Slipknot Just Canceled an Upcoming Concert: Here’s Why

by Brianna Vacca

Slipknot is one of the many acts forced to cancel some of their dates due to unforeseeable circumstances.

The American heavy metal band is forced to cancel their Knotfest Roadshow on October 24th date in Birmingham, Alabama due to flooding. The Oak Mountain Amphitheatre is submerged due to the flash floods earlier this month. Fans will be issued refunds immediately.

Heavy rainfall impacted the area on October 6th which inaugurated flash flooding. 10.21 inches of rain struck Pelham and unfortunately, and Northern Alabama has reported two deaths and an additional two missing person reports.

Slipknot posted on their Twitter page, “Due to flooding of the venue caused by recent storms in the area, we are unfortunately unable to play our October 24th show at Oak Mountain Amphitheater. All of our fans and everyone in Birmingham are in our thoughts and we look forward to coming back and playing for you all soon! Stay safe. Refunds will be available at point of purchase, tickets purchased online will be refunded automatically.

The Knotfest Roadfest is a 26-date “dark carnival experience” with support acts Code Orange, Fever 333, and Killswitch Engage. The tour began on September 25th in Des Moines, Iowa, and ends in Phoenix, Arizona on November 2nd. Before this, Slipknot played their first show in 18 months on September 4th at the Rocklahoma festival in Pryor, Oklahoma.

Slipknot’s Latest Success

Singer Corey Taylor unveiled his newest mask that was in the works for a few months prior to Rocklahoma. Claiming that the new mask is his most favorite, he says, “The mask is king. And for us, especially people like me and Clown and the guys in the band that really allow those masks to evolve, it’s important for it to be a reflection of who we are in that music. And I can tell you that the mask I’m working on is very disturbing. It’ll probably be my favorite mask that I’ve ever put together. It’s little bits and pieces of things that have intrigued me, of masks that I’ve had in the past. And it’s gonna have a devil-may-care kind of terror to it, let’s put it that way.”

Lead singer Corey Taylor has exclaimed his excitement surrounding the tour’s strict COVID-10 protocols. Taylor shared with Blabbermouth, “All the bands are super rad and so stoked to be back on the road. And we have such stringent restrictions that everybody is really, really happy about it. We’re doing our best to kind of set the standard so other bands. We’re playing Live Nation-only venues, which require all staff to be vaccinated. It also means that at the gigs, you can either show a vaccination card or a negative test. And it basically means that you’re masked at all times backstage. If someone pops positive, they’re quarantined and they stay behind.”

“We Are Not Your Kind,” Slipknot’s latest release debuted in August 2019. Recorded at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, California, the album is the band’s sixth studio album and debuted on the US Billboard 200 and UK Albums Chart at Number One. Get your tickets for Knotfest Roadshow today.