See Slipknot Play “Nero Forte,” “Birth of the Cruel” for First Time at 2020 Tour Kickoff

Last night (January 14th), Slipknot played their first show of the new year — and the new decade — at Dublin, Ireland’s 3Arena. Earlier in the day, the band had premiered their surprise short film “Pollution,” directed by the group’s own M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan and expanding upon the technicolor music video for their metal anthem “Nero Forte.” So it only made sense that the ‘Knot should finally play the song live, which they did, giving the We Are Not Your Kind standout its live debut, along with fellow WANYK single “Birth of the Cruel.”

“Wow. Someone pushed the insanity dial to overdrive for this new set,” drummer Jay Weinberg enthused on Twitter. “Epic night in Dublin. I’ll say this: if you miss this one….you’re going to be bummed.”

See videos of both live song debuts below — including official Jay Weinberg drum cam footage of the “Nero Forte” performance — plus check out the Nine’s stacked 2020 itinerary for a date near you.

 

Slipknot setlist, 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland, January 14th, 2020:
Unsainted
Disasterpiece
Eeyore
Nero Forte (live debut)
Before I Forget
New Abortion
Psychosocial
Solway Firth
Vermilion
Birth of the Cruel (live debut)
Wait and Bleed
Eyeless
All Out Life
Duality

Encore:
(sic)
People = Shit
Surfacing

Slipknot tour dates:
Jan 16 – Manchester, United Kingdom – Manchester Arena
Jan 17 – Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom – Utilita Arena
Jan 18 – Glasgow, United Kingdom – SSE Hydro
Jan 20 – Sheffield, United Kingdom – Flydsa Arena
Jan 21 – Nottingham, United Kingdom – Motorpoint Arena
Jan 22 – Cardiff, United Kingdom – Motorpoint Arena
Jan 24 – Birmingham, United Kingdom – Birmingham Arena
Jan 25 – London, United Kingdom – The O2
Jan 28 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
Jan 29 – Frankfurt, Germany – Festhalle
Jan 30 – Paris, France – AccorHotels Arena
Feb 01 – Luxembourg, Luxembourg – Rockhal
Feb 02 – Lyon, France – Halle Tony Garnier
Feb 04 – Budapest, Hungary – Sportarena
Feb 06 – Lodz, Poland – Atlas Arena
Feb 08 – Stuttgart, Germany – Hanns Martin Schleyer Halle
Feb 09 – Munich, Germany – Olympiahalle
Feb 11 – Milan, Italy – Mediolanum Forum
Feb 12 – Zurich, Switzerland – Hallenstadion
Feb 14 – Vienna, Austria – Stadthalle
Feb 16 – Hamburg, Germany – Barclaycard Arena
Feb 17 – Berlin, Germany – Mercedes-Benz Arena
Feb 18 – Dortmund, Germany – Westfalenhalle
Feb 20 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Royal Arena
Feb 21 – Stockholm, Sweden – Ericsson Globe
Feb 22 – Oslo, Norway – Telenor Arena
Feb 24 – Helsinki, Finland – Hartwall Arena
Mar 20 – Tokyo, Japan – Knotfest Japan*
Mar 21 – Tokyo, Japan – Knotfest Japan*
Mar 24 – Singapore – Singapore Rockfest*
Mar 27 – Jakarta, Indonesia – Hammersonic Festival*
Mar 29 – Manila, Philippines – Amoranto Stadium
Aug 01 – Wacken, Germany – Wacken Open Air*
Aug 10 – Barcelona, Spain – Knotfest at Sea*
Aug 22 – Milton Keynes, United Kingdom – Knotfest UK*