Slipknot have announced their live return as well as the release date for their long awaited new studio album as August 9. Their massive Knotfest Roadshow headline tour is set to traverse across North America with Volbeat, Gojira, and Behemoth joining as special guests on all dates. Produced by Live Nation, the 29-city outing will kick off July 26th in Mountain View, CA at Shoreline Amphitheater and continue through September 8th where it will conclude with a performance at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands, TX. For more information visit www.slipknot1.com.
Slipknot shocked fans around the globe last year with the release of a brand new track, All Out Life. Reaction to the unrelenting track was staggering, with the official music video, directed by the band’s own M. Shawn Crahan, trending Top Ten of all videos worldwide on YouTube in its first day on the band’s official YouTube channel. In the four months since release, All Out Life has already racked up over 30 million streams worldwide across digital service providers and 30 million YouTube views. All Out Life is available now at all dsps.
Slipknot are at once popular and critically recognized, despite their unflinching and uncompromising pursuit of their art. Emerging at the back end of the 20th Century from the US midwestern town of Des Moines, IA the band’s 1999 eponymous debut album is widely regarded as a modern day classic and was honoured 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. In Australia, the band have an equally commanding position with three of their five releases achieving Platinum status, two gold and four albums debuting at the top end of the ARIA chart (Iowa #2, Volume 3: The Subliminal Verses #2, All Hope Is Gone #1, .5: The Gray Chapter #1). 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 Australia (#1) the US (#1), UK (#2), Japan (#1), Russia (#1) & Germany (#2).