When certain tours are revealed the announcement will often make the reader go "Oh holy s**t!". This is one of those.
In their first full UK tour since late 2008 when they sold out theatres across the country with Machine Head and Children Of Bodom, Slipknot are back, and they're stepping things up several levels. Slipknot are very pleased to announce their first full UK wide arena tour, also with a date in Dublin for their Irish fans. Just like the US version of the Prepare For Hell tour which kicks off any day now, Slipknot are also bringing along their long term friends KoRn for the ride in what is a dream ticket for anyone who grew up in the nu-metal era as well as a lot of other people.
The tour sees ten dates taking place across the UK and Ireland - one in Dublin and nine across the various parts of the UK except Northern Ireland. Full details of the Prepare For Hell tour follow below:
Slipknot & KoRn: Prepare For Hell UK Tour January 2015
Wed 14th - Dublin - 3Arena
Fri 16th - Sheffield - Motorpoint Arena
Sun 18th - Glasgow - SSE Hydro
Mon 19th - Newcastle - Metro Radio Arena
Tue 20th - Manchester - Arena
Thu 22nd - Liverpool - Echo Arena
Fri 23rd - London - Wembley SSE Arena
Sat 24th - Cardiff - Motorpoint Arena
Mon 26th - Nottingham - Capital FM Arena
Tue 27th - Birmingham - Barclaycard Arena
Tickets for the tour are priced at £39.50 and €59.50 for the Dublin show, plus booking fees and postage. A fan pre-sale for the tour went onsale at 9am this morning with varying levels of ticket availability and success depending on the desired venue - anyone wanting to try their luck can visit http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/promo/gkg6tl and the password when you get in is "OT9EUROPE" (without the quotes). Anyone who is unsuccessful with the pre-sale - the tickets are on general sale on Friday. VIP tickets including meet and greet packages are also available from http://www.vipnation.eu/ but they are very steeply priced (around the £240 mark) - one for the maggots out there with high paying jobs or rich parents for sure!
Slipknot's new eagerly awaited album .5: The Gray Chapter is released on Monday (20th October 2014) through Roadrunner Records. A review of The Gray Chapter will be available here on Scribes Of Metal later today - a link through to the review will be available in this post when it is live. *UPDATE* - You can read our review of .5: The Gray Chapter right here.
You can also enjoy one of the recently released tracks from The Gray Chapter titled Custer from Slipknot's official YouTube channel below: