Slipknot: a quarter of a century at the Accor Arena

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The American metal band Slipknot will pass through Paris as part of its next European tour in 2024.

Slipknot announces a new date at the Accor Arena, scheduled for December 12, 2024. Places will be available this Friday, December 15 via the organizer’s website. This date is part of the European tour which marks 25 years since the release of their first album. Its name is “Here comes the Pain”, in reference to the sample at the beginning of “(sic)”, a classic present on this same disc. If this tour marks an important anniversary, the group has nevertheless not specified whether this album will be performed in its entirety. Fans will also be able to welcome a new member, following the departure of drummer Jay Weinberg. British metalcore band Bleed From Within will be there to provide the opening act.

This concert will mark the return of Slipknot in Paris, after a memorable concert at the Accor Arena in January 2020. The group was there with the Poles of Behemoth to present We Are Not Your Kindreleased in 2019. Since then, the masked Americans have returned to France, notably at the Halle Tony Garnier just after, then at the Cabaret Vert festival in 2022, as well as at Hellfest and the Arènes de Nîmes this summer.

These last concerts were an opportunity to present on stage The End, So Farreleased in 2022. If the group is easily recognizable on songs like “The Dying Song (Time to Sing)” and “Yen”, this disc marks some changes in approach within the group, starting with the title of opening “Adderall”.

This year was also marked by the release of CMF2second solo album by Corey Taylor, singer of Slipknot. The latter also gave his first solo concert in France in November, at the Trianon (Paris). He will return to Hellfest and Olympia.


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