Fresh from storming to Number 1 on the UK album chart with their acclaimed sixth studio album ‘We Are Not Your Kind’, Slipknot have announced a UK & Ireland tour for January 2020.
Last month the Iowan masked nonet teased the tour when they unveiled the eight UK cities they will be playing in 2020 - Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow, Sheffield, Nottingham, Cardiff, Birmingham and London.
Now it’s been confirmed that the Download Festival 2019 headliners' UK trek takes place in January and it will be preceded by a date at Dublin 3Arena. They will be joined by Polish purveyors of blackened death metal, Behemoth, at all shows.
Following the UK & Ireland leg, the band head out on an extensive tour throughout Europe.
The UK & Ireland tour dates are as follows:
Dublin 3Arena – Tue 14th
Manchester Arena – Thu 16th
Newcastle Utilita Arena – Fri 17th
Glasgow The SSE Hydro – Sat 18th
Sheffield FlyDSA Arena – Mon 20th
Nottingham Motorpoint Arena – Tue 21st
Cardiff Motorpoint Arena – Wed 22nd
Birmingham Arena – Fri 24th
London The O2 – Sat 25th
Slipknot singer Corey Taylor comments: "It feels good to be coming back for an extensive tour of Europe and the UK. No matter how many times we come there, it always feels like we can never get enough, nor play ALL the cities we want to. But one thing’s for certain: the audiences are ALWAYS some of the best in the world."
Tickets to Slipknot’s January 2020 tour go on sale from Planet Rock Tickets at 9am on Friday 30th August.
‘We Are Not Your Kind’ ended Ed Sheeran’s four-week reign at the top of the Official UK Album Chart last Friday and it became Slipknot’s first number one album since their brutal tour-de-force ‘Iowa’ in 2001.
Additionally, it was the first heavy metal album to reach the summit since Iron Maiden’s ‘The Book of Souls’ back in September 2015 and only the fifth metal chart topper this decade.
The album has also reached number one in another eight countries - USA, Australia, Canada, Japan, Ireland, Belgium, Finland and Portugal – and has debuted in the Top 3 in Germany, France, Norway, Italy, The Netherlands and New Zealand.
Been a massive week for us in Slipknot. It started in the UK where we’ve always felt at home, through to so many other countries and now we can include Portugal with a #1. My friends, my family, on behalf of @slipknot from the bottom of my heart... THANK YOU. See you soon.— Panickin’ Skywalker (@CoreyTaylorRock) August 20, 2019
Slipknot's UK tour poster looks like this: