Watch Slipknot's live set from Rock am Ring

Slipknot kicked off their European summer tour last week when they took to the stage at Rockfest in Finland.

Then, at the weekend, the band headed to Germany for an appearance at Hamburg’s Rock Im Park, followed by another headline show Nurburg’s Rock Am Ring. The whole performance was streamed live, and is still available to watch on YouTube (above). The setlist is shown below.

The European shows are the ban's first full-length shows since Knotfest in Chiba, Japan, in November 2016, although they returned to live action last month with a two song set on Jimmy Kimmel Live.  

Slipknot revealed their new masks in their video for Unsainted last month. Speaking about the follow-up to 2014’s .5: The Gray Chapter, 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.”

Slipknot Rock am Ring setlist
People = Shit(sic)
Get This
Before I Forget
The Heretic Anthem
The Devil In I
All Out Life

Spit It Out

Slipknot European Tour 2019
Jun 11: Prague 02 Arena, CZ
Jun 13: Nickelsdorf Novarock, AT
Jun 14: Interlaken Greenfield, CH
Jun 15: Doningtom Download Festival, UK
Jun 17: Leipzig Arena, DE
Jun 18: Hannover TUI Arena, DE
Jun 21: Copenhagen Copenhell, DK
Jun 22: Dessel Graspop, BE
Jun 25: Kraków Mystic Festival, PL
Jun 27: Bologna Sonic Park, IT
Jun 29: Madrid Download Festival, ES
Jul 30: Nîmes Amphitheatre, FR
Jul 04: Lisbon VOA, PT
Jul 05: Viveiro Resurrection Festival, ES

Fraser Lewry

Online Editor at Louder/Classic Rock magazine since 2014. 38 years in music industry, online for 25. Also bylines for: Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine, The Word Magazine, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Saga, Music365. Former Head of Music at Xfm Radio, A&R at Fiction Records, early blogger, ex-roadie, published author. Once appeared in a Cure video dressed as a cowboy, and thinks any situation can be improved by the introduction of cats. Favourite Serbian trumpeter: Dejan Petrović.