Slipknot are set to kick-off the 2022 iteration of their jaw-dropping Knotfest Roadshow Tour on March 16th. It was announced today that previously announced support, Jinjer, will no longer be joining the tour, as they focus on the safety of their families in their home country of Ukraine. Taking their place on this run will now be metalcore quintet, Wage War.
Eugene Abdukhanov of Jinjer shares the following statement:
“Thank you all for your concerned messages and prayers sent to us over the last week, we may not answer but we are reading them and they mean the world to us. As you know, there is war raging through the streets and cities of Ukraine right now. Many people have little or no food or water and are very afraid of what tomorrow may bring. Together with Napalm Records, we’re releasing two new T-Shirt designs to raise funds to be donated to various charities throughout Ukraine to help with medical and food supplies, water and so on. If you cannot donate then please share this or any news related to what’s really happening here. Each sale may save somebody’s life in Ukraine. Thank you.“
Jinjer have also released two new merch designs to help raise funds to support their country, you can check them out here. 100% of the proceeds will be distributed directly to charity organizations of Jinjer‘s choosing and the band will update fans on social media.
The Knotfest Roadshow tour will take place over two legs, both headlined by Slipknot. The first leg will feature special guests In This Moment and Wage War. The second leg will feature special guests Cypress Hill and Ho99o9. Tickets for all Knotfest Roadshow dates are available now from Knotfest.com/Roadshow/.The first leg of the 38-date run, produced by Live Nation, kicks off in Fargo, ND on Wednesday, March 16th, 2022 and hits a further 17 cities before wrapping up in Vancouver, BC on Sunday, April 17, 2022. The second leg kicks off on Wednesday, May 18th, 2022 in University Park, PA and hits a further 17 cites before culminating on Sunday, June 18, 2022 in Chula Vista, CA. Full routing below.
Knotfest Roadshow‘s return will also feature on-site merchandise from official tour sponsor, Blackcraft Cult.
2021 marked a banner year for Slipknot. Making a triumphant return to the road, their Knotfest Roadshow 2021 tour sold out amphitheaters across the country, bookended with the record-breaking Knotfest Iowa and the biggest headline show of their career, Knotfest Los Angeles at Banc of California Stadium where they debuted their first new music in two years – the furious ‘The Chapeltown Rag’ taken from the highly anticipated new Slipknot album, expected to release this year. In addition, they topped the bills of multiple, internationally renowned festivals including Riot Fest, Rocklahoma, Inkcarceration, Welcome To Rockville, and more.
Tickets for all Knotfest Roadshow dates are available now from Knotfest.com/Roadshow/.
The tour will be part of Live Nation’s Live Stubs initiative which provides digital collectible NFT ticket stubs to ticket holders. Live Stubs will automatically be included with tickets purchased for the tour. Fans will also be able to view, share, gift, trade, and resell their live stubs on Livenation.com
About Wage War
We define ourselves between extremes. Life’s lowest lows and highest highs ultimately show us how much we can take. Wage War have forged an ironclad hybrid of battering ram grooves, gnashing guitars, and melodic hooks in the heat of those extremes. Following the most trying year in recent memory, the Florida quintet— Briton Bond [lead vocals], Cody Quistad [rhythm guitar, clean vocals], Seth Blake [lead guitar], Chris Gaylord [bass], and Stephen Kluesener [drums] — only strengthened their creative bond on their fourth full-length offering, Manic [Fearless Records]. Musically, the band struck a seamless balance between bludgeoning grooves, soaring melodies, electronic fits, and battering ram riffs, straining their past, present, and future into one cohesive statement. Thematically, they confronted everything from personal struggles to trolls and two-faced friends.