As Slipknot kick back into gear with a summer of shows – including a fifth headline appearance at Download – band mastermind Clown has spoken to Kerrang! about the metal titans’ touring future.
In an exclusive interview for our summer print issue, Clown admits that the ’Knot’s touring schedule may not remain at the same pace in the future, but that could lead to some very interesting and exciting new alternatives for fans.
“The only god we’ve ever known is to get on the road, play our music and tour,” he says. “I always wanted that salvation in my day. Growing up in an alcoholic family, music was the gift that helped me get out. But I can promise you that we won’t tour like we used to, because if we keep pushing like we used to, I don’t think we’ll be able to keep up.”
What might that mean for Slipknot, then?
“I can see smaller venues, with more dates,” Clown ponders. “Wouldn’t it be great if we had seven days in New York City or London or anywhere, at a reasonably sized venue, and played every album in its entirety – with intros, outfits, production and everything from that time period? That could be cool. There are some songs we’ve never played live. Places we’ve never been. That’s unacceptable!”
Whoa, we’d happily take that. Please make it happen, guys!