Slipknot‘s UK tour came to an end last night (February 20) in a typically riotous fashion.
The nine-piece metal band played for just over an hour at the Birmingham NEC to an audience of 8,000. As they played their final song, ‘Surfacing’, velvet seat covers rained down from the sides of the arena onto the stage and main floor. Hundreds of fans who had seated tickets had ripped their seat covers off to bombard the stage in appreciation of their heroes.
After the gig, Slipknot‘s Joey Jordison told fans backstage that Birmingham had been “the best UK show of the tour by far”.
Earlier in the day, around 3,000 fans turned up for a signing session at Birmingham’s Virgin Megastore. Slipknot stayed at the store for nearly three hours and managed to meet every fan that had queued up, some for over 12 hours.
Items signed included two skulls, several homemade masks, an acoustic guitar, a plastic lizard and a gas mask.