Slipknot Announce Knotfest Roadshow North America 2019 With Special Guests Volbeat, Gojira & Behemoth

Reveal August 9th Release Date For Anticipated New Studio Album

Tickets On Sale Starting March 8thAt Livenation.Com

SLIPKNOThave 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 26thin Mountain View, CA at Shoreline Amphitheater and continue through September 8thwhere 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 purchasewith additional album details to be revealed in the coming weeks. For more information visit www.slipknot1.com.  

Tickets for SLIPKNOT’s summer tour go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, March 8that 10:00AM local time at LiveNation.com. A limited number of VIP tickets will also be available.  Premium members of Slipknot fan club Outside the 9 get first access to pre-sale tickets starting March 5th at 10 AM local time (join Outside the 9 now here). Citi is the official presale credit card for the tourand Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, March 5that 12:00PMlocal time until Thursday, March 7that 10:00PM local time.  

On Thursday March 7th, Los Angeles skate shop Brooklyn Projects will host an event celebrating SLIPKNOT’s Knotfest Roadshow.  Members of Slipknot will be in attendance, show tickets and exclusive merchandise will be available onsite, and other surprises are expected.  Watch www.slipknot1.com for further information.

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 it’s 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 digital service providers.

SLIPKNOT are at once popular and critically recognized, despite their unflinching and uncompromising pursuit of their art.   Emerging twenty years ago from Des Moines Iowa, the band’s 1999 eponymous debut album is widely regarded as a modern day classic and was honored 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. 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 the US (#1), UK (#2), Japan (#1), Australia (#1), Russia (#1) & Germany (#2).

SLIPKNOT SUMMER HEADLINE DATES:

Fri Jul 26 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre 

Sat Jul 27 – San Bernardino, CA – San Manuel Amphitheater

Thu Aug 1 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre 

Sat Aug 3 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater

Sun Aug 4 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion

Tue Aug 6 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center

Thu Aug 8 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena

Sat Aug 10 – Des Moines, IA – Iowa State Fairgrounds*

Sun Aug 11 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Mon Aug 12 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre

Wed Aug 14 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater

Fri Aug 16 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center

Sat Aug 17 – Bonner Springs, KS – Providence Medical Center Amphitheater

Sun Aug 18 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Tue Aug 20 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage 

Wed Aug 21 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Fri Aug 23 – Burgettstown, PA – KeyBank Pavilion

Sat Aug 24 – Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain

Sun Aug 25 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater 

Tue Aug 27 – Mansfield, MA – The Xfinity Center

Wed Aug 28 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

Fri Aug 30 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center

Sat Aug 31 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion

Sun Sep 1 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live

Tue Sep 3 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre

Wed Sep 4 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre

Fri Sep 6 – Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater at Circuit of The Americas

Sat Sep 7 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion

Sun Sep 8 – The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman

*Iowa State Fair – Slipknot & Gojira only

For more information on SLIPKNOT, visit:

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About Volbeat:

Volbeat emerged from Copenhagen in 2001. Since then, they’ve tirelessly clawed their way to hard rock’s upper echelon with endless touring and a string of six beloved full-length albums. Their 2010 album Beyond Hell/Above Heaven, which features hit singles “A Warrior’s Call” and “Heaven Nor Hell,” received RIAA Gold Certification. 2013’s Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies bowed at #9 on the Billboard Top 200 upon release marking the highest U.S. chart entry for a Danish Act since 1997 until the band’s 2016 album Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie topped it by debuting at #4. Most recently the band released Let’s Boogie! Live From Telia Parken, which commemorates and immortalizes VOLBEAT becoming the first Danish band to headline and sell out their hometown venue, Denmark’s Telia Parken, with over 48,250 people in attendance. The 26-track albumand concert film includes live versions of VOLBEAT’s chart-topping hits and features special guests on the album including (in order of appearance) Mille Petrozza, Johan Olsen, Mark “Barney” Greenway, Lars Ulrich, boxer Mikkel Kessler and Danko Jones. 

About Gojira:

Gojira, comprised of brothers Joe Duplantier [vocals, guitar] and Mario Duplantier [drums], Christian Andreu [guitar], and Jean-Michel Labadie [bass], have challenged themselves and heavy music since forming in 1996. The band’s most recent release, MAGMA,shook the world in 2016, staking its claim amongst the year’s best albums and earning Gojira their first ever Grammy nominations for ‘Best Metal Performance’ and ‘Best Rock Album.’  MAGMAtook the #1 spot on Billboard’s ‘Hard Rock Albums’ chart upon debut, making Gojira the first French band to hold the #1 spot on the chart in its twelve year existence.  A true global phenomenon, MAGMA marked the highest chart debuts of Gojira’s career landing them Top 25 on the ‘Billboard 200,’ with career high chart positions around the globe including; Top 10’s in France, Canada, Switzerland, Austria, Finland, and Norway, with Top 15 debuts in Australia and Germany.  MAGMA received Metal Hammer’s coveted “Album of the Year” title, while also landing  on Rolling Stone’s “Top 20 Metal Albums of 2016,” Consequence of Sound’s  “Top 50 Albums of 2016” / “Top 10 Metal Albums of 2016” lists, and Pop Matters’ “Best Metal of 2016” recap. Additionally, “Stranded,” the lead single off of MAGMA,was named one ofStereogum’s “100 Favorite Songs Of 2016.”

About Behemoth:

Over the last two years, Behemoth have transformed themselves in to just that. Leading the charge within the extreme metal world on the back of their brand-new release ‘I Loved You At Your Darkest,’ we have seen Behemoth and their Legions grow in unanticipated numbers. Having just completed their most successful European and North American headline tours to date, Behemoth now bring their sacrilegious swarm back to open the biggest metal tour of the year.  Behemoth began in 1991 through founding member and band leader, Nergal in his home town of Gdansk, Poland. After many years of hard work and tenacity, Behemoth began to create their own traction releasing the extremely successful releases, ‘Demigod’ and ‘Evangelion.’ Since, the momentum has steadily built up to their break-through record, ‘The Satanist’ which gave Behemoth worldwide recognition, no longer confided to underground sub-genres. ‘I Loved You At Your Darkest’ takes us to date and another step in the evolution of Behemoth.

About Live Nation Entertainment:

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For SLIPKNOT, please contact:
Ross Anderson

RossAnderson@elektra.com

For VOLBEAT, please contact:

Emilio Herce

emilio@qprime.com

For GOJIRA, please contact:

Ross Anderson

RossAnderson@elektra.com

For BEHEMOTH, please contact:

Vince Edwards

vince@metalblade.com

For Live Nation U.S. Concerts, please contact:

Emily Bender

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Monique Sowinski

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