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Slipknot at Sonisphere 2011

slipknot200The first of the headliners can now be revealed. Iowa’s favourite sons,  Slipknot will perform this summer at Sonisphere, including an exclusive UK performance at Knebworth.

One of the biggest bands in the world, UK headbangers have embraced their fiercely heavy yet enchantingly melodic sound from the off, with 1999’s “Slipknot” album achieving platinum status here.

What followed was a meteoric rise to superstardom the likes of which the metal scene had never known; Top 40 singles, sold out arena tours and a media frenzy that left no one in any doubt that Slipknot’s impact in the world of music would be a permanent one. Since then, the Maggots – or Slipknot fans to the uninitiated – have ensured subsequent albums have all reached top 5 chart positions, and that there is always a warm welcome when they occupy the arenas or festival fields of the UK.

Now Slipknot returns, bringing their famously chaotic live show to Knebworth for the first time. The summer dates mark their first without founding member, Paul Gray who tragically passed away earlier this year.

Look out for Monday’s announcement with more line up and ticket information at Sonisphere UK News

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