Slipknot share Pollution short film as they deliver blistering setlist in Dublin

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

Slipknot have released a short film titled Pollution which was directed by the band’s Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan.

The video comes after Slipknot began teasing clips on their social media channels earlier this week, with the 20-minute video based around the promo for Nero Forte which launched in December.

Speaking about the abstract film, Crahan says: “I set out to make a short film that makes you question your own existence, here in this reality.

“When you lay down in your bed, next to the one you love, do you ever ask yourself: Is it possible that this person could slit my throat while I’m sleeping? Enjoy. Pollution is everywhere.”

Pollution comes as the band kick off their European tour in support of their latest studio album We Are Not Your Kind, which got under way at Dublin's 3Arena last night.

Slipknot delivered a 17-song set which saw Corey Taylor and co. rip through tracks including Unsainted, Psychosocial, Vermilion, Duality, People = Shit and Birth Of The Cruel.

Fan-filmed footage from the show can be watched below.

On August 22 Slipknot will bring Knotfest to the UK for the first time, with tickets for the “mind-altering collision of music, art and culture” at The National Bowl, Milton Keynes, going on sale from 10am tomorrow (January 16) through Live Nation.

Fans can also gain access to a Live Nation pre-sale from 10am today (January 15) by signing up for "My Live Nation" on the website.

Slipknot: Dublin 3Arena - January 14, 2020
1. Unsainted
2. Disasterpiece
3. Eeyore
4. Nero Forte
5. Before I Forget
6. New Abortion
7. Psychosocial
8. Solway Firth
9. Vermilion
10. Birth Of The Cruel
11. Wait And Bleed
12. Eyeless
13. All Out Life
14. Duality
15. (sic) (Encore)
16. People = Shit (Encore)
17. Surfacing (Encore)

Slipknot: We Are Not Your Kind

Slipknot: We Are Not Your Kind
Slipknot's new album We Are Not Your Kind was released through Roadrunner Records in 2019. The follow-up to .5: The Gray Chapter features the lead single Unsainted.

Slipknot: 2020 UK and European tour
Jan 16: Manchester Arena, UK
Jan 17: Newcastle Utilita Arena, UK
Jan 18: Glasgow SSE Hydro, UK
Jan 20: Sheffield Flydsa Arena, UK
Jan 21: Nottingham Motorpoint Arena, UK
Jan 22: Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, UK
Jan 24: Birmingham Arena, UK
Jan 25: London The O2, UK
Jan 28: Amsterdam Ziggo Dome, Netherlands
Jan 29: Frankfurt Festhalle, Germany
Jan 30: Paris AccorHotels Arena, France
Feb 01: Luxembourg Rockhal, Luxembourg
Feb 02: Lyon Halle Tony Garnier, France
Feb 04: Budapest Sportarena, Hungary
Feb 06: Lodz Atlas Arena, Poland
Feb 08: Stuttgart Hanns Martin Schleyer Halle, Germany
Feb 09: Munich Olympiahalle, Germany
Feb 11: Milan Mediolanum Forum, Italy
Feb 12: Zurich Hallenstadion, Switzerland
Feb 14: Vienna Stadthalle, Austria
Feb 16: Hamburg Barclaycard Arena, Germany
Feb 17: Berlin Mercedes-Benz Arena, Germany
Feb 18: Dortmund Westfalenhalle, Germany
Feb 20: Copenhagen Royal Arena, Denmark
Feb 21: Stockholm Ericsson Globe, Sweden
Feb 22: Oslo Telenor Arena, Norway
Feb 24: Helsinki Hartwall Arena, Finland

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