Last week, Corey Taylor let it slip (no pun intended) that Slipknot were planning a U.S. tour in the very near future. Though he revealed everything else he had planned for the upcoming months, he didn’t give any further details about Slipknot’s first U.S. tour since bassist Paul Gray’s passing.
Luckily, we can count on at least one of the seven other members of Slipknot not to give more information about said tour. In a recent posting on Facebook, percussionist/co-founding member Shawn “Clown” Crahan confirmed the band’s U.S. plans by saying the following:
“I also wanted to tell everyone straight from my mouth because you may have heard it already anyway, but Slipknot will be touring by next June in America only, but that does not mean things will not change and as they do I will along with others tell you our family first.
No album yet because it is too soon and there are no songs yet because the band needs to come together to write this next one. I cannot wait to feel the ideas like choking on color. Everything happens for a reason, so be ready.”
So there you have it, though things of course may change, we now know that Slipknot will be touring in the States starting in June. It’s still unclear, though, as to whether this will be a full blown, across the country tour or selected dates. For all we know, it may not be so clear to the band yet either.
This also continues to confirm that despite Joey Jordison’s eagerness, the members of Slipknot still aren’t ready to record a new album. Like our interview with him back in February, Crahan remains hopeful but also realistic about the band’s current state. However, it’s a good sign that Slipknot are planning more dates after their first shows without Paul Gray this Summer.