By Kelley Forrester - 'Larry King Now'
Slipknot is set to hit the road Summer 2016 for a North American tour. Slipknot announced the tour featuring guests Marilyn Manson and Of Mice & Men on their Facebook page. The concert venues and dates have yet to be released, but are expected in the upcoming weeks. The tour will stop in cities all across the U.S. including Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, and many more.
Image courtesy of Slipknot.
The American heavy metal band is currently supporting their latest album .5: The Gray Chapter which was released in October 2014 at the end of a six-year hiatus. The album, which Rolling Stone calls a "heavy-duty emotional enema," was inspired by the death of longtime Slipknot bassist Paul Gray.
In an interview following the release of .5: The Gray Chapter, Slipknot frontman, Corey Taylor, told Larry King all about the album. Taylor says the album was dedicated to Gray after his struggle with drug addiction resulted in his death.
"I think he would have loved it," Taylor said about Gray and the album. "It's essentially the story of the last four years dealing with the aftermath of his death and all of us trying to kind of get back to a place where we wanted to make music again."
Slipknot was nominated for two awards at the 58th annual Grammy Awards. With nominations in "Best Rock Album" for .5: The Gray Chapter and "Best Metal Performance" for "Custer," Slipknot did not take home an award in either category.
The Grammy for "Best Rock Album" went to Muse for their album Drones and Ghost's song "Cirice" beat out Slipknot for "Best Metal Performance."
Check out the rest of Corey Taylor's interview with Larry King here.
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