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Slipknot confirm new album release date and announce KNOTFEST ROADSHOW tour

It's going to be a big summer for Slipknot fans…

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Slipknot have confirmed the release date of their hotly-anticipated new album, while also announcing details of the ‘KNOTFEST ROADSHOW’ tour which will hit North America this summer.

Fans of the long-running heavy metal outfit have been eagerly awaiting news about the record, which will follow 2014’s ‘.5: The Gray Chapter’. So far, only the song ‘All Out Life’, which came out back in October, has emerged.

It has now been confirmed that the new album, which is still untitled, will be released on August 9. Additional details about the record will, according to a press release, “be revealed in the coming weeks”.

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor

In addition to the album update, Slipknot have also announced the ‘KNOTFEST ROADSHOW’ tour, which will see the band play a large number of shows in North America across the summer. Volbeat, Gojira, and Behemoth have all been confirmed as the special guests on the 29-date tour, which will take place between July and September (scroll down to see the full schedule)

Tickets for the tour go on general sale this Friday (March 8) at 10am local time here, while premium members of Slipknot’s fan club, ’Outside The 9’, can get advance access to pre-sale tickets from 10am local time tomorrow (March 5). Each pair of tickets purchased online for the band’s 2019 tour come with a digital copy of the new album.

The tour will follow on from the band’s previously-announced headline slot at this year’s Download Festival.

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See the dates on ‘KNOTFEST ROADSHOW’ tour below.

July

26 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
27 – San Bernardino, CA – San Manuel Amphitheater

August

1 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
3 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
4 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
6 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
8 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
10 – Des Moines, IA – Iowa State Fairgrounds*
11 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
12 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
14 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
16 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
17 – Bonner Springs, KS – Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
18 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
20 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
21 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
23 – Burgettstown, PA – KeyBank Pavilion
24 – Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
25 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
27 – Mansfield, MA – The Xfinity Center
28 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
30 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
31 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion

September

1 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
3 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
4 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
6 – Austin, TX – Austin 360 Amphitheater
7 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
8 – The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman

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