SLIPKNOT has postponed Asian tour, including the band’s two-day Knotfest Japan festival, because of “global health concerns” amid the spread of coronavirus.
The band released the following statement on the matter: “In light of global health concerns, SLIPKNOT have decided to postpone their upcoming Asian tour, including Knotfest Japan.
“While decisions like this are not easy, the safety and well-being of the band’s fans always comes first,” statement continues. “Furthermore in this case, the bands and artists, crew and local employees are also equally effected, and as such, this was the only responsible decision that could be made.
“SLIPKNOT and Knotfest will both return to Asia very soon. And at such time that everyone can be ensured of the best experience possible.”
Affected shows are as follows:
March 20 – Tokyo, Japan – Knotfest Japan
March 21 – Tokyo, Japan – Knotfest Japan
March 24 – Singapore – Singapore Rockfest
March 27 – Jakarta, Indonesia – Hammersonic Festival
March 29 – Manila, Philippines – Amoranto Stadium
SLIPKNOT recently announced that they will once again be hitting the road this summer to headline the “Knotfest Roadshow” 2020 North American tour produced by Live Nation. Joining them and rounding out a killer lineup showcasing the best the world of heavy music has to offer, will be special guests A DAY TO REMEMBER, UNDEROATH and CODE ORANGE.
Tickets for the tour are available here.
SLIPKNOT released their sixth studio album, We Are Not Your Kind, on August 9 via Roadrunner Records. Album was once again recorded at a Los Angeles studio with producer Greg Fidelman, who engineered and mixed SLIPKNOT‘s 2004 album Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) and helmed 2014’s .5: The Gray Chapter.