The show will take place on Aug. 10 at the Iowa State Fair in Slipknot’s hometown of Des Moines. The gig will mark the first time Slipknot has ever performed at the fair.
“I’m gonna drive from my house directly to the stage just like I do when I come to the fair,” Slipknot percussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan said in an interview with the Des Moines Register. “It makes no sense why we haven’t played here.”
He added, “It’s not only work and commerce; there’s a lot of spirituality here for me, it’s gonna be a really good time to play the fair and walk out and enjoy the fair.”
Tickets for Slipknot’s Iowa State Fair gig will go on sale at 10 a.m. local time on Nov. 2. For additional ticket information, go here.
As for new Slipknot music, Taylor recently told Metal Hammer that the new tunes are, “us at our most ambitious, our most experimental, also us doing what we f—ing do best, which is basically when everybody things they’ve got us figured out, we just smack them in the face with everything we’ve got.”