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Posted on August 20, 2008

The ground-breaking, Grammy Award-winning, Des Moines nine-piece, SLIPKNOT

have announced their first UK tour in over three years.

The tour rolls into the UK in December in support of SLIPKNOT’s fourth studio album, ‘All Hope Is Gone, which hits stores this coming Monday 25th August. Album reviews so far have been stellar across-the-board, with the likes of Q Magazine, FHM, The Observer Music Monthly and Metro all proclaiming the album a success. With around 10 million album sales racked up globally, SLIPKNOT transcend their genre and are set to land solid chart positions across the world next week for ‘All Hope Is Gone’.

Meanwhile, over in the US, SLIPKNOT have been nominated for an MTV Award at September’s VMA’s. The nod sees the band’s current ‘Psychosocial’ video line up against the likes of the Foo Fighters and Fall Out Boy in the ‘Best Rock Video’ category. The band also recently completed a headline stint on the Rockstar Energy Mayhem tour in the US, that saw them pulling in crowds of around 18,000 a night.

SLIPKNOT are now looking forward to bringing their live show to the UK this December. The UK tour dates line up as follows:

Mon 1st Dec LONDON Hammersmith Apollo
Tue 2nd Dec LONDON Hammersmith Apollo
Fri 5th Dec CARDIFF International Arena
Tue 9th Dec MANCHESTER MEN Arena
Thu 11th Dec NEWCASTLE Metro Arena
Fri 12th Dec SHEFFIELD Arena

Tickets go on sale from 9am on 27th August from www.seetickets.com and via a credit card hotline on 0871 230 5576.

Special guests on the tour are Roadrunner Records labelmates MACHINE HEAD, who are still riding the wave of success for their award-winning album, ‘The Blackening’. Having picked up numerous ‘Album of the Year’ awards at metal and hard rock press for the release, Roadrunner Records will release a special edition of the album on 13th October. Included in the package will be a second disc of 13 extra audio tracks, plus an additional DVD of live and behind-the-scenes footage.

Completing the bill are CHILDREN OF BODOM, who will open the show each evening.


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