Slipknot announce 2019 UK and European tour dates

There's also promise of a new album next year

Slipknot have announced a 2019 UK and European tour, after promising fans a new album next year.

Frontman Corey Taylor has been teasing the band’s return and after announcing their first show of 2019 at their hometown in Iowa, they’ve released a string of European dates.

The group will be playing a string of festivals, including a stop headlining Download 2019, alongside Tool and Def Leppar. You can see the band’s full European schedule below.

7-8 June 2019: Hyvinkää, Finland – Rockfest
7-9 June 2019: Nuremberg, Germany – Rock Im Park
7-9 June 2019: Mendig, Germany – Rock Am Ring
13-15 June 2019: Nickelsdorf, Austria – Novarock
13-16 June 2019: Interlaken, Switzerland – Greenfield
14-16 June 2019: Derby, UK – Download
17 June 2019: Leipzig, Germany – Arena
18 June 2019: Hannover, Germany – TUI Arena
19-22 June 2019: Copenhagen, Denmark – Copenhell
21-23 June 2019: Dessel, Belgium – Graspop
25-26 June 2019: Krakow, Poland – Mystic Festival
27 June 2019: Bologna, Italy – Sonic Park
28-30 June 2019: Madrid, Spain – Download
1 July 2019: Nîmes, France – Amphitheatre Nîmes
3-6 July 2019: Lisbon, Portgual – VOA
4-5 July 2019: Viveiro, Spain – Resurrection Fest

Tickets for the dates are available at Slipknot’s official website.

As for the new album, Taylor has said that it could be the band’s most mature to date. Speaking to Resurrection Fest TV, he explained that the band currently have demoed 20 songs that are “really, really good” and are currently working on which tracks will appear on the album.

“However, the way we’re talking right now, we’re trying to find ways that everyone can hear all the songs,” he explained. “So we’ll put the album out, and then maybe we’ll release something after that.

“It’s something that we’re really trying to think of — giving the audience more, giving the fans more of us. But it’s gotta make sense — it’s gotta be Slipknot. It can’t just be something that throw out there because we can; it’s gotta have art, it’s gotta have content, it’s gotta have passion to it.”