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The Screaming Excellence of Slipknot Returns for 2020 Tour

The screaming band will be joined by A Day to Remember, Underoath, and Code Orange.

NME

The moment we've all been waiting for is upon us: Slipknot is going back on tour.

Slipknot recently announced that the North American Knotfest Roadshow is coming back in 2020. The heavy metal band will be joined by A Day to Remember, Underoath, and Code Orange. In other words, the glory days of the early aughts' melodramatic rage is about to be f*cking resurrected.

Last year, Knotfest Roadshow drew the largest crowds Slipknot had seen since their 1995 debut, including their peak years of winning a Grammy for Metal Performance of "Before I Forget" and the stunning emotional trips of "Vermillion Part 1," "Part 2," and "Part 3" between 2004 and 2006.

"We set a precedent last year – Knotfest is a showcase where you never know what to expect. This year is no exception," says Slipknot vocalist Corey Taylor. "The bands we have represent all corners of our musical world, just like we do. And they're exciting as hell. I can't wait to watch and enjoy them along with the rest of the fans."

Underoath's Chris Dudley adds, "When Slipknot asks you to come along for a summer of insanity, there are exactly zero questions to ask. You say yes. This is absolutely going to be one for the books....and we're ready."

Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 7, at 10:00 AM EST.

Dates of Knotfest 2020

May 30 - Syracuse, N.Y. @ St. Joseph's Health Amphitheater at Lakeview*
May 31 - Mansfield, Mass. @ Xfinity Center
June 02 - New York, N.Y. @ Madison Square Garden**
June 04 - Quebec City, Quebec @ Centre Videotron
June 05 - Montreal, Quebec @ Centre Bell
June 06 - Toronto, Ontario @ Budweiser Stage
June 08 - Clarkston, Mich. @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
June 10 - Nashville, Tenn. @ Bridgestone Arena
June 12 - Memphis, Tenn. @ FedExForum
June 14 - Orlando, Fla. @ Amway Center
June 15 - West Palm Beach, Fla. @ iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
June 17 - Charlotte, N.C. @ PNC Music Pavilion
June 18 - Alpharetta, Ga. @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
June 20 - Birmingham, Ala. @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
June 22 - Dallas, Texas @ Dos Equis Pavilion
June 23 - Austin, Texas @ Germania Insurance Amphitheater
June 25 - The Woodlands, Texas @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion**

* Not featuring A Day To Remember
** Not featuring Code Orange

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