SLIPKNOT have announced their live return, unveiling details of their massive Knotfest Roadshow headline tour set to traverse across North America this summer. Volbeat, Gojira, and Behemoth will join as special guests on all dates.
Each pair of tickets purchased online for the KNOTFEST Roadshow comes with a digital copy of SLIPKNOT’S upcoming new album, scheduled for release August 9th.*
*Excludes Iowa State Fair & “Ticket To Rock” Promo
NORTH AMERICA 2019
SLIPKNOT are at once popular and critically recognized, despite their unflinching and uncompromising pursuit of their art. Emerging twenty years ago from Des Moines Iowa, the band’s 1999 eponymous debut album is widely regarded as a modern day classic and was honored by Metal Hammer magazine as the ‘Best Debut of the Last 25 Years.’ The release quickly racked up double RIAA platinum certification in the US, with many of SLIPKNOT’s subsequent releases achieving platinum status around the globe. To date, the band have been nominated for 10 Grammy Awards (winning in 2006 for ‘Before I Forget’), as well as scoring 13 Platinum and 44 Gold record certifications around the world, 30 million unit sales and over 2.5 billion YouTube views to date. SLIPKNOT’s fanbase is as unwavering as it is ubiquitous - the band’s last studio album, 2014’s ‘.5: The Gray Chapter’ debuted Top 5 in the Official Album Charts of 19 countries around the world, including the US (#1), UK (#2), Japan (#1), Australia (#1), Russia (#1) & Germany (#2).
VOLBEAT emerged from Copenhagen in 2001. Since then, they’ve tirelessly clawed their way to hard rock’s upper echelon with endless touring and a string of six beloved full-length albums. Their 2010 album Beyond Hell/Above Heaven, which features hit singles “A Warrior’s Call” and “Heaven Nor Hell,” received RIAA Gold Certification. 2013’s Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies bowed at #9 on the Billboard Top 200 upon release marking the highest U.S. chart entry for a Danish Act since 1997 until the band’s 2016 album Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie topped it by debuting at #4. Most recently the band released Let’s Boogie! Live From Telia Parken, which commemorates and immortalizes VOLBEAT becoming the first Danish band to headline and sell out their hometown venue, Denmark’s Telia Parken, with over 48,250 people in attendance. The 26-track album and concert film includes live versions of VOLBEAT’s chart-topping hits and features special guests on the album including (in order of appearance) Mille Petrozza, Johan Olsen, Mark “Barney” Greenway, Lars Ulrich, boxer Mikkel Kessler and Danko Jones.
GOJIRA, comprised of brothers Joe Duplantier [vocals, guitar] and Mario Duplantier [drums], Christian Andreu [guitar], and Jean-Michel Labadie [bass], have challenged themselves and heavy music since forming in 1996. The band’s most recent release, MAGMA, shook the world in 2016, staking its claim amongst the year’s best albums and earning Gojira their first ever Grammy nominations for ‘Best Metal Performance’ and ‘Best Rock Album.’ MAGMA took the #1 spot on Billboard’s ‘Hard Rock Albums’ chart upon debut, making Gojira the first French band to hold the #1 spot on the chart in its twelve year existence. A true global phenomenon, MAGMA marked the highest chart debuts of Gojira’s career landing them Top 25 on the ‘Billboard 200,’ with career high chart positions around the globe including; Top 10’s in France, Canada, Switzerland, Austria, Finland, and Norway, with Top 15 debuts in Australia and Germany. MAGMA received Metal Hammer’s coveted “Album of the Year” title, while also landing on Rolling Stone’s “Top 20 Metal Albums of 2016,” Consequence of Sound’s “Top 50 Albums of 2016” / “Top 10 Metal Albums of 2016” lists, and Pop Matters’ “Best Metal of 2016” recap. Additionally, “Stranded,” the lead single off of MAGMA, was named one of Stereogum’s “100 Favorite Songs Of 2016.”
Over the last two years, Behemoth have transformed themselves in to just that. Leading the charge within the extreme metal world on the back of their brand-new release ‘I Loved You At Your Darkest,’ we have seen Behemoth and their Legions grow in unanticipated numbers. Having just completed their most successful European and North American headline tours to date, Behemoth now bring their sacrilegious swarm back to open the biggest metal tour of the year. Behemoth began in 1991 through founding member and band leader, Nergal in his home town of Gdansk, Poland. After many years of hard work and tenacity, Behemoth began to create their own traction releasing the extremely successful releases, ‘Demigod’ and ‘Evangelion.’ Since, the momentum has steadily built up to their break-through record, ‘The Satanist’ which gave Behemoth worldwide recognition, no longer confided to underground sub-genres. ‘I Loved You At Your Darkest’ takes us to date and another step in the evolution of Behemoth.
An immersive exhibit from throughout Slipknot’s history complete with instruments, memorabilia, wardrobe and personal never-before-seen items.