Respective drummers Joey Jordison and Dave Lombardo saved the day at the Donington festival last weekend by stepping in after Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich suffered a ‘medical emergency’.
Now, the two hard rock bands have joined together for ‘The Unholy Alliance’ tour this autumn.
Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor said: “Two bands, two tribes, one tour that is going to lay waste to the entire continent of Europe. The ashes left behind will be made up of clenched fists and satisfied smiles. As of right now, no-one is safe. Be ready!”
Slipknot will play last in the UK, France and Belgium, with [a][/a] taking the rest of the headline slots, dates as follows:
Switzerland Geneva Arena (September 22)
Milan Mazda Palace (23)
Dresden Messehalle (25)
Berlin Arena (26)
Munich Zenith (27)
Stuttgart Boblingen Sporthalle (29)
Dusseldorf Philipshalle (30)
Leuven Brabanthal (October 1)
Glasgow SECC (3)
Birmingham NIA (5)
Manchester MEN Arena (6)
Cardiff International Arena (8)
London Hammersmith Carling Apollo (9-10)
Stockholm Hovet (14)
Oslo Spektrum (15)
Helsinki Ice Hall (17)
Copenhagen Valby/KB Hallen (19)
Rotterdam Ahoy (21)
Paris Bercy (23)
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