Following the enormous success of last year’s inaugural Knotfest Roadshow Tour, the multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning hard rock band Slipknot have announced they are hitting the road this summer to headline the Knotfest Roadshow 2020 North American Tour. Joining them and rounding out an impressive lineup showcasing the best the world of heavy metal music has to offer, are special guests A Day To Remember,Underoath and Code Orange. Produced by Live Nation, the Knotfest Roadshow 2020 North American Tour begins on May 30 in Syracuse, NY and visits 15 cities including their debut performance at Orlando’s Amway Center on Sunday, June 14. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, February 7 at 10 a.m.
Slipknot pre-sale opportunities include Outside The 9 (OT9) Premium pre-sale and OT9 Deluxe pre-sale and both are available now. For more information on OT9 pre-sales, visit OutsideThe9.com.
WHO: SLIPKNOT // KNOTFEST ROADSHOW 2020 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
wsgs A Day To Remember, Underoath and Code Orange
WHERE: AMWAY CENTER / ORLANDO, FLORIDA
WHEN: SUNDAY, JUNE 14, 2020 // 6 P.M.
ON-SALE: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2020 // 10 A.M.
Speaking on the latest Knotfest Roadshow 2020 North American Tour announcement, band members had this to say.
“We set a precedent last year – Knotfest is a showcase where you never know what to expect,” said Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor. “This year is no exception. The bands we have represent all corners of our musical world, just like we do. And they’re exciting as hell. I can’t wait to watch and enjoy them along with the rest of the fans.”
"We are stoked to share the stage with a band that has defined heavy music for an entire generation,” said A Day To Remember guitarist Neil Westfall. “This tour will be one of the best live shows this year."
"When Slipknot asks you to come along for a summer of insanity, there are exactly zero questions to ask. You say ‘yes,’” said Underoath’s Chris Dudley. “This is absolutely going to be one for the books....and we’re ready."
"We're very grateful to get the opportunity to do a full tour with Slipknot on the Knotfest Roadshow,” said Code Orange drummer and vocalist, Jami Morgan. “Slipknot is one of the bands that we have had at the top of our list to be able to open for and hopefully be exposed to their amazing, cultural crowd that's been around for a really long time. We're very much looking forward to showing some new people what we can do."
“We Are Not Your Kind,” Slipknot’s sixth studio album, is highlighted by the current singles “Nero Forte,” “Solway Firth” and the long play’s lead single, “Unsainted.” The three tracks feature an M. Shawn Crahan-directed official music video, and each trended worldwide on YouTube with “Unsainted” at number one worldwide for a full 24 hours. “We Are Not Your Kind” debuted at number one on both the U.S. Billboard 200 and the U.K. Albums chart as well as several other charts around the world. The album received critical acclaim as numerous critics hailed the album as one of the best releases in Slipknot's career, applauding the level of experimentation displayed on several songs. Others highlighted it as a landmark release in the heavy metal genre. "Unsainted" reached number 10 on the U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock chart, while "Solway Firth" also reached the top 10 on the U.K. Rock & Metal Singles chart.
Slipknot continue to traverse the world to capacity crowds in support of their number one album, “We Are Not Your Kind.” Their live show continues to fill bigger arenas and to blow minds around the world. Reviews of the current sold-out European arena tour are rolling in and are unanimous in their praise – Kerrang gave the London O2 Arena show its highest rating saying, "There is no better metal band on earth than this."
The Knotfest brand continues to expand around the globe with landmark events held in the U.S., Japan, Mexico and Colombia as well as 2019’s debut collaboration with French destination festival, Hellfest, for Knotfest Meets Hellfest. In additional new territory for 2020, the inaugural Knotfest at Sea sets sail on August 10 from Barcelona and the first-ever Knotfest U.K. takes place at The National Bowl on August 22 in Milton Keynes. Both events are headlined by Slipknotwith line-ups still to be announced. Knotfest at Sea has Slipknot performing two sets on board the ship and include various on-board experiences, including a live Q&A with members of the band, a Sid DJ/MC Set, a Slipknot Whiskey Tasting & Discussion with Clown (limited capacity) and more. See all experiences at KnotfestAtSea.com.
Slipknot have once again gone all out on their VIP packages for Knotfest Roadshow 2020 offering fans four tiers:
The Unsainted Front Row Package - includes one (1) front row ticket* or one (1) general admission pit ticket, exclusive pre-show backstage tour led by one of the Slipknot crew members, commemorative group photo with your ‘Unsainted’ tour group**, collectible Slipknot 2020 tour poster, signed by members of Slipknot and cash bar with two (2) drink tickets.
The Nero Forte Pre-Show Experience - includes one (1) premium reserved ticket in the first 10 rows* or one (1) general admission pit ticket.
The What’s Next Pre-Show Experience - includes one (1) premium reserved ticket in the first 20 rows* or one (1) general admission pit ticket.
The Solway Firth Ticket and Merch Package - includes one (1) reserved seated ticket or one (1) general admission ticket.
*specific seating location may vary by venue
**photo does not include band members
All packages include:
- Limited-edition Knotfest Roadshow 2020 embroidered patch
- Collectible Slipknot 2020 poster
- Eco-friendly branded water bottle
- Slipknot 2020 VIP merchandise gift
- Designated VIP-only fast lane for merchandise shopping before public doors, until first artist performance
- Official Knotfest Roadshow 2020 fan experience laminate
- Dedicated venue entrance
- Dedicated check-in staff
The Unsainted Front Row Package, Nero Forte Pre-Show Package and The What’s Next Pre-Show Package all feature VIP early entry into the venue, a Slipknot-branded messenger bag and an invitation to a special pre-show lounge and interactive experience curated by Slipknot, which includes:
- An exhibit of memorabilia, wardrobe and personal never-before-seen items
- Evolution of the Masks display
- Interactive instrument stations - hold and play band members’ signature model instruments
- Exclusive viewing stations featuring Slipknot video footage
- Multiple interactive photo opportunities & photo booths
- Listening experience curated by members of Slipknot
- Comfortable area to hang and socialize
- Cash bar
VIP packages go on sale Friday, February 7 at 10 a.m. EST. For more information and to buy VIP packages, visit slipknot1.lnk.to/vip.
Tickets: $46.50, $66.50, $86.50 & $106 (general admission floor). Prices subject to change. Buy tickets at amwaycenter.com, Amway Center box office, Ticketmaster retail locations, charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000 or at Ticketmaster.com. All dates, act(s) and ticket prices are subject to change without notice. All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, service, handling and facility fee charges. For Amway Center box office and ticket information, visit amwaycenter.com(phone purchases are not available through the Amway Center box office). The Amway Center is located at 400 West Church Street and the box office is located on the north side of the Amway Center, near the intersection of Church Street and Hughey Avenue.