blackbear recently showed off some of his new ink on social media. We knew the genre-blending rapper and musician grew up n the scene but he might be more of a heavy metal fan than he lets. His most recent tattoo is for Slipknot. Nestled on his arm that features an Alkaline Trio tattoo and the spider-webbed elbow is the simple word “Slipknot.”
It doesn’t get more direct of band shout-out than just getting their name in plain text on your body. Check out the new tattoo below.
blackbear, or Mat Musto started as the frontman of Florida-based pop-punk act Polaroid before rising through the pop world by writing and producing tracks for everyone from Justin Bieber to G-Eazy to making a name for himself as blackbear.
His start in pop-punk is no surprise given Musto was rocking Rancid tees and plaid pants in fourth grade. A self-described fan of blink-182, the rapper’s babysitter expanded his horizons to bands such as New Found Glory and Alkaline Trio
Over the summer, blackbear released “hot girl bummer” (after defending it from Megan Thee Stallion fans who called it a parody). The following month he teamed up with nothing, nowhere. and blink-182 drummer Travis Barker for their collaborative BLOODLUST EP for one song, “BACK2YOU.”
blackbear is set to work with Barker again as he produces Machine Gun Kelly’s upcoming pop-punk album Tickets To My Downfall. He first teased the collab in early December before confirming blackbear joins YUNGBLUD, Trippie Redd and Young Thug on the LP.
YUNGBLUD and bear are no strangers to working together either as the teamed up with Marshmello on the former’s latest release, “Tounge Tied.”
So, blackbear is no stranger to good old-fashioned rock and roll. We’re sure he’s been a Slipknot fan for a while but given the recent success of their album We Are Not Your Kind we expect to see a lot more Slipknot tattoos to come. Check out the ink below.
The song joins a handful of singles released since the artist dropped his latest album Anonymous in April 2019.
Set against a dark aesthetic, the rapper grapples with a past love while trying to move on. The video focuses on blackbear recalling the relationship as well as a performance scene contrasted with an animatronic band that looks like it came straight out of Chuck E. Cheese.
Slipknot has a long list of tour dates as well. Tickets for that are available here. A full list of dates for blackbear and Slipknot is below.
Halsey w/ blackbear and PVRIS Dates:
07/12 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
07/15 – Forest Hills, NY @ Forest Hills Stadium
07/18 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
07/19 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
07/22 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
07/24 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
07/25 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
07/27 – Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
07/30 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
08/01 – Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre
01/24 – Birmingham, UK @ Birmingham Arena #
01/25 – London, UK @ The O2 #
01/28 – Amsterdam, NL @ Ziggo Dome #
01/29 – Frankfurt, DE @ Festhalle #
01/30 – Paris, FR @ AccorHotels Arena #
02/01 – Luxembourg, LU @ Rockhal #
02/02 – Lyon, FR @ Halle Tony Garnier #
02/04 – Budapest, HU @ Sportarena #
02/06 – Lodz, PL @ Atlas Arena #
02/08 – Stuttgart, DE @ Hanns Martin Schleyer Halle #
02/09 – Munich, DE @ Olympiahalle #
02/11 – Milan, IT @ Mediolanum Forum #
02/12 – Zurich, CH @ Hallenstadion #
02/14 – Vienna, AT @ Stadthalle #
02/16 – Hamburg, DE @ Barclaycard Arena #
02/17 – Berlin, DE @ Mercedes-Benz Arena #
02/18 – Dortmund, DE @ Westfalenhalle #
02/20 – Copenhagen, DK @ Royal Arena #
02/21 – Stockholm, SE @ Ericsson Globe #
02/22 – Oslo, NO @ Telenor Arena #
02/24 – Helsinki, FI @ Hartwall Arena #
03/20 – Tokyo, JP @ Knotfest Japan
03/21 – Tokyo, JP @ Knotfest, Japan
03/24 – Singapore @ Singapore Rockfest
03/27 – Jakarta, ID @ Hammersonic Festival
03/29 – Manila, PH @ Amoranto Stadium
05/16 – Columbus, OH @ Sonic Temple Festival
08/01 – Wacken, DE @ Wacken Open Air
08/10 – Barcelona, SP @ Knotfest At Sea
08/22 – Milton Keynes, UK @ Knotfest UK
# with Behemoth
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