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Slipknot confirm 2020 UK arena tour dates

Here's what fans need to know about buying tickets to the gigs.

Following the release of their chart-topping new album We Are Not Your Kind, Slipknot have confirmed details of their upcoming UK arena tour.

The legendary metallers’ new tour kicks off in Manchester on Thursday 16 January 2020, before heading to Newcastle, Glasgow, Sheffield, Nottingham, Cardiff, Birmingham and London.

Polish hard rockers Behemoth will support on all dates.


How to get tickets early

Fans who pre-ordered We Are Not Your Kind from the Roadrunner Records store before 23:30 Thursday 8 August 2019 will be contacted via email with information on how to access the presale for this tour.

The presale will open at 9:00 on Tuesday 27 August 2019.


We Are Not Your Kind is Slipknot’s sixth studio album, following 1999’s self-titled debut, 2001’s Iowa, 2004’s Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses), 2008’s All Hope Is Gone and 2014’s .5: The Gray Chapter. 

Released on Friday 9 August 2019, the album debuted at No.1 on the Official UK Albums Chart, making We Are Not Your Kind Slipknot’s first No.1 album in the UK 18 years.

The record also received widespread critical acclaim with Kerrang! proclaiming that “20 years since their debut, Slipknot are as bold, fearless and exhilarating as ever”.

Read our thoughts on We Are Not Your Kind in our Album of the Week feature

The new LP sees the band reunite with producer Greg Fidelman, who worked on their previous record.

Two singles have been released from the album so far, Unsainted and Solway Firth. Watch the official video for the latter below:

One of the largest metal groups of a generation, Slipknot regularly perform sold out arena tours and headline festivals across the world.

The hard-hitting masked group are well known for tracks such as Wait and Bleed, Left Behind, Duality, Spit It Out and Before I Forget. The latter track earned the band a Grammy Award in 2006 for Best Metal Performance.

Earlier this year, Slipknot headlined the Saturday of Download Festival. Their first UK gig in over three years, the career-spanning set earned the band raves reviews.

Slipknot will now return to the UK in 2020, as part of a wider European tour in support of their new album We Are Not Your Kind. 

Here are those Slipknot dates in full:

16 January 2020 – Manchester Arena, Manchester
17 January 2020 – Utilita Arena, Newcastle
18 January 2020 – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
20 January 2020 – FlyDSA Arena, Sheffield
21 January 2020 – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
22 January 2020 – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
24 January 2020 – Birmingham Arena, Birmingham
25 January 2020 – The O2, London


All you need to know about Slipknot tickets

Slipknot tickets are likely to be very popular, so we’ve listed some information and tips below to help fans get into the shows.

When will tickets be available?
Tickets for the tour will be available from 9:00 Friday 30 August 2019 through Ticketmaster.co.uk

How much will Slipknot tickets cost?
Ticket prices are to be confirmed. We will update this article as soon as we hear more.

Make all those important decisions in advance
Fans should decide now which tickets they would like to buy.

Don’t refresh your screen
Once tickets go on sale, stick to one window when you’re being pushed through the virtual queue and always resist the urge to refresh. Hitting the refresh button means you’ll lose your place in the queue and, as frustrating as it can get, patience is the only way to win this game.

Ticketmaster is equipped with sophisticated systems that are designed to manage and process ticket purchases as quickly as possible. The queuing system that appears on your screen is actually doing something and will place you at the front of the line as soon as possible.

Check when tickets are available – even once they’re on sale
Keep up-to-date with the latest ticket news on Twitter. If anything changes with these tickets – anything at all – our social followers will be the first to know about it.

We send real-time updates as the general sales happens, including any (unlikely) technical difficulties that might occur and where the best availability is for tickets.


Tickets to see Slipknot on tour will be available from 9:00 on Friday 30 August 2019 through Ticketmaster.co.uk.

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