SLIPKNOT Ready Massive “Summer’s Last Stand” Headline Tour

By Chip Tamplin

Published on Monday, January 26, 2015

Hard rock juggernaut Slipknot has announced details of a massive summer headline tour deemed the Summer’s Last Stand tour. The coast-to-coast trek will see the GRAMMY Award-winning group joined by a stellar line-up of special guests including Lamb Of God, Bullet For My Valentine and Motionless In White. The North American tour is set to kickoff July 24th at West Palm Beach, Florida’s Cruzan Amphitheater and continue through early September where it will eventually wrap-up at Dallas, Texas’ Gexa Energy Pavilion on September 5th (see attached itinerary). Pre-sales will be available Tuesday, January 27th via Slipknot’s website with general on-sales beginning Friday, January 30th. For full dates and ticket information go HERE.

Furthermore, Slipknot recently announced the spring North American leg of their phenomenally successful Prepare For Hell world tour, which will get underway this April featuring special guests Hatebreed. Tickets for those dates are on sale now via their website. The spring run will also see Slipknot headlining an array of spring festivals, including such eagerly awaited events as Ft. Myers, Florida’s Monster Energy Fort Rock (slated for April 25th), Jacksonville, Florida’s Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville (April 26th), Concord, North Carolina’s Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion (May 2nd-3rd), Somerset, Wisconsin’s Northern Invasion (May 9th), and Columbus, Ohio’s Rock On The Range (May 15th-17th). Slipknot are currently on the European leg of the Prepare For Hell world tour, which saw them perform to a sold-out crowd at London’s historic Wembley Arena this past weekend. The European leg of the tour is set to continue through mid-February 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 Slipknot will be taking fan questions exclusively on their Facebook page, starting Monday, January 26 at 12pm Pacific and answering select questions by video on Thursday, January 29.

.5: The Gray Chapter, Slipknot’s fifth studio album for Roadrunner Records and first since 2008’s RIAA platinum certified chart-topper, All Hope Is Gone made a stunning chart debut upon its October arrival last year, 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. Furthermore, “Custer,” the group’s latest single from .5: The Gray Chapter is impacting now at rock radio outlets nationwide.

Along with its massive popular success, .5: The Gray Chapter has also proven one of 2014’s most critically acclaimed releases, earning the group their eighth GRAMMY® nomination in the ‘Best Metal Performance’ category for their triumphant return with “The Negative One.” 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.”

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.

1/26-2/15 Prepare For Hell European Tour
* Headline Dates w/ Hatebreed
7/24-9/5 Summer’s Last Stand Tour w/ Lamb Of God, Bullet For My Valentine & Motionless In White

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


24 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheater

25 Tampa, FL MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater

26 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood

28 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre

29 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

31 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center


1 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

2 Hartford, CT Xfinity Theatre

4 Boston, MA Xfinity Center

5 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center

6 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion

8 Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheater

11 Washington, DC Jiffy Lube Live

12 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live

14 Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center

15 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheater

16 St. Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheater

19 Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheater

21 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheater

24 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena

26 Concord, CA Concord Pavilion

28 Las Vegas, NV MGM Resort Festival Lot

29 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion

30 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater


2 Austin, TX Austin 360 Amphitheater

4 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

5 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion


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