Slipknot announce 25th anniversary tour – including a stop at Leeds’ First Direct Arena

Coming to Leeds in December 2024…

It’s been a quarter of a century Slipknot first came together in Iowa, and now the heavy metal band plan to celebrate with a huge 2024 tour across the UK and Europe.

And the band plan to bring Scottish rockets Bleed From Within on tour for the ride.

For their 25th anniversary, Slipknot will be touring around the UK and Europe, including three stops right here in the north.

Having released six albums, the band is well known for its ‘explosive’ energy and theatrics on stage, producing nuu metal sounds influenced by the likes of Kiss and Limp Bizkit amongst others over the past 25 years.

The full details of the tour are yet to be released, but it is expected that the band will cover a range of hits, spanning right from their 1999 self-titled album to So Far, The End, which was released in 2022.

Here in Leeds, the First Direct Arena will host the band on Saturday 14 December for their first UK show, before moving onto Manchester on Tuesday 17 December to play at the Co-op Live Arena and Birmingham’s Utilita Arena on Wednesday 18 December 2024.

The full list of European tour dates are as follows:

Thursday 5 December 2024​ – Amsterdam, Netherlands ​- Ziggo Dome
Friday 6 December 2024​ – Dortmund, Germany​​ – Westfalenhalle
Sunday 8 December 2024​ – Stuttgart, Germany – ​​Schleyerhalle
Monday 9 December 2024 ​- Leipzig, Germany​​ – Quarterback Immobilien Arena
Wednesday 11 December 2024 ​- Zurich, Switzerland​​ – Hallenstadion
Thursday 12 December 2024 – Paris, France​​​ – Accorhotel Arena
Saturday 14 December 2024 ​- Leeds, UK​​​ – First Direct Arena
Sunday 15 December 2024​ – Glasgow, UK​​​ – Ovo Hydro
Tuesday 17 December 2024 – Manchester, UK – ​​​Co-op Live Arena
Wednesday 18 December 2024​ – Birmingham, UK​​ – Utilita Arena
Friday 20 December 2024​ – London, UK – ​​​O2 Arena

In a press statement reported by NME, Clown said: “It has been 25 years since we first played on the continent, and we’ve been back ever since [.] The memories I have from all those times are life changing, and we’re ready to make more. I’m so excited to bring our 25 year Anniversary tour to Europe and the UK. Be prepared for an energy you’ve never experienced before. It’s happening.”

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Tickets go on sale on Friday 15 December 2023 at 9am, and pre-sale the day before. You can register for pre-sale tickets or join the queue on Friday via LiveNation here.

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