Slipknot’s Clown amazed by Corey Taylor’s resilience

Clown and Corey
Clown and Corey
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Slipknot’s Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan says the fact singer Corey Taylor still wants to go out on tour after breaking his neck “amazes” him.

The frontman recently had to undergo spinal surgery after unknowingly breaking his neck, leading the band to postpone the start of their North American tour with Marilyn Manson. Those dates have now been rescheduled – and Clown is full of praise for the singer.

He exclusively tells Metal Hammer: “We already have all the shows rescheduled so it’s a hiccup, but it’s not a big deal. The other thing is, we’ve been on this tour about two years. That’s a lot, so it’s amazing that we got this far.

“I think Corey’s awesome – he got his neck cut in two, he’s a singer, he’s got to wear a mask with the neck support and we’ve got suits, we all know how big his neck gets – it gets huge.

“He went through some serious shit. What happened and what he had to do is pretty fucking serious, and the fact that he actually wants to go back out amazes me.

“But we’re doing it and everything’s cool. I’ve been talking to him and he’s great, and things are good.”

Earlier this month, Clown issued a clip of his upcoming film Officer Downe.

Slipknot tour dates 2016

Jun 28: Nashville Bridgestone Arena, TN
Jun 29: Atlanta Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood, GA
Jul 01: West Palm Beach Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre, FL
Jul 02: Tampa Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, FL
Jul 03: Simpsonville Charter Amphitheater, SC
Jul 06: Wantagh Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, NY
Jul 08: Hartford Xfinity Theatre, CT
Jul 09: Holmdel PNC Bank Arts Center, NJ
Jul 10: Scranton The Pavilion at Montage Mountain, PA
Jul 12: Cincinnati Riverbend Music Center, OH
Jul 13: Noblesville Klipsch Music Center, IN
Jul 15: Oshkosh Rock USA, WI
Jul 14-16: Cadott Rock Fest, WI
Jul 17: Bridgeview Chicago Open Air, IL
Jul 19: Toronto Air Canada Centre, ON
Jul 20: Montreal Bell Centre, QC
Jul 21: Quebec Videotron Centre, QC
Jul 23: Syracuse Lakeview Amphitheater, NY
Jul 24: Saratoga Springs Performing Arts Center, NY
Jul 26: Bristow Jiffy Lube Live, VA
Jul 27: Camden BB&T Pavilion, NJ
Jul 29: Clarkston DTE Energy Music Theatre, MI
Jul 30: Burgettstown First Niagara Pavilion, PA
Aug 02: Charlotte PNC Music Pavilion, NC
Aug 04: Maryland Heights Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, MO
Aug 05: Des Moines Wells Fargo Arena, IA
Aug 07: Denver Pepsi Center, CO
Aug 09: Salt Lake City USANA Amphitheatre, UT
Aug 11: Auburn White River Amphitheatre, WA
Aug 13: Concord Concord Pavilion, CA
Aug 14: Inglewood The Forum, CA
Aug 17: Chula Vista Sleep Train Amphitheatre, CA
Aug 19: Albuquerque Isleta Amphitheater, NM
Aug 20: Phoenix Ak-Chin Pavilion, AZ
Aug 21: Las Vegas MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, NV
Aug 25: Dallas Gexa Energy Pavilion, TX
Aug 26: Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, TX
Aug 27: Austin 360 Amphitheater, TX
Sep 25: San Manuel Ozzfest Meets Knotfest, CA
Oct 15-16: Toluca Knotfest, Mexico
Nov 05: Tokyo Knotfest, Japan