Corey Taylor Slipknot
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Corey Taylor of Slipknot isn’t just pretending to be a badass character during shows. The singer recently injured his first minutes before a show, but powered through anyway.

The gig occurred in Helsinki, Finland on Feb 24.

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Slipknot just completed the U.K. and European leg of their tour supporting We Are Not Your KindUnfortunately, the last show in Finland didn’t go entirely as planned. 

Moments before going on stage, vocalist Corey Taylor was involved in a minor accident. 

An oxygen tank fell on his foot and Taylor believed it to be broken. 

“As I was coming up on the stage, an oxygen tank fell from a case and landed on my foot, and I’m fairly certain I have broken bones in my foot,” Corey Taylor told the crowd. 

“There’s no way that we’re not fucking playing this fucking show, I’m just letting you know. I may have to hobble around and just fight through it. But I’m gonna give you everything I’ve got, god damn it. Are you giving give me everything you’ve fucking got?” 

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Watch the video below.

Don’t worry though, maggots. Corey Taylor is okay. His wife Alicia later confirmed that nothing was broken. 

No, Corey didn’t break anything! An oxygen tank that was stored on a case fell on his foot as he was walking on stage. Yeah it hurt, that’s like a frozen turkey landing on your foot. But he powered through like the beast he is- iced it, and was alright the next day, just sore.

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We’re glad Corey is still in great health. Slipknot’s will head to Japan later this month for Knotfest Japan before heading stateside for the Knotfest Roadshow with  A Day To RememberUnderoath and Code Orange.

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Slipknot recently announced the lineup for their very special inaugural cruise Knotfest At Sea. The lineup is stacked with incredible bands. AnthraxBehemothDevildriverSevendust, Skindred, Ho99o9, Higher Power and Sleep Token will all join them on the ship. Plus, even more bands are yet to be announced.

The voyage was announced in November and will set sail off the coast of Barcelona this summer.

The band announced the cruise in November on their social media accounts. The fest will be taking place on Aug. 10-14 this year with Slipknot performing two sets during the event. In addition to the Slipknot sets, the cruise will also feature a live Q&A with band members, a Sid DJ/MC set, a Slipknot Whiskey Tasting & Discussion with Clown, a signing with Mick Thomson, a drum workshop with Jay Weinberg, a bass clinic with VMan and 20 years of Slipknot memorabilia showcased throughout the ship.

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So now, in addition to all of those goodies, attendees get to see a host of incredible bands.

“Maggots and Legions! Our momentous tour with Slipknot comes to an end in a few days and it’s been our biggest in Europe to date,” Behemoth frontman, Nergal says. “But I’m beyond excited that our comradeship with Slipknot ain’t over yet… for we’re teaming up with them again for Knotfest At Sea! We look forward to feasting again this Summer!”

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Devildriver frontman Dez Fafara shared his similar sentiments.

“DevilDriver is extremely honored to be asked to play the first Knotfest At Sea cruise! We cannot wait to sail the high seas together with Slipknot and this killer line-up of bands. So raise the Skull & Crossbones and prepare for a party at sea”.

The inaugural cruise is sure to be one hell of a party. Rooms are already on sale with flexible payment plans available here. Slipknot also said that even more bands will be announced.

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Knotfest at Sea isn’t the only show that the masked metallers are playing in 2020 though. The band has a massive schedule of touring planned for this year.

Their second Knotfest Roadshow kicks off in May. The 17-show tour is bringing along A Day To Remember, Underoath and Code Orange.

They’ll also play Sonic Temple Music and Arts Festival in May before rocking metal fans to the core with 2020’s Knotfest Roadshow. Then a few more festivals, Knotfest at Sea, and Knotfest UK.

So, you have plenty of opportunities to see Slipknot this year. All information on tickets is available here. A full list of their future dates is below.

Dates: 

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

05/30 – Syracuse, NY @ St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview*
05/31 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
06/02 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden**
06/04 – Quebec City, QC @ Centre Videotron
06/05 – Montreal, QC @ Centre Bell
06/06 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
06/08 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
06/10 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
06/12 – Memphis, TN @ FedExForum
06/14 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
06/15 – West Palm Beach, FL @ iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
06/17 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
06/18 – Alpharetta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
06/20 – Birmingham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
06/22 – Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion
06/23 – Austin, TX @ Germania Insurance Amphitheater
06/25 – The Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion**

08/01 – Wacken, DE @ Wacken Open Air
08/10 – Barcelona, SP @ Knotfest At Sea
08/22 – Milton Keynes, UK @ Knotfest UK

# with Behemoth
* Not featuring A Day To Remember
** Not featuring Code Orange

Do you have tickets to see Slipknot in 2020? Tell us in the comments below!

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