Slipknot Draft Knocked Loose for the Here Comes the Pain North American Summer Tour

Slipknot Draft Knocked Loose for the Here Comes the Pain North American Summer Tour

- By Ramon Gonzales

The run will mark the 25th anniversary of their debut album and will feature supporting sets from Orbit Culture and Vended.

Photo by Jonathan Weiner

Punctuating what has been a dominant week, Slipknot have followed their recent surprise set in the California desert, their anchoring performance at Sick New World, and the announcement of their homecoming at Knotfest Iowa later this year with the news of a North American leg of their Here Comes the Pain Silver anniversary tour.

Marking the 25th anniversary of the 1999 self-titled debut, Slipknot has already confirmed live dates under the Here Comes the Pain banner in Latin America as well as dates throughout Europe confirmed for this touring season. Now, the band have set a course of destruction on North American soil and have enlisted breakout hardcore sensation Knocked Loose to join the campaign. 

The arena tour is set to begin August 6th in Indiana and will include crucial stops at New York's Madison Square Garden, Scotiabank Arena in Toronto and a stop at the newly christened Intuit Dome of Los Angeles. Confirmed as support on the run, Swedish standouts Orbit Culture will open the festivities for the first leg, with Des Monies aggressors Vended owning the task for leg two. 

Taking stock of the band's tenure and what a commemorative tour like this means, Slipknot guitarist Jim Root spoke about the announcement and reflected, "We loved what we did with that first record but we didn't even know if there was going to be anything after that. We just wanted people to hear it."

Root continued, "selling out of records and shows, having successful tours - those are goals for any band. But the dream scenario in some ways, came true for us."

clown also weighed in on the significance of the Silver anniversary for Slipknot and explained that the band have every intention of making this run definitive. "Every time I have walked on stage, it's never been about how many people are there, because my culture, always shows up," clown emphasized. 

"But as we have grown as a band, we have had fewer and fewer of those intimate, personal moments, trading them for massive ones. So we are going to make it more personal on the anniversary, but how remains to be seen. Just get ready to have your face kicked in. Because we just do what we do, spread that maggot culture - that disease. And you have been infected."

Tickets for the Here Comes the Pain North American Summer Tour are set to go on sale May 3rd at 10am local time. Ahead of the general on sale, will host an exclusive pre-sale starting at 12pm ET on April 30th.


The complete list of cities and dates for the Here Comes the Pain North American Summer Tour can be found below, in addition to Slipknot's confirmed festival dates and the most recent confirmation of Knotfest Iowa. 


May 12: Daytona Beach, FL - Welcome To Rockville
May 19: Columbus, OH - Sonic Temple Festival
Aug 06: Noblesville, IN - Ruoff Music Center *
Aug 07: Burgettstown, PA - The Pavilion at Star Lake *
Aug 09: Baltimore, MD - CFG Bank Arena *
Aug 10: Camden, NJ - Freedom Mortgage Pavilion *
Aug 12: New York, NY - Madison Square Garden *
Aug 14: Gilford, NH - BankNH Pavilion *
Aug 15: Mansfield, MA - Xfinity Center *
Aug 17: Toronto, ON - Scotiabank Arena *
Sep 01: Pryor, OK - ROCKLAHOMA
Sep 07: Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheatre #
Sep 08: Ridgefield, WA - RV Inn Styles Resorts Amphitheater #
Sep 09: Louisville, KY - Louder Than Life
Sep 11: Nampa, ID - Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater #
Sep 13: Inglewood, CA - Intuit Dome #
Sep 14: Inglewood, CA - Intuit Dome # (SECOND DATE ADDED)
Sep 15: Phoenix, AZ - Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre #
Sep 17: Austin, TX - Moody Center #
Sep 18: Dallas, TX - Dos Equis Pavilion #
Sep 21: Des Moines, IA - Knotfest Iowa at Waterworks Park #
Oct 11: Sacramento, CA - Aftershock Festival
Oct 19: São Paulo, BR - Knotfest Brasil 
Nov 08: Guadalajara, MX - Calle 2
Nov 09: Mexico City, MX - Parque Bicentenario
Dec 05: Amsterdam, NL - Ziggo Dome
Dec 06: Dortmund, DE - Westfalehallen
Dec 08: Stuttgart, DE - Schleyerhalle
Dec 09: Leipzig, DE - Quarterback Immobilien Arena
Dec 11: Zürich, CH - Hallenstadion
Dec 12: Paris, FR - Accor Arena
Dec 14: Leeds, UK - First Direct Arena
Dec 15: Glasgow, UK - Ovo Hydro
Dec 17: Manchester, UK - Co-op Live
Dec 18: Birmingham, UK - Utilita Arena 
Dec 20: London, UK - The O2
Dec 21: London, UK - The O2
* w/ Special Guests Knocked Loose and Orbit Culture
# w/ Special Guests Knocked Loose and Vended
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