Heavy metal fans are patiently awaiting a tour announcement from Slipknot, and while details haven’t been revealed yet, one show in Iowa has been added to their schedule.
Slipknot will perform in their hometown of Des Moines at the Iowa State Fair on August 10, 2019. The band hasn’t played the fair before, which percussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan said “makes no sense.” He told the Des Moines Register that while this isn’t a bucket-list show for the group – considering they’ve played amphitheatres around the world – they’re still happy to play a gig where they grew up.
“I’m gonna drive from my house directly to the stage just like I do when I come to the fair,” Crahan said.
“It’s not only work and commerce; there’s a lot of spirituality here for me,” he added. “It’s gonna be a really good time to play the fair and walk out and enjoy the fair.”
This is the first confirmed show in 2019 for the group. They’ve hinted at a tour in 2019, along with an upcoming album. Their last record, .5: The Gray Chapter, was released in 2014. The LP featured a slew of singles, including “The Negative One,” “The Devil in I,” “Custer,” and “Killpop.” Throughout their two-decade long career, the group has dropped five studio albums and are best-known for hit tracks like 2008’s “Psychosocial” and 2004’s “Duality.”
Crahan hinted that some good news is coming soon.
“It seems like everything is really meant to be right now,” he said. “We’re way ahead. And I think everybody is going to be very, very pleasantly surprised, starting this month.”
The Iowa State Fair will run from August 8 to 18 and will feature performers For King & Country and Gabriel Iglesias.