WHO: Coheed and Cambria & The Used with special guests Meet Me @ The Altar, with carolesdaughter on select dates WHAT: 2021 Tour – Produced by Live Nation, the 18-city co-headlining tour kicks off on August 27th at FivePoint Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, CA making stops across the U.S. in Phoenix, Austin, St. Louis, Cincinnati and more before wrapping up in Jacksonville, FL at Daily’s Place on September 24th.
The Press Release:
Slipknot have announced the first ever Knotfest Brazil which will take place at Sambódromo do Anhembi in São Paulo, on December 19th 2021. More than just a festival, Knotfest is an event that celebrates all cultural aspects of heavy music. Knotfest is a gathering of the biggest and heaviest bands in the world, a phenomenon created by the multi-platinum Slipknot. Launched in 2012, the festival established itself in the United States and has consistently expanded its offerings across the globe, with events in Japan, Mexico, Colombia and France. Tickets will be available from 10am Brasilia Standard Time on Thursday, November 26th at Eventim.com.br
Knotfest Brazil is the realization of a partnership between 30 Entertainment and 5B Artists+Media. In addition to Slipknot headlining the inaugural Knotfest Brazil, the line-up will also feature nine other bands and 12 hours of music. The event will feature two stages, the KNOTFEST Museum, Food Park, and Merchandise Store, in addition to an amusement area for fans to enjoy on the day. VIP experience packages* will also be available for sale, with access to premium areas and exclusive merchandise. More information about these packages will be available on the Eventim website (*subject to availability).
Slipknot will continue to tour around We are Not Your Kind, their sixth studio album that debuted at # 1 on the Billboard 200 – the band’s third consecutive album to top Billboard’s most important music chart. The album also made a global impact with # 1 debuts not only in the United States, but also the United Kingdom, Mexico, Australia, Canada, Japan, Ireland, Belgium, Portugal and Finland, as well as Top 5 in Germany, France, Norway, Italy, Austria , Sweden, Switzerland, Holland, Poland, Spain and New Zealand.
Speaking to Rolling Stone Magazine, Slipknot’s creative visionary Shawn “Clown” Crahan defined Knotfest as “a dark carnival experience. It’s not just the shows, but the environment created around it. It’s all about having fun. A day dedicated to our mentality, our ideas, to the people we want to be with. I’m talking about smells, sights, hearing, your body, everything will be overloaded with stimulation.”
Twenty one years ago, nine inspired musicians from Des Moines, Iowa, shattered the scope of what was possible in rock music. From the moment Slipknot emerged in 1999 with their self-titled debut, it was clear they were like nothing the world had seen before. Where a similarly creative act may have burned out or lost their relevance chasing mainstream acceptance, Slipknot has only proven that an enduring commitment to constant evolution, their craft, and their fans can allow a rock band to not only continue – but flourish and push the envelope on what defines heavy metal and rock music in general. With We are Not Your Kind, Slipknot’s first new album in five years, the band deliver when they are needed most. Meanwhile, Slipknot’s annual Knotfest festival has evolved into the biggest hard rock and metal festival in the world, expanding to four continents. Over 550,000 fans have attended these massive festivals, which are as cultural as they are music-based, mixing heavy rock with hip hop, world music, visual art, experiential installations, and much more. Recorded music and live performances aside, Slipknot has always permeated mainstream culture in ways that defy expectations. Recently, Slipknot partnered with Amazon Studios’ advertising campaign for their smash hit series, “The Boys”, and have launched Slipknot No. 9 Whiskey in a partnership with Cedar Ridge Distillery (American Distilling Institute’s “2017 Distiller of the Year”)
Unfortunately Slipknot’s summer 2020 touring, including the North American Knotfest Roadshow, Knotfest UK and Knotfest at Sea, will not be happening. Information on Knotfest at Sea will be coming soon. The band looks forward to performing for its fans again, and will do so when everyone’s safety can be assured. All ticket holders will be emailed directly by their point of purchase, Knotfest At Sea purchasers will be contacted with postponement information.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Sadly the touring cancellations are no longer new news. I was looking forward to the NYC show and seeing Slipknot decimate the place but in truth, safety is the paramount mission right now. Right now there aren’t any rescheduled dates to share with you but as soon as we learn of anything I will add the updates to our Events Calendar. What do you think about this news? Chime in down below in the comments. See you next time with hopefully a different sort of announcement.
