Slipknot Announce 25th Anniversary North American Tour

It’s finally happening. Slipknot have announced their 25th anniversary North American tour celebrating their 1999 self-titled debut. The band also confirmed that their new drummer is Eloy Casagrande formerly of Sepultura.

“Every time I’ve walked on stage, it’s never been about how many people have been there because my culture, the maggots, always show up,” says founding member Shawn “Clown” Crahan of the upcoming tour.

“But as we’ve grown as a band, we have had fewer and fewer of those intimate, personal moments, trading them for massive ones. So we’re gonna make it more personal on the anniversary, but how remains to be seen. Just get ready to have your face kicked in. Because we just do what we do, spread that maggot culture – that disease. And you’ve been infected.”

The first leg of the “Here Comes the Pain” tour kicks off on August 6th in Noblesville, Indiana, and runs through an August 17th show in Toronto. The second leg starts September 7th in Auburn, Washington, and wraps up with the Knotfest Iowa Festival on September 21st in Slipknot’s hometown of Des Moines, Iowa. Knocked Loose will support the entire run, while Orbit Culture and Vended will open select shows.

A Knotfest.com artist pre-sale is happening now, while a Live Nation pre-sale starts Wednesday, May 1st at 10 AM local time. General sale starts Friday, May 3rd at 10 AM local time. Check out all the dates below.

During an intimate show in Pioneertown, California, Slipknot unveiled their new masks and 1999-inspired look. Along with their upcoming North American tour, Slipknot have shows booked in the UK and Latin America. Check out all their dates here.

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Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Illinois Entertainer. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Creeper, and Green Day.

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