WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2015
MTS CENTRE – WINNIPEG, MB
Doors: 6:00PM Show: 7:00PM
Slipknot continue their scorched earth campaign across North America, announcing details of a fall headline tour, which will see the GRAMMY® Award-winning group joined by hardcore legends Suicidal Tendencies and up-and-comers Beartooth. The newly announced dates will kick off on October 13th in Bismarck, ND and run through the end of the month, culminating with two headline festival performances from Slipknot; Monster Energy’s Aftershock in Sacramento, CA slated for October 24th and their very own KNOTFEST which will take place October 23rd through the 25th at San Bernardino, California’s San Manuel Amphitheater & Campgrounds (see attached itinerary). Slipknot recently kicked off their massive “Summer’s Last Stand” tour featuring special guests Lamb Of God, Bullet For My Valentine and Motionless In White which is set to continue through early September. For full dates and ticket information please visit www.slipknot1.com.
Earlier this summer Slipknot released their official music video for their new single “Killpop.” The clip, which was directed by the band’s own Shawn “Clown” Crahan has since amassed over 7 million views streaming on Slipknot’s official YouTube channel while the track is currently Top 20 and climbing on the Active Rock airplay chart. “Killpop” follows the success of “The Devil In I,” the blockbuster first single from .5: The Gray Chapter, which proved a multi-format rock radio smash. The track’s companion video, also directed by Clown, has become an online sensation with over 42 million individual views at Slipknot’s official YouTube channel.
Furthermore, Slipknot has teamed up with Shazam & Spotify to offer fans nine unique playlists, each curated by a member of the band. Fans can head to http://unmask.slipknot1.com/ to unmask a new playlist every Monday and Thursday and discover Slipknot’s favorite music for the next four weeks.
.5: The Gray Chapter, Slipknot’s fifth studio album for Roadrunner Records and first since 2008’s RIAA platinum certified chart-topper, All Hope Is Gone made a stunning chart debut upon its October arrival last year, entering the SoundScan/Billboard 200 chart at #1 with sales in excess of 131,000 albums – the highest debut for a hard rock record in 2014. Furthermore, the album made an explosive chart impact around the globe, with #1 debuts in Japan, Australia, Canada, Russia, and Switzerland, alongside top 5 debuts in the United Kingdom, Germany, Ireland, Austria, New Zealand, Mexico, Denmark, and Finland. Furthermore, “Custer,” the group’s latest single from .5: The Gray Chapter is impacting now at rock radio outlets nationwide.
Along with its massive popular success, .5: The Gray Chapter has also proven one of 2014’s most critically acclaimed releases, earning the group their eighth GRAMMY® nomination in the ‘Best Metal Performance’ category for their triumphant return with “The Negative One.” The album was #1 on both Revolver’s “20 Best Albums of 2014” and Guitar World’s “50 Best Albums of 2014” rankings, while also earning inclusion on Rolling Stone and Loudwire’s “20 Best Metal Albums of 2014” rankings. In addition, .5: The Gray Chapter was chosen as Metal Hammer’s “Readers Album of 2014” and included on the “Critic’s Choice: The Metal Hammer Top 50 Albums of 2014” tally. And as if all that weren’t enough, Slipknot’s return to rock action were also named byRolling Stone as one of the “20 Biggest, Boldest Comebacks of 2014.”
Slipknot emerged at the tail end of the Twentieth Century and quickly established itself as the most enigmatic, provocative, and aggressive collective of the modern era. 1999’s SLIPKNOT stands as a true milestone, named by Metal Hammer as the “Best Debut of the Last 25 Years.” The album fast earned 2x RIAA platinum certification, with each of Slipknot’s following releases – including 4 video albums – all receiving additional platinum certifications in the US and around the globe. All told, the band has 11 platinum and 39 gold record certifications worldwide.