Multi-platinum, Grammy-Award-winning, masked beasts Slipknot make their long awaited return to Ireland this January 2015 with their ‘Prepare For Hell’ tour.
The incendiary band’s first new music in over six years, the fiercely anticipated, ‘.5: The Gray Chapter’ is set for release this Friday October 17th in Ireland and can be pre-ordered at iTunes, via the Warner Music Ireland Store and as a limited Exclusive CD + T-Shirt Box from HMV and Xtra-vision. Irish fans can celebrate the release of the album with Dublin’s premier metal club, POISON, this Thursday night 16th October at The Mezz, Temple Bar, D.2. The album is out Monday October 20th in N.Ireland & UK.
The band’s lead single from the opus, ‘The Devil In I’ has just been added to the BBC Radio 1 Playlist and SLIPKNOT’s gradual creep on world domination has begun once more. Slipknot’s visually arresting, chaotic, spectacular shows often become the stuff of legend, so with all new masks and production, these events are essential!
Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor muses; “It has always been very special for us over there. In a lot of ways, it’s where this insanity began. So, for this tour, we decided to try and hit as many places as we could – not only England, but Scotland and Wales as well. Technically Ireland is Europe, but we’re going there too. We’re coming back for the people who started this for us: that would be YOU. Prepare yourselves… Hell is coming.”
Special guests on the tour are Slipknot’s longtime friends and musical brothers, KORN. An opening band will be confirmed in due course.