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 23St. Paul, MNXcel Energy Center
January 24Kansas City, MOSprint Center
January 25Council Bluffs, IAMid America Center
January 27Madison, WIAlliant Energy Center
January 28Des Moines, IAWells Fargo Arena
January 30Rosemont, ILAllstate Arena
January 31Auburn Hills, MIThe Palace of Auburn Hills
February 2Peoria, ILPeoria Civic Center
February 3Indianapolis, INPepsi Coliseum
February 5New York, NYMadison Square Garden
February 6Lowell, MATsongas Arena
February 7Camden, NJSusquehanna Bank Center
February 9Greensboro, NCGreensboro Coliseum Complex
February 10Charlotte, NCCricket Arena
February 11Greenville, SCBi-Lo Center
February 13Baltimore, MD1st Mariner Arena
February 14Lexington, KYRupp Arena
February 15Nashville, TNSommet Center
February 17Duluth, GAGwinnett Center
February 18Orlando, FLUCF Arena
February 19Pensacola, FLPensacola Civic Center
February 21Corpus Christi, TXConcrete Street Amphitheater
February 22Grand Prairie, TXNokia Theatre
February 23Tulsa, OKBOK Center
February 25 – 26Houston, TXVerizon Wireless Theater
February 28El Paso, TXEl Paso County Coliseum
March 1San Antonio, TXFreeman Coliseum
March 3Denver, CODenver Coliseum
March 4Albuquerque, NMTingley Coliseum
March 5Glendale, AZJobing.com Arena
March 7Inglewood, CAThe Forum
March 8San Diego, CACox Arena
March 10Ontario, CACitizens Business Bank Arena
March 11Sacramento, CAARCO Arena