Heavy metal band Slipknot will bring their worldwide trek to the States in 2009 for an extensive headlining run. The All Hope Is Gone...

Heavy metal band Slipknot will bring their worldwide trek to the States in 2009 for an extensive headlining run. The All Hope Is Gone Tour kicks off its North American leg on January 23 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN, and wraps March 11 at ARCO Arena in Sacramento, CA.

The seven-week, 34-city jaunt includes a January 28 performance at Wells Fargo Arena in the band’s hometown of Des Moines, IA, a February 5 concert at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY, and a February 22 gig at Nokia Theatre in Grand Prairie, TX. Label mates Coheed and Cambria and Trivium round out the lineup.

The jaunt is Slipknot’s first headlining tour to support their August 26 release, “All Hope Is Gone,” which debuted in the top slot on the Billboard 200 and peaked at No. 1 on nearly 10 other charts around the world. The disc is the band’s fourth studio release and a folow-up to 2004’s “Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses,” which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200.

According to a statement on the band’s Web site, fans who purchased “All Hope Is Gone” during its digital presale will have first dibs on concert tickets during a special iTunes presale on December 3. Regular presales open on December 5, with general on-sales following on December 6.

“2009 is the 10 year anniversary of the world’s first taste of this band,” frontman Corey Taylor explained in the statement. “To celebrate we are coming back out with a killer tour, a couple great bands and the same ferocity with which we attack life.”

Taylor continued, “We want all of our maggots to come and celebrate with us, because if it wasn’t for you we wouldn’t have been here for 10 years. Get ready for chaos!”

Over the summer, Slipknot headlined the inaugural Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival. The band followed the festival run by kicking off their headlining world tour, which continues through December with dates in Europe and the UK.


Slipknot itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

January 23 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
January 24 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
January 25 Council Bluffs, IA Mid America Center
January 27 Madison, WI Alliant Energy Center
January 28 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena
January 30 Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena
January 31 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
February 2 Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center
February 3 Indianapolis, IN Pepsi Coliseum
February 5 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
February 6 Lowell, MA Tsongas Arena
February 7 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
February 9 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum Complex
February 10 Charlotte, NC Cricket Arena
February 11 Greenville, SC Bi-Lo Center
February 13 Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena
February 14 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena
February 15 Nashville, TN Sommet Center
February 17 Duluth, GA Gwinnett Center
February 18 Orlando, FL UCF Arena
February 19 Pensacola, FL Pensacola Civic Center
February 21 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Amphitheater
February 22 Grand Prairie, TX Nokia Theatre
February 23 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
February 25 – 26 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theater
February 28 El Paso, TX El Paso County Coliseum
March 1 San Antonio, TX Freeman Coliseum
March 3 Denver, CO Denver Coliseum
March 4 Albuquerque, NM Tingley Coliseum
March 5 Glendale, AZ Jobing.com Arena
March 7 Inglewood, CA The Forum
March 8 San Diego, CA Cox Arena
March 10 Ontario, CA Citizens Business Bank Arena
March 11 Sacramento, CA ARCO Arena