Controversial metal icons Slipknot will play at the Iowa State Fair next summer. It will be the first time the band have played at the event in their home state, and they’ll perform at the Grandstand on 10 August 2019. Tickets will go on sale from 10am local time on 2 November.
Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan told the Des Moines Register: “I’m gonna drive from my house directly to the stage just like I do when I come to the fair. It makes no sense why we haven’t played here this long into Slipknot. It’s fabulous.”
Next year is shaping up to be a busy year for Slipknot, with their as-yet-untitled new album expected to drop at some point.
Earlier this week, frontman Corey Taylor checked in with an update on how the follow-up to 2014’s .5: The Gray Chapter is shaping up after they previously reported they had 20 demos in play.
Taylor told Metal Hammer: “Some of this s_t is just so hard and dirty fast. It’s f_king really good. It’s also us at our most ambitious, our most experimental, also us doing what we f_king do best which is basically when everybody thinks they’ve got us figured out, we just smack them in the face with everything we’ve got.
“At a time when most bands are slowing down, I think we’ve written our heaviest song – one of them anyway – on this new album.”
Elsewhere in Slipknot news, the band have teamed up with the Slaughterhouse Haunted Attraction for a horror-themed event in their home town of Des Moines, Iowa, with this weekend dedicated to a very special VIP experience.
A member of Slipknot will personally guide visitors through the gruesome Slaughterhouse, while there will also be meet and greet sessions with the band and exclusive merchandise bundles available.