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SLIPKNOT Is Plotting Self-Titled 25th Anniversary Shows For 2024

As long as everything goes according to plan.

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Yes, Slipknot's 1999 self-titled debut album turns 25 in 2024 and we're all getting old. According to Slipknot vocalist Corey Taylor in an interview with Chaoszine, the band isn't planning on doing much in 2024, but is talking about doing some anniversary shows to celebrate the occasion.

"Right now, Slipknot's kind of wrapping up a little bit. Next year, I know we're talking about doing a handful of shows all over the world because it's gonna be the 25th anniversary of the first album."

He added: "Now, don't quote me on that. Best way to make God laugh is to announce your plans out loud. But that's what we're hinting at, it's what we're talking about."

Of course the criticism floating around is that Slipknot's lineup has changed quite a bit since 1999. Craig Jones recently left the band, Chris Fehn has been out for a few years, Josh Brainard was out by the time the album even dropped (and remains uncredited), and both Joey Jordison and Paul Gray – who are credited as the main songwriters alongside Shawn "Clown" Crahan and Corey Taylor – have passed away.

All that being said, it probably won't affect attendance in the slightest. Slipknot fans would likely be stoked beyond words to see a self-titled show. This is also pretty in-line with Crahan's recent comments about doing less touring and more special shows.

"I can see smaller venues, with more dates," he said. "Wouldn't it be great if we had seven days in New York City or London or anywhere, at a reasonably sized venue, and played every album in its entirety – with intros, outfits, production and everything from that time period? That could be cool. There are some songs we've never played live. Places we've never been. That's unacceptable!"

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