Slipknot Announce European Tour For Summer 2023
Slipknot have announced a European tour for summer 2023. The Iowan nine-piece will take critically acclaimed new album The End, So Far on the road for nine dates across June which will take in stops in Austria, Czechia, Switzerland, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Denmark, Belgium and, finally, two dates in Germany.
Interestingly, there is certainly scope for Slipknot to fit in a headline set at the UK’s Download Festival during the tour, given that Download runs from June 8-11 and Slipknot currently have June 9 and June 11 free. Frontman Corey Taylor recently confirmed that he cannot confirm nor deny that Slipknot are headlining Download this year.
Taylor also recently spoke to Metal Hammer about The End, So Far and its more experimental nature.
“I’ve been telling people that this is the natural companion piece to Vol. 3 [: (The Subliminal Verses)],” explained Corey. “Because on [2004’s] Vol. 3 we were really starting to come into our own, as far as being confident in our writing and being able to risk not just going full bore, running at you with all the intensity, but being able to expand what we do. Because of what was going on with the band internally, we forgot that we were a band who could go and do that. We touched on it, but we never got back to that concerted, ‘Let’s really push the boundaries of what a band like this can do.’ It felt good to kind of get back to this world building.”
The End, So Far is out now via Roadrunner.
Slipknot European tour dates for 2023 are as follows:
June 7: Nickelsdorf, Austria – Nova Rock
June 8: Hradec, Czechia – Rock For People
June 10: Interlaken, Switzerland – Greenfield
June 13: Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
June 14: Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg – Rockhal
June 16: Copenhagen, Denmark – Copenhell Festival
June 17: Dessel, Belgium – Graspop Metal Meeting
June 20: Hamburg, Germany – Barclays Arena
June 21: Berlin, Germany – Mercedes Benz Arena