Slipknot Announce European Tour for Summer 2021

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As both 2021 and the possibility of a COVID-19 vaccine become more and more of a reality, bands are finally prepared to once more book tours. Now Slipknot have thrown their blood-spattered hat in the ring, announcing a series of European live dates for 2021, including among them several big festival shows.

As you can see below, it appears as though Slipknot are really focusing on large European markets outside of the usual touring cycle — specifically, no UK, and only a single date in France and Germany. That said, stops along this trek also include some of the biggest metal festivals on the planet, specifically Wacken Open Air and Malmö Rock Slap. It makes sense that the band aren’t booking more day-to-day tours at this stage of the game, and are only looking towards the huge arena shows where the returns will be the greatest.

This comes shortly after frontman Corey Taylor said that the band would make touring — and even a new 2021 release — a priority in the coming year. “The plan right now with Slipknot is to try and a) finish up the touring next year, and b) we’re thinking about kind of putting another album out maybe next year,” said Taylor in a recent interview. “But I don’t know. I don’t know what the plan is yet. I just know that we all kind of feel like there’s unfinished business and we wanna finish that out before we do anything. But I know that we were talking about doing it, ’cause we only have one album left on our contract [with our record label].”

European fans should catch Slipknot at one of the dates below:

July 16 – Moscow Park Live Festival, Russia
July 18 – Kiev Upark Festival, Ukraine
July 21 – Bucharest Romexpo, Romania
July 22 – Plovdiv Hills Of Rock, Bulgaria
Jul y24 – Athens Release Festival, Greece
July 28 – Graz Stadthalle, Austria
July 29 – Prague O2 Arena, Czech Republic
July 31 – Wacken Open Air, Germany
August 01 – Malmö Rock Slap Festival, Sweden
August 07 – Port Of Turku, Finland
August 13 – Gdansk Ergo Arena, Poland
August 15 – Geneva Arena, Switzerland
August 19 – Charleville-Mézières Cabaret Vert Festival, France

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Words by Chris Krovatin