Slipknot has teamed up with The Sandbox for their brand new Knotverse venture. The Knotverse Lands is being dubbed the Web3 companion to the band, offering "a cross-section of heavy culture and community." Knotverse is a part of the ever-expanding metaverse and will offer NFTs and generative collections, exclusive metaverse concerts, gaming and fan experiences, unique collaborations, wearables, as well as access to new music.
In short, The Knotverse Lands in The Sandbox is essentially Slipknot's world ported into the metaverse, giving the band (and fans) new ways to interact.
"When I started playing Quake online in 1999 and Minecraft in 2011, it was another level," said Slipknot percussionist M. Shawn "Clown" Crahan. "But at the time, I couldn't have Sid scratching next to me, I couldn't offer visual art to fans. All we could do together was play the game. But little ideas like that are not only possible now, they barely scratch the surface.
"We are listening, we are watching, and we are going where our fans are leading us. And if you don't understand or you're worried, know that we're going to help bring our fans along. We are getting in this for all of us, with all of us, and we can't wait for you to see what we have coming up."
"We're proud to welcome Slipknot and Knotfest as the first heavy music band to open a home for their community in The Sandbox open metaverse," added Sébastien Borget, COO and Co-Founder of The Sandbox. "We're building the future of digital expression and social interactions and this partnership invites a diverse, freethinking new audience to experience the benefits of true ownership where any Slipknot NFT can be used not only in The Sandbox but on any other compatible platform."
Slipknot is currently working on mixing their new record due out sometime later this year. In the meantime, catch Slipknot at one of the dates below.
w/ In This Moment & Wage War
3/29 Birmingham, AL Legacy Arena at the BJCC [Tickets]
3/30 N. Charleston, SC North Charleston Coliseum [Tickets]
4/1 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum Complex [Tickets]
4/2 Reading, PA Santander Arena [Tickets]
4/4 Cleveland, OH Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse [Tickets]
4/6 Green Bay, WI Resch Center [Tickets]
4/7 Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center [Tickets]
4/9 Minneapolis, MN Target Center [Tickets]
4/11 Winnipeg, MB Canada Life Centre [Tickets]
4/12 Regina, SK Brandt Centre [Tickets]
4/14 Saskatoon, SK SaskTel Centre [Tickets]
4/15 Edmonton, AB Rogers Place [Tickets]
4/17 Vancouver, BC Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena [Tickets]
w/ Cypress Hill & Ho99o9
5/18 University Park, PA Bryce Jordan Center [Tickets]
5/20 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center [Tickets]
5/21 Providence, RI Dunkin' Donuts Center [Tickets]
5/22 Manchester, NH SNHU Arena [Tickets]
5/24 Albany, NY MVP Arena [Tickets]
5/26 Montreal, QC Bell Centre [Tickets]
5/28 Québec, QC Videotron Centre [Tickets]
5/29 Ottawa, ON Canadian Tire Centre [Tickets]
5/30 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage [Tickets]
6/1 Cincinnati, OH Heritage Bank Center [Tickets]
6/2 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena [Tickets]
6/4 East Troy, WI Alpine Valley Music Theatre [Tickets]
6/5 Moline, IL TaxSlayer Center [Tickets]
6/7 Bonner Springs, KS Azura Amphitheater [Tickets]
6/9 Colorado Springs, CO The Broadmoor World Arena [Tickets]
6/11 Nampa, ID Ford Idaho Center [Tickets]
6/13 Seattle, WA Climate Pledge Arena [Tickets]
6/14 Ridgefield, WA RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater [Tickets]
6/17 Las Vegas, NV MGM Garden Arena [Tickets]
6/18 Chula Vista, CA North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre [Tickets]