SLIPKNOT has announced details of a massive summer headline tour dubbed "Summer's Last Stand" tour. The coast-to-coast trek will see the Grammy Award-winning group joined by a stellar line-up of special guests, including LAMB OF GOD, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE and MOTIONLESS IN WHITE. The North American tour is set to kick off July 24 at West Palm Beach, Florida's Cruzan Amphitheater and continue through early September where it will eventually wrap up at Dallas, Texas' Gexa Energy Pavilion on September 5. Pre-sales will be available Tuesday, January 27 via www.slipknot1.com with general on-sales beginning Friday, January 30.
The dates are as follows:
Jul. 24 - West Palm Beach, Fla. @ Cruzan Amphitheater
Jul. 25 - Tampa, Fla. @ MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater
Jul. 26 - Atlanta, Ga. @ Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood
Jul. 28 - Detroit, Mich. @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
Jul. 29 - Darien Center, N.Y. @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Jul. 31 – Saratoga Springs, N.Y. @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Aug. 01 - Wantagh, N.Y. @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Aug. 02 - Hartford, Conn. @ Xfinity Theatre
Aug. 04 - Boston, Mass. @ Xfinity Center
Aug. 05 - Holmdel, N.J. @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug. 06 - Pittsburgh, Pa. @ First Niagara Pavilion
Aug. 08 - Toronto, Ontario @ Molson Amphitheater
Aug. 11 - Washington, D.C. @ Jiffy Lube Live
Aug. 12 - Virginia Beach, Va. @ Farm Bureau Live
Aug. 14 - Indianapolis, Ind. @ Klipsch Music Center
Aug. 15 - Chicago, Ill. @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
Aug. 16 - St. Louis, Mo. @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
Aug. 19 - Denver, Colo. @ Red Rocks Amphitheater
Aug. 21 - Salt Lake City, Utah @ USANA Amphitheater
Aug. 24 - Vancouver, British Columbia @ Rogers Arena
Aug. 26 - Concord, Calif. @ Concord Pavilion
Aug. 28 - Las Vegas, Nev. @ MGM Resort Festival Lot
Aug. 29 - Phoenix, Ariz. @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
Aug. 30 - Albuquerque, N.M. @ Isleta Amphitheater
Sep. 02 - Austin, Texas @ Austin 360 Amphitheater
Sep. 04 - Houston, Texas @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sep. 05 - Dallas, Texas @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
In other news, SLIPKNOT is officially set to top the bill at an array of spring festivals, including such eagerly awaited events as Ft. Myers, Florida's Fort Rock (slated for April 25); Jacksonville, Florida's Welcome To Rockville (April 26); Concord, North Carolina's Carolina Rebellion (May 2-3); Somerset, Wisconsin's Northern Invasion (May 9); and Columbus, Ohio's Rock On The Range (May 15-17). The band is currently on the European leg of the "Prepare For Hell" world tour, with dates scheduled in Ireland, the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Italy, Hungary, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland. From there, SLIPKNOT will venture to Australia, where they will headline February's annual Soundwave traveling festival, with stops in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane. Finally, the band will return to Europe in June for a further series of festival appearances, with highlights including Germany's Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park, the United Kingdom's Download festival, France's Hellfest, and many more.
SLIPKNOT's first major U.S. headlining tour in support of ".5: The Gray Chapter", dubbed "Prepare For Hell", also featured KORN and KING 810.
The trek kicked off on October 29, 2014 in El Paso, Texas and wrapped up on December 7, 2014 in Boston.
".5: The Gray Chapter" sold around 132,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 1 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD arrived in stores on October 21, 2014 via Roadrunner.