Sheffield Arena date for heavy metal stars Slipknot
Heavy rockers Slipknot don their masks for a Sheffield show at the FlyDSA Arena on Monday, January 20.
The band are touring in the wake of their return to the number one slot on the Official UK Albums Chart last year with their much-lauded sixth studio album, We Are Not Your Kind.
The album also topped music charts around the world.
Reviews for We Are Not Your Kind encompassed a broad media spectrum .
“With their latest studio album, Slipknot have released one of the strongest albums in their career,” said online music magazine Consequence of Sound, while The Independent declared: “The sheer ambition of We Are Not Your Kind is just as staggering as their seminal record Iowa – the dynamic might be even better.”
Kerrang said: “20 years since their debut, Slipknot are as bold, fearless and exhilarating as ever.”
The tracks Solway Firth, Birth Of The Cruel and lead single Unsainted all came with an M Shawn Crahan-directed official music video.
Each of those trended worldwide on YouTube with Unsainted at number one worldwide for 24 hours as the band amassing more than 58 million views in two months.
Frontman Corey Taylor said: “It feels good to be coming back for an extensive tour of Europe and the UK.
“No matter how many times we come there, it always feels like we can never get enough, nor play ALL the cities we want to.
“But one thing’s for certain: the audiences are ALWAYS some of the best in the world.”
Their special guests at the Arena show will be the Polish extreme metal band Behemoth.
Tickets: go to www.flydsaarena.co.uk or call 0114 256 5656.