Listening parties for the eagerly awaited 'Iowa' will be held in four venues across the country...

SLIPKNOT have confirmed details of a series of listening parties for fans to hear their new album ‘IOWA’ before its release.

The band release ‘Iowa’ on August 27 via Roadrunner. Prior to its release, listening parties will be held in four venues across the country. In addition to the album playback, the events will feature a series of competitions to win posters and rare promotional items.

Venues for the playbacks are: Sheffield Corporation – 6.30-9.30pm (July 20)


Birmingham XL’s – 7.00-9.00pm (21)

Glasgow Cathouse – 7.00-9.45pm (28) (Under 18’s)

Glasgow Cathouse – 10.30-11.00pm (28) (Over 18’s)

Sunderland Annabel’s – 6.30-9.30pm (30)

As previously reported on NME.COM, band will also perform live in six cities across the UK in November.

Slipknot will appear at: Cardiff International Arena (November 2)


Brighton Centre (4)

Glasgow SECC (6)

Manchester Evening News Arena (8)

Birmingham NEC (9)

London Arena (10)

Tickets for the shows are priced £20, except in London, where they are £22.50.

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Finally, Slipknot guitarists James Root (#4) and Mick Thompson (#7) have told [url=] that they are working on solo albums. No release dates for the project are yet confirmed.