SLIPKNOT Release Dates For Spring Headlining Tour

By Chip Tamplin

Published on Thursday, January 22, 2015

Roadrunner recording group Slipknot has announced details of their upcoming spring headline tour. The next North American leg of the GRAMMY Award-winning rock juggernaut’s phenomenally successful Prepare For Hell world tour gets underway this April, featuring special guests Hatebreed. Presales are available now via with general onsales beginning, Friday, January 23rd. For full dates and ticket information please visit

Furthermore, Slipknot is officially set to top the bill at an array of spring festivals, including such eagerly awaited events as Ft. Myers, Florida’s Fort Rock (slated for April 25th), Jacksonville, Florida’s Welcome To Rockville (April 26th), Concord, North Carolina’s Carolina Rebellion (May 2nd-3rd) Somerset, Wisconsin’s Northern Invasion (May 9th), and Columbus, Ohio’s Rock On The Range (May 15th-17th). The band is currently on the European leg of the Prepare For Hell world tour, with dates scheduled in Ireland, the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Italy, Hungary, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland. From there, Slipknot will venture to Australia, where they will headline February’s annual Soundwave traveling festival, with stops in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane. Finally, the band will return to Europe in June for a further series of festival appearances, with highlights including Germany’s Rock am Ring and Rock im Park, the United Kingdom’s Download Festival, France’s Hellfest, and many more. For complete details, please log on to

The intensive tour schedule follows last year’s release of .5: The Gray Chapter, Slipknot’s fifth studio album and first since 2008’s RIAA platinum certified chart-topper, All Hope Is Gone. The album made a stunning chart debut upon its October arrival, entering the SoundScan/Billboard 200 chart at #1 with sales in excess of 131,000 albums – the highest debut for a hard rock record in 2014. Furthermore, the album made an explosive chart impact around the globe, with #1 debuts in Japan, Australia, Canada, Russia, and Switzerland, alongside top 5 debuts in the United Kingdom, Germany, Ireland, Austria, New Zealand, Mexico, Denmark, and Finland.

Along with its massive popular success, .5: The Gray Chapter has also proven one of 2014’s most critically acclaimed releases. The album was #1 on both Revolver’s “20 Best Albums of 2014” and Guitar World’s “50 Best Albums of 2014” rankings, while also earning inclusion on Rolling Stone and Loudwire’s “20 Best Metal Albums of 2014” rankings. In addition, .5: The Gray Chapter was chosen as Metal Hammer’s “Readers Album of 2014” and included on the “Critic’s Choice: The Metal Hammer Top 50 Albums of 2014” tally. And as if all that weren’t enough, Slipknot’s return to rock action were also named by Rolling Stone as one of the “20 Biggest, Boldest Comebacks of 2014.”

“Custer,” the latest single from .5: The Gray Chapter, is impacting now at rock radio outlets nationwide. In addition, Slipknot recently premiered an electrifying live video of the album’s blockbuster first single, “The Devil In I,” filmed last fall at the band’s own KNOTFEST, a monumental three-day metal and heavy music destination festival held at San Bernardino, California’s San Manuel Amphitheater & Campgrounds. The clip can be viewed now at Slipknot’s official YouTube channel and below:

Slipknot emerged at the tail end of the Twentieth Century and quickly established itself as the most enigmatic, provocative, and aggressive collective of the modern era. 1999’s SLIPKNOT stands as a true milestone, named by Metal Hammer as the “Best Debut of the Last 25 Years.” The album fast earned 2x RIAA platinum certification, with each of Slipknot’s following releases – including 4 video albums – all receiving additional platinum certifications in the US and around the globe. All told, the band has 11 platinum and 38 gold record certifications worldwide.

1/14-2/15 “Prepare For Hell” European Tour
* Headline Dates w/ Hatebreed

14 Dublin, Ireland 3Arena
16 Sheffield, UK Motorpoint Arena
18 Glasgow, UK SSE Hyrdro
19 Newcastle, UK Metro Radio Arena
20 Manchester, UK Phones 4U Arena
22 Liverpool, UK Echo Arena
23 London, UK SSE Wembly Arena
24 Cardiff, UK Motorpoint Arena
26 Nottingham, UK Capital FM Arena
27 Birmingham, UK Barclaycard Arena
29 Paris, France Zenith

1 Amsterdam, Netherlands Heineken Music Hall
2 Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxemborg Rokhal
3 Milan, Italy Forum
5 Budapest, Hungary Sportarena
7 Berlin, Germany Max-Schmelling-Halle
8 Hamburg, Germany O2 World
10 Oslo, Norway Spektrum
11 Stockholm, Sweden Hovet
12 Copenhagen, Denmark Forum
15 Helsinki, Finland Ice Hall
21 Melbourne, Australia Soundwave Festival
22 Adelaide, Australia Soundwave Festival
28 Brisbane, Australia Soundwave Festival

1 Sydney, Australia Soundwave Festival

25 Ft. Meyers, FL Fort Rock
26 Jacksonville, FL Welcome to Rockville
29 Pensacola, FL Pensacola Bay Center*
30 New Orleans, LA Champions Square-Superdome*

2 Pelham, AL Oak Mountain Amphitheatre*
3 Concord, NC Carolina Rebellion
5 Knoxville, TN Knoxville Coliseum*
8 Bloomington, IL US Cellular Coliseum*
9 Somerset, WI Northern Invasion
10 Cedar Rapids, IA US Cellular Center*
12 Erie, PA Erie Insurance Arena*
13 Scranton, PA The Pavilion at Montage Mountain*
15-17 Columbus, OH Rock on the Range
16 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena*


5-7 Nuremberg, Germany Rock Im Park

5-7 Mendig Germany Rock Am Ring

6 Nymegen, Netherlands FortaRock Festival

9 Lodz, Poland Impact Festival

11-13 Interlaken, Switzerland Greenfield Festival

12 Derby, UK Download Festival

13-14 Nickelsdorf, Austria Novarock

19-21 Cisson, France Hellfest

19-21 Dessel Belgium Graspop Metal Meeting


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