Slipknot Named “Best Band in the World” at 2020 NME Awards

Photo by Alexandria Crahan Conway

Masked metal powerhouse Slipknot are riding high on the success of last year’s critically acclaimed We Are Not Your Kind LP and playing some of the biggest shows of the group’s career all around the world. The latest accolade to come their way is the title of “Best Band in the World,” which was bestowed upon the Nine last night (February 12th) at the 2020 NME Awards. They beat out fellow nominees Bring Me the Horizon, Tame Impala, the 1975 and Brockhampton, among others. Slipknot were also up for “Best Album in the World” for We Are Not Your Kind, but lost in that category to Lana Del Rey’s Norman Fucking Rockwell.

The NME Awards ceremony was held at the O2 Academy Brixton in London, England, and while Slipknot were unable to attend in person, frontman Corey Taylor did send in an acceptance speech, which read as follows:

“We appreciate it, Best Band in the World. Way to catch up, we knew that 20 years ago! Thank you for finally recognizing it: this is everything that you ever wanted. So really this is more for you than anything else. Thanks to our fans for always sticking by us.”

Slipknot are currently on the road and will be for a while. See their upcoming live dates below, including those for the recently announced 2020 edition of Knotfest Roadshow.

Slipknot 2020 European and Asian tour dates:
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*

Knotfest Roadshow 2020 North American tour dates:
Saturday, May 30, 2020 Syracuse, NY St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview*
Sunday, May 31, 2020 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center
Tuesday, June 02, 2020 New York, NY Madison Square Garden**
Thursday, June 04, 2020 Quebec City, QC Centre Videotron
Friday, June 05, 2020 Montreal, QC Centre Bell
Saturday, June 06, 2020 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage
Monday, June 08, 2020 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
Friday, June 12, 2020 Memphis, TN FedExForum
Sunday, June 14, 2020 Orlando, FL Amway Center
Monday, June 15, 2020 West Palm Beach, FL iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
Thursday, June 18, 2020 Alpharetta, GA Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Saturday, June 20, 2020 Birmingham, AL Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
Monday, June 22, 2020 Dallas, TX Dos Equis Pavilion
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 Austin, TX Germania Insurance Amphitheater
Thursday, June 25, 2020 The Woodlands, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion**

* Not featuring A Day to Remember
** Not featuring Code Orange