Slipknot have been revealed as the first headliners of next years Sonipshere Festival. It will be the first time they’ve played Knebworth and their Summer tour dates will mark the first without founding member Paul Gray, who passed away earlier this year. The band released the following statement upon the announcement:
“We’re looking forward to spending our summer in Europe. This tour is about us and our fans. It’s about celebrating the life of our brother, Paul and his legacy. The door is neither open nor closed. This tour is about burning down that door. See you this summer.”
I had the best weekend at Sonisphere earlier this year and with rumours that bands such as Red Hot Chili Peppers and Foo Fighters will also be appearing, I definitely intend on going again on 8 July 2011.