SLIPKNOT Will No Longer Tour Like They Used To

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Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan, the percussionist of SLIPKNOT, discussed the potential of his band slowing down their touring schedule in the future in a recent interview for the print edition of Kerrang! magazine.”

“The only god we’ve ever known is to get on the road, play our music and tour,” Crahan said. “I always wanted that salvation in my day. Growing up in an alcoholic family, music was the gift that helped me get out. But I can promise you that we won’t tour like we used to, because if we keep pushing like we used to, I don’t think we’ll be able to keep up.”

Crahan then shared his thoughts on how that could affect SLIPKNOT, saying: “I can see smaller venues, with more dates. Wouldn’t it be great if we had seven days in New York City or London or anywhere, at a reasonably sized venue, and played every album in its entirety — with intros, outfits, production and everything from that time period? That could be cool. There are some songs we’ve never played live. Places we’ve never been. That’s unacceptable.”

SLIPKNOT‘s latest studio album, The End, So Far, was released on September 30, 2022. This is the band’s final album to be released through Roadrunner, whom the band signed with in 1998.

The End, So Far follows SLIPKNOT’s widely celebrated 2019 album We Are Not Your Kind, which marked SLIPKNOT’s third consecutive #1 on the Billboard 200. The release made a massive global impact with #1 debuts in the Official Album Charts of twelve countries around the world, including the UK, Australia, Canada and Mexico, with Top 5 debuts in an additional twelve countries including Germany, France and Sweden.