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SLIPKNOT TO TOUR WITH… COHEED & CAMBRIA?!?

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SLIPKNOT TO TOUR WITH… COHEED & CAMBRIA?!?SLIPKNOT TO TOUR WITH… COHEED & CAMBRIA?!?

Slipknot have announced a North American tour with Coheed & Cambria and Trivium. Like a lot of people, I was initially confused by this news – I mean, even taking into account that plenty of metalheads dig C&C, what the crap are they gonna do on a tour with Roadrunner’s elite? Can you really mosh to “Welcome Home?”

But then I thought about it some more, and ya know what? These bands have more in common than it might initially appear. Check it out:

  • Both have a taste for the theatrical
  • Both have pretty acoustic sing-along ballads in their repetoire
  • Both have fans that would die for them and detractors that would like to see them die
  • Both have singers with funny hair
  • Both appeal to comic book/sci-fi/horror culture (otherwise known as “nerds”)
  • Both are pretentious
  • No one knows exactly what the fuck either band is talking about

So, there you have it. This tour suddenly doesn’t seem so odd.

Here are the announced tour dates:

Jan. 23 – Xcel Energy Center – St. Paul, MN
Jan. 24 – Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO
Jan. 25 – Mid America Center – Council Bluffs, IA
Jan. 27 – Alliant Energy Center Memorial Coliseum – Madison, WI
Jan. 28 – Wells Fargo Arena – Des Moines, IA
Jan. 30 – Allstate Arena – Rosemont, IL
Jan. 31 – The Palace of Auburn Hills – Auburn Hills, MI
Feb. 02 – Peoria Civic Center – Peoria, IL
Feb. 03 – Pepsi Coliseum – Indianapolis, IN
Feb. 05 – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
Feb. 06 – Tsongas Arena – Lowell, MA
Feb. 07 – Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
Feb. 09 – Greensboro Coliseum Complex – Greensboro, NC
Feb. 10 – Cricket Arena – Charlotte, NC
Feb. 11 – Bi-Lo Center – Greenville, SC
Feb. 13 – 1st Mariner Arena – Baltimore, MD
Feb. 14 – Rupp Arena – Lexington, KY
Feb. 15 – Sommet Center – Nashville, TN
Feb. 17 – Gwinnett Center – Duluth, GA
Feb. 18 – UCF Arena – Orlando, FL
Feb. 19 – Pensacola Civic Center – Pensacola, FL
Feb. 21 – Concrete Street Amphitheater – Corpus Christi, TX
Feb. 22 – Nokia Theatre – Grand Prairie, TX
Feb. 23 – BOK Center – Tulsa, OK
Feb. 26 – Verizon Wireless Theater – Houston, TX
Feb. 28 – El Paso County Coliseum – El Paso, TX
Mar. 01 – Freeman Coliseum – San Antonio, TX
Mar. 03 – Denver Coliseum – Denver, CO
Mar. 04 – Tingley Coliseum – Albuquerque, NM
Mar. 05 – Jobing.com Arena – Glendale, AZ
Mar. 07 – The Forum – Inglewood, CA
Mar. 08 – Cox Arena – San Diego, CA
Mar. 10 – Citizens Business Bank Arena – Ontario, CA
Mar. 11 – ARCO Arena – Sacramento, CA

-AR

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