Slipknot is gearing up for a pretty big 2019.
Not only is Slipknot making an Iowa-heavy record, the band also has a special surprise show for those from their home turf and they’ll be going on a massive European tour set for the summer of next year.
Announced earlier today (Oct. 23), the band will be making their long-awaited return to the stage by hitting the road next year for a European run. The summer tour kicks off June 8 at the Hyvinkää Rockfest and it wraps up a little under a month later on July 5 for the Viveiro Resurrection Fest.
Tickets for the run can be found by going to Slipknot’s website. You can grab your tickets for any of the dates here!
Check out the full list of cities and dates below!
6/08 – Rockfest @ Hyvinkää, FL
6/09 – Rock Im Park @ Nuremberg, DE
6/09 – Rock Am Ring @ Nürburg, DE
6/13-6/15 – Novarock @ Nickelsdorf, AT
6/13-6/16 – Greenfield @ Interlaken, CH
6/14-6/16 -Download Festival @ Derby, UK
6/17 – Arena @ Leipzig, DE
6/18 – TUI Arena @ Hannover, DE
6/19-22 – Copenhall @ Copenhagen, DK
6/21-23 – Graspop @ Dessel, BE
6/25-6/26 – Mystic Festival @ Krakow, PL
6/27 – Sonic Park @ Bologna, IT
6/28-6/30 – Download Festival @ Madrid, ES
7/01 – Nîmes Amphitheatre @ Nîmes, FR
7/3-7/6 – VOA @ Lisbon, PT
7/4-7/5 -Resurrection Fest @ Viveiro, ES
Other Slipknot-related news…
The band will be the Iowa State Fair Grandstand next summer, which is set to be the first time the group will be playing the event. The group will play on Aug. 10, 2019.
Of the event, Slipknot’s Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan told the Des Moines Register:
“I’m gonna drive from my house directly to the stage just like I do when I come to the fair,” Crahan says. “It makes no sense why we haven’t played here.”
Vocalist Corey Taylor has said that 2019 is the year fans will see the band’s sixth full-length effort and first record release since 2014’s .5: The Gray Chapter. And the musician’s already hinted that the new music is “Iowa levels of heavy.”
In fact, the album might be even heavier than that.
In a new interview with Metal Hammer, Taylor has shared some new information on the new songs, saying:
“The way we’ve been describing it is, ‘What if the guys who made Iowa matured? What if the kids who made Iowa grew up?’,” he says. “That’s kind of the way we’re looking at it because some of this shit is so heavy—but there’s melody, there’s really cool melancholic melody going on.”
He continued by saying:
“At a time when most bands are slowing down, I think we’ve written our heaviest song—one of them anyway—on this new album,” he continues. “It’s going to be f*cking crazy. People are going to sh*t their pants when they hear it.”
It was also reported that Slipknot are currently working on their upcoming release, and they already have around 20 demoed songs. Plus, the band has also teased a summer 2019 release date (!!)
It appears that 2019 is going to be a big year for the band, and we can’t wait.