Masked Iowa metal band Slipknot will play their first Twin Cities show in 13 years when they headline the Target Center in Minneapolis on April 9.
Tickets, at prices to come, will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through Ticketmaster. In This Moment and Jinjer open.
From the unlikely hometown of Des Moines, Slipknot brought a new sense of dread to heavy metal music starting with their 1999 self-titled debut album. Yes, they wore masks, but it was just part of a bigger effort. wide to dehumanize the band members, who perform in combination and refer to each other by numbers rather than names.
Early on, Slipknot gained notoriety for their chaotic live shows, which included band members jumping into the crowd to antagonize fans (when they weren’t getting fired up). They’ve built an intensely loyal following in the process and also earned industry respect, with 10 Grammy nominations and one win.
Last year was a big one for Slipknot as they sold out amphitheaters across the country, including the biggest show of their career at the Banc of California in Los Angeles, where they debuted their first new music in two. years, the song “The Chapeltown Rag. The band’s seventh album is set to be released later this year.