The rumors of the 2020 summer festival season are starting to heat up. Metallica launched a countdown clock earlier this week, and rumors are swirling that it will lead to the announcement of the band headlining all the Danny Wimmer festivals next year, which include Sonic Temple, Aftershock Festival and Louder Than Life, among others.
Those are all multi-day festivals, so they need some other headliners. That's where Slipknot is rumored to come in. Chicago area DJ and promoter Nick Fury has shared some information claiming to have some insider knowledge of what's going on with the festivals. I should note these are unsubstantiated rumors, and should be treated as such for the time being.
According to Fury, Slipknot will co-headline all the same festivals as Metallica, on a different night, performing a double set – one featuring all the hits and one featuring the band playing their new album, We Are Not Your Kind, in full.
For the record, the band have previously thrown around the idea of playing the album in full, so I can see them wanting to do it next year, when fans are far more familiar with the material.
Also of interest, Fury speculates that the other headliner on some of these dates will be AC/DC with Brian Johnson resuming vocal duties.
We should be finding out for sure later this week. Slipknot are playing Aftershock festival this Friday, and then heading to Europe with Behemoth. Get tickets here.