Slipknot Unveils Knotfest
Summer is looking to get a whole lot heavier with Slipknot announcing their very own metal and hard rock music festival set to take place in none other than the band’s old stomping grounds of America’s heartland.
The first-ever Knotfest is set to feature Lamb of God, the Deftones, The Dillinger, Dethklok, Serj Tankian, Gojira, The Urge, Prong, Cannibal Corpse as well as others – not to mention Slipknot themselves.
Knotfest is set over two days with the Friday, August 17 concert taking place in Council Bluffs, Iowa at the Mid American Motorplex while the Saturday, August 18 event will take place in Somerset, Minneapolis at the Somerset Amphitheater.
“Knotfest is a chance for us to bring the sensory-overload of a wild European carnival fest to the heart of America," explains Slipknot's M. Shawn Crahan (Clown). "We're thrilled to delve deep into our catalogue and play a long set for fans. This festival is meant to be touched, felt, smelled and experienced by everyone on top of seeing an amazing day of rock and metal."
Fri 8/17 Council Bluffs, IA Mid America Motorplex
Sat 8/18 Somerset, WI/Minneapolis, MN Somerset Amphitheater [AM]
Jack White Adds Tour Dates
And in other summer concert related news, Jack White will be expanding his tour throughout August in support of his brand new and first solo effort, Blunderbuss.
The album landed White the No.1 spot when it debuted last month at the top of the Billboard 200 chart with first week sales of 138,000 copies, according to Neilson SoundScan.
Tickets for the newly announced dates will go on sale to the general public this Friday, June 8th at 10 am local time.
Newly added dates:
Aug 06: Omaha Music Hall - Omaha, NE
Aug 10: Shrine Auditorium - Los Angeles, CA
Aug 14: WaMu Theater - Seattle, WA
Aug 15: Rose Quarter-Theater of the Clouds - Portland, OR [HM]