January 20, 2015

Slipknot is touring Europe and Australia for the next couple months, they it looks like they might also be planning a second North American leg of its Prepare For Hell Tour.


The band is already booked to play several festivals this spring, including Florida’s Welcome To Rockville on April 26th and North Carolina’s Carolina Rebellion on May 3rd, but Lambgoat has detected an April 30th date in New Orleans on a Ticketmaster site as well. Could the band be booking its own headlining shows in between the late April/early May festival run?

After finally releasing its latest album, .5: The Gray Chapter, last fall, singer Corey Taylor said that Slipknot intends to stay on the road for a long time: “I mean, there is no limit to where we could go, you know. I mean, we get so many requests from fans in Alaska, for us to play up there, and I’ve heard nothing but good stuff about the fans up there, so I want to really try and make the effort to get up to Alaska and play there, maybe couple that with like a Canadian tour. So we’ve got plans on the burner to try and get to as many of our fans as possible in the next probably year and a half.”

Slipknot completed its first North American tour in support of .5: The Gray Chapter last fall, with special guests Korn.

  • The album, the band’s first in six years, sold approximately 132,000 copies in its first week on sale to debut at Number One on the Billboard 200 album chart last October.
  • The disc is the first by the band since the 2010 death of bassist Paul Gray and the 2013 dismissal of drummer Joey Jordison.