Metal heavyweights Slipknot to tour the UK in January

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Iowan nu-metal veterans Slipknot will be touring across the UK and Europe early next year, including a date in Birmingham

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Brummie Slipknot fans will be happy to know that the tour includes a date in Birmingham, where they will be performing at Arena Birmingham. The band, who are one of the most successful metal groups in the world, having been nominated for 10 Grammy Awards and sold 30 million records globally, will be supported by Polish extreme metallers Behemoth.

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The arena tour is in support of Slipknot’s sixth album, We Are Not Your Kind, which was released on August 9, 2019. Their first release since 2014, the album has received widespread critical acclaim and debuted at number 1 in the UK and US album charts. It has described by some critics as one of their best albums so far.

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The band’s eight-date stadium tour of the UK will begin in Manchester on January 16th.

The second-to-last city Slipknot will perform in is Birmingham, with the band scheduled to perform at Arena Birmingham on January 24th, before ending their UK tour in London on January 25th. The band will then do an extensive tour of Europe, including six dates in Germany.

The tour follows the band’s performances at a number of European festivals this summer, including their fourth headline slot at Download.

Tickets are available here.

Full list of 2020 UK dates below:

January

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

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