Ex-Slipknot Singer Dedicates Upcoming Tour To Paul Gray + Joey Jordison, Releases Statement

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Last week, it was announced that ex-Slipknot singer Anders Colsefni will be performing the entirety of Slipknot’s 1996 demo Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat. on an upcoming tour. In regard to this tour, the former Slipknot vocalist has released a statement saying that his upcoming performances are dedicated to his “fallen brothers” Joey Jordison and Paul Gray.

In this statement of his (which he released via Blabbermouth), Colsefni talks about how much he misses Jordison and Gray. He also talks about how much it means to him to hear that folks are excited about this tour, as well as brings up the recent shout-out he got from Slipknot singer Corey Taylor. On Twitter, Taylor retweeted news of Colsefni’s tour and said that he wishes he could see him perform.

Per Colsefni’s statement, here is everything he has to say:

“As many of you are aware, I am not big on social media or talking in the press but with the growing amount of interest in my forthcoming tour of Australia and New Zealand, I feel it is time to issue a statement.

“My performances as part of this tour are dedicated to my fallen brothers, Joey and Paul. I miss you both dearly. I will be drawing on you both to deliver these songs to our fans with the same level of aggression and volatility that we did together 27 years ago.

“I’d like to acknowledge the vast outpouring of support from my fans all over the world. It has been extremely touching to know how much faith you have had in me for all these years. I will do you all proud.

“I will endeavor to keep the set as authentic to the emotions and sentiments of which they are written but I will deliver them as I am now, not the kid I once was. Since these songs were written almost three decades ago, I have had many great opportunities in various bands to hone my vocal abilities, and stagecraft and to grow as a person.

“In response to Corey’s well wishes I’d like to say ‘Thank you’. It may come as a surprise to many maggots, but it is actually Corey who I have maintained an ongoing friendship since my departure from the band. There has only ever been a kinship between us. I consider Corey a true brother and he has always had my back, and I his. Thank you all again for your adoration and support and I look forward to delivering Australasia ‘Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat.’ for the first time ever. Long live the KNOT.”

Are you going to be attending any of Colsefni’s upcoming shows?