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Slipknot Announced for Sonic Temple 2020; More North American Dates Planned?

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We’ve known for some time that Metallica would headline both Friday and Sunday at the Sonic Temple festival (as well as four other American festivals next summer), but there’s still something funny about seeing their name listed twice on the admat. Fitting, then, that the name between both Metallicas — Saturday’s headliners — is none other than Slipknot, the biggest metal band in the world not named Metallica.

The rest of the lineup for the fest, which will take place at MAPFRE Stadium In Columbus, OH on May 15, 16 and 17, 2020, is pretty stacked, too: Deftones, Bring Me The Horizon, Evanescence, Staind, Sublime With Rome, Rancid, Dropkick Murphys, Cypress Hill and Pennywise are a few of the bigger names. While much of those are more hard rock-leaning than many of this site’s readers would likely prefer, the presence of Code Orange, Knocked Loose, Power Trip, 3Teeth and Jinjer farther down the scorecard should make many of you happy.

The more pressing issue on the minds of those outside Ohio and its vicinity, though, is whether Slipknot’s presence on this bill indicates the band are planning a more extensive tour of North America in 2020. Even before they were announced for Sonic Temple, I would’ve said yes: by summer 2020 it will have been a full year since their previous round of dates here, they’ve got a new album out, and they had no gigs scheduled for next summer (a winter run in the U.K. and Europe and a brief spring tour of Asia are on the books). But now, with Sonic Temple in mind, I think it’s a sure thing, as I don’t see them trotting everyone out for just one show. My best guess is a late spring tour of arenas, possibly outdoor sheds… or, dare I suggest it, are Slipknot now capable of headlining stadiums on their own?

Stay tuned. In the meantime, Sonic Temple tickets are available here, and everything Slipknot currently have planned is listed below.

Jan. 14 – Dublin, Ireland @ 3Arena [TICKETS]
Jan. 16 – Manchester, U.K. @ Manchester Arena [TICKETS]
Jan. 17 – Newcastle, U.K. @ Utilita Arena [TICKETS]
Jan. 18 – Glasgow, U.K. @ SSE Hydro [TICKETS]
Jan. 20 – Sheffield, U.K. @ Flydsa Arena [TICKETS]
Jan. 21 – Nottingham, U.K. @ Motorpoint Arena [TICKETS]
Jan. 22 – Cardiff, U.K. @ Motorpoint Arena [TICKETS]
Jan. 24 – Birmingham, Arena, U.K. [TICKETS]
Jan. 25 – London, U.K. @ The O2 [TICKETS]
Jan. 28 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Ziggo Dome [TICKETS]
Jan. 29 – Frankfurt, Germany @ Festhalle [TICKETS]
Jan. 30 – Paris, France @ AccorHotels Arena [TICKETS]
Feb. 01 – Luxembourg, Luxembourg @ Rockhal [TICKETS]
Feb. 02 – Lyon, France @ Halle Tony Garnier [TICKETS]
Feb. 04 – Budapest, Hungary @ Sportarena [TICKETS]
Feb. 06 – Lodz, Poland @ Atlas Arena [TICKETS]
Feb. 08 – Stuttgart, Germany @ Hanns Martin Schleyer Halle [TICKETS]
Feb. 09 – Munich, Germany @ Olympiahalle [TICKETS]
Feb. 11 – Milan, Italy @ Mediolanum Forum [TICKETS]
Feb. 12 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Hallenstadion [TICKETS]
Feb. 14 – Vienna, Austria @ Stadthalle [TICKETS]
Feb. 16 – Hamburg, Germany @ Barclaycard Arena [TICKETS]
Feb. 17 – Berlin, Germany @ Mercedes-Benz Arena [TICKETS]
Feb. 18 – Dortmund, Germany @ Westfalenhalle [TICKETS]
Feb. 20 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Royal Arena [TICKETS]
Feb. 21 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Ericsson Globe [TICKETS]
Feb. 22 – Oslo, Norway @ Telenor Arena [TICKETS]
Feb. 24 – Helsinki, Finland @ Hartwall Arena [TICKETS]

Mar 20 – Tokyo, Japan @ Knotfest
Mar 21 – Tokyo, Japan @ Knotfest
Mar 24 – Singapore @ Singapore Rock Fest
Mar 27 – Jakarta, Indonesia @ Hammersonic Festival
Mar 29 – Manila, Philippines @ Amoranto Stadium

May 16 – Columbus, OH @ Sonic Temple

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