Clearly the guys in Slipknot are not sitting idly by and discussing their past accomplishments over a cigar and a glass of wine and instead keep on pushing their musical envelope with their live concert experiences. You might remember our recent announcement about the “Knotfest At Sea” (click the text for more) and now they have revealed their star-studded crew of Metal bands joining in on this inaugural cruise. Read on.
The Press Release:
KNOTFEST AT SEA, the inaugural cruise event from the music and lifestyle phenomenon, KNOTFEST, created by multi-platinum, genre defining metal band, SLIPKNOT has today announced the first bands that will be joining the line-up when the cruise sets sail from Barcelona on August 10th. As well as two headline sets from SLIPKNOT, the cruise will feature a killer line-up of performances from Anthrax, Behemoth, Devildriver, Sevendust, Skindred, Ho99o9, Higher Power and Sleep Token with more to be announced. Continue reading Slipknot Reveals “Knotfest At Sea” Lineup→
The Press Release:
Grammy award-winning heavyweights Korn and the iconoclastic, platinum-selling Faith No More today announced their epic co-headline North American tour. The tour will see both bands traversing the continent this summer and will give fans the chance to see two of the biggest forces in rock perform on the same stage each night. The tour will also feature special guests Daron Malakian and Scars on Broadway, Helmet, Spotlights, and ’68 on select dates.
Produced by Live Nation, the coast-to-coast 26-city outing will kick off August 7th in Denver, CO and make stops in Irvine, Phoenix, Dallas, Brooklyn, Toronto and more, before wrapping up with a performance at St. Louis’ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre on September 17th. Citi is the official presale credit card of the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, February 18th at 12:00PM local time until Thursday, February 20th at 10PM local time through Citi Entertainment®. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com.
Korn and Faith No More North American Summer Tour Dates 8/7 – 8/27: with Daron Malakian and Scars on Broadway & Spotlights, 8/29 – 9/17: with Helmet & ‘68
The Tour Dates:
8/7/2020 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
8/9/2020 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
8/11/2020 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre
8/13/2020 – Wheatland, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre
8/14/2020 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
8/16/2020 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
8/17/2020 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
8/19/2020 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
8/21/2020 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
8/22/2020 – Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
8/23/2020 – The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/25/2020 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
8/27/2020 – Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
8/29/2020 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
8/30/2020 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
9/1/2020 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
9/2/2020 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
9/3/2020 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
9/5/2020 – Burgettstown, PA – S&T Bank Music Park
9/6/2020 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
9/9/2020 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
9/10/2020 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
9/12/2020 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center
9/13/2020 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
9/15/2020 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
9/17/2020 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
KORN changed the world with the release of their self-titled debut album. It was a record that would pioneer a movement and blur genres, while the band’s enduring success points to a larger cultural moment. The FADER notes, “There was an unexpected opening in the pop landscape and KORN articulated a generational coming-of-angst for a claustrophobic, self-surveilled consciousness. KORN became the soundtrack for a generation’s arrival as a snarling, thrashing, systemically-restrained freak show.” Since forming, KORN has sold 40 million albums worldwide, collected two GRAMMYS, toured the world countless times, and set many records in the process that will likely never be surpassed. Vocalist Jonathan Davis, guitarists James “Munky” Shaffer and Brian “Head” Welch, bassist Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu, and drummer Ray Luzier, have continued to push the limits of the rock, alternative and metal genres, while remaining a pillar of influence for legions of fans and generations of artists around the globe. The level of KORN’s reach transcends accolades and platinum certifications. They are “a genuine movement in a way bands cannot be now,” attests The Ringer. They represent a new archetype and radical innovation, their ability to transcend genre makes barriers seem irrelevant.
About Faith No More:
Faith No More is Mike Bordin (drums), Roddy Bottum (keyboards), Bill Gould (bass), Jon Hudson (guitar), and Mike Patton (vocals). The San Francisco-born, platinum-selling band have released seven studio albums: We Care A Lot (1985), Introduce Yourself (1987), The Real Thing (1989), Angel Dust (1992), King For A Day… Fool For A Lifetime (1995), Album of the Year (1997) and Sol Invictus (2015). Sol Invictus debuted atop the international sales charts: #2 in Australia, #4 in Germany, and #6 in both the U.S. and UK. Rolling Stone dubbed the 10-song album “triumphant,” the New Yorker called it “a reminder of everything that made Faith No More great in the first place,” and the Los Angeles Times said, “Faith No More has a history of defying expectations, and that’s what it’s doing again with Sol Invictus.”