After dealing with bassist Paul Gray passing away, drummer Joey Jordison leaving the band and multiple album delays, Slipknot mounted a major comeback in late 2014 when .5: The Gray Chapter debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. The nü-metal favorites will push on with the good times via a just-announced spring tour.
The band's Prepare for Hell Tour kicks off in April and will see the band playing around the America before they hit the European festival circuit in June. They'll bring metalcore veterans Hatebreed for a handful of dates as well.
Slipknot are currently overseas playing throughout Europe and Australia in the months leading up to the tour, so fans can be sure that the seven-piece will be good and ready for this latest trek. And at some point throughout all this touring, frontman Corey Taylor is set to release his debut album as a member of Teenage Time Killer—his supergroup created with Dave Grohl, Queens of the Stone Age's Nick Olivieri and Lamb of God's Randy Blythe.
Despite some recent troubles, 2015 is shaping up to be a huge year for Slipknot and Slipknot fans alike. Check out the dates below:
April 25 – Ft. Meyers, FL – Fort Rock
April 26 – Jacksonville, FL – Welcome to Rockville
April 29 – Pensacola, FL – Pensacola Bay Center*
April 30 – New Orleans, LA – Champions Square-Superdome*
May 2 – Pelham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre*
May 3 – Concord, NC – Carolina Rebellion
May 5 – Knoxville, TN – Knoxville Coliseum*
May 8 – Bloomington, IL – US Cellular Coliseum*
May 9 – Somerset, WI – Northern Invasion
May 10 – Cedar Rapids, IA – US Cellular Center*
May 12 – Erie, PA – Erie Insurance Arena*
May 13 – Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain*
May 15-17 – Columbus, OH – Rock on the Range
May 16 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena*
*=Date with Hatebreed