From the looks of it, it would seem that the chaotic musical enterprise known as Slipknot, is looking to make sure that they entertain as many of the worlds “maggots” as possible. It wasn’t that long ago when they shared the news about the first-ever “Knotfest UK
” (discussed HERE) and then it was the revealed “Knotfest At Sea” (discussed HERE). Now to start your Wednesday off right, the band has announced the return of the Knotfest Roadshow. All of the scoop is for your consumption down below.
The Press Release:
Following the enormous success of 2019’s inaugural KNOTFEST ROADSHOW tour, the multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning hard rock band, SLIPKNOT have announced that they will once again be hitting the road this summer to headline the KNOTFEST ROADSHOW 2020 North American tour produced by Live Nation. Joining them and rounding out a killer line-up showcasing the best the world of heavy music has to offer, will be special guests, A Day To Remember, Underoath and Code Orange. Tickets for KNOTFEST ROADSHOW 2020 go on sale at 10am local time on Friday, February 7th 2020 from the website linked at the close.
Last year’s KNOTFEST ROADSHOW saw SLIPKNOT play to the biggest US crowds in their history, hitting 30 cities across North America throughout the summer. This year, KNOTFEST ROADSHOW 2020 begins in Syracuse, NY on May 30th and hits a further 15 cities before culminating at The Woodlands, TX on June 25th. Much like last year’s KNOTFEST ROADSHOW and SLIPKNOT’s current European tour, expect tickets for this year’s event to be in colossal demand, so don’t waste any time in securing your entry to what’s destined to be one of the biggest tours of the summer.
Speaking on the latest KNOTFEST ROADSHOW announcement, Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor had the following to say:
“We set a precedent last year – Knotfest is a showcase where you never know what to expect. This year is no exception. The bands we have represent all corners of our musical world, just like we do. And they’re exciting as hell. I can’t wait to watch and enjoy them along with the rest of the fans.”
Adding to this, A Day To Remember guitarist Neil Westfall says: “We are stoked to share the stage with a band that has defined heavy music for an entire generation. This tour will be one of the best live shows this year.”
Underoath’s Chris Dudley says: “When Slipknot asks you to come along for a summer of insanity, there are exactly zero questions to ask. You say yes. This is absolutely going to be one for the books….and we’re ready.”
And drummer and vocalist of Code Orange, Jami Morgan states: “We’re very grateful to get the opportunity to do a full tour with Slipknot on the Knotfest Roadshow. Slipknot is one of the bands that we have had at the top of our list to be able to open for and hopefully be exposed to their amazing, cultural crowd that’s been around for a really long time. We’re very much looking forward to showing some new people what we can do.”
Full Dates For Knotfest 2020:
May 30, 2020: Syracuse, NY St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview*
May 31, 2020: Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
June 02, 2020: New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden**
June 04, 2020: Quebec City, QC @ Centre Videotron
June 05, 2020: Montreal, QC @ Centre Bell
June 06, 2020: Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
June 08, 2020: Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
June 10, 2020: Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
June 12, 2020: Memphis, TN @ FedExForum
June 14, 2020: Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
June 15, 2020: West Palm Beach, FL @ iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
June 17, 2020: Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
June 18, 2020: Alpharetta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
June 20, 2020: Birmingham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
June 22, 2020: Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion
June 23, 2020: Austin, TX @ Germania Insurance Amphitheater
June 25, 2020: The Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion**
* Not featuring A Day To Remember; ** Not featuring Code Orange
SLIPKNOT have once again gone all out on their VIP packages for KNOTFEST ROADSHOW 2020 offering fans 4 separate tiers:
The Unsainted Front Row Package – includes 1 front row ticket* OR 1 general admission pit ticket, exclusive pre-show backstage tour led by one of the Slipknot crew members, commemorative group photo with your ‘Unsainted’ tour group**, collectible Slipknot 2020 tour poster, signed by members of Slipknot, cash bar with 2-drink tickets.
The Nero Forte Pre-Show Experience – includes 1 premium reserved ticket in the first 10 rows* OR 1 general admission pit ticket
The What’s Next Pre-Show Experience – includes 1 premium reserved ticket in the first 20 rows* OR 1 general admission pit ticket.
The Solway Firth Ticket and Merch Package – includes 1 reserved seated ticket OR 1 general admission ticket.
*specific seating location may vary by venue; **photo does not include band members
All packages come with:
• Limited edition Knotfest Roadshow 2020 embroidered patch
• Collectible Slipknot 2020 poster
• Eco-friendly branded water bottle
• Slipknot 2020 VIP merchandise gift
• Designated VIP-only fast lane for merchandise shopping before general doors until the first artist performance
• Official Knotfest Roadshow 2020 fan experience laminate
• Dedicated venue entrance
• Dedicated check-in staff.
The Unsainted Front Row Package, Nero Forte Pre-Show Package and The What’s Next Pre-Show Package all feature VIP early entry to the venue, a Slipknot branded messenger bag and an invitation to a special pre-show lounge and interactive experience curated by Slipknot, which will include:
• An exhibit of memorabilia, wardrobe and personal never-before-seen items
• See how the band’s masks have evolved over the years in the Evolution of the Mask display
• Interactive instrument stations – hold and play band member’s signature model instruments
• Exclusive viewing stations featuring Slipknot video footage
• Multiple interactive photo opportunities & photo booths
• A Listening experience curated by members of Slipknot
• Cash bar
• Comfortable area to hang and socialize with other maggots.
For Further information and to purchase VIP packages when they go on sale on Friday February 7th go to slipknot1.lnk.to/vip
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: So as you can see, the guys in Slipknot have turned this event on its backside to keep it interesting for a whole wider audience. Sure all of these bands are heavy but they are for the most part a whole lot different from the ones that they had last year which found Behemoth kicking off the spectacle, then Gojira and then Volbeat before the chaos unfolded before sold-out venues across the nation. Our review of that performance can be found HERE. For me, I am rather curious as all three of the lead-up acts on the show that comes to NYC are groups that I’ve only heard and yet never witnessed. Part of me wonders if this grouping will appeal to the conventional Slipknot fan because I knew scores of people who partied out in the parking lot until Volbeat was almost finished. That seems like a waste of good money to me but what can you do. As I close this announcement up, I wonder what you readers think about the tour returning and the selected opening acts. You can chime in down below in the comments section and I’d love to hear from you.
Knotfest Roadshow: http://www.KnotfestRoadshow.com
A Day To Remember: https://welcome.adtr.com/
Code Orange: https://www.codeorangetoth.com/