The multi-platinum, Grammy-Award-winning, masked beast that is Slipknot is set to make a long awaited return to UK arenas in January 2015 with their ‘Prepare For Hell’ tour.
Slipknot’s frontman Corey Taylor muses; “The UK has always been very special for us. In a lot of ways, it’s where this insanity began. So, for this tour, we decided to try and hit as many places as we could – not only England, but Scotland and Wales as well. Technically Ireland is Europe, but we’re going there too. We’re coming back for the people who started this for us: that would be YOU. Prepare yourselves… Hell is coming.”
The incendiary band’s first new music in over six years, the fiercely anticipated, 5; The Gray Chapter is set for release on 20th October and can be pre-ordered at iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/.5-gray-chapter-special-edition/id911121206) and Amazon (http://www.amazon.co.uk/5-Gray-Chapter-Special-Edition/dp/B00N0T38LG). The band’s lead single from the opus, “The Devil In I” has just been added to the Radio 1 Playlist and Slipknot’s gradual creep on world domination has begun once more. Slipknot’s visually arresting, chaotic, spectacular shows often become the stuff of legend, so with all new masks and production, these events are essential! Check out the band’s new look in their chilling video for “The Devil In I” below.
Dates stack up as follows:
- Wed 14th Jan – DUBLIN – 3Arena
- Fri 16th Jan – SHEFFIELD – Motorpoint Arena
- Sun 18th Jan – GLASGOW – SSE Hydro
- Mon 19th Jan – NEWCASTLE – Metro Radio Arena
- Tue 20th Jan – MANCHESTER – Arena
- Thu 22nd Jan – LIVERPOOL – Echo Arena
- Fri 23rd Jan – LONDON – Wembley SSE Arena
- Sat 24th Jan – CARDIFF – Motorpoint Arena
- Mon 26th Jan – NOTTINGHAM – Capital FM Arena
- Tue 27th Jan – BIRMINGHAM – Barclaycard Arena
Special guests on the tour are Slipknot’s longtime friends and musical brothers, Korn. An opening band will be confirmed in due course.
The “Prepare For Hell” tour tickets go on sale on Friday 17th October at 9am over at www.livenation.co.uk and www.ticketmaster.ie, priced £39.50 in the UK and €59.50 in Ireland (subject to booking fee). A special fan pre-sale will begin on Tuesday 14th October at 9am. Register at www.slipknot1.com to gain access. VIP Packages including Meet & Greet are available from www.VIPNation.eu.