The first casualty of the Metal touring and festival world due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has fallen. Slipknot’s Knotfest Japan, set to take place in three weeks on March 20th has been postponed until a later date TBA. The event is working with the band to reschedule at a later date. The band has postponed all of their expected Asia tour dates as well Fans wishing to keep their tickets may do so, as they are fully valid for rescheduled dates when they are announced. Fans wanted a refund will get one soon but have been asked to wait for imminent details to be announced. Knotfest Japan 2020 was to have featured Slipknot headlining both nights, along with Anthrax, Korn, Marilyn Manson, Man With A Mission, Maximum The Hormone and more! The first-ever Knotfest took place seven years ago in Council Bluffs, Iowa and moved two years later to San Bernardino, California. In 2016, Slipknot and Ozzy Osbourne joined forces for the first-ever Ozzfest Meets Knotfest, featuring both acts performing headlining sets on different days. Knotfest has expanded to an annual tour – Knotfest Roadshow, Knotfest Mexico, Columbia, the United Kingdom, France (Knotfest Meets Hellfest) and now Knotfest at Sea. Continue reading
Slipknot is hard at work on their new album, due out next summer. The band has been teasing news in interviews, social media and elsewhere, and appear poised to make a big announcement soon. They shared an animated video teaser of a beating hear on all their socials tonight. As shared by Live Nation and their Ticket To Rock, Slipknot will be touring the USA later in 2019 with Volbeat, Gojira, Behemoth and more. The band has booked an extensive tour of Europe with headline dates and major festivals, as well as their lone date so far, The Iowa State Fair. Stayed tuned to Ghost Cult as we bring you more news as it happens.