UPDATE: Knotfest Australia has been confirmed with Slipknot, Bad Omens and Void Of Vision announced via Clown just now on Triple J.
Full lineup announcement here
March 24 | Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne
March 25 | Centennial Park, Sydney
March 26 | Showgrounds, Brisbane
More info to come – sign up for deets: knot1.co/australia
Time and time again we’ve got our hopes up about those masked metal madmen in Slipknot returning to our shores, but according to their latest social media post, they could finally be set to announce something involving us!
The group just shared a teaser featuring our Australian flag and map; with no other mentions though. Intriguing as it is, it’s not enough concrete evidence for me to make a HUUUGE song and dance about it (as I’ve been burnt in the past), and it could be nothing more than the band acknowledging their recent ARIA Charts domination for when new album The End, So Far landed in the #1 position upon release.
The last time the lads touched down in Australia was for their 2016 East Coast run, so not only are they well overdue for a visit, their recent charting success proves their legion of maggots down under are frothing at the thought of a comeback in some way shape or form.
If you missed the interview our very own Adam Rice conducted with bassist Alessandro ‘V-Man’ Venturella recently (check it out here), he asked the mask-dotting musician if there were any plans for the band to head back to Australia – (sidenote: behind the scenes in the industry, we’ve heard lots of whispers and hearsay for years that they were set to tour again, but those murmurs always never eventuated to anything) – so with this in mind, Adam went direct to the source to try and get even the smallest detail about whether those rumours were true or not, which interestingly, he was met with a simple response of:
“I can’t say until anything is announced.”
This new teaser could be what V-Man was alluding to, but, as I said, take it with a grain of salt to not set yourself up for disappointment… again. However, with two new albums behind them since their last tour (2019’s We Are Not Your Kind and 2022’s The End, So Far), I would say it’s only a matter of time before they get their butts back here.