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Slipknot debut two ‘We Are Not Your Kind’ cuts live at tour kickoff

Slipknot continue their heavy touring schedule Jan. 16

January 15, 2020
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Slipknot kicked off their European tour in Dublin, Ireland last night and they were not playing around. The heavy metal unit said fans were in for some treats. Well, they certainly were. Slipknot live debuted “Nero Forte” and “Birth of the Cruel” last night.

Both songs are cuts from Slipknot’s newest album We Are Not Your Kind. “Birth of the Cruel” released as a single just four days before the release of the album. “Nero Forte” didn’t receive the single treatment but is one of the top streaming songs from the band. It received a music video in December of last year.

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Slipknot has had a busy couple of days. They kicked off their tour on Jan. 14 and released a captivating short film titled Pollution. It expands upon the video for “Nero Forte.”

In August of 2019, Slipknot released their latest album, We Are Not Your Kind that reached No. 1 on Billboard 200. This marks their third studio album to claim the achievement, beating out Billie EilishDrake and Lizzo.

On the European tour kickoff on Jan. 14 last night, vocalist Corey Taylor spoke about what the crowd should expect.

“Well, my friends, I warn you now— forget what you’ve heard before,” Taylor says. “Tonight, you are in for some serious fucking treats.” Slipknot then kicked right into “Nero Forte.”

The live debut was the fourth song in the set and sent fans into a frenzy. Another live debut occurred five songs later when Slipknot played “Birth of the Cruel.”

Of course, the songs between those two were hits as well. Slipknot filled the space between the debuts with “Psychosocial,” Before I Forget,” and WANYK single “Solway Firth.” Check out the full kickoff setlist below.

Slipknot European Tour Kickoff Setlist

1. “Unsainted”
2. “Disasterpiece”
3. “Eeyore”
4. “Nero Forte” (Live Debut)
5. “Before I Forget”
6. “New Abortion”
7. “Psychosocial”
8. “Solway Firth”
9. “Vermilion”
10. “Birth of the Cruel” (Live Debut)
11. “Wait and Bleed”
12. “Eyeless”
13. “All Out Life”
14. “Duality”
15. “(sic)”
16. “People = Shit”
17. “Surfacing”

Watch some videos of the Slipknot’s set below, including the debut of “Nero Forte” and “Birth of the Cruel.”

Following the major success of We Are Not Your Kind, the band has a heavy tour schedule, that kicks things off in the U.K. alongside Behemoth. Tickets can be purchased here.

Additionally, Slipknot will be performing at this year’s Sonic Temple Festival, hosted in Columbus, OH alongside Bring Me The Horizon, Sleeping With SirensMetallica and Dance Gavin Dance.

As Slipknot heads for their tours, they announced their inaugural cruise tour, appropriately named, Knotfest At Sea. The cruise is set to sail along the coast of Barcelona this summer.


Slipknot will perform two sets during the festival at sea and is set to take place from August 10 to 14. No other bands have been announced to perform as of right now, but you can book a spot for the cruise here.

Check out the full list of Slipknot shows below.

01/16 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena #
01/17 – Newcastle, UK @ Utilita Arena #
01/18 – Glasgow, UK @ SSE Hydro #
01/20 – Sheffield, UK @ Flydsa Arena #
01/21 – Nottingham, UK @ Motorpoint Arena #
01/22 – Cardiff, UK @ Motorpoint Arena #
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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Written by Koltan Greenwood