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Slipknot announce 2020 UK and European tour

Slipknot (Image credit: Alexandria Crahan Conway/Roadrunner Records)

Slipknot have announced a 2020 UK and European tour in support of their new album We Are Not Your Kind.

The band, who are about to embark on their Knotfest Roadshow across North America, have so far only named the cities they’ll play in next year, with dates and venues set to be announced in the near future.

They’ll kick off the tour in Dublin, before eight shows in the UK. They’ll then play a further 19 dates across mainland Europe.

We Are Not Your Kind will be released on August 9, with fans pre-ordering the follow-up to .5: The Gray Chapter through the Roadrunner Records online store before 11.30pm UK time on August 8 eligible for an exclusive ticket pre-sale code granting early access to the first available tickets for the European dates.

Speaking about the new album, guitarist Jim Root said: “This is the most time we’ve had to write a record and work stuff out together. 

“One of my inspirations this time around was those artists that recorded full-length albums – not just songs. While the industry is moving toward singles, Slipknot wanted to make an album experience, front to back.”

Percussionist Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan added: “These days the art we are making comes with the highest reward, because it’s taken the most time. Almost four years to create this emotion and temperature, and the reward now is nothing short of salvation.”

Slipknot are the cover stars of the brand new issue of Metal Hammer magazine, which is on sale now

Not only does the latest edition feature exclusive interviews with the band about We Are Not Your Kind, but there are nine covers to collect and comes with an exclusive art print and a CD featuring Slipknot covers.

(Image credit: Roadrunner Records)

Slipknot: Europe 2020
Dublin, Ireland
Manchester, UK
Newcastle, UK
Glasgow, UK
Sheffield, UK
Nottingham, UK
Cardiff, UK
Birmingham, UK
London, UK
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Frankfurt, Germany
Paris, France
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Lyon, France
Budapest, Hungary
Lodz, Poland
Stuttgart, Germany
Munich, Germany
Milan, Italy
Zurich, Switzerland
Vienna, Austria
Hamburg, Germany
Berlin, Germany
Dortmund, Germany
Copenhagen, Denmark
Stockholm, Sweden
Oslo, Norway
Helsinki, Finland

Slipknot: We Are Not Your Kind
Slipknot's brand new album We Are Not Your Kind will be released through Roadrunner Records in August. The follow-up to .5: The Gray Chapter features the lead single Unsainted.View Deal

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News editor for Classic Rock, Metal Hammer, Prog and Louder. He’s been at the news desk since 2014 and when not writing, he can be found watching baseball and visiting whisky distilleries.