Surprise! Slipknot, who are currently supporting their chart-topping album We Are Not Your Kind, are headed out on another spring/summer tour in support of the album. And what a stacked tour it is! Slipknot is also bringing out A Day To Remember, Underoath, and upstarts Code Orange – so we can only hope for a Corey Taylor appearance on stage if Code Orange puts “The Hunt” into their setlists. Check out a full routing below – this summer is going to be wild.
While the band released their Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat. album in 1996 (which is considered a demo by the band), Slipknot didn’t really come into their own until the release of their 1999 self-titled debut album. Of course, that record needs very little discussion considering it’s the one that launched the now legendary band into popularity, but if you thought that MFKR was the band’s first demo, you’d have been thought correct – at least until now.
While it’s been barely a month since its release, the album cycle for Slipknot’s We Are Not Your Kind has been a resounding success. Headlining their own Knotfest Roadshow tour which just wrapped up in North America, the new record went #1 in many countries worldwide, including the USA. While their packed touring schedule means there’s no way the band is slowing down anytime soon, guitarist Jim Root hinted at the possibility of celebrating more than just the success of We Are Not Your Kind.
It’s been a great year for rock and metal music, to be sure. With absolutely huge new records from the likes of newcomers Brutus and Germany prog metallers Unprocessed, as well as major veteran acts like Falls Of Rauros and the return of Tool with their first new album in 13 years, it’s a great time to be a fan of riffs. This isn’t even discussing Slipknot yet, who are projected to top the Billboard charts in the USA early next week, and with their new album We Are Not Your Kind, have knocked off a major superstar to top the charts in the UK.