Always wanted to go to Slipknot’s annual Knotfest but couldn’t get around to actually making it? Well, it looks like 2019 may be the year that you get the chance to fulfill your dream. On Monday (March 4), the Iowa-founded band announced plans to take their annual music festival on the North America touring circuit.
Dubbed the Knotfest Road Show, the upcoming excursion will find the masked band performing at venues across the continent throughout July, August, and September. The forthcoming, 29-stop jaunt will include shows in Salt Lake City, Albuquerque, Des Moines, Virginia Beach, Denver, Toronto, Tampa, and Austin.
General ticket sales begin this Friday, March 8, at 10 a.m. local time while members of Slipknot’s fan club will get first access to pre-sale tickets starting this Tuesday, March 5.
Volbeat, Gojira, and Behemoth will join as special guests on all dates except for the Iowa State Fair which will only feature Slipknot and Gojira.
The Knotfest Road Show will reportedly coincide with the band’s Aug. 9 release of their new album. Back in October, the band released their first new song in five years, “All Out Life.” The track will reportedly be featured on the act’s upcoming sixth studio effort. The yet-to-be-titled record will be the follow-up to their 2014 release, .5: The Gray Chapter.
As for the other band’s on the lineup, Volbeat is currently working on the follow-up to 2016’s Seal the Deal and Let’s Boogie, Behemoth is touring in support of 2017’s I Loved You at Your Darkest, and Gojira are reportedly working on the follow-up to 2016’s Magma. The full Knotfest Road Show tour itinerary can be found below.
KNOTFEST ROADSHOW SUMMER TOUR DATES:
July 26 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 27 – San Bernardino, CA – San Manuel Amphitheater
Aug. 1 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
Aug. 3 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
Aug. 4 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
Aug. 6 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
Aug. 8 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
Aug. 10 – Des Moines, IA – Iowa State Fairgrounds*
Aug. 11 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug. 12 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug. 14 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
Aug. 16 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Aug. 17 – Bonner Springs, KS – Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
Aug. 18 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug. 20 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
Aug. 21 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Aug. 23 – Burgettstown, PA – KeyBank Pavilion
Aug. 24 – Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Aug. 25 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
Aug. 27 – Mansfield, MA – The Xfinity Center
Aug. 28 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Aug. 30 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug. 31 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
Sept. 1 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
Sept. 3 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Sept. 4 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Sept. 6 – Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater at Circuit of The Americas
Sept. 7 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
Sept. 8 – The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman