Clown Confirms That Slipknot Are Leaving Roadrunner Records

Slipknot's Shawn "Clown" Crahan, 2019

Back in June, Slipknot percussionist Shawn “Clown” Carahan said in an interview that the band were planning to leave longtime record lable Roadrunner Records after the release of the album they’d recorded in quarantine. The thing is, with all due respect to him, Clown is known to go on some stream-of-consciousness rants sometimes, and any journalist who’s ever interviewed him (this one included) wondered if perhaps he’d misspoken, or if his statement wasn’t worded correctly. Now, however, Crahan has clarified that the band will indeed be leaving their label after this album.

“What I can tell you right now is that we are getting off of our record label,” Clown told Forbes. “This is a very fascinating time in my life because I’ve lost both of my parents and if they were alive my dad would be so excited that I have fulfilled a contract. It’s not about what I’m going to do afterwards, it’s that I gave my word, I extended my hand and my penmanship and I’m literally getting off of something that I had agreed I can get off of.”

When the interviewer asks, for clarification, if this means that Slipknot’s next record would be their last on Roadrunner, Crahan said, “Yes sir, seven albums, no greatest hits, no best of, no live albums, straight up rock n’ roll. That’s what we’ve given.”

Fans can catch Slipknot live at one of the band’s upcoming live shows with Killswitch Engage, FEVER 333, and Code Orange. Check out the dates below:

9/25 – Des Moines, IA – National Balloon Classic Field*
9/28 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
9/29 – Milwaukee, WI – American Family Insurance Amphitheater
10/1 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
10/2 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
10/3 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
10/5 – Syracuse, NY – Lakeview Amphitheater – Syracuse
10/8 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
10/9 – Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre
10/10 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
10/12 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
10/13 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
10/15 – Burgettstown, PA – S&T Bank Music Park
10/17 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
10/19 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
10/20 – West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
10/22 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
10/23 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
10/24 – Pelham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
10/26 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
10/28 – Del Valle, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
10/29 – The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion**
10/30 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
10/1 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
10/2 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion

** No CODE ORANGE

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Words by Chris Krovatin