Slipknot to Embark on 25th Anniversary Tour


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While Corey Taylor has his hands in many musical projects, none of them draw the excitement of Slipknot. Sure, fans get pumped when he does tours with Stone Sour and on his own, but when Slipknot announces a tour or new music, things really blow up. Well, the time is here, and Taylor and Slipknot have announced the first dates for their 25th anniversary tour.

Slipknot’s self-titled debut turns 25 on June 29, 2024. In honor of that anniversary, the band has big plans for 2024, including a major tour. The masked metal band already had three U.S. festival appearances scheduled for 2024, and now, they have their first proper tour of 2024, including some performances in Europe and the U.K.

Of course, Slipknot were not born with that debut album. The band’s 1996 self-released, “Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat.” is a fan favorite and their first real album. But, that album didn’t even include the longstanding Slipknot lineup, with Taylor at the helm. Moreover, Slipknot don’t usually perform material off that record. So, the 25th anniversary date seems more applicable. Moreover, the 1996 self-titled release was their first on a major label, being Roadrunner Records.

Leading up to the new tour announcement, Slipknot took to social media to share a video teaser with footage from the late 1990s. In the post, they captioned it, “Here Comes the Pain…,” and included the web address The web address also looks very vintage 1999, in honor of the debut album.

U.S. fans won’t be happy to see that Europe gets the first of these Slipknot anniversary tour dates. But, don’t worry, because the band will certainly play the States. After all, their a U.S. band. The tour will kick off Dec. 5 in Netherlands and run through a Dec. 20 date in London. Bleed From Within will open on those shows.

In other news, Slipknot drummer Jay Weinberg recently parted ways from the band, in what seemed like a nasty breakup. The incident happened in November, and at the time, Weinberg said he was “heartbroken and blindsided to receive the phone call” from the band saying they were moving on without him.

Weinberg added, “This is not the ending to the journey I’d dreamt of, and committed myself to seeing through — not by a long shot. But, despite the confusion and sadness, there is something that’s provided an equal amount of comfort. For many of you reading this: 10 years ago, we weren’t yet acquainted. And now, we are. For that, I’m thankful in ways I’ll never be able to fully express.” Weinberg also has undergone surgery on both his hip and femur.

View the full list of newly announced 25th anniversary tour dates below. We’ll keep you posted on U.S. tour dates, when they’re announced.

Slipknot 2024 25th Anniversary Tour Dates – Europe + U.K.:

12/05 — Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Ziggo Dome
12/06 — Dortmund, Germany @ Westfalenhalle
12/08 — Stuttgart, Germany @ Schleyerhalle
12/09 — Leipzig @ Germany @ Quarterback Immobilien Arena
12/11 — Zurich, Switzerland @ Hallenstadion
12/12 — Paris, France @ Accorhotel Arena
12/14 — Leeds, U.K. @ First Direct Arena
12/15 — Glasgow, U.K. @ OVO Hydro
12/17 — Manchester, U.K. @ Co-op Live Arena
12/18 — Birmingham, U.K. @ Utilita Arena
12/20 — London, U.K. @ O2 Arena

Cat Badra
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