Slipknot have come a long way. From the basements of Des Moines, Iowa, to the main stage at Download festival, Slipknot’s journey is one of inspiration. One of the most successful metal band’s of the century, and one of the few to emerge from the nu metal boom of the early noughties with their integrity in tact, the nine-man killing machine have released five albums and played to millions of fans (also known as maggots) throughout the world.
There are nine members of Slipknot, although the line-up has changed numerous times since their formation in 1995. The current line-up of Slipknot is Corey Taylor on vocals, Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan and Chris Fehn on percussion, Mick Thomson and Jim Root on guitar, Alessandro ‘V Man’ Venturella on bass, Jay Weinberg on drums, Sid Wilson on turntables and Craig ‘133’ Jones on samples and keyboards.
The classic Slipknot line-up (from 1999-2010) featured Joey Jordison on drums and Paul Gray on bass. Paul Gray was replaced by V Man in 2014 following Paul’s death in 2010, and Jay Weinberg replaced Joey Jordison following his departure from Slipknot in 2013 following a battle with his health.
Slipknot 2020 Tour Information
Slipknot have added 2020 tour dates, billed as the Knotfest Roadshow.
The masked hard rockers are currently on tour in Europe with Behemoth. Beginning in May, Slipknot begin the newly announced North American concerts at large-scale venues. An impressive opening act lineup of A Day To Remember, Underoath, and / or Code Orage will join on select dates.