From Bon Iver to…Slipknot. Obviously! It says something about the enduring popularity of ’90s and ’00s music that such disparate bands are still so popular that they can play arenas.
Slipknot formed in 1995 but it was their eponymous self-titled album that really propelled them to public attention, helped along way a slot on the Ozzfest tour. To be fair, it would be hard to miss this bad, given their intense masks and boiler suits.
The band insist that it’s not a gimmick; it’s about ensuring attention is on the music rather than personalities. Also, especially after signing a seven album deal for a cool half a million dollars, it’s about declaring “hey, we’re a product!” said singer Corey Taylor.
Surprisingly catchy hyper-speed metal tracks like Spit It Out and Wait And Bleed proved once and for all that it was about more than the image. Their continued following should not be underestimated. Their video for Unsainted has had 57 MILLION views in just six months.
You can hear the music for yourself live on their arena tour, supported by Behemoth.
January 16, 2020: Manchester Arena, Manchester
January 17, 2020: Utilita Arena, Newcastle
January 18, 2020: The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
January 20, 2020: Flydsa Arena, Sheffield
January 21, 2020: Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
January 22, 2020: Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
January 24, 2020: Birmingham Arena, Birmingham
January 25, 2020: The O2, London
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