Artist: Slipknot Venue: Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater (Wantaugh, NY) Opener: Behemoth, Gojira and Volbeat Date: 8/28/2019 Label: Roadrunner Records
The mega-concert event known as “The Knotfest Roadshow” was rumbling through cities of these United States and laying waste to anything that stood in its way. One could not expect anything less from a touring package that brought together bands like Behemoth, Gojira and Volbeat who lead off the day before a crushing/thrilling/energetic set by the one and only Slipknot. The weather report was on the grim side which made the long haul out to Wantaugh in Long Island a bit of a bother as the Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater venue is an outdoor space but once sufficiently prepped and packed for the adventure I girded myself properly for a sure to be fun time. The show started early, and I mean 5:30 early which was the slot held by Behemoth and there was no way that I was missing them so here is how their set and the rest of the event took place.
Behemoth: Now according to my concert playbook, I have caught Behemoth a few times over the last couple of years and I didn’t mind this at all since I absolutely love what they do on the stage. It was going to be interesting to see the Metal Blade artist in the daylight this afternoon and with their hitting the stage at this early a time if you were stuck in that Long Island traffic you were not going to catch them at all since they were only going to give us about a thirty minute set. After a brief audio playback, the incendiary might that is Behemoth were on the stage and sporting the masks one would see during a full headlining set. Though this was to be a brief performance the band was on fire and quite literally as jets of flame shot from the rear of stage while singer Nergal also brought some out and offered up some homage to the Dark Gods at one point. To say that they crushed would be an understatement and since this was really early the venue was not yet full so far too many people missed a really overpowering set. I cannot wait to catch this band when they headline or co-headline with another superpower in the future. Gojira was coming up next.
The rumblings about something big being announced by Slipknot today were being shared across the Interwebs late yesterday and now the message is clear and the news and dates are here! Behold – The Slipknot “Knotfest Roadshow” – Coming to event spaces near you this summer. Read on down below about the whole enchilada.
The Press Release:
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. 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 (see itinerary below).
SLIPKNOT have also revealed that they will release their long awaited new studio album on August 9th. Each pair of tickets purchased online for Slipknot’s 2019 tour comes with a digital copy of their upcoming new album, scheduled for release August 9, 2019. Further instructions will be available upon purchase with additional album details to be revealed in the coming weeks. For more information visit the website at the close. Continue reading Slipknot Announces The “Knotfest Roadshow” For 2019→
A few months ago I shared the Official Trailer for the Slipknot Documentary “Day Of The Gusano” which is the name of their upcoming live album and video release and showcases the bands first ever concert in Mexico. If you didn’t see the trailer, you might want to click HERE to be up to speed. The film is opening up in limited release today for a one night only experience that you can enjoy in select theaters. You’ll need to check your own area listings to see what time and where to enjoy this experience. The poster is below for you to peruse.
It’s without question that the band Slipknot is one of the most exciting Heavy Metal experiences that a fan of the genre can have and while seeing them in concert is something that an audience member will not soon forget; when the band plays places like far away Mexico, we just all cannot join them at the show. This new trailer showcases the bands upcoming live album and video, “Day Of The Gusano”. Let’s take a look.
About The Film: “Day of the Gusano: Live in Mexico” is the second live album from American heavy metal band Slipknot. The album features the first concert in Mexico from the ensemble, which took place in 2015. (c/o Wiki)
PiercingMetal Thoughts: So the word on the street is that the film will be show in select movie theatres for one night only in the coming months but it doesn’t seem to be one of the Fathom Events that you’ve found me discussing here on the website over the recent years. That will prevent me from offering up some free tickets unless I figure out who is handling this since I love giving things away especially if it costs other people money LOL. The finer details are not on hand because I was working off of a non-existant press release about this since I didn’t manage to receive one but that was not stopping my helping sound the alarm for our readers about a band like Slipknot. Now while I don’t generally rush to these one night only events based on such a healthy to do list, I might just check this out when it happens because at worst I meet some new Metal heads and convince them to follow our soapboxing and social networks. Maybe a pitch or invite will come soon and I shall decide then. Slipknot is one of the most important Metal bands that is currently active and they are a must see in concert group. I look forward to owning the live CD and Blu-ray of this when they become available. What do you think of this exciting live concert trailer and will you be interested in seeing this during the limited theatrical run? Chime in down below.
Artist: Slipknot Venue: Continental Airlines Arena, NJ Opener: Gizmachi, Shadows Fall, Lamb Of God Date: 3-6-2005
The Slipknot show at Continental Airlines Arena would prove to start with both an interesting as well as annnoying twist. Of the four bands performing, Gizmachi was set to kick it off and the tickets showed a start of 7:00 pm. On walking in at exactly that time we were told by ushers that Gizmachi had played three songs about 30 minutes ago. It is not fair to the audience who pays for the ticket or the band who expects a decent crowd to be there for a show such as this. Instead people were probably wondering why Gizmachi shirts were on sale since they had missed them and were unaware they even played. This band in particular is a discovery of the “Clown” member of Slipknot, so you would think the venue would allot some accommodation. I imagine it beneficial to generate a buzz in a new CD that is coming out. This cant help it at all.
It was also interesting to look around the venue and find it not overly crowded. Given Slipknots overall appeal to the metal fans, and then combine that with the chance to see Shadows Fall and Lamb Of God on the same bill this was odd. Looking inside the venue to the top section, one could see a black curtain draped around the entire structure. This means that not one seat was sold for the entire area. Now that’s a lot of empty seats and it would have seemed bad had it not be covered up. Also random scatters of empty sections which did not fill even at Slipknots time were very visible. I am not sure how or why this is the case, but we made the best of it and still rocked hard. Further investigation had me finding this was considered a scaled-down event, but I still felt Slipknot has the notoriety to fill this venue. Continue reading Slipknot @ Continental Airlines Arena (3/5/2005)→