Slipknot Promises 'Unique' Tour Experience
After headlining the Jagermeister Music Tour and Ozzfest's second stage, touring the Pacific rim and opening for Metallica in Europe last year, Slipknot has unpacked its toys and is readying a full-seAfter headlining the Jagermeister Music Tour and Ozzfest's second stage, touring the Pacific rim and opening for Metallica in Europe last year, Slipknot has unpacked its toys and is readying a full-senses assault on audiences for its upcoming Stateside jaunt, which begins March 4 in Hartford, Conn.
"We've been touring 11 months almost in a scaled-down production, so this tour coming up, we're bringing the hydraulics back out and we're going to be doing some film," percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan tells Billboard.com. "It's not going to be anything like the 'Iowa' set, which was crazy."
He adds, "Everybody who is coming to the shows will see something that we'll never do again and that we haven't done in the past, so every Slipknot tour is unique unto itself. And kids know that. This is a whole separate tour, video and different things that have never ever been, so it's going to be really unique and really cool."
While he won't mention particulars, the artist says two new tracks yet to be performed live from the group's 2004 Roadrunner album. "Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)" will be incorporated into the set. That album was recorded with producer Rick Rubin, with whom Crahan says Slipknot would work again.
"He helped us overall make a great record for ourselves," Crahan says. "I don't want to compare this record to the first one or the second one because I love them all equally. It was a great experience. Quite frankly, I want to do the next one with him. This one is highly successful and we had a good relationship. I don't know why we wouldn't unless the band wants to try something else, which would be cool as well. It's way too early to tell."
One thing fans can look forward to this summer is the group's second DVD release. Crahan says he's spent the last four weeks reviewing footage recorded over the last year.
"I will tell you that it's not a concert," he offers. "It's a little bit of everything. It's a little bit of everybody." When asked if the band will be taping its upcoming tour, Crahan replies, "We always have someone filming us. If you're guilty, you'll be filmed."