego, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Fresno, CA
San Jose, CA
Sacramento, CA
Portland, OR
Seattle, WA
Spokane, WA
Salt Lake City, UT
Denver, CO
Kansis City, MO
Des Moines, IA
Minneapolis, MN
Green Bay, WI
Madison, WI
Omaha, NE

A more formalized tour schedule will be made available as soon as details are known. All markets listed above are subject to change.

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