Slipknot confirmed for Australia’s Soundwave Festival

Faith No More and Soundgarden also lined up for the touring event in 2015

Slipknot have been named as headliners for next year’s Soundwave Festival in Australia.

The band will join the touring festival alongside fellow headliners Faith No More and Soundgarden for dates in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. The tour begins on February 21, 2015 and concludes on March 1.

Joining the bands on the bill will be a range of metal and heavy rock bands, including Incubus, Lamb Of God, Gerard Way, Fear Factory, New Found Glory, Marilyn Manson, Slash and Fall Out Boy.

The dates represent the first live shows in Slipknot’s calendar following the release of their first new song in six years last month. ‘The Negative One’ was posted online in July and is also the band’s first material since the death of Paul Gray in 2010 and the departure of Joey Jordison in 2013.

Slipknot last released an album in 2008. ‘All Hope Is Gone’ was their fourth record, following 1999’s self-titled debut, 2001’s ‘Iowa’ and ‘Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)’ in 2004.