MUSIC NEWS: Slipknot's Prepare For Hell Tour Tickets On Sale Now!

Tickets for Slipknot's highly anticipated "Prepare For Hell" North American headline tour are available for purchase beginning today, September 5TH viawww.Slipknot1.com. All online tickets purchased forKNOTFEST and tickets purchased before October 5th for the "Prepare For Hell" tour will INCLUDE a digital download of the group's long awaited fifth studio album, ".5: The Gray Chapter" a day prior to release day, October 21ST (See full details below). VIP ticket packages are also available. For tickets please visit:www.Slipknot1.com
 
The "Prepare For Hell" tour will see Slipknot joined by special guests Korn and openers KING 810, kicking off October 29THin El Paso, TX (see itinerary below).The nationwide run will follow Slipknot's US live return at their own KNOTFEST, with two unique sets at their very own three-day metal and heavy music destination festival slated for October 24th through 26th at San Bernardino, California's San Manuel Amphitheater & Campgrounds. Powered by Rockstar Energy Drink and curated by Slipknot themselves, KNOTFEST will see Slipknot headline the Main Stage on both Saturday, October 25th and Sunday, October 26th, offering fans a taste of the upcoming album with a unique concert experience each night. KNOTFEST will feature over 60 bands – including Danzig, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Anthrax, Killswitch Engage, Tech N9ne, Of Mice & Men, Black Label Society, Testament, Hatebreed, Atreyu, In This Moment, Carcass, and many others – performing on five stages on Saturday and Sunday, as well as a Friday Night VIP Pre-Party Bash (featuring Slipknot's DJ Sid), band performances, and other activities for those that purchase VIP or Camping Packages. A truly immersive experience, KNOTFEST attendees will descend into an apocalyptic underworld featuring over 20 attractions including a Slipknot Museum, carnival rides, a zip line across the festival grounds, drum circles, pillars of fire, freaks, fire-breathers, stilt-walkers, and much more. For details, including complete ticketing information, please see www.knotfest.com. Additional news and updates can be also be found at both www.facebook.com/KNOTFEST andwww.twitter.com/KNOTFEST(@KNOTFEST).
 
".5: The Gray Chapter" – the fifth studio album from the GRAMMY®-winning group – arrives on October 21ST and is available now for pre-order on theiTunes Store, with all pre-orders receiving instant downloads of the album's powerful new single "The Devil In I" as well as "The Negative One." ".5: The Gray Chapter" is also available in a wide range of distinctive versions, including standard and special edition CDs (2 bonus tracks and expanded packaging) as well as limited edition, colored vinyl double LP set.
 
Slipknot unleashed "The Negative One" earlier this past August, marking the groundbreaking band's first new music in more than six years. The song immediately hit #1 on Billboard's Trending 140 chart, with the band and track both quickly becoming trending topics on Twitter globally and in the US. Rolling Stone applauded the track declaring, "The masked nu-metalheads' first track in six years embodies all the mosh-ready good times of their early days. Swirling guitar riffs,Stomp-style percussion, Public Enemy-influenced discord and Corey Taylor's lyrical nervous breakdown make it sound like the band is finally enjoying itself for once." Meanwhile its nightmarish companion video – directed by the band's M. Shawn Crahan (Clown) – has quickly drawn more than 3 million individual views at Slipknot's official YouTube channel:www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgA7KIwKlOE. What's more, "The Devil In I" has also drawn over 1 million streams on the band's official YouTube and is sitting atop the iTunes Metal Chart for its second straight week.
 
Slipknot emerged at the tail end of the Twentieth Century and quickly established itself as the most enigmatic, provocative, and aggressive collective of the modern era. 1999's "SLIPKNOT" stands as a true milestone, named by Metal Hammer as the "Best Debut of the Last 25 Years." The album fast earned 2x RIAA platinum certification, with each of Slipknot's following releases – including 4 video albums – all receiving additional platinum in the US and around the world. All told, the band have 11 Platinum and 38 Gold record certifications around the world. Slipknots fanbase is unwavering, and they are global- the band's most recent studio effort, 2008's platinum certified "ALL HOPE IS GONE," debuted at #1 in seven countries, including the U.S.
 
ONLINE TICKET PURCHASE / ".5: THE GRAY CHAPTER" DIGITAL DOWNLOAD REDEMPTION INFO
 
All online tickets purchased for KNOTFEST and tickets purchased before October 5th forall dates of the "Prepare For Hell" tourexcept Boston, MA and Kansas City, MO will receive a download email from Ticketmaster on October 20th with instructions on how to redeem a digital copy of ".5: The Gray Chapter." All tickets purchased through October 5th for the Boston, MA and Kansas City, MO tour dates will receive an email approximately 10 - 14 business days after ticket purchase with instructions on how to redeem their digital album.
 
Album redemption inquiries for fans who purchased Slipknot tickets through Ticketmaster:customer_support@ticketmaster.com
 
Album redemption inquiries for fans who purchased Slipknot tickets for the Kansas City or Boston shows:redemptions@wmgecom.com
 
SLIPKNOT: PREPARE FOR HELL TOUR FEATURING KORN & KING 810
 
OCTOBER
 
25 San Bernardino, CA Knotfest
26 San Bernardino, CA Knotfest
29 El Paso, TX El Paso County Coliseum
31 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
 
NOVEMBER
 
1 Corpus Christi, TX American Bank Center
2 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
4 Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena
5 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena
6 Omaha, NE CenturyLink Center
8 Madison, WI Alliant Energy Center
9 Sioux Falls, SD Denny Sanford Premiere Center
11 Denver, CO Denver Coliseum
19 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Arena
21 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
22 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena
23 Ft. Wayne, IN Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
25 Moline, IL iWireless Center
26 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center 
28 Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena
29 Detroit, MI Palace of Auburn Hills
30 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
 
DECEMBER
 
2 Reading, PA Santander Arena 
3 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
5 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun
6 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center 
7 Boston, MA Paul E. Tsongas Arena
 
 
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